The Bruery Autumn Maple Brewed with 17 pounds of yams per barrel, Autumn Maple is a unique take on the traditional pumpkin beer style. Created with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla, molasses and maple syrup, then fermented with a Belgian yeast strain, this bold and spicy beer is a revelation. Did we mention this beauty also peaks on the list with an ABV level of 10 percent? So who’s ready for a sip? Great Lakes Brewing Company Nosferatu Known as “the beer with the bite” thanks to its namesake and taste, Nosferatu is an American red ale highly hopped and rich with flavor, yet remarkably balanced. At 8.4 percent, this brew can be purchased in a reasonably priced four-pack instead of the typical 22-ounce bottle of most brews of its kind. Hoppin’ Frog Frog’s Hallow Double Pumpkin Ale Hoppin’ Frog’s contribution to the fall beer season is a double pumpkin ale clocking in at 8.4 percent ABV and 7.3 IBUs. Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice come across in this beer from Akron’s brewhouse. Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale The be-all and end-all of pumpkin ales, in my humble opinion. Pumking is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. This beast of a brew makes its way to you via a 22-ounce bomber with an ABV of 8.6 percent and packs a heck of a taste. Troegs Perpetual IPA A late summer/early fall beer registering at 7.5 percent ABV and 85 IBUs. The tasty India Pale Ale features a mix of Bravo, Chinook and Mt. Hood, Nugget, Citra and Cascade hops during the entire boil, hopback and dry-hopping stages. One hell of a beer. Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale Heartier and spicier, not to mention more caramel and pumpkin than most of its competitors. With a smell and taste nearly identical to a slice of pumpkin pie, how can you pass this brew up? For your sake and mine alike, this delicious beer usually stays on the shelf till November.