St. Louis, Missouri
This beer tastes like someone blended pumpkin pie and beer and then sprinkled pumpkin spice magic on it. You'll get the usual assortment of pumpkin pie spices like clove and cinnamon, but the beer is so expertly brewed that you can actually imagine eating Thanksgiving's favorite pie as you toss a few back. And since this is 8%, you'll probably be taking a nap afterwards.
If you've never been to Lancaster, know that it's nothing like the rest of Pennsylvania. The area's version of traffic is being in a car stuck behind a slow-moving Amish-led horse and buggy. And in Amish Country, pie doesn't mean pumpkin or apple -- it means shoo-fly, a molasses-laden Dutch favorite that's on windowsills throughout the region. Drinking this mimics the shoo-fly experience -- it's a rich, seasonal porter loaded with locally grown molasses, brown sugar, and vanilla. The beer is liquid Lancaster County, minus the part where you're stuck behind a horse and buggy.