September Beer of the Month – Breckenridge Autumn Ale

The Beer of the Month is a new series which will highlight one of the many brews featured in the Raven’s Roost Pub.

Beer: Breckenridge Autumn Ale

Brewer: Breckenridge Brewery

I have mentioned before that this is my favorite time of year in the Raven’s Roost Pub.  I love Autumn and all it brings with it: pumpkin pie, the changing of the leaves, the nip in the air, and the lead up to Thanksgiving.

One of my favorite parts of Autumn is sampling the great variety of seasonal beers.  For the last several years my favorite has been Great Lakes Oktoberfest.  I’m almost sad to say that this year Great Lakes loses the crown.  Don’t get me wrong, Great Lakes Oktoberfest is still an amazing brew, easily in my top three for the season.  But this year Breckenridge Autumn Ale claims the title of my personal favorite Autumn seasonal.

I was first introduced to Breckenridge Brewery late last year, in the form of their Oatmeal Stout.  I enjoyed that so much I quickly followed it up with their excellent Vanilla Porter.  Even their Agave Wheat is good, and I’m not particularly a fan of wheat beers.  If those three hadn’t already secured Breckenridge a continuing place in the Raven’s Roost lineup, their Autumn Ale would have sealed the deal.

The brewery itself describes the Autumn Ale as a combination of

“the malty goodness of a German lager with the clean crispness of an American ale.  Brewed with Munich malts and a delicate blend of Bavarian hops, it’s a full-bodied treat with a nutty-sweet middle, a warming alcohol level and notes of toasted grains.”

Breckenridge claims that the Autumn Ale is a “pre-winter” brew.  That may be the case, but we’ll be keeping this one on hand as far into the winter as we can!

Jim Reed

Jim Reed is a lifelong gamer who started with the original red box Dungeons & Dragons. After spending 20 years in the corporate world, he decided it was high time that work be fun and struck out on his own. Jim now owns and operates Ravenwood Castle, and spends his days ensuring his guests have as much fun as he does.