Take a sip of fall with SweetWater Brewing Company’s Hash Brown that bursts with citrus, chocolate, caramel and, of course, hoppy hash.
1. For a taste that’s pure fall, SweetWater Brewing Company’s seasonal India brown ale, dubbed Hash Brown, is infused with hop hash and features resiny citrus hops, plus rich chocolate and malty caramel notes to boot. Find it in bottles, cans, or on tap at local spots like Ormsby’s and Hampton + Hudson, among others. Six-pack from $8, @sweetwaterbrew
2. Posted up on the Westside, Urban Tree Cidery churns out delicious iterations of the sweet stuff. Its newest flavor for the season is Red Rum, a cheekily named cider available only at the cidery. The crisp apple taste and signature blend of refreshing, bright flavors makes this a must for chilly fall nights. Draft from $4, @urbantreecider
3. One of the newer breweries on ATL’s beer scene, Torched Hop Brewing Company is quickly making a name for itself. On deck this season is the imperial porter—the co.’s darkest beer to date—made with cocoa nibs and toasted coconut flakes, and sporting a hefty 12.5 percent ABV. Head to the brewery to taste it for yourself, or look for it around town soon. Draft $5
4. For autumn, Orpheus Brewing is ushering in Sykophantes, a fig sour ale (with a label designed by local artist Molly Rose Freeman). Organic black mission figs and dark candy syrup give this brew a balance of tartness and earthy sweetness for a result that’s surprisingly refreshing. Find it at various restaurants and liquor stores around the city. Draft from $6, @orpheusbrewing
5. Just south of West Peachtree Battle, Red Brick Brewing Company recently released Divine Bovine, a chai spice milk stout made with organic spices. The taste blends rich chocolate flavors with a mix of ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, coriander and cardamom—liquid dessert, anyone? Snag it at grocery spots, package stores and Farm Burger. Six-pack from $10, @redbrickbrewing