Inland Empire Food & Drink | Fall Beer Guide



From Oktoberfest to Halloween to Thanksgiving, the fall season does not disappoint in the Inland Empire. Another thing that does not disappoint in the IE is the craft beer scene. As the number of Inland Empire breweries continues to explode, there is never a shortage of new, seasonal brews to look forward to each season.

Whether it’s an Oktoberfest beer or something flavored with pumpkin, we are excited to share this year’s seven most anticipated fall beers, all from local Inland Empire breweries. Drink responsibly, IE!


Dale Bros Brewery in Upland

Oktober Fiesta™ Beer – This traditional German style beer is exactly what you’d expect from a libation that only comes around during autumn. You can choose to enjoy this beer in cahoots with the brewery’s annual celebration of the Oktober Fiesta on Saturday, October 10, 2015, or drop by the brewery during normal business hours.


Rok House Brewing Company in Upland

"Dunkel Dis" Roktoberfest - Rok House Brewing Company is bringing their one-of-a-kind traditional German style brew to lucky IE locals. Dunkel Dis means Dark Viking Goddess of Drunkenness, and this Roktoberfest beer's sweet banana and pear notes ensure you will be drinking lots of it. It will be available at the Oktoberfest Tap Takeover on Friday, October 2, 2015 at Pacific Wine Merchants in Upland, and you can also catch this brew at Rok House Brewing Company and The Press in Claremont starting Saturday, October 3, 2015.


Hangar 24 in Redlands

Oktoberfest Fall Lager – Tipping their hats off to Germany and the tradition of Oktoberfest, this seasonal fall lager is available from early fall through October. The crisp, balanced flavor of the hops and malt make this the perfect celebratory beer for any fall occasion, including the Hangar 24 & IE 66ers Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday, October 10, 2015!

Local Fields Gourdgeous – Over 1,000 pounds of local pumpkins go into this seasonal beer, and its release is Saturday, October 3, 2015 at the Hangar 24 Tasting Room. Last year’s special porter will also be on tap, so you can enjoy both brews’ pumpkin pie spice and molasses tastes. If you can’t make it, you can find local retailers who sell the pumpkin beer on their website.


Black Market Brewing Company in Temecula

Superstition – It’s finally October, and that means that Black Market Brewing Company is making Superstition available to the public. This pumpkin spice ale is only available in the months of October and November, so you’ll want to give it a try while you still can. This distinct pumpkin ale is the perfect brew to bring to your next Halloween party or even Thanksgiving dinner!


Inland Empire Brewing Company in Riverside

Hasburg Hefeweizen – If you’re going to Oktoberfest this year, you know that the secret to drinking all day is to drink a German style Hefeweizen. However if you want to try something rare and seasonal from Inland Empire Brewing Company this fall, they promise to bring something rare to this year’s 4th Annual BierBuzz Masquerade on Saturday, October 24, 2015!


Coachella Valley Brewing Co in Thousand Palms

Saison L’Automne – Only available in bottles or in the tasting room at Coachella Valley Brewing Co, this award-winning pumpkin ale is the epitome of a well-executed seasonal brew. The flavors of yam, pumpkin and spices blend well together, which is a huge reason for this beer's popularity. The supply for this brew is limited, so be sure to drop by the tasting room before it’s all gone.


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