Not everyone welcomes pumpkin spice season with open arms and willing taste buds. Luckily for autumnal beer drinkers who want an alternative to pumpkin-flavored everything, options abound.
One of the most unusual is One S’more Time from R. Shea Brewing Co. in Akron’s Merriman Valley. The milk stout offers flavors of graham cracker, marshmallow and chocolate. This smooth sipper has a midlevel ABV that makes it a perfect choice for an end-of meal treat.
“All good things stemming from childhood come from fall,” says head brewer Jesse Dolar of his favorite time of year. “With pumpkin beers and pumpkin pie, your thoughts turn to decadent foods and treats — and this beer invokes those same visions of the season.”