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Best Fall Beer of the Year
We don’t need to tell you that Wisconsin has a delicious selection of locally made fall brews. We did, however, need to bring in the experts when it came time to choosing the best. Behold the fruits of their labor.


Black Husky’s Sparkly Eyes

“Huge pine citrus aroma, flavor is maltier than expected, but plenty of hop excitement.” 
– Tom Ciula, Sugar Maple  
155.2 points

Central Waters’ Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale

 “Surprisingly, it finishes nice and easy for such a monster beer.” 
– Brad Todd, Stubby’s Gastrogrub and Beer Bar
130.3 points

Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Uber Oktoberfest

 “Good. Not very Oktoberfest-y, but good. Drinks well.” 
– Bill Browne, The Rumpus Room 

New Glarus’ Staghorn

 “I could drink a couple dozen liters of this.”
– Kaleb Schwecke, Ray’s Wine & Spirits
120.2 points

Lakefront Brewery’s Pumpkin Lager

 “Nice spice components (including nutmeg and cinnamon). A good malt balance.”
– Marie Greguska, Discount Liquor
114.7 points

Hinterland’s Oktoberfest

 “A little light for an Oktoberfest beer, but very drinkable.” 
- Mike Romans, Romans’ Pub

Milwaukee Brewing Co.’s Hoptoberfest

 “Nice bitterness for an Oktoberfest. Aroma is deceiving.” 
– Dan Murphy, Milwaukee Magazine’s Brew City

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