Experience Fall in a Glass with These Beers

October 11, 2023
four glasses of beer raising a toast - fall beers

The fall beer season is well underway as we’ve all traded the citrus notes of summer for pumpkin, spices, and stouts. There are so many incredible Michigan breweries and we are fortunate to have many of them right in our backyard in Metro Detroit. Fall is a great opportunity to try some new breweries and check out what they are creating for the season. After all, the fall in Michigan doesn’t last forever so you have to enjoy every bit of it while it’s here. Of course, many of our favorite beer stops offer a rendition of Oktoberfest for the season, but we have our sights set on something unique. Whether you’re looking for something light or heavy, these fall beers are sure to get you in the spirit of the season…


237 Jos Campau, Detroit 

1175 Lakepointe Street, Grosse Pointe Park

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Ale – Featuring a Munich Dark malt, Honey malt, and Melanoidin malt which gives flavors of bright sweetness, walnut, and honey.


23401 Greater Mack Avenue, St. Clair Shores

Operation Stein Grabber – A crisp and refreshing Marzen with a malty finish to welcome Fall.


14600 East 11 Mile Road, Warren 

Maple Pecan Stout – A maple and pecan stout that is perfect for fall.

Pumpkin Spiced Stout – A pumpkin and spiced stout for lovers of darker beers and fall flavors.

Orange Cranberry Wheat – A lighter, citrusy beer with fall notes of orange and cranberry.


33336 Grand River Avenue, Farmington

Oktoberfest – A smooth, malty sweet, and earthy brew with the inviting aroma of toasted caramel.


7 North Saginaw Street, Pontiac 

Head Brewer at Fillmore 13 Brewery, Andrew Poehlman shares, “We strive to provide the friendliest atmosphere around Southeast MI and Pontiac. We offer 7 House beers on tap year-round with an additional 7-13 seasonal offerings as well.” Some upcoming seasonal beers include Oktoberfest, Obsidian Moon Stout., Err Merh Gourd! Pumpkin Ale, Blū Raja, Chi Spice Porter, Augustus Gloop Double Chocolate Milk Stout. 

Fillmore 13 Brewery oktoberfest fall beer
Photo courtesy of Fillmore 13 Brewery


35905 Utica Road, Clinton Township

Punkin’ Weizguy – A classic hefeweizen incorporated with pumpkin pie flavors for the season. 

My Little Boo-tter Cup – Their signature porter with flavors of chocolate and peanut butter. This darker brew is known for its creamy texture. Bonus: this contains no nuts!


575 South Eton Street, Birmingham 

2265 Crooks Road, Rochester Hills

Screamin’ Pumpkin – Like a pumpkin pie in a can, Screamin’ Pumpkin is brewed with nutmeg, allspice, clove, cinnamon, and fresh ginger.

Czech Dark Lager – This dark lager is all dark chocolate without the bitterness, roasted coffee, sweet caramel, and big mat richness.

Marketing Director Christopher Lasher tells us, “Also to be released, is Screamin’ Pumpkin whiskey. The Screamin’ Pumpkin ale was distilled into a spirit and aged in oak barrels for 6 years with the same pumpkin spice blend of Screamin’ Pumpkin added.”


Multiple locations in Metro Detroit 

La Parcela – Packed with real pumpkins, hints of spice, and a touch of cacao.


3050 Union Lake Road, Suite 4A, Commerce Township 

Haunted Harvest – A pumpkin spiced lager slightly spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger.


410 North Center Street, Northville

French Toast Malone – This porter has a great aroma and an even better flavor as it’s packed with maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.


41 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven 

Oddtoberfest – Their take on an Oktoberfest, but it’s a clean and smooth malt lager. 


7200 Highland Road, Waterford Township

Liquid Cobbler w/ABC – A blonde ale with the tartness of apples, combined with the sweetness of blueberries, cherries, and topped with a little cinnamon and vanilla. 

Owner Doug Neubuck says, “Rustic Leaf Brewing Company is a nano-brewery that strives to brew creativity one pint at a time. In the fall we like to focus on various seasonal brews and ciders. Our beer pairs well with our sliders and flatbreads that come off our on-site food truck!” 

rustic leaf brewing company two glasses of fall beer
Photo courtesy of Rustic Leaf Brewing Company


601 South Lafayette, South Lyon 

Strawberry Rhubarb Sour – A sour wheat ale conditioned on massive amounts of strawberries and rhubarb for an explosive tart fruit flavor.

Pumpkin Porter – A robust and chocolatey porter brewed with real pumpkins and pie spices. It’s a velvety smooth and full-bodied dark ale with notes of pumpkin spice, toasted sourdough, and chocolate.

Managing Partner Erin Cottongim adds, “We have been quality-driven and community-focused ever since we opened our doors in 2011. We take pride in crafting award-winning beers and high-quality scratch food using the best ingredients available. Our Hand-Blown Mug Collection is really something to see! Each Mug is as unique as its owner. It’s a beautiful representation of our Mug Club and community that we love so much! Cheers to all of the good stuff!”

canned pumpkin porter fall beers from witch's hat brewing company
Photo courtesy of Witch’s Hat Brewing Company

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was published on October 17, 2022, and was authored by Katie Goncalves.