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Celebrate the season with some of our favorite pumpkin beers.

1. Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale
Besides its wonderful balance of pumpkin and traditional nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon and clove flavors, Smuttynose’s inclusion of white pepper adds slight earthy hoppiness and distinct tartness, which results in one exceptional brew for fall. $9 for a six pack,

2. Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin
By taking its spicy discontinued Great Pumpkin and aging it in A. Smith Bowman Distillery’s Virginia bourbon barrels, Great’er is robust; boozy, with notes of vanilla; and downright delicious. $8 for 22 oz.,

3. Terrapin Pumpkinfest
Pop this one for its blend of ginger, cinnamon and real pumpkin with traditional malty, low-hopped Oktoberfest style flavor from Germany via Athens, Ga. $8 for a four pack,

4. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
Since the debut of this award-winning ale in 1994, its crisp mouth feel and distinctive flavors of brown sugar, caramel and slightly roasted pumpkin make this bev an American standard. $9 for a four pack,

5. Southern Tier Pumking
Joining the ranks of its celebrated dessert flavors like the Crème Brûlée Imperial Milk Stout and Choklat Imperial Stout, this brew tastes just like Grandma’s pumpkin pie with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and even notes of a buttery crust. $7 for 22 oz.,