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“Tis the season for throwing cinnamon, allspice, ginger. and nutmeg into everything and calling it pumpkin or pumpkin spice. The combo obviously works because the masses eat it up, literally… and drink it up!

Thanks to the Thrillist I discovered a bevy of beers boasting the flavors of fall.

Take a look and take a sip at these favorite beers that makes us feel warm all over with pumpkin goodness.

(All available here in Massachusetts!)

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

* Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin

Pumpkin ale, 9%
Portland, Maine
Distribution: Available in more than a dozen states

Hints of spice cut with some sweetness make this a New England favorite

*Dogfish Head Punkin

Brown ale, 7%
Milton, Delaware
Distribution: Available nationally

Described as the pumpkin beer for those who don’t like pumpkin beer. It’s considered smoother and more palatable than most.

*Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby Ale 

Rum barrel-aged ale, 6.8%
Stratford, Connecticut
Distribution: Available in 12 Eastern states and Colorado

Thrillist calls this one “a devilishly delicious take on a barrel-aged pumpkin beer.”For those who don’t know the name reference, it’s a play on a a 1968 psychological horror film, “Rosemary’s Baby.”

*Cigar City Good Gourd

Imperial ale, 8.8%
Tampa, Florida
Distribution: Available in more than a dozen states

According to Thrillist, “Good Gourd is often cited as the pumpkin beer against which all others are measured, as it tastes like liquid pumpkin pie.” (This could be the one for me!)

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