Pennsylvania’s Yuengling has launched its annual Oktoberfest brew expression, a beer they’ve put out every year since 2011 — but only during these high holy holidays of beer-drinking. Brewed with a blend of Tettnang and Hallertau hops, it’s a traditional copper lager, toasty with pretzel and brown bread overtones, lots of chewy malt, and the slightest hint of lemon peel. The finish sees a spiced apple note emerging, giving it an almost wintry overtone that works well with the darker lager notes that come before. All told it’s a fun and complex — yet easy-drinking — seasonal.
A- / $8 per six-pack / yuengling.com