Aug 31, 2022 - Food and Drink

Four fall beers to try in Des Moines that don't involve pumpkin

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Move over, pumpkin. These are some of the best non-squashy seasonal beers Des Moines' metro breweries recommended to Axios.

  • Listed prices are for large pours.

πŸ₯œ Peanut butter vibes: A porter rested on a generous amount of peanuts and brewed with molasses to create a sweet complexity ($7).

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Photo courtesy of Court Avenue Brewery

🍍 Tropical Jam: A sour with pineapple, mango and tangerine flavors. It launched Saturday and will be available through March 2023 ($7.50).

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Photo courtesy of Big Grove Brewery

πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Oktoberfest: Brewed with German Munich and Vienna malts, giving it a rich, full body, toasty flavor with deep amber color ($5.50).

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Photo courtesy of Confluence Brewing Company

🏝 Runaway Bay: A tropical, Caribbean-inspired stout brewed with lager yeast, giving it a robust flavor ($7).

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Photo courtesy of Peace Tree Brewery
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