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Fall Beers Restaurants and Bars Should Have on Hand

Fall is the time of year for football, pumpkin picking, and hayrides, but it also makes for a great opportunity to crack open a fall brew. Make sure your customers have the fall beer choices they crave by trusting Banko Beverage Co with the beverage distribution services your bar or restaurant needs. Banko Beverage Co is one of the largest beer wholesalers in Pennsylvania, serving more than 1,000 restaurants, bars, and distributors in the Greater Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. Our staff shares more information about the best fall beers to have in stock as autumn arrives.

Brown Ales

Brown ales are beers with dark brown or amber coloring, but they can possess nutty, dry, tart, and even fruity flavors depending on how they’re brewed. American Brown Ales typically feature hops that provide bitterness and rich malt flavors, while English Brown Ales are more balanced and less bitter.

The ABV range in brown ales can be between 2.8% to 6.2%. Newcastle Brown Ale is an English Brown Ale offered at Banko Beverages Co that has a 5.1% ABV. This ale features roasted malts with American hops to create a smooth and balanced profile with flavors of toast, nuts, or chocolate, which is perfect for autumn.

Red or Amber Ales

Amber or red ales are another good option for fall and include American Amber Ales, Irish Red Ales, and Belgian Red Ales. These are reddish and have an ABV range from 2.5% to 8.5%. Compared to a typical pale ale, amber ales have more malt in their flavor and are usually medium-bodied. Toast, caramel, citrus, and pine are possible notes in amber ales. One red ale option available through Banko Beverage Co is Smithwick’s Irish Red Ale. This amber-colored ale features subtle malt flavors like caramel or toffee and has light hop bitterness.


Porters are the first commercially produced beer style and are a great choice for the fall season. There are four different types of Porter beers, but they all have a medium-light to medium body and often taste like milk chocolate or fruit.

The ABV for the different porter types ranges from 4.0% to 9.5%. One delicious and unique porter offered through Banko Beverage Co is the Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter. This 4.7% ABV porter combines the classic taste of a dark-brewed porter with the flavors of Hershey’s Chocolate for a smooth taste with notes of malts and rich chocolate.


Stouts are somewhat like Porters with their dark colors and dark malt flavors, but stouts typically contain roasted barley, while Porters don’t. There are many kinds of stouts including American Stouts, Foreign Extra Stouts, and Irish Dry Stouts. Stouts have ABVs ranging from 4.0 to 12.0%, making them a good choice for chilly fall days. Try an Irish Dry Stout this season, a creamy and rich beer with flavors like coffee and unsweetened chocolate. Banko Beverage Co carries the most well-known Irish Dry Stout, the Guinness Draught, and can supply it to your restaurant or bar.

Pumpkin-Flavored Beers

Pumpkin is a fall staple, and no list of fall beer recommendations would be complete without pumpkin-flavored beers. These brews aren’t too sweet like pumpkin pie but have more subtle pumpkin spice flavors. The flavor not only screams fall, but it also goes great with your favorite fall foods. The ABV of pumpkin beer is typically around 7% but it can vary. Banko Beverage Co offers Autumn seasonal beers with delicious fall flavors, like the Shipyard Pumpkinhead, a crisp wheat ale with a spiced flavor and a 4.5% ABV.

Find the Perfect Fall Beers From Banko Beverage Co

As autumn approaches, make sure your bar or restaurant has the fall beers your clientele will be requesting. Restaurants, bars, and retailers that desire a reliable beverage distributor with a wide selection of products should trust Banko Beverage Co in the Greater Lehigh Valley area. We have the expertise necessary to answer any questions you have and provide recommendations for seasonal beers. Contact us today to learn more about our services or the products we offer.

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