With varieties that include pumpkin beer, spice beer, and honey beer, specialty beers are the perfect accompaniment to a waning autumn and the chilly weather to come.
Examples: Click here to find specialty beers available in your neighborhood.
History: Specialty beers generally originate from the improvisational decisions of some brewers to make do with the resources at hand in non-barley or hop producing regions (in the case of honey beer or pumpkin beer), or to add a little something extra to a beer (as with chocolate beers and spice beers).
Food: As specialty beers are typically all made with flavor enhancing ingredients, foods with complimentary ingredients are generally an ideal match. For example, pumpkin beers pair well with spiced pumpkin pie, and chocolate beers tend to work well with chocolate based desserts.
Recommended Glassware: Mug or Stein or Cervoise Glass
Original Gravity (OG): 1.040 – 1.088
Final Gravity (FG): 1.006 – 1.030
Alcohol Content (ABV): 3.8 – 11.0%
Bitterness (IBU): 10 – 85
Color (SRM): 2 – 40º L
Ideal Serving Temperature: 48 – 55º F