In your local farmers market this time of year, you’ll find the last fruits of summer side-by-side with the first fruits of fall – apples and blackberries, melons and pears. Take inspiration from the mid-season melange and surprise beer afficianados with a limited-time brew that pairs juicy summertime peaches with cinnamon, spice, and everything nice about the fall.
Craft beer lovers can’t resist a special edition brew.
And an autumn-themed white peach beer is sure to be a show-stopper. Peaches, with their distinctive juicy and aromatic profile, bring a succulent dimension to the dense, earthy flavors of fall. Their natural sweetness provides a counterpoint to the richer, spiced undertones of the season, creating a harmonious symphony of flavors.
This unusual fusion allows peaches to elevate traditional fall brews, giving them a refreshing twist while retaining the warm essence of the season.
7 decadent peach-inspired fall brew experiments
To celebrate the harvest cusp, we present a selection of experimental brew suggestions that merge the essence of late summer with the soul of early fall, inviting brewers to embark on a flavorful journey through harvest season.
Peach Harvest Märzen
Incorporate white peach puree into a traditional Märzen (Oktoberfest) beer. The malt-forward nature of this beer can be beautifully complemented by the fruity notes of peach
Peach and Spiced Brown Ale
Brew a nutty brown ale infused with peach puree and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. This beer would offer layers of flavor, from the initial fruity burst to a spicy finish.
Peach Pumpkin Saison
Mix peach puree with the earthy notes of pumpkin in a saison. The light and effervescent nature of a saison can be a refreshing platform for these sunrise-tinged flavors.
Caramel Peach Cream Ale
Brew a cream ale with hints of caramel and white peach. The silky-smooth mouthfeel of the cream ale, combined with the sweetness of caramel and peaches, can be reminiscent of a dessert.
Peach and Maple Barleywine
A high ABV barleywine with the richness of maple syrup and the sweetness of peach puree can be a perfect sipping beer for those chilly autumn nights.
Bourbon Barrel-aged Peach Ale
Age a white peach-infused ale in bourbon barrels. The barrels will introduce notes of vanilla, oak, and whiskey, while the peaches offer a contrasting sweetness.
Peach and Cranberry Sour
Brew a tart sour beer with peach puree and cranberries. The natural tartness of the cranberries can be accentuated by the beer’s sour profile, with the peaches adding a sweet balance.
Elevate Your Fall Brews with Puree Arête Peach Puree
Away from the bustle of the farmers markets, in the scenic Hudson Valley, we’re making our own seasonal magic at Puree Arête headquarters. Austrian chef Wolfgang Brandl and his team are turning the highest quality fruits of every season into top-notch fruit puree for brewers, distillers, and all food makers, too.