Brewed for November: The Best New and Seasonal Beer Releases

The Three Floyds Alpha Klaus porter, brewed for the holidays.
The Three Floyds Alpha Klaus porter, brewed for the holidays.

November days are crisp and beautiful, and the nights are cold enough to warrant — if an excuse is actually needed — that extra scotch ale to cap off the evening. Winter warmers, the dark, spiced malty brews of British descent, are the most common seasonals to appear. But many brewers prefer to dip into stronger American, German, and Belgian styles. In fact, you'll see a number of "strong ales," which is a catch-all category for rich, flavorful beers that don't fit neatly in any style. So now that the last of the pumpkin brews are behind us, these beers will be filling their shelf space (if they haven't already). This November, you'll get everything from the last fresh-hop IPAs from the fall harvest, to Scotch ales, and even a Ben & Jerry's collaboration. To help you better navigate the beer aisle, here are our favorite new beers appearing this month.

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21st Amendment Brewing
Marooned on Hog Island Oyster Stout
American Stout

Allagash Brewing
Barrel-Aged Belgian Strong Ale

Anchor Brewing
Christmas Ale
Winter Warmer

Boston Beer Company
Sam Adams Winter Lager
German Bock

Boulevard Brewing
Snow & Tell
Oak-Aged Scotch Ale

Breckenridge Brewing
Fresh Hop Pale Ale
American Pale Ale

Brooklyn Brewery
Insulated Lager
Dark Lager

DC Brau Brewing
The Stone of Arbroath
Scotch Ale

Devils Backbone Brewing
Kilt Flasher 
Scotch Ale

Elysian Brewing
Bifrost Winter Ale
Winter Warmer

Great Lakes Brewing
Christmas Ale
Winter Warmer

Green Flash Brewing
Segal Ranch Saison
Session IPA

Harpoon Brewing
Chocolate Stout
American Stout

Heavy Seas Brewery
Winter Storm
Imperial ESB

Hopworks Urban Brewery
Abominable Winter Ale
American Strong Ale

Long Trail Brewing
Triple Bag
American Strong Ale

New Belgium Brewing
Ben & Jerry's Salted Caramel Brownie
American Brown Ale

Ninkasi Brewing
German Sticke Ale

Santa Fe Brewing
Black IPA
Black IPA

Shorts Brewing
Good Humans
American Brown Ale

Sierra Nevada Brewing
Celebration Ale
American IPA

Southern Tier Brewing
Old Man Winter Ale
American Strong Ale

Starr Hill Brewery
Snow Blind
German Doppelbock

Stone Brewing
Imperial Coffee Stout

Sweetwater Brewing
Festive Ale
Winter Warmer

Three Floyds Brewing
Alpha Klaus
American Porter

Uinta Brewing
Hazel Amber Wheat Ale
American Wheat Ale

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