You would think the very first week of October would be prime time for the craft beer world to embrace the ever popular Pumpkin Ale — but alas, that time arrived, oh, about a month ago. So by now, maybe you’re tiring of those sickly sweet, overly spiced concoctions? Or maybe you would never dream of drinking them in the first place. Either way, we hereby present you with a worthwhile alternative: the cranberry-infused beer. Light and tangy but with a hint of the richness that the season seems to encourage, these are good conversation starters and even better beers.