5 fall beers to try in Harris County

Harris County has a number of craft breweries with fall beer options. Harris County has a number of craft breweries with fall beer options.[/caption]

Harris County is home to several local breweries that offer specialty beers perfect for fall. Here are 5 brews to try that will get you ready for autumn:

Saint Arnold Brewing Company's "Pumpkinator"

Released annually in October, the imperial pumpkin stout features molasses, brown sugar, spices and a heap of pumpkin.

Taproom hours:
Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: beer and food is a la carte (Mon.-Fri.), $10 (souvenir glass and 8-ounce samples on Sat.)
2000 Lyons Ave., Houston. 713-686-9494. www.saintarnold.com

No Label Brewing Co.'s "Black Wit-O"

This dark wheat ale features star anise to give it a licorice taste, reminiscent of Halloween candy.

Taproom hours:
Mon.-Fri. 3-10 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. (taproom), Sat. noon-3 p.m. (tour/tasting)
Cost: $10 (four beers) Anyone arriving after 2 p.m. will receive two beers instead of four.
5351 First St., Katy. 281-693-7545. www.nolabelbrew.com

11 Below Brewing Company's "Negative Space"

This imperial chocolate milk stout includes cacao nibs, cinnamon and ancho chiles to fend off the fall chill.

Taproom hours: Thu. 5-8 p.m. (happy hour), Sat. noon-3 p.m. (open house)
Cost: Free (admission). $10 (three beer tokens for a 12-ounce cup), $5 (beer poured into an 11 Below pint glass)
6820 Bourgeois Road, Houston. 281-444-2337. www.11belowbrewing.com

Karbach Brewing Co.'s "Mother in Lager"

The Houston brewery's fall seasonal is a Munich Dunkel lager made with dark malt and German hops to create a blend of bitter and sweet flavors.

Taproom hours: Mon.-Fri. 2:30-9:30 p.m., Sat. noon-9:30 p.m., Sun. noon-5:30 p.m. (Biergarten)
Cost: $8 (9-ounce glass and four tokens), $12 (pint glass and three tokens)
2032 Karbach St., Houston. 713-680-2739. www.karbachbrewing.com

City Acre Brewing Co.'s "Raven Hill Pumpkin Stout"

This spooky-sounding dark beer features cinnamon, nutmeg and roasted pumpkin.

Taproom hours: Mon. 4-10 p.m., Wed.-Thu. 4-10 p.m., Fri. 4-11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., closed Tuesdays.
Cost: Tap prices range from $3.75-$5.50 for half-pints and pints.
3418 Topping Street, Houston. 832-377-0237. www.cityacrebrewing.com
By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.