“Sam Adams Octoberfest is a very well-respected, classic fall beer,” said Schalow. “No one can argue with that.” Her store allows customers to customize their six-packs, picking whatever beers they want, and Schalow says a fall sampler never leaves the store without a Sam’s Octoberfest. The beer blends five roasts of malt to create a flavorful fall drink, with hints of caramel and toffee. The slight bitterness comes from the Bavarian Noble hops. Find it in August through November.