Are you on the hunt for a gluten-free pumpkin beer this fall season? I’ve got you covered with my complete list of gluten-free beers across the U.S. Please see my disclosures.
A lot of people tell me that the one thing they miss most when they first go gluten free is beer.
Going out with friends to drink a beer is a social rite of passage of sorts, and it just feels different ordering cider or wine when you’re used to drinking a beer.
If you miss beer, there are many wonderful dedicated gluten-free breweries making gluten-free beer from gluten-free grains and in dedicated gluten-free manufacturing facilites.
You can see a complete list of dedicated gluten-free breweries in this article.
Since fall is here, and every brand is dreaming up ways to incorporate pumpkin into their recipes, you may be wondering where you can find gluten-free pumpkin beer.
If you’re craving pumpkin beer, the goods news is you have a few options. The bad news is these options may not be available to you depending on where you live.
Please contact each brewery directly if you’re interested in trying their beer. Some may ship or work with distributors who are able to distribute beer across state lines.
In the meantime, here is a complete list of breweries making gluten-free pumpkin beer:
Holidaily Brewing Co.
Every year, Holidaily, a dedicated gluten-free brewery in Golden, Colorado, brews up a special batch of its Patchy Waters Pumpkin Ale. It’s pumpkin ale is made with organic pumpkin and plenty of fall and pumpkin spices. I’ve tried this beer and can attest that it’s fantastic.
I feel so lucky to live in Colorado and have access to Holidaily’s full line up of gluten-free beers, but you can also find Holidaily in Arizona, Kansas City, Houston and East Texas. Learn more about Holidaily online.
Ghostfish Brewing Company
I had the pleasure of visiting the Ghostfish Brewing Company‘s dedicated gluten-free taproom in the summer of 2021 during my visit to Seattle, Washington. If you get a chance to visit Seattle, visit the taproom and enjoy this delicious gluten-free beer and all the greasy foods you miss and love (fish and chips, churros and more!).
Ghostfish releases its seasonal Lunar Harvest Pumpkin Ale in September and October. The pumpkin beer is Belgian style with a mix of fall spices and pumpkin puree. Ingredients include water, millet, buckwheat, rice, lactose, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, hops, spices, and yeast.
Check the Ghostfish Beer Finder online to see if you can find its pumpkin ale or other brews near you.
Ground Breaker, located in gluten-free mecca, Portland, Oregon, makes a seasonal Squash Ale that is made using 300 pounds of roasted squash. All Ground Breaker beers are made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. Inquire with Ground Breaker directly if they will have a Squash Ale available this year.
Aurochs Brewing Company in Emsworth, Pennsylvania offers a seasonal gluten-free pumpkin ale that it describes as having a deep caramel coloring with a slightly tan head on top. It’s brewed with millet, quinoa, buckwheat, pumpkin, molasses, honey, spices, hops, and yeast. You can learn more about the pumpkin ale, and find out if it’s available at a store near you, on the Aurochs website.
Bierly Brewing offers a seasonal pumpkin belgium that is made with real pumpkin, orange peel, cardamom, and cinnamon. The beer is on tap in Bierly’s tap room in McMinnville, Oregon and in select grocery stores. Learn more about Bierley and its seasonal pumpkin beer online.
Neff Brewing may have pumpkin beer, and if you live near Tulsa, Oklahoma, you must go in for a visit to find out. It once had a pumpkin beer on tap according to its website.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Hard Ciders
Harpoon Brewery in New England is not a dedicated gluten-free brewery, but it does make a gluten-free pumpkin cider that the company says is naturally gluten free and it has independently measured the contents to contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten, which thereby meets the FDA’s gluten-free labeling requirements. The crisp cider is made from freshly pressed northeastern apples, traditional pumpkin pie spices and a hint of pumpkin.
Woodchuck Hard Cider: Woodchuck hard cider touts itself as an “accidentally gluten free” cider house. It describes its seasonal pumpkin cider as having a “naked pumpkin profile and oak aging plays perfectly against the red culinary apple varieties blended in this cider.” Learn more about it online.
Got a Tip?
Know of another gluten-free pumpkin beer or hard cider that I can add to this list? Please leave a comment below or drop me a line.