5. Cape Ann Fisherman’s
The dead giveaway of the evening was Cape Ann’s inky imperial stout, which is a brilliant riff on the pumpkin genre. After indulging in the rich notes of chocolate, citrus fruits, and vanilla, it had me wondering why most breweries aren’t leaning in this direction instead. In an extensive lineup, this was the beer we were all scrambling for at the end of the night.
Notable tasting note: “It’s like Cocoa Pebbles sprinkled on pumpkin pie.” -Christopher Hughes