by Marissa Stephenson
courtesy of the brandsPumpkin. Mocha. Caramel. Pecan. All the reasons your tastebuds love October, and sippable in these five seasonal brews. Yes, they've got more cals than a light beer. But you know what else does? Anything delicious.
Bring a six-pack to your next BYOB or cherry-pick one from that local bar with the amazing tap. You'll learn some serious craft brew cred.
Abita Pecan Harvest Ale
* Tastes like: Caramel chews and roasted nuts, with a hoppy finish. Smells exactly like a slice of grandma's homemade pecan pie. And if we're talking calories, a bottle of this will run you 300 less than that.
* Pairs with: Chili, BBQ, or -- shocker -- a bowl of pecans.
* Alkie level: 5.1%
* Cal count: 150
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
* Tastes like: Your favorite brown beer, but dusted with brown sugar and nutmeg, and simmered in a pumpkin. Hmmm.
* Pair it with: Anything hearty -- stews, brauts, casseroles -- and