Pumpkin spice and fall colors do not just go away once it hits the month of November. While some people already claim it to be “Christmas season,” I refuse to let go of fall. Luckily for me, Mastry’s Brewing Co in St. Pete Beach still has their seasonal brews on tap, so I did what any young adult of the legal drinking age may do… drank alcohol.
For starters, I went to Mastry’s with a mission to taste test all of their best fall beers. And as the responsible 22 year old I am, I bought a flight of beers instead of getting absolutely wasted.
At Mastry’s, you can get a flight with up to four different drinks. I chose their #Basic Pub Ale, Fall Shakecation, Oktoberfest, and Honey Basil.
The #Basic Pub Ale made its introduction back in the beginning of October. This ale is a dark mild brew with pumpkin, spices, and lactose.
Mastry’s collaborated with The Spice and Tea Exchange of John’s Pass to curate this drink. Both teams worked together to create a “light and sessionable” fall beer that had a distinct flavor of pumpkin while also hinting tastes of fall spices.
Out of the four brews, the #Basic Pub has to be my favorite. This drink is exactly what I want to be drinking for the rest of the fall season. It is low in alcohol content which makes it perfect for a chill night sitting next to a fire while wearing my favorite cozy flannel.
#Basic Pub is definitely giving #Fallvibes.
My second favorite is Fall Shakecation. This is a milkshake IPA with cranberries, pecans, and lactose. Essentially, this brew is Thanksgiving in liquid form. A milkshake IPA is the combination of lactose and fruit. This mash-up creates a lightly creamy brew with a tart sweetness.
I quickly noticed the taste of pecan, but the cranberry helped alleviate the nutty aspect of the drink. It’s light and fruity qualities shapes it to be a fantastic fall drink for the Florida November weather.
Although #Basic Pub and Fall Shakecation found ways into my heart, I had two more drinks to try. Now onto the third brew, Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest is a German lager, but in America, it tends to be brewed a lot sweeter. I had never tried an Americanized Oktoberfest brew before, but I’m not a big fan. I had high hopes since it’s quite popular during the fall season, but I just wasn’t incredibly fond of the lingering aftertaste.
Lastly, I tried their Honey Basil beer, an “amber ale with honey and basil.”
I was not a fan. It tasted like the alcohol version of an all-natural cold relief medicine. I have no beef against Mastry’s for this creation, but all I have to say is: To each their own, I guess…
Mastry’s in St. Pete Beach is a nice, low-key spot for a hang out. I’d say it is an even better place to satisfy your love for fall through a flight of beers.