Six Beers To Drink This Fall, Craft Malt Edition


From pumpkin ales to Oktoberfest biers — fall is in the beer. 

Asheville’s Riverbend Malt House is a key component in producing these autumnal flavors, which won’t last long on tap across the Southeast this season. Don’t miss these fall beers made with Riverbend craft malt. 

Hillman Beer

Hillman Festbier is brewed with a combination of Riverbend Malt’s Chesapeake Pilsner, Vienna, and Light Munich malts. The result: a light, crisp, and complex beer perfect for sipping at the start of fall.

Swells’a Brewing

Swellsa’s new Oktoberfest Märzen, Oct-toobs Fest, is made with 100% North Carolina malts from Riverbend Malthouse and is a quintessential Bavarian lager. A full amber body with balanced sweetness and a dry finish make this lager highly drinkable, and delicious.


Hey Hey Yah Yah is DSSOLVR’s inaugural Festbier. Mashed with 100% Riverbend Malt grist, it’s composed of a blend of Chesapeake Pilsner, Light Munich, Vienna, and Chit malts hopped with Hallertauer Mittelfruh. It’s fermented low and slow with DISSOLVR’s house lager yeast, and finally sounded for natural carbonation.

Oklawaha Brewing

Meet Oklawah’s first-ever Festbier! Featuring Riverbend Malt’s Cumberland Pilsner, Vienna Malt, and Biscuit Malt, this beer is a glass full of sunshine to wind down summer. Crushable and light with a sweet biscuit-y, it’s a perfect early fall brew.

Crooked Can Brewing Company

Using a small, handcrafted batch of Florida grown rye malt from Riverbend Malt House, Flo-Rye-Da Pumpkin Ale is a true celebration of the season. Warmed bread and baked spice flavors from the rye pair perfectly with the 100 pounds of all-natural pumpkin puree in the mash. Added hints of cinnamon and nutmeg round out a sweet spiciness that makes this beer an autumn obsession.

Printshop Beer Co. & Next Level Brewing Knoxville

This killer Oktoberfest Marzen collab is the lovechild of two beloved Knoxville breweries. Bruno Marzen is crafted with Riverbend’s Base Camp and Great Chit malts, with a dash of both light and dark Munich Rye for a little spice. Crisp and addictively delicious, this Marzen is a great way to celebrate the season. Prost!

What Riverbend craft malt are you sipping this season? Show us your beers with #madewithRiverbend on social!