Fall in Alabama means Saturday tailgating, bonfires and good times with friends and family. Take it upon yourself to (responsibly) crack open a cold one made right here in our own state.

For your convenience, here are 10 of the best beers brewed in Alabama:

I Think, Therefore, I Amber

  • Style: Amber

  • Brewery: Fairhope Brewing

  • City: Fairhope

  • ABV: 5.9%

I Think, Therefore, I Amber is a rich amber beer with light caramel and toasted flavor. Its name was cleverly derived from the early modern philosopher Rene Descartes who famously said, "I think. Therefore, I am."

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Photo from Fairhope Brewing website.

Steel Cut City Oatmeal Stout

  • Style: Oatmeal Stout

  • Brewery: Cahaba Brewing

  • City: Birmingham

  • ABV: 5.4%

Steel Cut City is a thick, dark beer with a coffee flavor perfect for cooler weather.

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Photo from Cahaba Brewing website.

Brother Joseph Belgian Style Dubbel Ale

  • Style: Dubbel Ale

  • Brewery: Straight to Ale

  • City: Huntsville

  • ABV: 8%

Brother Joseph from Straight to Ale in Huntsville is a perfect choice for Belgian-style beer lovers. Grab a glass on tap at the old high school turned entertainment venue Campus 805, home of Straight to Ale Brewing.

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Photo from Straight to Ale website.

Folklore Oktoberfest Lager

  • Style: Oktoberfest

  • Brewery: Folklore

  • City: Dothan

  • ABV: 6%

Dothan's Folklore Brewing & Meadery offers a wide variety of beverages for all tastes. Its traditional Oktoberfest Lager, cold fermented and brewed with rich Munich barley, is available this fall.

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Photo from Folklore Brewing website.

Black Warrior Märzen

  • Style: Märzenbier (similar to Oktoberfest)

  • Brewery: Black Warrior

  • City: Tuscaloosa

  • ABV: c. 5.5%

The Black Warrior Märzen is a seasonal beer brewed to mimic the German Oktoberfest style, which is a fall staple around the world.

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Photo from Black Warrior Brewing Co. Facebook page.

Half Time Hefeweizen

  • Style: Hefeweizen

  • Brewery: Red Clay

  • City: Opelika

  • ABV: 5.6%

Another central-European beer style, you can find Red Clay's Half Time Hefeweizen in historic downtown Opelika.

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Photo from Red Clay Website.

Snake Handler Double IPA

  • Style: Double IPA

  • Brewery: Good People

  • City: Birmingham

  • ABV: 10%

One of the stronger entries on the list, the Good People Snake Handler IPA is a long-time Alabama craft beer favorite.

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Photo from Good People website.

Cave City Lager

  • Style: Amber Lager

  • Brewery: Old Black Bear

  • City: Madison

  • ABV: 5.2%

The Cave City Lager is a German Dunkel-inspired American amber lager with a hoppy aroma, a great choice for anyone in the North Alabama area.

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Photo from Black Bear Brewing website.

Truck Stop Honey

  • Style: English Brown Ale

  • Brewery: Back Forty

  • City: Gadsden

  • ABV: 6%

Back Forty Brewing paved the way after Alabama's successful "Free the Hops" movement. One of Back Forty's long-time signature brews is Truck Stop Honey, a medium-bodied English brown ale brewed with Alabama wildflower honey, roasted malts and fresh hops.

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Sour Pash

  • Style: Fruited Kettle Sour

  • Brewery: Avondale

  • City: Birmingham

  • ABV: 4.3%

Sour Pash is an easy-drinking passion fruit sour perfect for not-quite-fall-like weather pre-gaming at an on-campus tailgate session.

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