There is more to life than pumpkin spice, believe it or not (but we’re not haters, honest! Check out our homage to the PSL here). Since we’re about a month into fall, it’s time to consider richer flavors, with warming spices, creamy textures and decadent nuances. That doesn’t mean clear spirits like vodka and moonshine are off the table – it just means you’ll need to infuse them with a little autumn.
Scratching your head about what wines to pop open during October celebrations? Well, let’s establish the fact that there are 30 other days in the month that are not Halloween, so don’t feel like all your October vino sipping has to be spooky themed (but if that’s what you’re into, check these wines out!).
Wanna play a game? Invite 15 of your closest friends for a Halloween party and try to be bartender to them all night, concocting the exact amount of spirit, bitters and mixer they prefer for every cocktail they consume throughout the evening. Oh, and all while in your mermaid costume, too. Game over?
Raise your hand high if there is no shame in your pumpkin spice game. We welcome you to the club, because we’re pro-spice around here (haters, the back button is at the top left).
Ah, Sam Adams, an iconic American name, if controversial. Are they craft, aren’t they craft? Once you taste their 2018 Oktoberfest, you’ll realize it really doesn’t matter because they can brew a consistently complex beer.
If you think there’s only one staple in beer connoisseur’s Oktoberfest stash, think again. Hofbrauhaus is the world-famous Bavarian brew that whets almost anyone’s appetite for a boot full of the liquid gold.
In day 2 of our Oktoberfest, we get down and beery with Highland Brewing of North Carolina. You might be asking what Ashville’s original brewery knows about true-blue Oktoberfest.
For the first interview of our Oktoberfest, we’re going deep with Erdinger Weissbrau. With 130 years of brewing under their belts, Erdinger is pretty much the staple German brew you’ll find at most pubs and in most pints at beer halls, like Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café pictured below.
As summer turns to autumn (well, a less hot version of summer that we call autumn), preferences go from pilsners and weissbier to something a little bolder... a little more German. Oktoberfest officially starts today and we’re polishing our beer steins faster than you can saw Bratwurst.