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.
Let us be Frank[enstein]. Halloween is less than two weeks away and we are alive with excitement. We have the party planned, costumes picked and 10 beers that are completely brew-tacular. These delicious blends of fall flavors and spooky aromas are ideal for a night of ghoulish shenanigans.
Before you freak out that there are only 11 more weeks before Christmas (cue ensuing panic in 3… 2… 1..) let’s not forget we have one mighty fun holiday approaching even quicker. We are talkin’ about Halloween, y’all. Break out the candy corn and BOO-ze because it’s time to throw a scary-good soirée.
The perfect meal -- an open-faced pie using tomato sauce, cheese, and any manner of meat toppings. In addition to the standard, medium-thick-crust pizza, there are two major American varieties: New York style (also called thin crust) and Chicago style, also called 'deep-dish' or (more accurately) 'stuffed' pizza.
It’s starting to feel a lot like... Halloween!
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.