The Other Beverage Festival
I've often discussed harvest festivals that will be taking place this autumn up in wine country. But what if the cooling air of autumn makes you want to imbibe a different beverage altogether? If you want to tickle your tastebuds with beer instead this harvest season, try the traditional. “Oktoberfest” themed beers will be hitting the shelf soon, and they’re a great treat this late in the year. Traditionally, beers couldn’t be brewed in the hot summer months, so March was the end of the spring brewing season—and October launched the fall season. Now that we have modern refrigeration, harvest time beers, and other cold-weather beers, sneak onto the shelves earlier and earlier. Even though the temperatures are still high, if you want to leave the summer behind you, just imagine it’s October.