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Fall Flavors: Six Seasonally Appropriate Adult Beverages to Enjoy This Fall

Posted November 14th, 2013 @ 7:30pm by by Stephanie Koehne

The only thing better than the beauty of Fall in Minnesota is celebrating that Minnesota Fall beauty while drinking a delicious fall drink. It doesn't get much better than that, if you ask us. Here are a few of the very best drinks in the Twin Cities area to help celebrate the brisk weather, falling leaves and the season.

1. Summit Brewing's Oktoberfest
St. Paul, MN - Fall is all about the Oktoberfest beers and this one is one of the very best. Brewed in the classic Märzen style with Northern Brewer hops from Germany. Rich, toffee malt flavors up front with a clean hop finish as crisp as the autumn air. Unfortunately, like the fall colors, this seasonal beer is gone before you know it.

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2. Badger Hill's Foundation Stout

Minnetonka, MN - The co-founder of Badger Hill Brewing Company, Brock Krekelberg, told Thrillist, "Yeah it's mine, but I truly love this beer (and it is the beer that started us down the road to building our own brewery). Roast, hints of chocolate, and subtle coffee notes are layered and framed with American hops and a hint of oatmeal sweetness. All in balance with a dry finish." Sounds pretty perfect to me.

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3. Third Street Brewhouse's Jack'd Up Autumn Ale
Cold Springs, MN - Nothing screams Fall better than Pumpkin Ale. This ale is made with pumpkin spices like ginger and nutmeg and has just the right taste to pair with your pumpkin pie dessert this Thanksgiving.

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Here are a few of the best local cocktails to enjoy this Fall:

1. Dark & Stormy
Found at Meritage in St. Paul, MN - This cocktail is made with Appleton Rum, fresh lime, ginger and a float of Gosling Black Seal. This delicious cocktail has the right amount of bite and balanced sweetness.

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2. Fall Manhattan
Found at Café Maude in Minneapolis, MN - This cocktail is made with rye, Carpano Antica, Luxardo Amaro, Zirbenz, Stone pine Liqueur and bitters. The distinct flavors embody everything that Fall is.

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3. Man with Forked Beard
Found at Icehouse in Minneapolis, MN - This delicious drink is described as, "dark and stormy" on their menu and is made with Icehouse's own house ginger bear.

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Did we fail to feature your favorite autumnal adult beverage? Let us know what we're missing by leaving a comment below!

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