As the temperatures drop, you’ll begin to see the first signs of fall popping through in Wisconsin. Some welcome the season by donning a warm sweater and cozying up with a pumpkin spiced latte, while others find their favorite flannel and indulge in an apple cider doughnut.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s craft breweries are busy preparing their own unique tastes of the season. We’ve gathered a few local favorite flavors for you to sample, including some options if you’re not crazy for beer. Prost!
Leinenkugel’s – Oktoberfest
Home to over 150 years of beer-making tradition, Leinenkugel's rings in each fall season with a fresh batch of Oktoberfest. You’ll get the toasted malt flavor and scents you expect from an Marzen-style beer, with a hint of spicy hop notes as you enjoy a pint. Stop by the brewery in Chippewa Falls on a Thursday afternoon for a tour led by one of the Leinenkugel’s as you learn the history of an iconic Wisconsin tradition. Looking for something light? Pick a Harvest Patch Shandy full of refreshing pumpkin flavor
New Glarus Brewing Co. – Staghorn
This Oktoberfest-Märzen style lager is one of the most popular fall flavors for beer drinkers. Staghorn stays true to the style with a rich copper appearance and a malty caramel flavor. Enjoy the New Glarus Oktoberfest tradition as New Glarus Brewing Co. taps a wooden keg of Staghorn Octoberfest or visit the brewery for a tour and a tasting.
Maiden Rock Winery & Cidery – Honeycrisp Hard Cider
If the crisp flavors of honeycrisp apples are appealing to your taste buds, this is the hard cider you need to try this autumn. The snappy taste of this semi-dry cider is delicious to the core. Take a trip along Wisconsin’s Great River road, and cap off your trip in charming Stockholm with a crisp cider.
Lakefront Brewery – Pumpkin Lager
If you find yourself craving that pumpkin spiced latte, then this Lakefront’s Pumpkin Lager is a must-try for you! Brewed with real pumpkin and full of cinnamon and nutmeg flavors, this beer is the perfect way to spice up a chilly autumn night. Make your visit to Milwaukee memorable and experience Lakefront’s popular brewery tour and sample their other tasty offerings.
Sand Creek Brewing Company – Hard Cranberry Lemonade
Not in the mood for a beer? Not a problem! Brewed with real fruit juices, real sugars and of course real Wisconsin cranberries, Sand Creek’s Hard Cranberry Lemonade is a delicious balance between sweet and tart. Stop by the historic brewery in Black River Falls and pick up a six-pack for your camping excursion to the Black River State Forest and enjoy the stunning fall colors.