Maggie Walters

Fall is here and we’re here to help you celebrate! With all things pumpkin in the form of decorations and edible treats available everywhere, why not talk about the fall stuff you can sip on? From pumpkin beers to ciders, Oktoberfest beers, wine, and even Bourbon – we’ve got you covered! Here are a few of our favorite beverages to kick off the fall season!


Pumpkin Beer

Pumpkin beer season has officially arrived! Whether you opt for something traditional like Schlafly Pumpkin Ale that can easily be consumed as a liquid version of your favorite dessert, or something off the beaten path with a spicy kick like the New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale, we’ve got you covered! Read more about pumpkin beers here.

Oktoberfest Beer

Dust off your beer stein because Oktoberfest Beers are here! Whether you’re looking for a domestic style or imported from Germany, we have it all! We have suds from Lost Forty made in our backyard to Ayinger brewed in Aying, Bavaria, Germany and everywhere in between! Taste through the whole lineup and stock up on your favorite! Get them while supplies last! Read more about Oktoberfest beers here.



Nothing says fall like bins of fresh apples and pears at the local farmers market! Good news- the fun doesn’t have to stop there. Try some of our ciders offered in both apple and pear varieties to start the festivities. One of our favorite cider producers is Pacific Coast Cider- try their Dry Hard Apple Cider made with Pinot Grigio grapes, it’s a staff favorite! 



It’s no secret that September is both Bourbon Heritage Month and the start of fall. Why not celebrate them both with a glass of your favorite amber colored liquid. We highly recommend the Larceny wheated Bourbon from the John E. Fitzgerald distillery. Being a wheated Bourbon, it comes across smoother on the palate. It’s perfect for drinking on its own or in your favorite cocktail! Need some inspiration? We find Larceny especially tasty in an old fashioned! 


Red Wine

There's a reason that wines sipped during the warmer months tend to be white and Rosé; they’re crisp, refreshing and best served cold! Now that it’s cooling down a bit, red wines can be added back into the rotation! We recommend starting out with lighter reds while it’s still warm and opting for heavier styles as it gets cooler – although there is no right or wrong! For a lighter red wine try a Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley, The Grochau Cellar’s Commuter Cuvee is one of our favorites for everyday drinking at $15.99 a bottle, and for something heavier try the Merlot from Broadside out of Paso Robles priced at $16.99 – it’s just the right amount of boldness for this change of weather!

At Colonial Wines & Spirits we’re here to help you celebrate more! As always if you would like to check out more of our wide selection please stop in and talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members, we’re here to help! Cheers to fall!

All sizes and vintages are in stock at the time of publication. In the event advertised vintages sell out, substitute vintages may be offered at the same price. Products and prices are subject to change.

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