Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the weather – so crisp and cool. With the great weather and the changing colors of the leaves, it is the perfect weather for long walks or runs or driving, or pretty much anything, in my opinion.
I also love fall flavors – apple pie and, of course, pumpkin. Oh, my obsession with pumpkin! Even as a kid, the thing I looked forward to most at Thanksgiving has always been pumpkin pie.
I love that people have jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon – you can pretty much find pumpkin in anything. My Friday afternoon treat the last few weeks has been the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte.
I have been putting pumpkin in my morning smoothies, and I have big plans to make some pumpkin muffins this weekend.
But my favorite is pumpkin beer. I started the pumpkin season with a Shipyard Pumpkinhead – with the cinnamon sugar rim, of course!
Not one to limit myself, I enjoy trying all kinds of pumpkin beers. We recently tried the Cambridge Brewing Co.’s Great Pumpkin Ale.
It was good, more pumpkin than pumpkin spice. And it’s local!
But one of my favorites lately has to be Jacko by Traveler.
Traveler makes these great shandies that I enjoyed during the summer, and Jack is just as good. So yummy and sweet, and with that great pumpkin spice flavor. It has been a little difficult to find, so we made sure to buy a case! So I think I am ready for fall!