Now that the fall season is officially here, that means Tacoma Boys’ favorite fall beer and beverage options hit the shelves. That’s right, we’re talking pumpkin beer, spiced pear margaritas, wine, cider, and so much more to round up the ultimate fall beer and beverage lineup. If beer and cocktails isn’t your jam, have no fear! Tacoma Boys has everything you need to whip up fall inspired mocktails that are perfect for the whole family.
The Ultimate Fall Beer and Beverage Lineup
First up on the ultimate fall beer and beverage lineup is… drumroll please… pumpkin beer! Why? Because it’s that time of year! The first pumpkin beer dates back to 1985 at Buffalo Bill’s Brewery located in Hayward, California. Little did they know they would create a beer so good it leaves avid beer drinkers patiently waiting for fall each year. Tacoma Boys is team pumpkin which is why you can find multiple versions of pumpkin beer on the shelves this time of year. If you’re not a fan of pumpkin we still have you covered. Check out our Oktoberfest beer picks for this month!
Elysian Brewing Company – Pumpkin Ale
Elysian has created their classic pumpkin ale with pumpkin puree, pumpkin juice, and fall’s favorite spices: ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. The result is, in their words, “a very drinkable pumpkin ale” that is sure to please.
Elysian Brewing Company – Pumpkin Stout
To take their pumpkin brewing to the next level, Elysian created a pumpkin stout with pumpkin puree, roasted pumpkin seeds, and chocolate, resulting in a rich and smooth stout.
Tarantas Sparkling White Wine
This sparkling wine is organic, affordable, and embodies flavors from fall’s favorite fruits – apples and pears! This sparkling white comes from Spain, is dry, effervescent, with hints of citrus, cream, green apple, and pear. Can you say YUM?! Try using this sparkling wine in one of the Homemade Food Junkie’s four fall mimosa recipes for the ultimate fall brunch cocktail.
La Playa Estate Series Red Blend
This organic wine is made in the Colchagua Valley and embodies hints of cherries, coffee beans, nuts, and mint. This deep wine is a great option for a fall inspired sangria recipe that is sure to impress. We recommend this fall inspired sangria recipe by Kitchen Swagger. The recipe uses apples, oranges, pure maple syrup, and cinnamon sticks. If you want to take it up a notch you can substitute Tacoma Boys’ very own Apple Cinnamon Syrup in place of the maple syrup for the ultimate cherry on top!
Seattle Cider Co. – Pumpkin Spice Hard Cider
Seattle Cider Co. has created a semi-sweet cider that embodies one of fall’s favorite flavors – pumpkin. This cider is made with a wide variety of apples: Fuji, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Gala. The result is a cider with notes of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and a hint of pumpkin.
Fall Inspired Cocktails
If you’re looking to spruce up your cocktail game for fall parties, Tacoma Boys has your back. We’ve taken some of our favorite products and whipped up recipes that will blow your holiday guests away.
Product: Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cider Jam
Cocktail: Apple Cider Whiskey Sour
Never considered using jam in a cocktail before? Tacoma Boys is here to tell you that you have been missing out. This is a game changer, friends!
Ingredients – makes 2 cocktails
- 5 oz whiskey
- 1.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 tbsp Stonewall Kitchen Apple Cider Jam
- 2 egg whites – optional
- In a cocktail shaker, add the whiskey, lemon juice, jam, and optional egg whites. Place the lid on and dry shake for 10-20 seconds.
- Add a handful of ice to the shaker and shake for another 5-10 seconds until chilled.
- Strain and pour into your serving glass and enjoy!
Product: Tacoma Boys Toasted Pecan Syrup
Cocktail: Toasted Pecan Old Fashioned
Ingredients – makes 1 cocktail
- 3 oz rye whiskey
- 2 tsp Tacoma Boys Toasted Pecan Syrup
- 2 dashes pecan bitters
- 1 large ice cube
- Orange peel to garnish
- In your serving glass combine the whiskey, toasted pecan syrup, and bitters.
- Add your large ice cube, stir, garnish, and enjoy!
Product: Looza Pear Juice
Cocktail: Spiced Pear Margarita
Ingredients – makes 2 cocktails
- 4 oz tequila
- 4 oz Looza Pear Juice
- 1 oz triple sec or pure orange juice
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 lime or lemon – juiced
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until completely chilled.
- Strain and pour into a serving glass filled with ice. Garnish as desired.
Seasonal Beverages for the Whole Family
Juice – R.W. Knudsen
Tacoma Boys carries a wide variety of R.W. Knudsen juices! Some of our favorites for fall include: pear, apple ginger, and classic apple. These juices are great for mocktails or to simply have by themselves. Regardless, they do not disappoint!
Ginger Beer – Reed’s Craft Ginger Beer
Ginger beer is a great non-alcoholic beverage that is wonderful on its own or great in many mocktail recipes. Below is the perfect seasonal mocktail recipe that makes enough for the entire family.
Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mule Mocktail
Ingredients – makes 5 mocktails
- 3 bottles Reed’s Craft Ginger Beer
- 6 oz lime juice
- 6 oz pumpkin spice syrup
- Mix everything up in a pitcher.
- Divide into 5 servings and enjoy!
Drinks for All!
Whether you’re a beer drinker, cocktail mixer, or mocktail fan, Tacoma Boys has everything you need to make the ultimate fall beverages! Swing by and ask one of the associates to help you find a product that suits all of your fall beverage needs!