Pecans, apple, pumpkin and other hardy styles welcome fall
United Craft Fall Flavors
The best fall flavor choices include pecans, apple, pumpkin, and more.
TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Cool fall weather has arrived and with it an abundance of delicious Ontario-grown fruits and vegetables. But there’s also an incredible array of locally made seasonal craft beers and ciders, all filled with fall flavors to whet your appetite and quench your thirst. As we all prepare to celebrate the holidays, United Craft has put together a “10” list of the tastiest craft beers and cider drinks to celebrate the season. Move over the pumpkin, there are many delicious flavors!
Pumpkin and pecans are the most popular fall flavors and here are two delicious choices:
Big Rig Brewery uses hand-picked pumpkins to make Pumpkin tales, that tastes like a homemade pumpkin pie only better because it’s a beer! Rich flavors of brown sugar, root beer and vanilla create a full-bodied palate ending with a rich creamy finish.
Double problem Pecan pie carrier bursting with delicious chocolate and pecan flavors with its rich, layered character. It’s a GOLD-medal beer and a tastier drink than traditional stouts and porters. It is ideal to sip by the fireside and is an excellent alternative to cognacs, eaux-de-vie and liqueurs.
Apple is the go-to flavor of fall and this year you can have your apples while drastically reducing your sugar and carbohydrate intake with new Eden Grove Zero Apple Cider. Made with freshly squeezed, hand-picked apples at Puddicombe Farms at Stoney Creek, this ultra dry cider has a sweet, crunchy apple flavor with a hint of vanilla on the finish. It has zero sugar and zero carbs, which is great for keto diets. Plus, it’s gluten-free and vegan. A large 473 ml can contains only 120 calories. Sip it on its own instead of wine or mix it with gin, vodka or whiskey. Experiment with fall spices like cinnamon, orange zest, honey, thyme or ginger to create your new fall favorite. Garnish with an apple slice or a few cranberries.
Darker, richer beers are great for cooler weather and here’s one you can’t miss – Monty’s Aged Ryed Ale from Tomorrow Brew Co. This infusion offers a great, bold flavor with a silky whiskey smoke. It’s aged in oak infused with Canadian whiskey for layered richness, subtle smoothness and a smooth finish. Notes of vanilla, honey and caramel make this a beer you won’t forget. Ideal on ice cream as a Monty’s float.
Highlander Brew Co, brewed in North Bay, offers three delicious flavors perfect for fall: Smoked porter offers a complex symphony of toasted and smoky flavors, guaranteed to keep you warm and toasty no matter the weather. His black malts are carefully smoked over toasted beech wood so that there is no bitter aftertaste. Or put on your Scottish with Scottish Highlander Ale, an award-winning, smooth and chewy brew that is made from a unique blend of four different malts, hops and specialty Edinburgh yeast. The result is a slightly smoother and mellow flavor than a typical English lager. And, for a real taste of the North, try Highlander’s Wheat Blackberry. This well-balanced beer contains fresh blackberries to add a refreshing tangy and slightly tart finish.
Market brewery offers a true West Coast IPA called Given the circumstances. This vigorous IPA is made with all Canadian malt, including a base of Ontario barley, Ontario spelled and BC Dark Munich. West Coast Cascade, Centennial and Columbus hops give this beer an assertive grapefruit and pine bitterness.
New to the scene is Brewing aid At the Loan, a tasty but crunchy lager and a silver medal recipe at the Canadian Brewing Awards. Aside from good flavor, what’s really different about Ready is its charitable component. This is a new collaboration with Wounded Warriors Canada to attract both urgent attention – and financial support – for mental health programs supporting first responders and Ontario military veterans. Our first responders need our support more than ever, and it’s a tasty (and easy) way to help raise money for support programs for them and their families.
Finally, fall is pear season and what could be better than a crisp cider? Eden Grove Perfect Pear Cider is a 100% semi-dry, super-crisp pear cider made from a hand-picked blend of all Ontario Bosc and Bartlett pears for a refreshing dry flavor with a slight acidity. Also gluten free and vegan.
United Craft’s goal is to provide delicious beverages made with locally sourced Ontario ingredients. The company was founded in 2014 by mother-son team Pat and Ian Macdonald, who sought to celebrate Canada through tasty beers specially designed for Canadian tastes. United Craft regularly hosts new fascinating collections of flavors and styles of beer to satisfy the thirst and sense of discovery of craft beverage drinkers across Ontario. All beer selections are made in Ontario to the highest quality standards by some of Ontario’s best master brewers – and feature selections made only by independent craft beverage companies.
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