I finally broke down and picked up one of Trader Joe’s seasonal items. Their Pita Crisps with Cranberries & Pumpkin Seeds. Good/bad idea. Addictive! They are nice and crunchy and have something like cinnamon sugar on the outside. I have tried to put them out of my direct line of sight so I don’t finish the whole bag immediately. I recommend giving them a try before they are off the shelves.
I get the great emails from Total Wine and when reading one recently they another drink in it — BEER! They were offering some great beer classes and one caught my attention — Autumn Equinox: Fall’s Beer Harvest. How can you go wrong? I think of this time of year with all the great pumpkin brews (apparently they started coming out super early because somebody with the first name Sam located in New England decided to hit the shelves much earlier than normal).
We had many great sips that night. We started with Marzen from Germany (on the right) — October(fest) beer, then worked our way to pumpkin brews. My favorite German beer was the 2nd one (from the right). I can’t remember the name but the picture gives the label.
My next favorite was the Lost Rhino Brewing Company’s RhinO’fest Marzen. It’s an Amber Lager. Great flavors.
When we moved on to the one with the frog on it and the Shipyard, they truly tasted like liquid pumpkin pie. Overly sweet. Crazy!
It was a very fun night a fun, trying sips of so many different beers.