Fall is full of opportunities to imbibe a bit. Oktoberfest celebrations, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just an awesome autumn evening in Alpharetta—there’s always a reason to sip a little something during this time of year. Whether you’re a bourbon gal or a beer-drinkin’ bro, Alpharetta, Georgia, is rife with adult beverages you’ll want to try. Here are our picks for must-sips this fall:
1) Health, Happiness, & Prosperity
Where to get it: MADE Kitchen + Cocktails – 45 Roswell Street
What it tastes like: a very grown-up cup (or glass) of joe
What it is: Larceny Bourbon, Hoodoo Chicory Liquor, and rich coffee bean come together to create a new spin on the old fashioned. Dark, earthy flavors of New Orleans in the chicory blend beautifully with the bourbon bite and hint of roasted coffee to create a sipper that offers an autumnal pick-me-up. Bonus points for the cool vibes at MADE and a wealth of light bites and aromatherapy-inspired cocktail creations.
2) Arborist Brew
Where to get it: Citizen Soul – 60 S. Main Street
What it tastes like: Maple, spice, and everything nice
What it is: Cathead Pecan Vodka, High West Double Rye Organic Maple Syrup, and Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye holds hands and dive into a pile of crisp, fall leaves in this seasonal craft cocktail courtesy of the new kid on South Main Street, Citizen Soul. Something about the warming maple flavors feels just right for a fall cocktail, and the slight sweetness of the rye gives a comforting vibe that may just transport you back to all the best fall breaks of your life. Citizen Soul is the perfect spot to unwind with your favorite folks thanks to a great lounge area outside featuring a lava rock fire pit to keep you toasty when the temps drop.
3) Seven Bridges Oktoberfest
Where to get it: Jekyll Brewing – 2855 Marconi Drive #350
What it tastes like: The perfect companion brew for a bonfire night
What it is: A traditional German Marzen (no lederhosen necessary), this Jekyll Brewing delight boasts a malt forward aroma punctuated by a slightly sweet, slightly hoppy finish. Toffee-tinged with just a wink of nuttiness, this is a solid choice for a little fireside swigging. While you’re at Jekyll Brewing, stay a while to enjoy a flight of their greatest hits and be sure to tour the brewery to see just how the magic’s made.
Where to get it: Fermented – 50 Canton Street, Ste. 160
What it tastes like: Traversing the French countryside with a big wicker basket filled with fresh cherries, raspberries, and cranberries
What it is: Beaujolais wine is a light, easy-drinking red made with Gamay Noir grapes. Depending on the type of Beaujolais you get, you can experience flavors ranging from zippy and juicy (as is the case with the Nouveau) or the Cru variety’s more serious, complex burgundy feel. Check out Fermented every Saturday for wine tastings and the chance to attain a deeper knowledge of what wine works for you. The experts on hand are always happy to answer questions and help you create the perfect pairing for whatever fall festivity (or quiet night at home!) awaits.