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The transition to fall brings an abundance of change including our sudden craving for heartier, bigger-boned beverages.

In the beer world, that means Stouts, Browns, and Porters. The darker malts produce a more rich, flavorful beer that warms the heart and soul; perfect for the dinner table, comfy chair, fire pit...you get the idea.

There are plenty of wines that could be considered ‘fall-friendly’, too; Bordeaux Blanc, Sémillon, Grenache, and Zinfandel are fantastic examples. They have just enough depth to take the chill off a crisp, fall day.

So, grab your favorite fleece blankies and scarves – here are a few of our favorite 'go-to' beverages for fall. Enjoy!

Maine Craft Beers for the Fall

Stout: A strong, dark beer brewed with roasted malt or barley

AUSTIN STREET SIX GRAIN, BANDED NORWEALD, FORE RIVER JOHN HENRY

Brown: Roasted malt, caramel & chocolate flavors

FOUNDATION BURNSIDE BROWN, BUNKER BROWN

Porter: Malty with flavors of bittersweet chocolate, caramel or toffee

NONESUCH IKAWA PORTER, WOODLAND FARMS BIG 'EFFIN PORTER

Perfectly Paired Fall Whites

Bordeaux Blanc: A dense white with great acidity; very food-friendly

PIERRE ANGULAIRE BORDEAUX BLANC

Sémillon: A lush, mouthful of a white, balanced by a lively zip

GRAVILLE-LACOS GRAVES BLANC; ROBERTO HENRIQUEZ RIVERA DEL NOTRO BLANCO

Viognier: A richness like a Chardonnay; think golden apple and cream

ALBAN VINEYARDS VIOGNIER

Perfectly Paired Fall Reds

Grenache: Lighter in color and full of fruity flavors, but also high in alcohol and body

CELLER COMUNICA VI DEL MAS

Zinfandel: Jammy fruits, smoke, cinnamon, chocolate and a higher ABV. Not as sweet as you might think. What more would you want in fall?

OMEN ORIGINS ZINFANDEL

Cab Franc: Cool-climate grapes can produce notes of bell pepper, chili pepper, and peppercorns

NICOLAS REAU ANJOU ROUGE CAB FRANC

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