Chilly nights call for an adult beverage to warm you up. Whether you prefer beer, wine, or distilled spirits, Lehigh Valley has the perfect option to fit the bill. Read on for some of our favorites.
For the Oenophiles
For white wine fans, Vynecrest Autumn Gold is a must. This light, fruity wine offers a crisp finish that pairs perfectly with a cheese board. If you prefer reds, try Galen Glen’s 2015 Chambourcin. The Chambourcin grape is the only variety produced by all eight members of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail; this edition pairs well with decadent risottos in the autumn season.
For the HopHead
Lehigh Valley breweries know how to do pumpkin beers right. In fact, two local variants have been consistently recognized as some of the best in the country! Be sure to add Weyerbacher’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale and Fegley’s Devious Pumpkin to your must-try list. If the pumpkin beer trend isn’t for you, sample Funk Brewing Company’s Falliage, a chai-spiced saison.
Applejack pairs well with fall, and also plays a key role in Lehigh Valley’s history in distilling. Known for bringing the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown in 1777, Frederick Leiser was also a Lehigh County farmer and original distiller of applejack. Today you can find applejack distilled locally at Eight Oaks Craft Distillers. For another twist on seasonal cocktails, make your way to Triple Sun Spirits for a selection including pumpkin spice martinis and sangrias.
Learn more about Lehigh Valley libations.