Sip & Savor These Local Fall Libations 

Posted: September 22, 2022

A New England autumn boasts something palpable in the air, during which it takes on new character and many local spots begin to offer seasonal selections. Apple, pumpkin and maple flavors permeate the season with beverages that both warm the soul and refresh the palate. 

Hearty Hops 

The newly crisp air means it’s time to button up your flannel, toss on your beanie and head to the tap room. Listed below, some seasonal and limited releases on the docket:  

Altruist Brewing Co. 

Pumpkin Pi Pumpkin Ale 


Flying Dreams Brewing Co. 

Oktoberfest Amber Lager 
Cranberry Sour Berliner Weisse


Redemption Rock Brewing Co. 

“I Can’t Even” Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout 
“Thackery” Oktoberfest Lager 
“Appleseed” Apple Cider Sour Ale 


Oakholm Brewing Company 

Oktoberfest Lager 
Pumpkin Carver 


Tree House Brewing 

“Autumn Is King” Mixed Pack 


Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company 

Giant Pumpkin Special Edition Ale 


Timberyard Brewing Co. 

Spider Gates Pumpkin/Yam Beer 


Rapscallion Brewery

O'Fest Beer 


Wachusett Brewing Company 

Octoberfest Amber Harvest Ale 
Spiced Pumpkin Ale 

Wormtown Brewery

Fresh Patch Pumpkin Ale

Gorgeous Grapes 

Hardwick Winery

From Yankee Boy White and Hardwick Red to Harvest Maple and Pioneer Pumpkin, Hardwick Winery is home to award-winning flavors in quaint New England digs. Open seven days a week with live music to boot, Hardwick breaks out the fall flavors in full force. New autumn-inspired releases include Greenwich Apple and Apple Pie.

Brimfield Winery

This seasonal outdoor winery offers the likes of wine, beer and hard ciders on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Classic Cran Semi Dry White is a go-to favorite at Brimfield, among other creative concoctions like Vintage Blush and Vintage Rush. Oktoberfest hits Brimfield Winery, alongside Rapscallion Brewery, on Oct. 1, bringing with it the release of a seasonal beer, live music and plenty of vino. 

Canal District Wines

Every Thursday through Saturday, Canal District Wines General Manager Brittany Kurowski curates five bottles united by a common theme, teaching about regions and winemaking practices in an approachable atmosphere. Here, a list of October's Weekend Wine'd Up topics and dates. Their team also releases over a dozen new wines for the fall season, like Monte Rio Skull Wine, Meinklang Mulatschak Orange and a quirky nebbiolo. 

Sippable Ciders

Common Ground Ciderworks

Common Ground brings small batch, hand crafted hard cider, wine and beer to North Brookfield, the perfect setting for a seasonally inspired tasting.

Brookfield Orchards

Pair family-friendly cider with fresh apple cider doughnuts at Brookfield Orchards, followed by a peaceful walk through the orchards and a visit to their charming country store in full-fledged New England surroundings.

Early Bird Beverages 

BirchTree Bread Co.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes bring all the warmth at BirchTree Bread Co. Stop by for a beverage and some fresh bread, and stay for the cozy atmosphere. For those looking to satisfy a sweeter tooth, opt for the Amber Mule, a libation complemented by locally sourced maple syrup by Pure BS Maple Shack

Brew on the Grid

From Caramel Apple Drip Coffee to Honey Cinnamon Shaken Espresso, you're in good hands with these drinks, whose names are as scrumptious as their flavors. A Franklin Street staple, Brew on the Grid stands proud as a hub for fueling up and embarking on Downtown Worcester adventures. 

Something Extra Sweet 

Brew on the Grid

From warm drinks to milkshakes, Brew on the Grid has every customer covered. Sample their S'Mores Milkshake this season for all the toasty tastes of fireside goodness.

Cedar Street Café

Stop by Cedar Street Café and warm your soul with a classic cider or a spiced latte with the likes of gingerbread and pumpkin. A beloved spot in Sturbridge, Cedar Street offers innovative and intentional fare to complement any local libation. 

The Rose Room Cafe & Tonic Bar

Homemade syrups, both salted caramel and pumpkin spice flavored, will jazz up any beverage, most popularly added to The Rose Room's lattes. Their Mexican Mocha—Mexican spices mixed into mocha syrup—is offered in October and brings all the more flavor to fall.