Friday, September 30, 2016

Change is Good

Photo Credit: Kim Pizzala

In Wisconsin, the seasons change, and that can be a really beautiful thing. One of the ways we change with the seasons is, we update our cocktail menu. At this time of year, we shift from the juicy, berry-flavored drinks of summer for the more savory flavors of fall. Warm, brown spirits, baking spices and fall fruit are ushered onto the menu, just in time for the coziness of sweaters and the smell of leaves as they fall like multicolored confetti from the trees.

This fall’s menu features two favorites from last year, the Autumn Fire and the Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned. Our bartender Jerod designed the Autumn Fire to be a silky, creamy cocktail that is as sophisticated as it is delicious. With its hint of cinnamon, it satisfies the palate and the spirit. Our bartender, Ally, asked us to bring back the Pumpkin Spice Old Fashioned, because it speaks to the timeless pleasures of fall without being overly sweet.

We’re expanding our portfolio of beer cocktails. You may recall the Beer Margarita; and who can forget the Keg Nog? This summer we branched out with a Ginger Shandy, which was complex and quaffable. This fall, we’re featuring the Autumn Shandy, which makes the most of our best-selling Delafield Amber, adding Drambuie, ginger beer and a touch of lemon to brighten it up.

Last but certainly not least is my own favorite, the Oh, Pear! Bulleit bourbon, with a pear reduction and the warm, savory spices of Milwaukee’s own Bittercube Bitters’ Trinity bitters.

We welcome these drinks, and this change of seasons, as we pack away our bathing suits and bring out the sweaters and jackets we haven’t seen for months. The menu comes to life October 1, and we look forward to seeing you at the Delafield Brewhaus bar!

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