Sarah in the Morning, KZOK Radio Personality
Sierra Nevada's Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale (American Brown Ale, 5.5% ABV)
Sarah says: "When it comes to Autumn beer drinking, you don't have to 'fall' back on cliche beers. There are so many great options, including Sierra Nevada's Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale. Give me a brown ale over a pumpkin brew any day. This one really masters the balance of malt, hops, and a dry finish."
Ninkasi Brewing's Oktoberfest (Oktoberfest Lager, 5.1% ABV)
Sarah says: "Another solid choice is Oktoberfest from Oregon's Ninkasi Brewing Company. While the bottle isn't impressive, the taste is. It's a great Fall beer in that it's not too heavy, but not too light. The chilly, rainy weather isn't here yet, and this beer allows you to transition into the cooler weather. It's refreshing for the warm days, and yet substantive, which you need after all the light Summer beers. Ahhh, just close your eyes with this one and imagine you're in a beer hall in Germany."