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Beyond Pumpkin Spice Lattes: Alternative Fall Flavors

We all know fall is #PSL season when fall flavor enthusiasts flock to Starbucks for their seasonal favorite: the pumpkin spice latte. But for those looking for a local alternative, Bloomington has plenty of options:

• Oliver Winery: Apple Pie Wine

• Upland Brewery: Oktoberfest Bavarian Lager

• Big Woods Bloomington: Aquaffalypse Wet Hopped IPA, Hesitation Point Apple Ale

• Bloomington Brewing Company: Persimmon Ale

• Rainbow Bakery: Persimmon, Maple, Maple Bacon, and Cranberry Orange Blossom Donuts

• Hopscotch Coffee: Autumn Berry Fizz, a cold drink with wild elderberry and orange bitters in a refreshing soda

• Pourhouse Café: Pumpkin Spice Latte, Caramel Apple Cider, S’mores Lattes

• Hartzell’s: Pumpkin Pie Blizzard with real pieces of pumpkin pie

• Bloomington Bagel: Hot Apple Cider from Musgrave Orchard

And while you’re enjoying local fall drinks, you can also take part in some favorite fall activities:

• Watching the leaves change color at Hoosier National Forest

• Biking at Wapehani Mountain Bike Park

• Supporting the cream and crimson at IU football games

• Browsing the dedicated Halloween music section at Landlocked Music

• Seeing fall foliage on a guided paddling trip along Monroe Lake (October 12)

• Seeing over 900 glass pumpkins at the 7th Annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch (October 15)

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