Harvest Bucket List #3 – Toast the Season with Elysian Night Owl Beer


I actually accomplished this bucket list item  weeks ago, and have likely had just as many Night Owl beers as Pumpkin Spice Lattes since then – it’s that good. Here are some shots from when we first enjoyed the ale’s  savory spices (back when the weather was decent!):

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Recognize these candlesticks from Watson & Kennedy?

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We paired our beer with Chili & Brown Sugar Chicken Bacon Wraps with roasted asparagus. Recipe forthcoming!

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As a general rule, I think everything pairs wonderfully with pumpkin beer, but I’m sure there are especially excellent pairings. Any suggestions?





Harvest Bucket List

I love fall and back-to-school season. While growing up, I would spend my summers obsessively planning out what new school clothes I wanted and then once I had them, what outfits I would wear. I got the deepest pleasure from hand-selecting each and every school supply, and organizing them in to my backpack, taking into account convenience and of course, cuteness (for instance, in 9th grade my best friend and I got matching lime green label-makers). And that sweet day when you finally got to use all your new stuff? Almost as serendipitous as Christmas. Back to school is a Type A personality’s dream. In my adulthood, I no longer go back to school, but I have an apartment to decorate and people to cook for. It just never ends! I love it.

Lately I’ve been seeing Harvest/Fall/Autumn Bucket Lists on Pinterest, and I feel inspired to create my own to get in the spirit of the season. It’s not the most “family friendly” list, as there are no pumpkin patches or stomping through crisp leaves, but bear with me.

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What do you think of the list? Any blaring omissions? I will be working my way through these tasks until I lose interest and start obsessing over the holidays instead, and charting my progress on this blog along the way.