Toast to the season

Double Nap, Berryessa Brewing Co.

Illustration by Sarah Hansel

It’s decorative gourd season, fall freaks! But that doesn’t mean you should drink those overly sweet Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. Instead, go for wet hops. In early fall, farmers harvest hops at peak ripeness for the full expression of their flavors. As a bonus (at least, to me and maybe you), wet-hop IPAs aren’t as bitter. From Winters, Double Nap by Berryessa Brewing Co. dribbles smoothly down the hatchet with hints of clementine, cream and the fertile autumnal earth. 27260 Highway 128 in Winters; (530) 795-3526;