So long summer! Just like our college relationship, you were fun while you lasted — but now it’s time to move on. We’ll definitely miss the days of high temps, cutoff shorts, and tank tops, but we’re ready for the changing leaves, cooler weather and, of course, the start of football season.

In honor of tonight’s kickoff game, we’re celebrating with some thirst-quenching beer cocktails. And it just so happens to be National Beer Lover’s Day…coincidence? We think not.

citrus-beer-sangriaCitrus Beer Sangria
Now here’s a sangria that everyone will like. This is the perfect light and citrusy cocktail to make for a crowd.

Blackberry-Whiskey-Beer-CocktailBlackbeery Whiskey Smash
Beer and whiskey certainly make this one boozy beverage. Use the rest of your seasonal blackberries and muddle them up to make the perfect cocktail to sip while you watch your team.

Michelada-beer-cocktailAuthentic Michelada
Who doesn’t love a michelada in the morning? Save this recipe for your next tailgating party to pair with your brunch!

maple-bourbon-lime-beer-cocktail-4Maple Lime Bourbon Beer Cocktail
This libation is the perfect mix to transition from summer to fall. With tart lime and maple, plus a big splash of bourbon and beer, it’s the perfect seasonal cocktail to sip on while you root for your boys.

Beer-Cocktail-Recipe-Cucumber-Basil-IPA-Cooler2Cucumber Basil IPA Cooler
Looking for something more refreshing, but with a stronger beer? This cucumber basil IPA cooler pairs hydrating cucumber with savory basil, plus the high percentage IPA.

xx, The FabFitFun Team