School has started or is about to start for almost everyone. But the surest sign of fall arrives on Tuesday when the PSL returns.

Starbucks announced that the Pumpkin Spice Latte will come back on August 27. Last year it was on August 28. So I guess fall now starts on the last Tuesday in August?

There is something a little strange about the PSL coming back while water parks are still open. Wild Water West is open until Labor Day September 2. The NFL regular season doesn't begin until September 5 when the Packers and Bears kickoff. The scientific fall, the autumnal equinox, doesn't begin until September 23.

But, like most things, maximizing the time the seasonal favorite is available is probably a good idea. For instance, my seasonal obsession, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, is allegedly only available from March through August. But in 2019 I first picked up a 12-pack of my favorite beer in January. So if you're a fan of the PSL, rejoice on Tuesday like I did when I found the glorious yellow box.

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