Tuesday, January 26

8 Pumpkin Beers you must seek out.

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If you have a chance and are lucky enough to live in an area where these Pumpkin beers are available don’t waste a minute longer as they may be ending soon.

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin

 Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin by Shipyard Brewing Company. in Portland, ME


 Notes / Commercial Description:

Pale Ale, Wheat, and Light Munich malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Saphir   and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit. ABV: 9.0% IBU: 26

(Shipyard Brewing Company)



Rumpkin Rum Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale

 Rumpkin Rum Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale by Avery Brewing, in Boulder, CO

 Notes / Commercial Description:

We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happens!  ABV: 17.5%

(Avery Brewing)



Barrel-Aged PumpkinatorBarrel-Aged Pumpkinator by St. Arnold Brewing Co. in Houston, TX

Notes / Commercial Description:

Pumpkinator is a big, black, full of spice, full of flavor beer. Originally released in 2009 as Divine Reserve No. 9, it is an imperial pumpkin stout and our answer to how a pumpkin beer ought to taste. It is brewed with a combination of pale two row, caramel and black malts, Cascade and Liberty hops for a background hop flavor, pumpkin for a rich mouthfeel, molasses, brown sugar, spices and dry-spiced to make it feel like you just walked into your mom’s kitchen while she was cooking 37 pumpkin pies. It is the most expensive beer we have brewed. A single batch of Pumpkinator will be released around every October 15. It is available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft. AVB: 11% IBU: 34

(Saint Arnold)


Freaktoberfest Big Ol' Pumpkin Ale

Freaktoberfest Big Ol’ Pumpkin Ale by Coney Island Brewing in Brooklyn, NY

Notes / Commercial Description:

Freaktoberfest is a hauntingly complex, copper-hued, pumpkin and espresso ale. Caramel aromas intermingle with hints of allspice and cinnamon. A roasted, rich body is highlighted by Café Grumpy’s specially selected espresso beans and is finished with sweet pumpkin. AVB: 6.2% IBU: 20

(Coney Island Brewing)


Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin AlePunkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale by Elysian Brewing Co. in Seattle, WA

Notes / Commercial Description:

A pumpkin ale with the attitude of a world-weary barista, Punkuccino packs a short shot of Stumptown coffee toddy in your pint with just a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg. AVB: 5%  IBU: N/A

(Elysian Brewing Co.)



Pumpkin HunterPumpkin Hunter by Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Roseland, VA

Notes / Commercial Description:

Named for the huntsman who roams the forests of Nelson County, Pumpkin Hunter brings Devils Backbone’s typical balance to a pumpkin ale. Brewmaster Jason Oliver designed the flavors to layer like liquid pumpkin pie. The malts impart a graham cracker pie crust character around a rich, subtly sweet pumpkin and spice body.  AVB: 5.1%  IBU: 14

(Devils Backbone Brewing Company)


Imperial Pumpkin AleImperial Pumpkin Ale by Weyerbacher Brewing Co. in Easton, PA

Notes / Commercial Description:

Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices(Cinnamon,Nutmeg,Cardamom,Cloves). This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is heartier, spicier, and more caramelly and pumpkiny than its faint brethren! Perfect finisher on a cool autumn night, or match it up with a slice of pumpkin pie and fresh whipped cream. If you don’t agree this is the mother of all pumpkin ales, then you just don’t like mothers! AVB: 8.0% IBU 21

(Weyerbacher Brewing Co.)


WarlockWarlock by Southern Tier Brewing Co. in Lakewood, NY

Notes / Commercial Description:

Warlock Imperial stout brewed with pumpkins Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own and also to counterpoint our Imperial Ale, Pumking. Dark and mysterious, the Blackwater Series is serious about high gravity. Reanimate your senses with Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma. ABV: 8.6% IBU: 30

(Southern Tier Brewing Co.)


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