Slider Weekly Spotlight — 14 August 2019

The thought of Summer coming to an end may seem like a huge buzz-kill, but the dwindling days of sessionable Summer brews is also a sign that the frenzy of a certain Fall flavor will soon commence. The glorious season of hop harvests, Fall festivals, and pumpkin-galore is creeping up quickly, so put down your citrusy IPAs and Summer Pale Ales and get ready for the season of all-pumpkin-everything! Rolling out over the next couple of weeks, here are 15 tasty Pumpkin beers and ciders perfect for spicing up the Fall.

—————————————-

1. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

Hailed as one of the best beers of its kind, it’s the reason why fall is your favorite season. Schlafly’s Special Release Pumpkin Ale is well-balanced from start to finish, with notes of caramel and ginger throughout. Fermented in pounds of fresh pumpkin squash and a brewer’s wort and sugar mix before being filtered through a spiced infusion of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg, it turns out exactly how we intend it to taste: like a slice of pie in a bottle. ABV: 8.0%

 

2. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with. ABV: 7.0%

 

3. Lancaster Brewing Baked Pumpkin Ale

Have your pie and drink it too! Bold in flavor with a deep amber color, our big Baked Pumpkin Ale is sure to remind you of Grandma’s pumpkin pie. Its lasting vanilla finish will leave your taste buds craving another. ABV: 7.5%

 

4. Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale

A barrel-aged ale brewed with Kentucky-sourced pumpkin, richly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. As the ale is aged in fresh bourbon barrels, the sweetness of caramel and vanilla are imparted upon the brew and complement its spicier base. At 10 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), this robust, limited-release seasonal makes for a flavorful sipping beer to slowly warm up with as the weather cools. ABV: 10.0%

 

5. ACE Cider Pumpkin

First produced in the fall of 2010, our Ace Pumpkin cider is a seasonal favorite. Its unique orange color and full rich flavor will leave you craving more. This seasonal Cider is released after Labor Day and available throughout fall. Ace Pumpkin is perfect for the pumpkin lover that just can’t get enough. Ideal for Halloween and Thanksgiving this cider pairs well with or beef. Our pumpkin cider also makes a great snakebite when mixed with a heavy lager. ABV: 5.0%

 

6. Downeast Cider Pumpkin Blend

A mix of pumpkin, apples, and chai spices. If fall were a drink, it’d be this. ABV: 5.1%

 

7. Flying Dog The Fear

Why is there only one time of the year – as goblins, ghouls and ghosts frolic on front lawns – when we embrace THE FEAR? At all other times, THE FEAR dominates us, controls us and prevents us from greatness. What is there to THE FEAR? Disagreement? Criticism? Humiliation? Whatever THE FEAR is that consumes you, embrace it. Only then will the true artist in you rise up. ABV: 9.0%

 

8. Neshaminy Creek Punkless Dunkel

You may know this beer by it’s previous name, Punkel Dunkel Pumpkin Wheat Ale. It’s also been called a lot of other names as well: Pumpkin Dunkel, Pumpkinweizen, etc. Whatever you’ve called it in the past, we know that regardless of what it’s called, this is one of the most popular, if not the most popular seasonal beer we make. When we set out to create what we hoped was a unique pumpkin beer we decided to brew an imperial version of our Dunks Ferry Dunkelweizen, but in an unabashedly American way by adding pumpkin to the mash and your favorite pumpkin pie spices to the kettle. We add dark brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice to the boil as well to pair with the banana esters and spicy clove imparted by the yeast during fermentation. At 8.8% ABV it’s no slouch either. Always released after Labor Day, Punkless Dunkel doesn’t last long as the crisp Autumn nights make way to Winter just around the corner. Do the seasons even change in Texas? ABV: 8.8%

 

9. Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale

Created with pumpkins grown at Rogue Farms in Independence, Ore., our pumpkins are picked, loaded into our truck, driven immediately 77 miles to our brewery in Newport, Oregon, quickly roasted and pitched into the brew kettle. ABV: 6.1%

 

10. Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale

Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and “pompions.” In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original. ABV: 6.5%

 

11. Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby

Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum. ABV: 6.8%

 

12. River Horse Hipp-O-Lantern

Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with pumpkin, molasses, and a variety of hand-crushed, whole spices set up an impressive aroma and well balanced taste. ABV: 8.5%

 

13. Troegs Master of Pumpkins

It takes a long time to plant, raise, pick, slice, clean and roast 3,000 lbs. of local PA pumpkins. But come fall, Master of Pumpkins takes shape. Naturally fermented and subtly spiced with cinnamon, clove, ginger and nutmeg, this is a pumpkin beer that’s worth the wait. ABV: 7.5%

 

14. Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale

This 8.0% ABV pumpkin ale is the mother of all pumpkin ales. It is heartier, spicier and more caramelly and pumpkiny than its faint brethren! We have added lots of pumpkin along with cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cardamom and clove, giving this beer a spicy, full-bodied flavor. ABV: 8.0%

 

15. Epic Brewing Imperial Pumpkin Porter

The essence of the fall! This beer explodes with aromas of sweet spices giving way to chocolate and roasted malt. Flavors are reminiscent of fresh-cut pumpkin and chocolate and complimented by hints of clove, fresh Madagascar vanilla beans, nutmeg and allspice. ABV: 8.0%

Share

About Author


Notice: get_the_author_email is deprecated since version 2.8.0! Use get_the_author_meta(’email’) instead. in /home/hbco/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3838
ashley.stima@gmail.com