Pumpkin Beer Time

It is again that magic time of year when breweries grace us with their seasonal offering of pumpkin beers.  This year we welcome back some old favorites and a new brew.

First up is Sixpoint’s first seasonal canned beer, Autumnation.  As celebration of fall and the annual hop harvest Sixpoint brewed this pumpkin beer using wet hops, which are only available at harvest time.  Leaning more toward an IPA than most pumpkin beers Autumnation finds the right balance between the spice and smooth body of a pumpkin brew and the hoppy bite of an IPA.  Since this is Sixpoint’s first seasonal packaged beer we fully expect them to disappear quickly, pick up a 4 pack while you can!

Next up is Lakefront’s Pumpkin Lager which is the only pumpkin lager that is brewed anywhere!  The flavor is nicely spiced with hints of nutmeg and cloves with a slight sweetness.  Since this is a lager the body tends to be lighter than the pumpkin ales out there.  Overall a good introduction to this style for someone who may be a naysayer and a nice change of pace for pumpkin beer fanatics.

Another of our returning brews is Wolaver’s Pumpkin Ale which is made from certified organic Vermont pumpkins as well as 100{0886acb4f5be58b49bf4e022446f4168c3918f2aad77c1481cecb92c8f2156f3} organic hops and malts.  Of all the beers mentioned this one definitely has the most straightforward pumpkin flavor, there is definitely a nice spiciness but is more subtle than the rest.

And of course we are excited to bring back Southern Tier’s Pumking.  This Imperial Pumpkin Ale is a big beer at 8.6{0886acb4f5be58b49bf4e022446f4168c3918f2aad77c1481cecb92c8f2156f3} ABV and tastes like taking a big ol’ bite of pumpkin pie.  Though it is the sweetest of our pumpkin beers it is not overwhelming.  The 750ml bottle also makes it perfect for sharing, or not.

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