Theme WeekPumpkin Beer Week: Around the web

A few links from around the web today. First, a plug and a pointer to Magnolia Brewing in San Francisco, courtesy of Erik here in the comments. He says: [G]otta give a shout out to Magnolia Brewing for their pumpkin ale, Barking Pumpkin. It really is good stuff. A nice … Continue reading

BreweriesPumpkin Beer Week: Oregon brewers? (A wish list)

Could it really be that there are no Oregon breweries producing a pumpkin beer? I’m sure that can’t be entirely the case, but my preliminary investigations (on BeerAdvocate) strongly seem to indicate that. Come on, Oregon, what’s up with that? You’re at the forefront of the craft brewing movement! Here’s … Continue reading

ReviewsPumpkin Beer Week: O’Fallon Pumpkin Ale

The O’Fallon Brewery is located just outside of St. Louis, Missouri, and each year brews a seasonal pumpkin ale. While researching the number of pumpkin beers that are available (in bottles) from various breweries, I sent out a number of emails inquiring if there were bottles of these beers that … Continue reading

HomebrewingPumpkin Beer Week: Homebrewing notes

I find it interesting that my pumpkin ale recipe is still the #1 result on Google when someone searches just that ("pumpkin beer recipe" places me at #2). The recipe itself is an extract-based recipe (with partial mash elements), and I thought I’d relay some notes and thoughts on the … Continue reading

ReviewsPumpkin Beer Week: Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale

The Pumpkin Ale from Buffalo Bill’s Brewery has an interesting history. First brewed back in 1986, it may well be the oldest (and first) commercially available pumpkin beer on the market today. The beer got its start when Bill Owens (Buffalo Bill’s founder) read that George Washington had brewed with … Continue reading

Theme WeekPumpkin Beer Week

It’s Pumpkin Beer Week here at The Brew Site—all this week, I’ll be blogging about pumpkin beer in this second installment of Theme Week (where I spend the third week of the month blogging a particular topic). This should be a busy week! I’ve got a number of reviews, some … Continue reading

Theme WeekNext week is Pumpkin Beer Week

Just a reminder that next week is Pumpkin Beer Week here at The Brew Site, the second of my monthly "Theme Weeks." (Last month was Fresh Hops Beers.) I’ll be blogging pretty exclusively about pumpkin beers, which will include a fair number of reviews. So stick around. It’s also Thanksgiving … Continue reading

Uncategorized"Taste your beer"

No, the title there isn’t a mandate for the obvious, it refers instead to the "Taste Your Beer" website, which is offering an interesting product: a beer tasting and appreciation kit. What makes a beer tasting kit? Well, aside from what you’d expect—like a beer guide, a cheat sheet for … Continue reading

BreweriesThe merger news that shook the beer world (Press Release too)

By now it’s reverberated back and forth across the beer world—both online and off—that Widmer and Redhook are merging into one company (though beers will continue to be brewed under each brand). The new company will be called the "Craft Brewers Alliance." Although I have serious reservations about this name … Continue reading