Pumpkin 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

Pumpkin 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

Pumpkin 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

Pumpkin 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

Pumpkin 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

Pumpkin 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

Next 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

Post Theme Week

Some post-Theme Week wrapup notes and thoughts… "Fresh hops" is certainly topical right now, but I also found it a bit harder to blog about when you don’t really have access to many beers to sample. Of course, that just forced me to be a bit more creative in coming … Continue reading

Fresh Hops Week: The bottled list

Earlier in the week I was ruminating on the overall number of fresh hop beers out there, but the conclusion is that it’s really a moving target: many (most) are highly seasonal, draft-only batches (often one-offs) usually only available on location. So I did deeper research, looking for breweries that … Continue reading

Fresh Hops Week: Three more reviews

The problem with reviewing fresh hop beers is that they’re so regional; the only one I’ve thus far been able to get in the bottle is (local) Hop Trip, and unless I’m willing to travel (which obviously isn’t convenient), the only other ones available to me are ultra-local brews—which, unless … Continue reading