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 dark ale that isn’t overly spiced, they also roast the pumpkin seeds and use them to flavor the ale, giving it a spiffy nutty character.

Unfortunately, they only brew it around Halloween and don’t bottle, so you’ll have to visit San Francisco some fall to try it.

Pumpkin and pumpkin seeds—sounds extremely interesting.

Over on the Beer Bits 2 blog, Adam is contemplating brewing an Old Ale with pumpkin. That’s some outside-the-box thinking I like to read about.

Finally, Josh over on A Good Beer Blog reviews several pumpkin ales for Thanksgiving. They’re all East Coast beers, and his pick for the best was Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale. Yum!


  1. Pumking from Souther Tier is my favorite. In general I’m not all too excited about pumpkin or pumpkin spiced ales. Its just fun to try them as they signal the change of seasons.

    The one I’m making should be a solid old ale with hints of pumpkin and spice. Enough to remind you of the holidays. That is if all goes well. I’m always excited to see what a new recipe will bring!


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