I don’t know if there’s been some sort of “pumpkin beer tipping point” this year, but it seems like there are a lot more pumpkin beer-related stories in the news that I remember in years past. At least, that’s judging by my Google News Alerts that hit my email inbox each day; empirically I want to say there’s at least one, sometimes two news stories a day about pumpkin brews.
A quick Google News search for “pumpkin beer” at this moment yields 928 results, which seems like a lot! Here’s some sample stories:
- Seattle PI review of Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
- LA Times feature on pumpkin beers (comparative reviews)
- Pumpkin beer taste-off in the Village Voice
- An article on Alaskan pumpkin beers in the Anchorage Press
Many (most?) of the articles are, of course, reviews of several different pumpkin beers, in an overview format. But even so, there’s a lot of ink being written about pumpkin this year.