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Pumpkin Beer Week: Elysian Night Owl

Even though by my own rules Pumpkin Beer Week ended last week, I still had a bottle of Elysian Brewing’s Night Owl Pumpkin Ale to review. So (again, my own rules!) I’ve extended the Week long enough to include this review. To be honest, I have mixed feeling about Night Owl these days. Back in 2008 when I first reviewed it, it was a pure rave: I declared that it “might well be my new … Continue reading →

Pumpkin Beer Week: Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale

I found Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale at Trader Joe’s, and I have to admit I’m a bit confused by the pedigree of this beer. It is ostensibly brewed by Kennebunkport Brewing Company, but a closer read on the fine print reveals “Hand brewed and bottled by Pugsley Brewing LLC.” Alan Pugsley is of course the brewmaster at Shipyard Brewing, responsible for Shipyard Pumpkin Ale and Smashed Pumpkin, so this makes sense. Then we veer into left … Continue reading →

Pumpkin Beer Week: Deschutes Pompion

I’ve been eagerly awaiting for Deschutes Brewery to put their first ever pumpkin ale on tap, and today was the day! I was able to get down there just after work to enjoy an inaugural pint, and take a few notes for a review. They’re serving Pompion (the old word for “pumpkin” in colonial days) on nitro, which lends it an incredibly creamy, smooth body and texture. It’s 40 IBUs and 6.8% alcohol by volume, … Continue reading →

Pumpkin Beer Week: Dogfish Punkin Ale (2010)

Yes, I reviewed Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale last year, and I couldn’t let a Pumpkin Beer Week go by without revisiting this beer again. This 7% beer is brewed with pumpkin, brown sugar, and spices, and is one of the pumpkin beers that reviewers and beer geeks always seem to cite as a good example of the style. As with all Dogfish beers, there’s a story behind it: Punkin Ale is named after a locally-famous … Continue reading →

Pumpkin Beer Week: Pumpkin brews in the news

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 … Continue reading →