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10 Barrel’s pumpkin flight

Yes, another pumpkin beer post, after Thanksgiving even! In my ongoing hunt for Oregon-brewed pumpkin beers, I was happy to find that Bend’s 10 Barrel Brewing not only brewed up a pumpkin ale this year—they did three, and recently were (and may still be)¬†offering them on tap at their pub in a special taster flight for all three of them. So the weekend before the holiday we’d stopped in for lunch and I tried them … Continue reading →

Blight Pumpkin Ale (Elysian 12 Beers of the Apocalypse)

Of course the October beer in Elysian Brewing‘s 12 Beers of the Apocalypse series is going to be a pumpkin beer—but because it’s part of this year-long series of unique beers leading up to the end of the Mayan long count calendar (which some are calling the Mayan apocalypse), it’s also a pumpkin beer with a twist: brewed with brown sugar and “fiery Vietnamese cinnamon” along with the pumpkin. Blight Pumpkin Ale beer comes in … Continue reading →

Reviews: 3 more pumpkin ales for Halloween

This being the week of Halloween, I figured I would run review trios of pumpkin beers this week (I’ve been drinking a lot of pumpkin!) in the vein of last week’s post. “Spice” seems to be the theme of these three particular reviews, even moreso than the pumpkin. Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale This is the first time I’ve seen Sam Adams’ pumpkin beer here in Central Oregon; it was part of a mix 12-pack … Continue reading →

Reviews: A trio of pumpkin beers

We are definitely smack dab in the heart of pumpkin beer season: more bottled pumpkin beers than ever are on the shelves, this past weekend saw the eighth annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival from Elysian Brewing, tonight at the Green Dragon¬†Brewpublic’s second annual Killer Pumpkin Fest is taking over Portland… the list goes on. For my part I’ve been trying every pumpkin beer I can find (or I was—I’m starting to fall behind with so … Continue reading →

Homebrewing pumpkin tips

Via my Google News alerts, I found this article that offers tips for homebrewing with pumpkin. Nothing too earth-shaking, but I thought it was interesting and there are a couple of points of note: The author recommends “small cheese pumpkins” as the best variety to use: a variety also called “Long Island cheese pumpkin” that is of the same family as the butternut squash. (I’ve seen another source recommending butternut squash as a better source … Continue reading →