BreweriesOregon Pumpkin Beer Hunt

When it comes to pumpkin beers (one of my favorite “styles” as you all well know) it’s always seemed to me that they are more an East Coast regional specialty* (much the same way that fresh hop beers are a West Coast—and more specifically Pacific Northwest—regional specialty). Hence I am … Continue reading

BreweriesStone, Elysian, Bruery pumpkin beer collaboration

Stone Brewing is heading up another collaboration beer, this time with Elysian Brewing and The Bruery, and what caught my eye about this particular brew is that it’s a pumpkin beer (of course!). Dick Cantwell of Elysian spills the details about it on the Elysian blog: The boys from the … Continue reading

ReviewsSaranac Pumpkin Ale

When I received the Saranac selection of beers last month, the one I was most interested in and excited to try was (naturally) the Pumpkin Ale. It is, in fact, the first pumpkin beer I’ve seen—and drank—this season, so (and I admit this is an overt bias) while the other … Continue reading

HomebrewingPumpkin beer recipe time again

It’s that time of year when people are starting to think about brewing pumpkin beers, and for the past month six of the top 10 search results to this site are for variations of “pumpkin ale recipe” (for which I am still is the #1 result on Google for that … Continue reading

ReviewsPumpkin 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 … Continue reading

ReviewsPumpkin 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 … Continue reading

Theme WeekPumpkin Beer Week: Links & events

A roundup of links and events I’ve been coming across, both pumpkin-themed and (at least one) Halloween-themed: Cambridge Brewing Company is featuring their 3rd annual Great Pumpkin Festival coming up this Saturday, the 30th. Sounds like it’s the east coast version of Elysian’s Pumpkin Beer Festival (and Elysian is one … Continue reading

ReviewsPumpkin 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 … Continue reading

ReviewsPumpkin 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 … Continue reading

Theme WeekPumpkin 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 … Continue reading