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 … Continue reading

Pumpkin Beer Week: Midnight Sun TREAT

Up to this point most pumpkin beers I’ve had have been pretty “normal”: the usual variations on the pale-amber base, with spices. The ones deviating from that norm have tended towards the “Imperial” range, like yesterday’s Pumking, or Shipyard’s Smashed Pumpkin or Dogfish’s Punkin Ale. I suppose the commercial availability … Continue reading

Pumpkin Beer Week: Imperial Pumking

Southern Tier Brewing has been showing up in limited quantities here in Central Oregon lately, but those have been (mostly) confined to their limited Imperial Stout series; the one you all know I really wanted to try for quite awhile was their Imperial Pumking: Pumking is an ode to Púca, … Continue reading

Pumpkin Beer Week 2010

I’ve been blogging a bunch about pumpkin beer for much of this month already as a lead-in to Pumpkin Beer Week (and I’ll probably be blogging about pumpkin beers after this week as well)—the follow-up to the original Pumpkin Beer Week I ran way back in 2007 (one of the … Continue reading

Pumpkin beers from Oregon brewers

I’m not sure what it is about commercial pumpkin beers, but to a large extent they seem to be an East Coast phenomenon—I seem to see more bottled pumpkin beers from the eastern half of the country each year than elsewhere. (Though this might be changing.) And when it comes … Continue reading

Hop Press: Brewing with Pumpkin

Continuing with my “pumpkin month” theme, this weekend’s Hop Press post was titled “Brewing with Pumpkin” and serves as an overview/primer on that very topic: I suppose it should go without saying, that for a beer to be considered a “pumpkin beer” it should have real pumpkin added at some … Continue reading

Pumpkin ale recipe (all-grain)

It’s been a few years since I published my original extract-based pumpkin ale recipe, and since I’ve recently started all-grain brewing, I decided to develop and publish an all-grain version of that recipe. (And as a proper test of it, I brewed this beer the weekend before last and it’s … Continue reading

Pumpkin precursors

We’re still two weeks away from Pumpkin Beer Week but I’ve got pumpkin beer on the brain right now, so this may well turn out to be more of a Pumpkin Beer Month. For instance, I’m about to publish a new all-grain pumpkin ale recipe (the all-grain version of this … Continue reading

Hop Press: Pumpkin Beer Season

My first Featured Article for Hop Press is up this morning: Pumpkin Beer Season. Go give it a look.

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

It is definitely the season for pumpkin beers—hell, the Huffington Post is even running an article on them—and this year I finally got to try a pumpkin beer I’ve been waiting ages for: Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale. No kidding; we’ve had some of the Dogfish “standbys” available in Oregon for … Continue reading