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

Brewpublic’s one-year and Elysian’s Pumpkin Fest

There’s a couple of events going on in the Pacific Northwest this weekend that I am candidly envious of (mostly because I can’t make it to either). The first is Brewpublic’s First Anniversary: In celebration of our first Brewniversary, Brewpublic is pleased to announce two events featuring one-of-a-kind craft beers, … Continue reading

Smashed Pumpkin

Shipyard Brewing‘s Smashed Pumpkin is the latest in their “Pugsley’s Signature Series” line of beers, wherein Alan Pugsley, their Master Brewer, gets to go a little crazy, flex his brewing chops, and produce some big interesting beers. I received this bottle of Smashed Pumpkin last week, and this beer definitely … Continue reading

Shipyard Pumpkin sounds goooood…

I’m behind on posting a bunch of stuff but I did want to highlight the press release that came in for Shipyard Brewing: the one announcing the latest in their “Pugsley’s Signature Series” line, Smashed Pumpkin. More like “Imperial” Smashed Pumpkin… this monster is 9% alcohol by volume which is … Continue reading

Pumpkin Ale Recipe

Perfect for the season, this is a favorite beer of mine to brew this time of year, and it’s always good. This is mostly an extract-based pumpkin ale recipe, though there is a short mash/rest with the pumpkin and malt. Use this recipe as-is, or as a basis for experimentation. … Continue reading