With the leaves turning colors and the blistering hot days behind us, it surely means that the fall season is well underway. And it wouldn’t truly feel like fall without any pumpkin beers floating around the store shelves and taking up spots on restaurant and bar tap systems. But just as quick as they arrive, they disappear, until next year that is. That’s so far away though so it’s best you get them while they are still around this year.
If you are imagining your first sip to be like taking a bite of your jack-o-lantern remains, you’ve got the wrong impression. In fact, most are far more interesting in taste than just plain old pumpkin. The addition of fresh cut pumpkins is a popular choice, while others sometimes opt to use pumpkin puree or just a touch of pumpkin flavoring. You’ll also find many common fall spices in them like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. A generally sweet and malty taste with the spices taking offering up a good portion of the flavor profile make them extremely popular on these cooler fall nights.
Here’s a list of a few we think you might like to try from our friends!
- Alaskan – Pumpkin Porter
- Blue Moon – Harvest Pumpkin Ale
- New Belgium – Pumpkick
- Saint Arnold – Pumpkinator
- Tommy Knocker – Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale
Get your pumpkin fix in before it’s too late!