Hit Me Over the Head with Gingerbread!

I Love Pumpkins | November 10, 2008

Have you ever been hit over the head with a loaf of Pumpkin Gingerbread? Try Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale! It smells like a fruity ale, but that’s how it sneaks up on you quietly. BAM! One mouthful and you’re drowning in a spice EXPLOSION! Imagine drinking a gingerbread pumpkin loaf cake.
The smell is fruity and slightly sour, almost [...]

EAT IT UP! Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

I Love Pumpkins | October 28, 2008

There was a plethora of pumpkin tastes at the 2008 Half Moon Bay Arts & Pumpkin Festival. But believe it or not, the longest line at any food stand was the line for… Troop 263 BSA French Fries! 
Don’t forget to also read about Pumpkin Festival Fashion and Pumpkin Festival Fights.


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SHOOTOUT: There is a Pumpkin for what Ales you!

I Love Pumpkins | October 25, 2008

A Taste Test of four fine Pumpkin Ales by Gordo Grassi
   Seasonal beers have been around for ages, and some would claim that Pumpkin Ales may be among the first to appear - before the widespread use of hops, when spices and herbs were the dominant adjuncts to the barley mash.  Pumpkin Ales have been [...]

Pumpkin Beer, Pumpkin Risotto & A Full Moon

I Love Pumpkins | October 15, 2008

On Tuesday night I met with Dan O., one of my guest writers, to discuss his pumpkin article for the blog. We started at Monk’s Kettle, only to find that they’d removed the Punkin’ Ale from their draft beer selection! It was there just a week ago! Any bar that takes itself seriously CANNOT get [...]

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