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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 [...]

Flemish Beer Masquerading as Pumpkin Beer, and Pumpkin Soup

I Love Pumpkins | October 17, 2008

Another great pumpkin night! We started at the City Beer Store with Aaron and his buddy Erick who was in town from Seattle.
Erick quickly became my hero when he professed that “there is a mystical relationship between pumpkins and cinnamon.” Right on, Erick! Does this mean you’ll create a pumpkin-and-cinnamon software stack for mobile?
City Beer Store always [...]

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

Master P | October 16, 2008

Before I tried this beer, I must admit that I was a bit skeptical. Over the years I tried several different pumpkin beers, but none of which I found to be particularly tasty. Typically they are too sweet, and it tastes like you’re drinking a liquid pumpkin pie or something. Not that I don’t like [...]

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

I Love Pumpkins | October 15, 2008

Pumpkin flavor jumps right out at you from the Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale. It smells like pumpkin bread soaked in vanilla and Irish Whisky. The rich taste fills your mouth and after swallowing the yummy stuff, you’re left with the lingering taste of cloves. 

In Portland Maine, where Shipyard is located, the Commercial Street Fishery paired this beer [...]

Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale

I Love Pumpkins | October 15, 2008

Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale has a tart smell, a sour taste, and an orangey color. Other than the pumpkin featured on the label, there’s nothing very “pumpkin” about this beer. It tastes like sour mash and isn’t especially delicious.

Lots of pumpkin on the label, not a lot of pumpkin in the bottle! They seem to have [...]


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