pumpkinheads unite!

It seems that Nicole is not alone in her pumpkin ale obsession:

http://www.charleston.net/news/2007/oct/03/now_you_can_pour_pumpkin17864/

I am now inspired to put this in my next batch of homebrew:

pumpkin

I’ve never been much of one for fruit or flavored beers, but I will admit there is something about pumpkin ale. I think it’s the resemblance to pumpkin pie with all the spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves that often go into them. I do agree with Lew in the linked article, it’s almost like a comfort food. Once it gets close to fall, all I want is spiced stuff.

Now if the temperature here in Charleston would just cooperate with my taste buds! It’s been too darn warm to properly enjoy spiced beverages!

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4 Responses to pumpkinheads unite!

  1. waldie says:

    what brand of pumpkin beer do you favor? i think we had some with you and N on a trip to charleston (pre-you living there) and i really liked it. then i bought some myself a year later and i didn’t like it as much. i picked up some pumpkin beer at the store last weekend but ended up putting it back because i couldn’t remember if it was the brand i liked or didn’t.

  2. Brian says:

    Nicole is the pumpkin aficionado and her favorite is Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale. They do sell it in SC. I’d check out Total Wine or Greene’s in Columbia. I’ll let Nicole fill you in on the details.

  3. beerdoctor says:

    My friends the rise of pumpkin ales has been a steady one the last few, I recently attended a distributors show where AB (that’s Bud folks) had their pumpkin ale on draft to sample. Blue Moon as you know has been around for awhile, just like Buffalo Bill’s. But two that always get my attention are both produced in Utica, NY: Brooklyn’s POST ROAD PUMPKIN ALE and SARANAC PUMPKIN ALE.
    THE BEER DOCTOR

  4. nikki3bags says:

    Waldie – you can also get the Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale from World Market. This ale is creamy, pumpkin-y and spicy. It tastes pretty darn good, even as it warms to room temperature. A second place one is the Shipyard Pumpkinhead, which is kicking on the spice. I’m glad you share in my joy on the pumpkin beers! I miss you…

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