Holy pumpkin, Batman! It’s that time of year again, when the great pumpkin takes over our food, coffee…and our beer! In addition to our extensive craft beer list, we’ve included some of our favorite pumpkin brews. Here are three recommended pumpkin beers for celebrating the fall, October and Halloween!
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Pumpkin Ale, 8% ABV
This local microbrewery goes all out with it’s seasonal pumpkin craft beer! Brewed with pumpkin and butternut squash, this craft beer is sure to be perfect for howling at that Halloween moon. Feel the full embodiment of pumpkin pie and the harvest spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, with a slight hint of whipped cream on the back end. In addition to the pumpkin spice flavors, brown sugar and caramel dally in the middle of this medium-bodied brew. Like most Schlafly craft beers, it is easy to drink and very consistent. It’s high ABV seems nearly nonexistent under its big pumpkin taste!
Learn more about Schlafly’s Pumpkin Ale here.
Southern Tier Pumking
Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 8.6% ABV
Crowning itself king of pumpkin beer, the Southern Tier Pumking is considerably the sweetest and most akin to actually eating a pumpkin pie of our featured pumpkin craft beers. Southern Tier does a great job of developing a complex ale. Moderately carbonated with the strong smell of pumpkin spice, Pumking has a slight bitterness in the finish. The deep roasted pumpkin overtone and the taste of pumpkin pie crust proves that Southern Tier is not trying to hide their pumpkin flavor!
Learn more about Southern Tier Pumking here.
Charleville Witch’s Brew’mmm
Belgian-style Pumpkin Ale, 7% ABV
Perhaps the most unique of these three craft beers is the Charleville Witch’s Brew’mmm, which is brewed straight out of Sainte Genevieve, Missouri. Witch’s Brew’mmm is a Belgian-style ale brewed with pumpkin and spices. Not a traditional pumpkin pie-flavored beer, this ale highlights the pumpkin gourd instead of the spice itself and perhaps even finishes its spiciness with a very subtle hint of a tart lemon. The pumpkin flavors get stronger as the craft beer warms and the notes of cinnamon and nutmeg nicely rise from its slight carbonation.