Wicked Weed Brewing Co (Asheville, NC) just shipped an new offering – Jack O’ Hammered Pumpkin Ale, just in time for Halloween.
Jack O’ Hammered is of course a pumpkin ale, brewed with roasted cocoa nibs, and finishes with heat from serrano, ancho, and habanero peppers. It’s no secret the brewery dotes a little on this one.
Below are some pictures from the cocoa nib roasted at the brewery in Asheville.
Wicked Weed Jack O’ Hammered is available in North Carolina distribution in 500ml bottles, alongside Briars & Brett Farmhouse Ale.
Style: Pumpkin Ale (w/ Cocoa NIbs, Chili Peppers)
Availability: 500ml bottles
Arrival: Late October, 2014
Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks will release El Gourdo in November, 2013. The beer got its start last year, when a local pumpkin patch ask the brewery to take in orphaned Cinderella pumpkins.
The pumpkins were fire roasted with bay leaf and walnuts, in an oven fueled by brandy and white oak staves. 500 pounds of the roasted pumpkins were added to the base beer blend to ferment and oak age for nearly a year.
…The resulting beer is subtle yet firm. Roasting releases naturally sweet spicy pumpkin, brown sugar, and nutty flavors and aromas, which mingle nicely with an earthy funk, toasted oak and assertive acidity.
5.8% ABV, 5 IBUs
The blending components below…
012 Lil Mikkel Saison 66% 24 months French & American Oak
2013 Agrestic Ale American Wild Red 33% 12 months French & American Oak
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond, VA) will add Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin to their Barrel Series on October 18th.
Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin is a substitue for seasonal favorite Rum Pumpkin. The brewery receives their rum barrels from a Peruvian distillery. A little while back, the distillery called Hardywood, saying the rum needed more barrel time. That meant Rum Pumpkin wouldn’t make in the barrels stateside in time for the release.
Hardywood Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin combines the nostalgic flavors and aromas of autumn with a soul warming, rye whiskey laced finish that can only be achieved through months of maturation in Jim Beam rye whiskey barrels.
Rye Whiskey Barrel Pumpkin will release at special event at the brewery on October 18th. Distribution in Virginia, DC and eastern Pennsylvania beginning October 20, 2014.
Spiteful Brewing’s (Chicago, IL) Jackass O’ Lantern has returned to shelves. Brewed with roasted sugar pumpkins.
Jackass O’Lantern starts with all five brewery employees roasting sugar pumpkins in their home ovens. The next day they are brought in and added to the brew.
“Say what you will about spiced beers, I think they’re seasonally appropriate. They don’t have to taste like canned pumpkin pie filling. They can be brewed with balance in mind,” Spiteful representative Calvin Fredrickson says. “Ours is meant to address the festive jackassery associated with Halloween.”
Spiteful Creative Director Luke Snobeck collaborated with Joelle Tafoya in creating the label for Jackass O’ Lantern. Available in 22oz bombers in the Chicago area.
Style: Pumpkin Ale (w/ Roasted Sugar Pumpkin)
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Fall seasonal