Last year, Boulevard Brewing released a slightly tart pumpkin beer, Funky Pumpkin. (Imaginee a slightly tart pumpkin beer with spices, and you’re close). Building off of the success of that release will be a new Smokestack Series offering, Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin.
Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin is funkier indeed, as the brewery has allowed the wild yeast Brettanomyces more time to develop.
Never content with brewing “to style,” our brewers’ approach to Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin is far from your standard take on pumpkin spice beers (much like its sibling, Funky Pumpkin). Here theyve given bretranomyces additional the to develop, adding further complexity and character. Subtle pumpkin flavor is accented by traditional spicing in a beer that showcases the hallmark earthy notes of our house wild yeast strain.
Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin will available in September in 750 milliliter bottles. Funky Pumpkin is also on the release calendar again in 2016.
The first Smokestack Series release of 2016 is now shipping, Boulevard Chocolate Ale with Raspberry.
Tin Man Brewing Weld Pumpkin Sour
Avery Pump[KY}n, Batch 2, returns to the brewery’s lineup on November 8, 2015.
Avery’s Barrel Aged Series is damn near legendary, featuring sours alongside bourbon imperial stouts. Avery PumKYn, a compliment to the the slightly boozier Avery Rumpkin, is a Kentucky bourbon barrel aged porter with a smattering of fall spices. The 2015 edition’s alcohol by volume is 15%.
What’s in a name? Sometimes the simplest can be the most descriptive, and in this case, derisive and divisive! After much internal debate (ad nauseum! Bourb[KY]n, anyone?), we decided a single letter change was the best way to embody the bourbon barrel-aging that adds layers of complexity to an already exquisitely spiced pumpkin porter.
Avery PumKYn will be available in 12oz bottles and draft at the brewery on the 8th, limited distribution found below.
Troegs Master of Pumpkins has made a 2015 return, across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint.
Troegs Master of Pumpkins uses Pennsylvania gourds grown just a few miles from the brewery. Take those and add a few pie spices and autumn is starting to take shape. In an interesting twist, the beer uses a French saison yeast, for a fun flavor profile.
Troegs Master of Pumpkins boasts flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and honey. Available in 375 milliliter bottles.
Availability: 375ml Bottles
Arrival: October, 2015
7.5% ABV, 30 IBUs
Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale will be released by the brewery on October 19th.
Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale was once a brewpub exclusive that has been tapped for larger scale production. The pumpkins comes from the brewery’s Pint Size Farm in Bath, Ohio and roasted in the brewpub kitchen.
The unpacking of a forgotten wool sweater, distant sounds of a high school marching band practice, a sudden craving for hot soup. The chill of fall creeps steadily into our bones. Before long, there will be frost on the pumpkins, so we figured we might as well put them to good use while we can. Meant to inspire bonfire balladry and impromptu leafpile diving, our Pumpkin Ale is warm, inviting, and golden like a plaid flannel blanket lit by a harvest moon.
Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale is a 22 ounce bottle offering, available in the brewery’s gift shop. Draft in select markets.
Style: Pumpkin Ale (w/ Spices)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal release.
Bottle launch: 10/19/15
5.4% ABV, 15 IBUs
Grand Lake Kickinback Pumpkin Ale
Saint Arnold Pumpkinator returns this October 19th, 2015.
St Arnold Pumpkinator started out as part of their Divine Reserve Series as Devine Reserve No.9. It was so well recieved when it was released back in 2009 that they decided to brew this Imperial Stout/Pumpkin Ale again as a seasonal. The Imperial Stout base has lots of pumpkin added to it and was dry spiced.
It is brewed with a combination of pale two row, caramel and black malts, Cascade and Liberty hops for a background hop flavor, pumpkin for a rich mouthfeel, molasses, brown sugar, spices and dry-spiced to make it feel like you just walked into your mom’s kitchen while she was cooking 37 pumpkin pies. It is the most expensive beer we have brewed.
Saint Arnold Pumpkinator is a 22 ounce bottle offering, in very limited quantities.
Check out Brewer Dennis Rhee, St. Arnold’s Most Interesting Man in the World, talking about brewing Pumpkinator: