St. Louis based O’Fallon Brewery has released four different pumpkin beers ahead of fall. The new releases can be found in the brewery’s pumpkin pack.
O’Fallon Pumpkin Ale, and Imperial Pumpkin Ale already exist in the brewery’s lineup, so these new additions had to be a bit more unique. The lineup includes:
Vanilla Pumpkin – Cold-pressed Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans, added to O’Fallon Pumpkin Amber. 5.5% ABV
Jack O’Latte – Pumpkin milk stout aged on coffee beans, 6.6% ABV
Apple Cinnamon Pumpkin – Amber Ale that blends pumpkin and apple pie flavors
Peach Pumpkin – You might remember the Super Bowl show down years ago. This one is quite real. 5.2% ABV
Fans can only find Vanilla Pumpkin outside the variety pack, along with O’Fallon Pumpkin and Imperial Pumpkin.
“We use real pumpkin in our mash and whole spices to deliver layers of distinct flavors. With these new releases, we continue to explore and expand the possibilities of pumpkin beer. Once people try them, they’ll wish we brewed them all year long…” – Brian Owens, O’Fallon Head Brewer
O’Fallon Pumpkin Packs are hitting distribution at the time of this article, available seasonally.
Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin, the brewery’s pumpkin beer aged in bourbon has become one of the brewery’s most popular seasonals.
As fall approaches and thoughts turn to Halloween, we roll out the Great’ER Pumpkin. A coppery ale with forward notes of vanilla oak and flavors of Autumnal spice, the ale is brewed with actual pumpkin and imported English malts. Pairs well with turkey legs, sweet potatoes, and an evening looking at the stars…
Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin is a draft, and 22 ounce bottle offering, available as a limited seasonal.
Boulevard Funky Pumpkin makes a seasonal return this week. The Kansas City, Missouri’s unique take on the pumpkin seasonal.
In a sea of pumpkin spiced ales, Boulevard Funky Pumpkin is definitely one one of the more unique. In the spirit of Berliner Weisse, Funky Pumpkin is kettle soured with the lactic acid producing bacteria, Lactobacillus.
Our entry in the very popular pumpkin ale market is an eccentric one, with pumpkin flavor scarcely present, upstaged by cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and ginger. Brewhouse souring lends a subtle, pleasant tartness putting the “unk” in “funky.”
Boulevard Funky Pumpkin is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft, seasonally.
5.8% ABV, 28 IBUs
In 2015, Boulevard Brewing released a slightly tart pumpkin beer, Funky Pumpkin. (Imagine a slightly tart pumpkin beer with spices, and you’re close). Certainly building off of the success of that release is a new Smokestack Series offering, Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin.
Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin is funkier indeed – the brewery has allowed the wild yeast Brettanomyces more time to develop the flavor of the beer.
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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 they’ve 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 debuts the week of August 8th in Kansas City, Missouri. Other markets will follow.
Funky Pumpkin is shipping alongside this new release starting this week.
Recently released in the brewery’s Smokestack Series: Boulevard Rye-on-Rye “Sazerac”
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The California based brewery already has a few different renditions of “Brettaville” in their lineup, including a Tangerine de Brettaville, and a Peach de Brettaville. Almanac Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville features roasted heirloom pumpkins and fall spices, aged in oak barrels.
We start by brewing a bright and aromatic farmhouse ale with a blend of twelve “brett” yeast strains. After a vigorous primary fermentation, the beer is racked into wine barrels to mature. In cask, the beer takes on the complex flavors of the oak, and the brettanomyces yeast creates an exotic melange of earthy funk and tropical fruit flavors.
Almanac Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville will be a 375 milliliter bottle offering.
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