Topic Archives: Pumpkin

Posted in New Releases, O'Fallon Brewing

O’Fallon Pumpkin Pack features 4 different spins on the style

O'Fallon Pumpkin Pack 2016

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.


Posted in Heavy Seas, Seasonal Return

Heavy Seas Great’er Pumpkin is ready for 2016

Heavy Seas the Great'er Pumpkin bottle

Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin, joined the Uncharted Waters Series in 2013. Before that, it was a part of the Mutiny Fleet. Each release in the series will feature some form of wood/barrel aging.

Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin, the brewery’s pumpkin beer aged in bourbon has become one of the brewery’s most popular seasonals.

RELATED: Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters Series

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.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (Barrel Aged, Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Firkins
Latest Return: Aug/September, 2016

10% ABV

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Seasonal Return

Boulevard Funky Pumpkin returns for a second season

Boulevard Funky Pumpkin 2016

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.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (w/ Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Ginger.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Latest Return: Early August, 2016

5.8% ABV, 28 IBUs

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Don't Miss This

Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin debuts

Boulevard Funkier Pumpkin 2016

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.

RELATED: Boulevard Rye-on-Rye “Sazerac”

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.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Pumpkin, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Ginger, Allspice.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Debut: August, 2016

8.5% ABV

Recently released in the brewery’s Smokestack Series:  Boulevard Rye-on-Rye “Sazerac” 

Posted in Lakefront Brewing, New Beers
Posted in Almanac Beer Co., Coming Soon

Almanac Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville to join Farm to Barrel Series

Almanac Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville

Almanac Pumpkin Pie de Brettaville looks to join the brewery’s ongoing Farm to Barrel Series in the coming months.

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.

Style: American Wild Ale (w/ Pumpkin. Oak Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 375ml Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Release: TBA

7.3% ABV

Posted in Dogfish Head, New Beers