Posted in Dogfish Head, Seasonal Return


I know a lot of people have been excited this pumpkin beer is coming back – Dogfish Punkin.

Dogfish‘s story on this seasonal favorite:

“A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, organic brown sugar and spices. This is the perfect beer to warm-up with, as the season cools.

Punkin Ale is named after a locally-famous and seriously off-centered event here in southern Delaware – Punkin Chunkin (check out some of these Discovery Channel videosof Punkin Chunkin, you gotta see it to believe it!). In fact, Punkin Ale made it’s debut as it claimed First Prize in the 1994 Punkin Chunkin Recipe Conest – yes, that was a full 6 months before we even opened our doors for business. Punkin Chunkin has grown in size and scale with pumpkins now being hurled more than 4,000 feet through the air! If you come down to see if for yourself – come by and visit us.

Since then, we’ve brewed Punkin Ale each and every fall. It is released right around September first each year. When you find it, grab some extra because it’s usually gone by Thanksgiving.”

Taste Expectations: Pumpkin flavors, light malts, & spices.  Some cinnamon in the finish.  Great beer for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, football, HOCKEY 🙂

Food Pairings: Turkey, Roasted Duck, Lamb, Stuffing, Dessert Dumplings

Availability: 12oz/4 pks.  Draft.  September – November, Seasonally.  Note: usually gone before Halloween.

Sam from Dogfish talks about this beer on YouTube –