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.
O’Fallon Brewery, brewers of 5-Day IPA have launched a new imperial IPA – 10-Day IPA. This hoppy newbie has over three pounds of hops per barrel. (Note: That’s a lot of hops.) A bolder compliment to the brewery’s 5 Day IPA offering.
O’Fallon’s Brewmaster: The result is a very hop forward beer, but 10-Day also has a sturdy malt backbone which balances the beer. The malt also gives 10-Day IPA a subtle caramel sweetness and a hint of honey bothwhich help balance hop bitterness. Once the beer was finished Owens added even more Centennial, Chinook and Calypso hops (a process called “dry hopping”) to give the beer a huge citrusy, piney aroma which has become the signature of American Imperial IPAs.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Centennial, Chinook, Calypso, Magnum
Availability: Sept -Dec. MO, AR, AL, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MS, OH, PA, TN, WI
9% ABV, 75 IBUs
Evan Benn, beer journalist for STL Today, spent some time with O’Fallon Brewing recently. O’Fallon is based in O’Fallon Missouri and was purchased about 8 months ago by former Anheuser-Busch executive Jim Gorcyca. Here’s a few things the brewery has on the horizon:
B.D.S. (Belgian Style Dark) will be released in February. Belgian ale aged for a year in port barrels
Summer Ale – Name TBA, arriving in May. (Seasonal used to be Wheach before it went year round.)
Hopefully in 2012, O’Fallon will go from 6,500 barrels a year, to over 10,000. The brewery recently increased distribution to Tennessee and Wisconsin.
O’Fallon Brewing has been purchased. Last week, Jim Gorczyca a now former Anheuser-Busch executive left his role at AB to go into craft beer full time.
O’Fallon was on the hunt for investor to maintain the brewery and grow a little. The brewery was founded in 2000 by Tony and Fran Caradonna. While Gorczyca is now the owner, the Cardonnas and O’Fallon head brewer Brian Owens will still remain with the brewery.
O’Fallon Brewing is known for it’s 5 Day IPA (a personal favorite), a peach wheat called Wheach, and Cherry Chocolate beer. These beers have been scarce on shelves for sometime now. The lineup will stay the same for now, but the distribution channels have changed. Missouri Beverage Company will no longer distribute O’Fallon, in Favor of Grey Eagle & Krey Distribution.
Fans of O’Fallon will start seeing the beers back on shelves in by June. The brewery averages about 6,400 barrels per year. (198,400 gallons.) <STLToday>
More about O’Fallon – http://www.ofallonbrewery.com/