Arriving from it’s home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire it’s the brewery’s newest seasonal – Smuttynose Pumpkin. According to their press release, it was contract brewed by Matt Brewing Company (brewers of Saranac beers, Utica, New York.) While the packaging has gotten an update this year, the recipe of course remains unchanged.
“Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale is our homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers. Recipes calling for the use of pumpkins in beer date back to early colonial times, when brewers sought to extend their supply of costly imported malt with locally grown ingredients, such as squash and “pompions.”
In that spirit, we brew our ale with the addition of pumpkin to the mash, along with traditional spices to create a delicious American original.”
Taste Expectations: Spices – nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice. Sweet malts throughout this brew with of course pumpkin beers making this a fall favorite.
Availability: Mid August – October seasonally