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Posted in Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Seasonal Return

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale kicks off fall in Richmond

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale debuts today at the brewery in Richmond, Virginia.

Easing into the fall season, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin combines a base flavor of a Belgian-style farmhouse ale, with Virginia flame-roasted sugar pumpkins plus a little brown sugar.

Tack on fresh ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, ginger, and allspice for that touch of fall flavor. The end result is another fantastic Hardywood offering.

A great accompaniment to butternut squash soup or oven baked yams, Farmhouse Pumpkin is also right at home with spiced pies, especially bourbon pecan pie, apple pie and, of course, pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream.

Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin Ale is available in 750 milliliter bottles and draft, seasonally.

Style: Farmhouse Ale (w/ Pumpkin, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmeg, Ginger, Allspice.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Seasonal release.
Latest Return: September, 2016

8.5% ABV, 21 IBUs

Image: Hardywood

Posted in Dogfish Head, Don't Miss This

Hot Artwork: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale 2016

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale 16

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale is back on shelves for the 2016 fall season, donning some hot new artwork.

Debuting in 1995 and now one America’s best selling pumpkin beers; Dogfish Head Punkin is usually the first of its style to sell out each year.

The 2016 artwork is from the imagination of Drew Millward. His illustrations have already graced seasonal Festina Peche, and now Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, and soon – the meat infused Beer for Breakfast. Millward draws “the old fashioned way” in a technology filled world, with pens, pencils and paper.

As for Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, the annual favorite is brewed with pumpkin flesh, as well as brown sugar, and fall-like spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.

A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar.

The name is inspired by an “off-centered” Delaware tradition dubbed the “Punkin Chunkin” where contestants compete to see how far they can catapult and cannon a pumpkin.

Dogfish Punkin Ale is available in 12oz bottles and draft now through November, 2016

Style: Pumpkin Beer (w/ Brown SugarNutmegAllspiceCinnamon)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Latest Return: September, 2016

7% 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 Don't Miss This, New Releases, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Bourbon Barrel-Aged Feest Noel debuts

Three Taverns Bourbon Barrel Feest Noel bottle

Three Taverns Bourbon Barrel-Aged Feest Noel debuts this Sunday at the brewery in Decatur, Georgia. This is the first time a barrel-aged edition of this beer has been bottled.

Feest Noel, the brewery’s festival Belgian-style quadrupel, was first bottled in time for Christmas 2014. The beer is brewed with cardamom, allspice and clove, bolstered by the Belgian yeast nice warming of the 10% ABV.

Three Taverns Bourbon Barrel-Aged Feest Noel came out of the barrel strong. In your face, bourbon flavor strong. Additionally, the spices had faded after a year of barrel rest as well. So brewery founder Brian Purcell opted to blend the barreled Feest with the fresh, 2015 batch. Trust us when we say, the barrel isn’t hidden at all by the blend. Purcell and the brewing team have found a great balance in the blend, making this a great seasonal treat.

Three Taverns Bourbon Barrel-Aged Feest Noel is available in 750ml bottles as tour souvenir. Limited distribution to follow the first week of December.

StyleQuadrupel (w/ CardamomAllspiceClove. Barrel AgedBourbon.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Arrival: December, 2015

10% ABV, 30 IBUs

Three Taverns founder Brian Purcell shows off Bourbon Feest Noel in the brewery's barrel room.

Three Taverns founder Brian Purcell shows off Bourbon Feest Noel in the brewery’s barrel room.

Posted in New Releases, Red Brick Brewing

Red Brick Southern Roots, a sweet potato beer

Red Brick Sweet Potato Brown Ale

Red Brick Southern Roots, a sweet potato brown ale, debuts on Black Friday. The base beer, a brown ale, is brewed with a fall spice blend, plus sweet potatoes, or course.

This brown ale is brewed with real sweet potatoes and a blend of ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. It sports a malty body that gives notes of pecans and toasted marshmallow.

Red Brick Southern Roots will be available in 12 ounce cans, and draft both at the brewery, and exclusively at Taco Mac (or T. Mac, whichever they are called now.) through December, 2015.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Sweet Potato, Ginger, Nutmeg, Allspice, Cinnamon)
Hops: Glacier

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Release: Black Friday, 2015

6% ABV

Posted in Avery Brewing, Don't Miss This

Avery Pump[KY]n, Batch 2, returns November 8th

Avery Pump[KY]n

Avery Pump[KY}n, Batch 2, returns to the brewery’s lineup on November 8, 2015.

Avery’s Barrel Aged Series is damn near legendary, featuring sours alongside bourbon imperial stouts. Avery PumKYn, a compliment to the the slightly boozier Avery Rumpkin, is a Kentucky bourbon barrel aged porter with a smattering of fall spices. The 2015 edition’s alcohol by volume is 15%.

What’s in a name? Sometimes the simplest can be the most descriptive, and in this case, derisive and divisive! After much internal debate (ad nauseum! Bourb[KY]n, anyone?), we decided a single letter change was the best way to embody the bourbon barrel-aging that adds layers of complexity to an already exquisitely spiced pumpkin porter.

Avery PumKYn will be available in 12oz bottles and draft at the brewery on the 8th, limited distribution found below.

Style: Porter (w/ Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Allspice, Clove, Pumpkin. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Arrival: 11/7/15
Distribution: CO, CA, IL, KY, MN, MO, NJ, NY, OK, PA, SC, TX, VA, WI

15% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Terrapin Beer Company

Spotlight: Terrapin Pumpkinfest Cans

Terrapin Pumpkinfest Cans

Terrapin Pumpkinfest will join the brewery’s can lineup later this year. The brewery is vastly expanding their can lineup to include a few year round offerings as well as seasonal.

Terrapin Pumpkinfest was first released as Side Project #8 in 2009. The pumpkin beer marries an oktoberfest style beer, with pumpkin spices.

Expect 12oz cans of Terrapin Pumpkinfest late-summer/fall, 2015.

Style: Pumpkin Beer
Hops: Vanguard, Hallertau Hershrucker
Malts: Munich, Vienna, Munich II, Catamunich II, Melanoiden
Spices: Cinnamon, GingerAll SpiceCloves PUMPKIN!

6.1% ABV