Rogue Farms had a bountiful pumpkin harvest this year. Some of those pumpkins are used in Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale. With the excess pumpkins, Rogue frozen the gourds whole, and is creating Pumpkin Savior Ale.
Rogue Pumpkin Savior Ale is a witbier, brewed with fifteen ingredients, including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla beans, and cloves.
Created with pumpkins grown at rogue farms in Independence, Oregon. This year we had an abundant harvest that left us with extra pumpkins after we brewer pumpkin patch ale. So rather than let our precious pumpkins rot in the field we decided to save them by freezing them whole and brewing a spring pumpkin wit.
Rogue Pumpkin Savior Ale will be available of 750ml bottles in Spring, 2015.
Style: WItbier (w/ Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Ginger, Cloves)
Availability: 750ml bottles
Arrival: Spring, 2015
With July 4th weekend barely in the rear view mirror, fall is already on the way from craft breweries. Terrapin Beer Company’s (Athens, GA) Pumpkinfest 2014 has already been bottled.
Fest is a fusion of an oktoberfest meets pumpkin beer.A whirlpool of spices are used to create Pumpkinfest, including ginger, allspice, and ground clove. . The finishing touch is the 1 lb of pumpkin used per 31 gallons of this brew.
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. Fall Seasonal
6.1% ABV, 23 IBUs
pic via Terrapin
Leinenkugel’s has made a big name for themselves in the shandy market. The beer meets lemonade offering has done very well for the brewery – more than 60% of their sales, despite a full portfolio of other offerings.
While shandies are great for hot weather drinking, the brewery has quickly found they sell very well year round. (They have even had to push up the Summer Shandy release dates.) Going off of that, Leinie’s is adding fall and winter shandy offerings.
Thus, Leinenkugel Harvest Shandy. The brewery is combing a the flavors of a wheat based beer, citrus, allspice, clove, and nutmeg.
Expecdt Harvest Shandy late summer, early fall in 12oz cans.
Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville, NC) has created a new draft only line up for the world cup.
Starting the week of June 12th, head brewer Luke Dickinson will unveil weekly beers inspired by traditional ingredients or beer styles from countries around the world. One of the releases in a “Chicha Ale,” only the brewery isn’t going to chew the ingredients like Dogfish Head did on their tv show Brew Masters.
“I was inspired by the idea of the whole world coming together for one event,” said Luke. “The World Cup gives us a unique opportunity to showcase beer styles from around the world and celebrate them in an interesting way.”
The first beer in the lineup (below) taps at 4 pm on June 12th at the pub in Asheville, NC.
Week of June 12th:
Country of inspiration: Brazil
Concept: To create a Caipirinha inspired ale
Ingredients of interest: Sugar cane rods and lime zest from 30 pounds of limes
Country of Inspiration: France
Concept: A saison brewed with French hops, French yeast and French mushrooms, Chanterelles
Ingredients of interest: French Aramis hops, French saison yeast, and Chanterelles sourced from France
Week of June 19th:
Country of Inspiration: Mexico
Concept: A light, spicy beer brewed with cilantro.
Ingredients of interest: Anaheim, Fresno and Habanero chilies, and cilantro.
Country of Inspiration: Germany
Concept: Traditional Bavarian Hefeweizen made with two uncommon German hops.
Ingredients of interest: Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon hops and Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast
Country of Inspiration: Australia
Concept: A 7% ABV ale brewed with 5 types of New Zealand or Australian hops and Lemon Myrtle.
Ingredients of interest: Orbit, Green Bullet, Wakatu, Pacific Gem and Pacific Jade hops and Lemon Myrtle.
Week of June 26th:
Country of Inspiration: England
Concept: An English bitter brewed with yeast brought back from Everards brewery in the UK when the Dickinson brothers brewed there last February.
Ingredients of interest: East Kent Golding hops, Everards Brewery house strand of yeast and Maris Otter barley.
Country of inspiration: Peru
Concept: Wicked Weed’s take on the local alcohol Peruvian Chicha with numerous traditional spices.
Ingredients of interest: Corn and barley base with spearmint, cinnamon, clove and lemon zest.
Country of Inspiration: Ethiopia
Concept: Brew a beer based on Tej, a honey wine that originates in Ethiopia made with gesho root.
Ingredients of interest: Gesho root and 300 pounds of Orange Blossom honey and Wild Blossom honey.
Pipeworks Brewing Company’s (Chicago, IL) are the buzz of social media these days. Of course they are, when you have beers like Raspberry Truffle Abduction, Coffee Break Abduction, and Smore Money, Smore Problems.
Pipeworks Batata Obscura looks like a rename of Nisperos Batata. This edition is higher in alcohol, and the brewery mentions it is worthy of cellaring.
It is inspired by the Puerto Rican dessert by the same name. Batata is brewed with sweet potatoes, clove, cinnamon, vanilla and toasted coconut, and is a perfect tribute to the brewery’s Puerto Rican neighbors.
The Mid-Atlantic will get Forham Brewing Company’s (Dover, DE) Spiced Harvest Ale this week.
Last year, the fall offering was so popular that is sold out in just three weeks, so double the amount has been brewed. Harvest Ale is fermented with spices such as cinnamon and clove, making it great for drinking now or Christmas and beyond.
At 6.6% ABV, this Fall Seasonal is reminiscent of pumpkin pie and was awarded the bronze medal in the Herb and Spice category at the European Beer Star competition in 2012. Forget celebrating Thanksgiving only one day a year, with Spiced Harvest Ale you can be thankful one bottle at a time.
Style: Herb/Spice Beer (w/ Cinnamon, Clove, Allspice, Honey, Pumpkin)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Cigar City Good Gourd has returned for the 2013 “fall” season. The pumpkin brew uses cloves, nutmeg, allspice, & cinnamon for for spicing.
This high gravity gob of gourd-y goodness incorporates pumpkin in the mashing process and then gets wicked with the spices including Ceylon cinnamon, Jamaican all spice, Zanzibar cloves and nutmeg.
Style: Pumpkin Beer
Availability: 750 ml bottles.