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.
Troegs Master of Pumpkins has made a 2015 return, across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint.
Troegs Master of Pumpkins uses Pennsylvania gourds grown just a few miles from the brewery. Take those and add a few pie spices and autumn is starting to take shape. In an interesting twist, the beer uses a French saison yeast, for a fun flavor profile.
Troegs Master of Pumpkins boasts flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and honey. Available in 375 milliliter bottles.
Availability: 375ml Bottles
Arrival: October, 2015
7.5% ABV, 30 IBUs
Stark Brewing Grumpy Pumpkin Ale
Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA) released a collaboration – Xocoveza Mocha Stout last year. The beer was a creation of home brewer Chris Banker, who brewed with not only the Stone team, but Cerveceria Insurgente from Mexico.
Stone Xocoveza Extra Anejo will grace the brewery’s coveted Quingente Millilitre Series, a souped-up version of the original release. In addition to the cocoa, coffee, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg that was added to Xocoveza Mocha Stout, Stone has aged this edition in both red wine barrels and tequila barrels.
The base beer is the recipe of 2014 Stone Homebrew Competition winner Chris Banker, an intensely flavorful milk stout brewed with coffee and spices to mimic the rich flavors of Mexican hot chocolate.
Stone Xocoveza Extra Anejo will be available in 500ml bottles in very limited quantities. No distribution. Bottles were released at Stone World Bistor today.
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
Vintage 2013 of Duclaw Brewing’s Pumpkin Retribution drops on Halloween.
The base is the 11.5% ABV imperial stout aged in bourbon. It has been sitting in oak barrels flavored with pumpkin spice for six months, adding flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and caramelized sugar.
Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Stout with rich aromas of espresso and dark chocolate, and smooth roasted malt flavor, aged for 6 months in charred oak bourbon barrels with pumpkin spice to add the natural vanilla and caramelized sugar flavors of the wood, and the cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger essence of the spice to the beer.
On tap at Duclaw’s various locations on October 31st.
One of America’s best selling pumpkin beers is back for 2014 -Dogfish Head Punkin. While pumpkin ales started showing up as early as July 1st, Dogfish Head specifically instructed distributors to hold this beer until this week.
The artwork is a little different this year, featuring the artwork of Jermaine Rogers. His bold artwork adorns the brewery’s four seasonals, Aprihop, Festina Peche, Punkin and soon – Piercing Pils.
Dogfish Punkin Ale is available in 12oz-4 packs and draft.
7% ABV, 28 IBUs