Topic Archives: Pumpkin

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 New Releases, Wicked Weed Brewing Co

Wicked Weed Xibalba Imperial Pumpkin returns

Wicked Weed Xibalba bottle

Wicked Weed Xibalba has returned to the Asheville, North Carolina brewery’s for a second time.

Wicked Weed Xibalba (aka she-bahl-ba) is an imperial pumpkin ale brewed with chilies, cacao nibs, and a host of spices. Perhaps a compelling reason to not rage against pumpkin beers.

For everything there is a season and tradition. That’s why our pumpkin ale, brewed with cacao nibs, ancho, serrano, and habanero chilies with fall spices, is brewed once a year during the onset of autumn. Inspired by the mythos of the ancients, Xibalba (she-bahl-ba) is an otherworldly reminder that seasons are fleeting and to be celebrated.

Wicked Weed Xibalba is a 16.9 ounce bottle release, available at the brewery and in distribution.

Style: Pumpkin Ale (w/ Cacao Nibs, Chilies, Spices)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal
Latest Return: August, 2016

8.2% ABV

Posted in New Releases, O'Fallon Brewing

O’Fallon Pumpkin Pack features 4 different spins on the style

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.

 

Posted in Heavy Seas, Seasonal Return

Heavy Seas Great’er Pumpkin is ready for 2016

Heavy Seas the Great'er Pumpkin bottle

Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin, joined the Uncharted Waters Series in 2013. Before that, it was a part of the Mutiny Fleet. Each release in the series will feature some form of wood/barrel aging.

Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin, the brewery’s pumpkin beer aged in bourbon has become one of the brewery’s most popular seasonals.

RELATED: Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters Series

As fall approaches and thoughts turn to Halloween, we roll out the Great’ER Pumpkin. A coppery ale with forward notes of vanilla oak and flavors of Autumnal spice, the ale is brewed with actual pumpkin and imported English malts. Pairs well with turkey legs, sweet potatoes, and an evening looking at the stars…

Heavy Seas The Great’er Pumpkin is a draft, and  22 ounce bottle offering, available as a limited seasonal.

Style: Pumpkin Beer (Barrel Aged, Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz bombers, Draft. Firkins
Latest Return: Aug/September, 2016

10% ABV

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 Lakefront Brewing, New Beers