The Death of Pumpkin Beers

Death Pumpkin Beer

After Halloween is there even reason to buy or drink a Pumpkin beer I mean c’mon that’s so last month. You can find some in the clearance section of your local beer store and if you’re so brave, buy some and bring it to your family’s Thanksgiving dinner.  Seriously pumpkin beers after October is a major […]

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale Hits a Mets sized Homerun

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale ABV: 8% IBU: 16 All Pumpkin errr thang! In the sea of pumpkin beers there are a few that rise above the rest and serve as examples of how to brew a pumpkin beer correctly. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale stands in a league of its own with the right balance of spice, sweet […]

Nightmare Before Christmas: A Pumpkin Beer Recipe

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Nightmare Before Christmas You may be thinking about Jack Skeleton but I am actually talking about pumpkin beer.  Pumpkin beer in August?  You’re probably thinking I better get out of here with that mess and write about a refreshing brew that will quench your thirst on those hot August days but, as a homebrewer one […]

Seeing Pumpkins with Fordham Spiced Harvest Ale

Spiced Harvest Ale

Spiced Harvest Ale – 6.6% ABV Folks, it’s getting to be that time of year again. The kids are preparing to don the silly costumes in a quest for candy treasure and the seasons continue their shift out of summer, into fall and towards winter. For those of us who seek out malty quaff treasures for ourselves, this time of year […]

Let Me Enjoy My Summer! Pumpkin Beers in August

Beach Pumpkin

So I’m running to the store to make a quick beer run and pick up something light and refreshing that goes great at my pool party/BBQ. As I’m perusing the lager section, I see a beer that’s curiously out of place yet has a sign displaying “New in Stock,” so naturally I head over to it. As I see […]

Halloween Party Beer Essentials

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A party is not complete without the right kind of beverages. So if you want to have the perfect pairing of beer to party goers, here’s a swell list to get your party shufflin’. For Beer Enthusiasts: Southern Tier Pumking (sweet) Weyerbacher Imperial Pumkin Ale (spicy) For Beer Bros: Elysian The Great Pumpkin (spicy) Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (spicy/sweet) For […]

In Search of the PumpKING: Redux


After being out of Southerntier Pumking Ale I scramble for my phone and start to read reviews on good pumpkin beers. Having scouted the beer mart for about 20 minuets I finally found one that was on the top of the list. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. I grab the pack and head home. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale […]

In Search of the PumpKING

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Its getting dark around 7PM now, the leaves are beginning to turn brown and its time to consider packing up the summer clothes, YES Fall is here. As much as I hate the cold weather, I love the return of the roboust seasonal ales that pop up around this time of year. Christmas Ales, Octoberfest Beers and […]