The temperatures are falling, the leaves are changing and the Halloween decorations are taking over retails stores. That can only mean one thing…it’s fall! AND, there is nothing we love about fall more than our line-up of FALL SEASONALS!
Some of the most popular choices for fall are the pumpkin brews. They’re often characterized by their full-bodied sweetness, spice (such as nutmeg, cinnamon and clove) and overall delicious pumpkin taste! They’re perfect with hearty meals, sweet desserts and pair perfectly with a nice bonfire on a crisp day.
Here’s a rundown on a few pumpkin options:
Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale – The taste starts out with assertive malty notes and is quickly balanced with the right amount of harvest spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. There’s a small amount of bitterness to keep the malt sweetness from building up.
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale – Pumpkin Ale blends the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie. Pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
Leinenkugel Harvest Patch Shandy – Satisfy your thirst for autumn with our Leinenkugel’s Harvest Patch Shandy. It’s our traditional weiss beer with natural pumpkin spice flavor to give you notes of nutmeg, all spice and clove for a refreshing fall seasonal. It’s crisp and smooth, just like a perfect fall day on the Leinie Side.
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down – The caramel and toffee maltiness of Piper Down Scottish ale is the perfect backdrop for a boatload of roasted pumpkin. Just before bottling, Ballast Point add a subtle amount of spice to complement, but not overwhelm, the earthy flavor. It was a smash at the brewery, and we think you’ll agree.
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin – Does it really feature Habanero peppers? Yep! What about Saigon Cinnamon? Ding! I round it all out with a hearty malt bill that makes for a spicy brew that puts the “Fun” back in Pumpkin.
Those are some of our favorites! Do you have a favorite pumpkin ale?