Halloween is nigh, and there’s no better time to grab your favorite pumpkin ale. For fans of New York’s craft beer scene, options abound.
The first three listed, Saranac, Brooklyn, and Southern Tier, I’ve personally had and recommend trying. The exuberant descriptions are culled from marketing materials. Cheers!
Saranac: Pumpkin Ale
“Saranac Pumpkin Ale is brewed with Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Allspice, Cloves, Ginger and Vanilla. Look for a full-body and amber color. We’re sure you’ll enjoy this special brew!”
Brooklyn Brewery: Post Road Pumpkin Ale
“Hundreds of pounds of pumpkins are blended into the mash of each batch, creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center, and crisp finish.”
Southern Tier: Pumking
As spicy aromas present themselves, let its deep copper color entrance you as your journey into this mystical brew has just begun. As the first drops touch your tongue a magical spell will bewitch your taste buds making it difficult to escape.
Fire Island: Pumpkin Barrel Ale
“Pumpkin Barrel Ale is a masterpiece of hops, herbs and spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice and, of course, a ton of real pumpkin to impart a festive, seasonal taste.”
Southampton: Pumpkin Ale
“Southampton Pumpkin Ale is an unique amber-colored brew that has particular appeal during the autumn months and the holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. We use a generous amount of pumpkin as well as traditional “pumpkin pie” spices to give this unusual brew a definite seasonal character.”
Sixpoint: Pumpkin Brewster
Rohrbachs: Pumpkin Ale
Captain Lawrence: Pumpkin Ale
Not enough pumpkin for you? Comments!