Pumpkin Ale

Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout

Cape Ann Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout

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I’ve been to Gloucester (not pronounced how someone from the Midwest would think) and taken in it’s salt sea air.  If you didn’t know it was a fishing town one whiff of the processing factories and boats would sure clue you in.  The is also made notable in the movie The Perfect Storm as the boat […] ... [Read more]

Summit Imperial Pumpkin Porter

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Michael:  A few months ago a couple of PHM reviewers and I toured St. Paul’s very own Summit Brewing Co. A beautiful facility and an informative tour, it all ended with a few sample pints poured Summit’s very own brewmasters. We spoke with one of them, who we soon found out was next in line […] ... [Read more]

Wild Onion Pumpkin Ale

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Taylor: Last weekend Michael, Tom, Barry and I went to a beer tasting at Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. We anticipated a bunch of Oktoberfest/Marzen/Pumpkin brews, and were not incorrect in our anticipations. We sampled from serious, well-established brewers like Spaten, Southern Tier, Goose Island, Bell’s, Two Brothers, Ommegang, Summit and more. There was a […] ... [Read more]

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

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Today is but a preview of what will be a bittersweet 5-day journey. Bitter, in that my family will be leaving me to wallow in my loneliness for several long, dark days. Sweet, in that those days will be jam-packed with reviewing beer. As an aperitif to this brew-tasting-bonanza that begins tomorrow, I have chosen […] ... [Read more]

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin (Pugsley’s Signature Series)

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The leaves are starting to turn color ever-so-slightly and I received a pumpkin beer in a trade with Lee Williams from Hoptopia last week. Before I started reviewing for PHM, pumpkin beers continually received the worst possible grades in my personal notes. Often times too metallic, too much pumpkin, or just not a well crafted […] ... [Read more]

Southern Tier Pumking

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Michael:  Each year, come autumn, I find myself craving pumpkin. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes and, yes, pumpkin beer. In previous reviews, I have confessed my enjoyment of fruit beers and to the high-browed beer connoisseur, I’m sure Pumking is just another immature, girlish blend. To me, however, it is fall at its finest. […] ... [Read more]