Pumpkin Ale

Often released as a fall seasonal, Pumpkin Ales are quite varied. Some brewers opt to add hand-cut pumpkins and drop them in the mash, while others use puree or pumpkin flavoring. These beers also tend to be spiced with pumpkin pie spices, like: ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. Pumpkin Ales are typically mild, with little to no bitterness, a malty backbone, with some spice often taking the lead. Many will contain a starchy, slightly thick-ish, mouthfeel too. In our opinion, best versions use real pumpkin, while roasting the pumpkin can also add tremendous depth of character for even better results, though both methods are time-consuming and tend to drive brewmasters insane.

Pumpkin Ale Beers Currently Serving
Zombie Walk Amber Dark City Brewing Co A 5.00 12oz Draught
The Fear Imperial Flying Dog Brewery A 9.00 12oz Draught
Schlafly Pumpkin Schlafly Tap Room A+ 8.00 12oz Draught
Punkless Dunkel Neshaminy Creek Brew Co A- 8.00 12oz Draught
Roadsmary's Baby Two Roads A- 7.00 12oz Draught
Jack-O-Traveler Shandy Harpoon Brewery B 4.00 12oz Draught
Smutty Pumpkin Smuttynose Brewing Co B 5.00 12oz Draught
Mother Pumpkin Bluepoint Brewery Co B 6.00 12oz Draught
PumpkinHead Ale Shipyard Brewing Co. B+ 6.00 12oz Draught
Punkin Ale Dogfishhead Brewery B+ 7.00 12oz Draught
Weyerbacher Imperial Weyerbacher Brewing Co B+ 9.00 12oz Draught
KY Barrel Aged Lexington Brewing CO B+ 10.00 10oz Draught