1. Dr. Punkinstein, Capitol City Brewing Co.
2. Pumpkin Ale, AleWerks Brewing Company
This amber colored ale is loaded with Pumpkin pie aroma and flavor. It actually does taste like Pumpkin pie! At 7.3% ABV, it will keep you warm on a cool Autumn eve.
3. Farmhouse Pumpkin
Ripe, flame roasted Virginia sugar pumpkins and brown sugar provide a hearty backbone to this 8.5% ABV beer. Freshly ground Ceylon cinnamon, whole Grenada nutmeg, whole Madagascar clove and whole allspice harmonize with pounds of freshly sliced organic ginger root. A beautiful hue of autumn russet, Hardywood Farmhouse Pumpkin displays a voluminous head, with a bouquet of aromatic fresh spice. Medium to full in body, this ale offers a balanced flavor of caramelized pumpkin and pie spices, with a lingering finish laced with a hint of fresh ginger.
4. Session Pumpkin Ale, Three Notch’d Brewing Company
This fall harvest beer is a gathering of everything we know and love about the fall (except football). Laying the foundation is a nice hearty malt profile with a blend of caramel and crystal malts. The earthiness of the English hops go hand-in-hand with the festive spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and together make this beer the perfect autumn-time beverage.
5. Leaf Pile Ale, Greenport Harbor Brewing Co.
An autumn ale which brings you a slice of pumpkin pie in a glass. Fresh whole ginger, cinnamon, all spice, and nutmeg gives this ale its distinct character.
This big pumpkin porter features chocolate, honey, and crystal malts with flaked oats for smooth mouthfeel. They added over 150 pounds of pumpkin and butternut squash to the mash for an authentic fall flavor. Brown sugar, cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg and allspice provide a full and rich fragrance.
6. Padawan Pumpkin, Corcoran Brewing Co.
In the Jedi religion, a “Padawan” is a pupil who is being trained by a Jedi Knight. The brewer’s padawan, aka his then five year old son, helped him grow the first pumpkins and crush the grain for the first version of this recipe. They use copious amounts of long neck pumpkins from Great Country Farms (Bluemont, VA), honey from Hamilton, and pumpkin pie spices to create this seasonal favorite. Amber to brown in color, it has all of the flavors of fall.
7. Punkelweisse, O’Connor Brewing Co.
A unique blend of a traditional German Dunkelweisse Dark Wheat Ale, fall spices, and lots of pumpkin. With every sip, you will see the trees turn gold, feel the crisp, cool air, and hear the crackle of the fire pit. Ahhh, Fall.
8. Harvest Spice, Yonkers Brewing Co.
An easy drinking light harvest beer. Local pumpkins are combined with ginger and sichuan peppercorns to create a refreshing take on pumpkin beer.
9. Jake o’ Lantern, Crooked Run Brewing
Lightly spiced, with a pleasant maltiness. Made with locally grown roasted butternut squash.
10. Old Jail Pumpkin Ale, Old Bust Head Brewing Company
Few may know the story that haunts the Old Jail in nearby Warrenton, Virginia, but everyone can enjoy the spice and pumpkin essence that haunts, but does not overpower, this Old Jail Pumpkin Ale. An initial burst of spice dissipates quickly to reveal the delicate malty and sweet notes of this Northern English Brown Ale. A hint of cherrywood smoked malt adds a fresh baked flavor, followed by a lingering finish of vanilla and pumpkin that rounds out this delectable brew.
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