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Sayonara Squash San aka Farewell to Pumpkin Beer

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Days are shorter, most trees have shed their leaves and pumpkin beers are in their twilight for the year…

Well, that was quick! Fall really is flying by. This years pumpkins have been carved, turkeys have been cooked and leftovers have been consumed. Christmas lights, trees and decorations are starting to pop up everywhere. Though it is still November, it seems fall is behind us and winter is about ready swoop in and cover us in blankets of snow. With winter comes a whole new offering of seasonal brews, but it does sadly mean that it is time to close the door on pumpkin beers (for this year, anyway). Over the past couple of weeks bars and brewpubs have been tapping their final kegs of pumpkin ale, making way for the post-Thanksgiving season of darker, rich, warming, winter and holiday focused beers. keep reading...

Pumpkin Beer – Not Just for Colonials Anymore

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This unfortunate meeting…

After a slightly long hiatus from pumpkin season – one that was filled with Oktoberfest, cooking and a bit of Mother Nature being a mother, well, you know – we are back in the swing of all things spiced. Having already reviewed four brews of the pumpkin variety (Brooklyn Post Road PumpkinSam Adams Harvest PumpkinFire Island Pumpkin Barrel and Southampton Pumpkin Ale), we have been busy trying many more, both on draught and bottled, and will have our thoughts on them rolling out from now through Thanksgiving. keep reading...

Brooklyn Oktoberfest – Brooklyn Brewery (2012)

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BLC Says:
Brooklyn Oktoberfest is Brooklyn Brewery’s homage to the traditional German style of brewing. Although this beer is brewed as Marzen/Oktoberfest, the look and scent are almost indicitve of a porter or moderate stout. This beer pours with an amber-brown body and a light tan head that rises and falls quickly. There is a mild carbonation that carries the roasted, almost cocoa like scent emanating from the glass. Fruit and spice accents can be detected in this brew as well. The taste is what you would expect after smelling Brooklyn Oktoberfest, as it starts with a malty, sweet flavor. Spiced notes are present throughout and the sip finishes with a slightly dry, bitter taste. Overall the beer has a roasted feel to it; a perfect compliment to fall weather. keep reading...

Written by A+K

September 24th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Post Road Pumpkin Ale – Brooklyn Brewery (2012)

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BLC Says:
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale was our first taste of pumpkin beer this season. Oddly enough, the bottle contains no indication that this beer came from the Brooklyn Brewery, other than a small signature “B” on the top label. This beer pours a rich amber color with a small, foamy head that sticks around for a minute or so. Upon settling you can clearly smell the sugar and cinnamon that have become the signature scent of most pumpkin beers. It has a bit of a vegetal aroma as well, which we can only assume is the pumpkin itself coming through. Upon taking a sip, you notice the light, bubbly dry mouth feel immediately followed by flavors of sugar, cinnamon and caramel. This beer has medium to high carbonation and although there is a definite sweetness it is not overpowering or artificial. As it finishes, a bitter note comes through that leaves your mouth a bit dry. An aftertaste remains that is slightly sour mixing with the sweetness that was already in your mouth. keep reading...

Written by A+K

August 24th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Pumpkin Beer Pre-Season

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Well everyone, it’s that time of the year again. Days are longer, nights are warm and weekends are spent trying to stay cool. Perfect weather to sit outside, wind down and crack open a…pumpkin beer? Wait, what? Isn’t it a bit early for that, when we still have a solid month of summer left? Not according to your favorite breweries, many of whom already have fall seasonals, of which several are pumpkin brews, on the shelves of local stores.

So far this “pre-season” we have spotted offerings from Brooklyn Brewery, Southern Tier, Captain LawrenceSouthampton, Blue Point,Shipyard and Sam Adam’s and we’re sure others are on the way. Though is does seem a bit odd to be drinking a fall beer while it is still ninety degrees out, we must say we’re excited to kick off the season. If department stores can celebrate Christmas months early, why not enjoy a cold pumpkin beer before the leaves start to fall? keep reading...