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Southern Tier Pumking vs Pumking

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Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin, PUMPKIN! It seems like every year the flavors of fall begin their spicy, sticky and sweet barrage on our taste buds closer and closer to beach season. Some people have called this slide into lunacy “Seasonal Creep” but we prefer to tag it with a what we feel is a more apro poe, Seasonal Sleaze.

That is right, Seasonal Sleaze. Pumpkin this and pumpkin that “season” is like a reeeeaaaalllllyyyy drawn out Shark Week where people go around telling anybody within earshot how much they loooovvvveee pumpkin. “Oh have you had the new pumpkin spiced latte at Suck a Ducks?”, no we haven’t but are sure you will fill us in. “Did you try the spicy pumpkin crusty holes from Dumpy Donuts?”, nah kid we don’t eat those but it sure looks like you enjoy them. This onslaught of spiced and iced goods lasts quite a long time and while people do seem to enjoy these “treats” we’d say it has nothing to do with pumpkin at all. In reality what do they love? They love sugar and spice and whatever tastes nice. These people do not actually love pumpkin or the flavor of pumpkins (or sharks for that matter) they love sweet, sugary shit. When they order a pumpkin beer they make sure they get a full brown rim job every time loads with spices and sugar. keep reading...

Written by A+K

October 31st, 2013 at 4:05 am

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...

Pumking – Southern Tier Brewing Company (2012)

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BLC Says:
Souther Tier Brewing Company Pumking only comes in a 22 oz. bomber bottle, which should be the first indication that this is not your typical light pumpkin concoction. It pours a golden orange with a white fluffy head that sustains itself for a substantial amount of time. After subsiding, a thin cap of foam remains atop the modestly carbonated body. Due to the light color and carbonation level, you can actually see bubbles throughout the beer. The scent features caramel and spices on a malty backdrop. There is something a bit cider like and acidic to it which cuts the richness of the sweeter aromas. A definite alcohol presence comes through in this Imperial Ale. If you thought the scent was intriguing, the flavor is even more multifaceted. Spice, hints of cider and again a big sweet, caramel, malt backing are the first things to hit your palate. Accents of vanilla also peek through at times. A nice, subtle, bitterness comes in toward the end of the sip and adds a bit of balance to this beer. The slight sour, ciderish essence and the bitter, dry finish do balance things out but this would still be classified as a sweet beer. A unique brew indeed. keep reading...

Written by A+K

November 21st, 2012 at 9:32 pm