A Very Hoppy Day!

     What a beautiful day, eh?

Yeah, beautiful 🙂
     I had an amazing day today! I got an incredible opportunity this morning that involves art, road trips and exciting new things for my blog! I can’t share anything quite yet, but hopefully I’ll be able to explain it all after next Wednesday! Stay tuned 🙂
Autumn Season Update
     I’ve now tasted:
Blue Moon’s Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale – tastes like Fat Tire by New Belgium – nothing exciting or pumpkin-y.
Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale – No good. Good amounts of spices, but too watery to be good, which is funny because I used to love this one before tasting some of the better beers out there!
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale – Lovely! Nice and hoppy. I didn’t really get that much taste of the spices, but I think the hoppiness may have overwhelmed that a little – still delish!
     Up next (probably on Saturday) is Shipyard Signature Smashed Pumpkin. I’ve never heard of this one, but boy am I looking forward to it!
Any nationally distributed pumpkin ales you’d recommend?


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4 Responses to A Very Hoppy Day!

  1. Justin

    Today, I went to Wegmans and they had a section dedicated to pumpkin ales. I wish I had my camera with me, so I could of showed you.

  2. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)

    oh yum! Dogfish Head Punkin is the BEST! THE BEST!!!!!! Nothing is better.

  3. A little bit late on this one, but a good one that you can occasionally get at Wades would be Midnight Sun’s TREAT. Its a bit different than these as it is an imperial pumpkin porter, but it is quite tasty.
    If you ever come across them (either through travel, online shopping or beer trading), there are two extremely well made pumpkin beers from the east coast: Southern Tier’s “Pumking” and Weyerbacher’s Imperial Pumpkin. Elysian up in Seattle actually hosts a pumpkin beer festival and makes a few good ones too.

    Also give the Bruery’s Autumn Maple a shot…not pumpkin, but yams…

    • Are those available this time of year? I only see pumpkin ales around October it seems. I’ll keep my eye out for those!