Pumpkin ales were around before America — but they didn’t taste anything like they do today. That’s because early colonists largely used pumpkin (in place of scarce malt) for its sugar rather than its flavor. It took a while for the pumpkin ale we know today to emerge, but by the 1990s, as microbreweries began to take root in the U.S., pumpkin ales began to taste, well, like pumpkin. Today, they’ve become some of the most anticipated beers each year. While all of them contain some combination of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice, the variety of this seasonal libation extends from pumpkin pie-esque offerings to ales with only the merest hints of fall. It’s the perfect Halloween beverage to partake in as you attempt to frighten your neighborhood’s trick-or-treating children.
This reminds me of the joke ...
Q) Why is American beer like two people making love in a canoe ?
A) Because it's too F#*^ing close to water !
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I know it is more main stream than the others, but Blue Moon's Harvest Pumpkin Ale should be on this list. I demand a recount!
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@TIME @timestyle great article! I've tried as many Pumpkin Ales as I could find this season and now the real hunt begins! Cheers
Recently had some S. A. Pumkin Ale. Tasted like a dip cup full of Skoal saliva.
May need to contact S.A. directly and provide them some direct feedback on the matter.
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@tylyons22 Thanks! I wanna try a few of those now! The one with the clove and cinnamon sounds bitchin. #beertalk
@mcohorst @TIME @TIMEStyle Cool! Nice to see #Pumking in there; I would like to try the Sam Adams one.
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