Guide to Pumpkin Beer

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Often fall seasonal beers, Pumpkin Ales vary widely. Some brewers chose add hand-cut pumpkins and include them in the mash, while others will use puree and/or add pumpkin flavoring. These beers generally are spiced with the same spices one would us when making a pumpkin pie (for example: ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice). Pumpkin Ales are generally mild, with little to no bitterness, a malty backbone, and sometimes some of the spices often take the lead. Many Pumpkin Ales will contain a starchy, slightly thick texture when consumed. Many feel that the best versions are the ones that use real pumpkin, additionally roasting the pumpkin can also add tremendous depth of character to the beer for even better results.

Beer and Pumpkin

The Rise of the Great Pumpkins



Long before the foliage transforms from green to autumnal hues, one can tell the seasons are changing by the vibrant and bright orange packaging found on craft beer shelves across the country. What was once the season dominated by Oktoberfest styles, autumn is quickly becoming the pumpkin beer time of year. Read more...




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Pumpkin Beer Events

The Great Imperial Pumpkin Beer Dinner - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - November 14, 2010



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Below is a List of Pumpkin Beer

Beer Brewery
Punkin Ale Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Pumking Southern Tier Brewing Company
Imperial Pumpkin Ale Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Post Road Pumpkin Ale Brooklyn Brewery
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale Smuttynose Brewing Company
Pumpkinhead Ale Shipyard Brewing Co.
Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale Coors Brewing Company
Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale Buffalo Bill's Brewery
Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
New Holland Ichabod Ale New Holland Brewing Company                  
Saranac Pumpkin Ale The Matt Brewing Company
Southampton Pumpkin Ale Southampton Publick House
Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout Cape Ann Brewing Company
Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Pumpkin Ale O'Fallon Brewery
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale Saint Louis Brewery / Schlafly Tap Room
Cottonwood Pumpkin Spiced Ale Carolina Beer Company
Night Owl Pumpkin Ale Elysian Brewing Company           
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin         Shipyard Brewing Co.
Wolaver's Will Stevens' Pumpkin Ale Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Heavy Seas - The Great Pumpkin Clipper City Brewing Co.
TREAT (Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter) Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Michigan Brewing Screamin' Pumpkin Spiced Ale Michigan Brewing Company
Frog's Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Sea Dog Pumpkin Ale Sea Dog Brewing Company
St-Ambroise Citrouille (Pumpkin Ale) McAuslan Brewing
Punk'n Ale Four + Brewing Company
Wild Goose Pumpkin Patch Wild Goose Brewery, LLC
Kennebunkport Pumpkin Ale Federal Jack's Brewpub
Great Pumpkin Ale Cambridge Brewing Company
Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale Great Lakes Brewing Company
La Parcela Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Heavy Seas-The Greater Pumpkin Clipper City Brewing Co.
Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale Tyranena Brewing Company
Pumple Drumkin Spiced Ale Cisco Brewers Inc.
Harvest Time Pumpkin Ale Big Boss Brewing
Pumpkin Ale Bethlehem Brew Works                         
Hipp-O-Lantern River Horse Brewing Co.
Pumpkinhead Ale Beer Works
The Great Pumpkin Elysian Brewing Company
Pumpkin Ale Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.                            
Dark O' The Moon Elysian Brewing Company
Pumpkin Ale Williamsburg AleWerks
Kuhnhenn All Hallows Ale Kuhnhenn Brewing Company          
King Don's Original Pumpkin Ale Catawba Valley Brewing Company
Highballer Pumpkin Ale Grand River Brewing
Heartland Brewery Smiling Pumpkin Ale Heartland Brewery Union Square
Pumpkin Ale Kern River Brewing Company
Pumpkin Ale BJ's Restaurant & Brewery
Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter Four Peaks Brewing Company
Spiced Pumpkin Ale Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Bison Organic Pumpkin Ale Bison Brewing Co.
Pumpkineater Imperial Ale Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Co.  
Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ale Alley Kat Brewing Company
Wasatch Pumpkin Ale Utah Brewers Cooperative
Stone Cat Pumpkin Ale Mercury Brewing Company, Inc.            
Pumpkin Ale Selin's Grove Brewing Company                      
Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale Stevens Point Brewery
Propeller Pumpkin Ale Propeller Brewery
Petunia's Pumpkin Ale Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Devious Allentown Brew Works
Venetucci Pumpkin Ale Bristol Brewing Company
La Trouille  Brasserie Dunham
Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale Great Lakes Brewing Company
Red Racer Pumpkin Ale Central City Brewing
Pumpkin Ale Triumph Brewing Company
Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale Cigar City Brewing
Pie Eyed Pumpkin Ale Watch City Brewing Co.
Blue Point Pumpkin Ale Blue Point Brewing Company
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Taps Pumpkin Ale Taps Fish House & Brewery
Pumpking Wychwood Brewery Company Ltd             
Pumpkin Spice Ale McKenzie Brew House
Ichabod's Pumpkin Ale Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 
The Great Pumpkin Ale Steamworks Brewing Company
Punk N' Fest Half Pints Brewing Company   
Pumpkin Spice Ale John Harvard's Brew House
Pumpkin Head Ale Silver Moon Brewing
Portsmouth Pumpkin Ale Portsmouth Brewery
Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout Cape Ann Brewing Company
Fire Island Pumpkin Barrel Ale Fire Island Beer Company
Ringneck Punkinhead The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Pumpkin Ale Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
Pumpkin Ale Onion Pub & Brewery
Jack O'Lager Pumpkin Ale Mishawaka Brewing Company
De Regenboog Speciale Brouwerij Smisje
Clove Valley Pumpkin Ale Gilded Otter Brewing Company                
Spicy Pumpkin Ale Indian Wells Brewing Company                      
Pumpkinator Capitol City Brewing                         
Pumpkin Spice Ale Great Adirondack Steak And Seafood Co.              
Pumpkin Ale Trailhead Brewing Company                               
Pumpkin Ale Rohrbach Brewing Company                                
Pumpkin Ale Triumph Brewing Company
Mummy Train Pumpkin Ale Flat Earth Brewing Company              
Mischief Night Pumpkin Ale Stewart's Brewing Co.
Leaf Pile Ale Greenport Harbor Brewing Company                        
Jacques Au Lantern Evolution Craft Brewing Company
Jack's Lantern O'so Brewing Company
Chuck's Pumpkin Ale Battered Boar Brewing Company
Brown's Pumpkin Ale Brown's Brewing Company
Wormtown Pumpkin Ale Wormtown Brewing Co.
Trickster Midnight Sun Brewing Co.                   
Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin Shipwrecked Brew Pub, Restaurant and Inn 
Pumpkin Ale Chama River Brewing Company
Pumpkin Ale Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company        
Pumpkin Ale Shooting Creek Farm Brewery
Pumpkin Ale Square One Brewery
Pumpkin Ale Allentown Brew Works               
Pumpkin Ale Swans Brew Pub / Swans Buckerfield Brewery  
Pumpkin Ale Wasatch Brew Pub
Potbelly Pumpkin Ale Breaker Brewing Company
Peppercorn Pumpkin Ale Stoudts Brewing Co. 
Olde Peninsula Pumpkin Ale Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant
O.P.P. (Olde Pumpkin Porter)                       Cambridge Brewing Company
Northampton Pumpkin Ale Northampton Brewery
New Holland Imperial Ichabod Ale New Holland Brewing Company
Mill Street Nightmare On Mill Street Mill Street Brew Pub
Ichabod's Midnight Ride Roy Pitz Brewing Company
Devious Imperial Pumpkin Bethlehem Brew Works
Critz's Pumpkin Ale Empire Brewing Company
The Great Pumpkin Ale Five Seasons North
Stoudt's Pumpkinlicious Stoudts Brewing Co.
Spiced Pumpkin Ale Big River Grille & Brewing Works              
Sixpoint Pumpkin Brewster Sixpoint
Short's Funkin Punkin Short's Brewing Company
Samhain Pumpkin Porter Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works         
Pumpkin Haze Growlers
Pumpkin Ale Broad Ripple Brew Pub                  
Pumpkin Ale Redondo Beach Brewing                 
Pumpkin Ale Gold Crown Brewing
Pumpkin Ale BJ's Pizza, Grill & Brewery
Pumpkin Charleville Vineyards And Microbrewery                  
Plymouth Rock Pumpkin Ale Rockyard Brewing
New Bremen Giant Pumpkin Ale Barrel House Brewing Company
Max Pumpkin Wit Max Lager's American Grill & Brewery               
Kuhnhenn Pumpkin Braggot Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Imperial Pumpkin Spice Ale Rohrbach Brewing Company
Ichabod Imperial Belgian Pumpkin Ale Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Humpback Jack Pumpkin Ale Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 
Gourd Of The Rings Cambridge Brewing Company                  
Fife And Drum Colonial Ale Right Brain Brewery
Dock Street Pumpkin Ale Dock Street Beer
Crooked Tooth Phillips Brewing Company                      
Bruce Camp-Ale Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant          
Brewbaker Pumpkin Lager Brewbaker
Unfiltered Natural Pumpkin Ale Blue Hills Brewery
Twisted Gourd Silver Moon Brewing
The Old Toad Pumpkin Ale Custom BrewCrafters
Tap 3.14 Taps Brewing Co. Inc.              
Sweet Mama Pumpkin Ale Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery      
Stoudt's Pump-King Stoudts Brewing Co.
Stoudt's Peppercorn Pumpkin Stoudts Brewing Co.
Southport Mashing Pumpkin Ale SBC Restaurant & Brewery - Southport
Smashing Pumpkin Titletown Brewing Company
Sleepy Hollow Ellicott Mills Brewing Company            
Sasquash Big Time Brewery & Alehouse            
Samhain Pumpkin Ale Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
Rumpkin Avery Brewing Company
Punkinator Vintage 50 Restaurant And Brew Lounge
Punkinator Mad Fox Brewing Company
Punkin Pie Ale Liberty Street Brewing Company
Pumpkinhead Ale Liberty Steakhouse Brewery
Pumpkinfest Ale Beer Works
Pumpkinator Capitol City Brewing Company    
Pumpkin Wheat Brown Water Street Brewery
Pumpkin Stout Fremont Brewing Company
Pumpkin Spiced Ale Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery
Pumpkin Spiced Ale Five Seasons Westside
Pumpkin Spice Ale Moosejaw Pizza & Brewing Company 
Pumpkin Spice Ale Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant
Pumpkin Spice Two Beers Brewing Co.
Pumpkin Head Ale John S. Rhodell Brewery
Pumpkin Beer                                       Becker Brewing Company
Pumpkin Ale 23rd Street Brewery
Pumpkin Ale Cooper's Cave Ale Company
Pumpkin Ale Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Pumpkin Ale Hollister Brewing Co.
Pumpkin Ale Lake Placid Pub And Brewery
Pumpkin Ale Bootlegger's Brewery
Pumpkin Ale Kutztown Tavern
Pumpkin 3.0 Copper Creek Brewing Company
Pumpkin (up The Volume) Ale Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria
Pumkin's Pumkin Spice Beer Rivertowne Pourhouse      
Pumkin Ale Willoughby Brewing
Phantom Pumpkin Ale Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon          
Olde Towne Pumpkin Ale   Olde Towne Brewing Co.
Niagaras Best Pumkin Ale Niagara's Best Beer Ltd.       
Murph's Monster Mash Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery            
Munchin' Pumpkin Ale Elliott Bay Brewing Co.     
Mavericks 2009 Pumpkin Harvest Ale IV Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Maverick's 2010 Pumpkin Harvest Ale V Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Kaiser Kurbis Elysian Brewing Company
JackAle Lantern MickDuff's BrewPub    
Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin Ale Grizzly Paw Pub and Brewing
Issaquah Ichabob Pumpkin Wit Rogue Brewery (Brewer's on the Bay) 
Impériale Citrouille Le Siboire                
Imperial Pumpkin Ale Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Ichabod's Pumpkin Ale The Dodging Duck Brewhaus
Highlands Pumpkin The Highlands Restaurant & Brewing Company
Heartland Brewery Stumpkin Heartland Brewery Union Square  
Halloween Ale Five Islands Brewing Company         
Gutter Punk'n Schooner Exact Brewing Company        
Great Pumpkin Ale Crabby Larry's Brew Pub
Ghoul Fuel Bull & Bush Pub & Brewery
Ghost Rider Pumpkin Ale McCann's Food & Brew
EJ's Pumpkin Ale Red Brick Station
Drunkin' Pumpkin Wynkoop Brewing Company
Drunken Pumpkin Nefarious Ska Brewing Co.
Bube's Pumpkin Ale Bube's Brewery
Braaaiins! Spring House Brewing Company              
Black Magic Cambridge Brewing Company        
Black Creek Spiced Pumpkin Ale Black Creek Historic Brewery
Biere De Gourde Cambridge Brewing Company   
Bête N'Owl Moon Elysian Brewing Company
Belgian Pumpkin Porter Bastone





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