621. Grand Canyon Brewing – Pumpkin Springs Porter
Nov02

621. Grand Canyon Brewing – Pumpkin Springs Porter

It’s a Saturday afternoon, and per my usual routine this time of year, I’m watching college football and sitting down to enjoy a beer. It’s that time of year for pumpkin beers, and I got this one in the mail a few weeks ago. If your regular reader, you know that this is one of my favorite beer styles, and I’m always looking for new pumpkin beers to try. I like that this one had the wax over the cap and...

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618. RJ Rockers Brewing – Gruntled Pumpkin Ale
Oct11

618. RJ Rockers Brewing – Gruntled Pumpkin Ale

After enjoying a couple beers at dinner at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, GA, my friend Joe took me to midtown Atlanta to the Taco Mac there. We watched the Cardinals and had a couple of beers. I like the Brewniversity concept, but more importantly, I like the huge number of beers they have on tap, and the nice selection of local craft beers. Location: On tap and served in a slightly curved pint glass at Taco Mac in midtown Atlanta,...

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617. Blue Point Brewing – Pumpkin Ale
Oct11

617. Blue Point Brewing – Pumpkin Ale

I’m out at dinner with my friend Joe, at Leon’s Full Service, a restaurant in Decatur, GA. We already hit the Wrecking Bar Brewpub earlier in the evening, so we’re doing pretty good. So we ordered an appetizer (seen here) of bacon and peanut butter (Joe tells me it’s a southern thing). Also, since I’m a pumpkin beer guy, I saw they had this one on tap, and it gave me a chance to try yet another brewer’s...

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549. Perennial Artisan Ales – Peace Offering
Mar04

549. Perennial Artisan Ales – Peace Offering

As I mentioned with the Perennial Hommel Bier I had, my dad lives in St. Louis and I visit there often. I stopped by Perennial once and picked up a couple of beers, but I can’t remember when it was, and there’s no date on the bottle. The bottle says, ” Peace offering is un-American brown ale, brewed with a few hundred pounds of maple roasted Missouri squash. We hope you enjoy our take on autumn in that the flavors...

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518. Chatoe Rogue – First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale
Jan07

518. Chatoe Rogue – First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale

I’m a big fan of pumpkin beers, and if you follow this blog on a regular basis, you’ve certainly seen my Top 10 Pumpkin Beers review. I found this one about a month ago at the liquor store, and had to give it a try. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a date on the bottle, so I don’t know how old it is. The bottle says, “Dedicated to farmers and fermenters GYO is a Rogue Ales term for grow your own. We made...

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480. The Pike Brewing Co – Harlot’s Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Oct05

480. The Pike Brewing Co – Harlot’s Harvest Pumpkin Ale

I’m in Seattle, Washington for work, and the conference I was attending wrapped up for the day.  Since I was in Redmond, it gave me a chance to stop at Black Raven Brewing for lunch.  After getting back to the hotel, I headed over to Pike Market to do some sightseeing and visit this brewery as well.  I was able to sit at the bar and watch my St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs against Atlanta.  The only tough thing was trying to...

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Best Beers for Fall
Oct03

Best Beers for Fall

Summer is coming to an end – school has started, football season is about to begin, and the shelves at the local store are starting to fill with pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers.  It’s a time when our tastes start moving from light, crisp, refreshing beers to those with a bit more maltiness and warming alcohol content. For me, I’m not sure there’s anything better than sitting outside on a cool fall evening,...

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467. Elysian Fields – Dark O’ the Moon
Oct02

467. Elysian Fields – Dark O’ the Moon

As I mentioned in my last post, when I reviewed Elysian’s Blight Pumpkin Ale, I’m in Seattle this week for work.  My first stop after landing was Elysian, because it was between the airport and my hotel downtown.  As a fan of great pumpkin beers, I tried to order their Great Pumpkin Ale, but they were out.  So I went with their Blight Pumpkin Ale first.  When it came time to order another beer with my meal, I went with...

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466. Elysian Fields – Blight Pumpkin Ale
Oct02

466. Elysian Fields – Blight Pumpkin Ale

I’m in Seattle for work and arrived at the airport around lunchtime.  I did a little bit of research before I arrived – including trying the Elysian The Immortal IPA sent to me by my cousin who lives here – and found out this location was between the airport and my hotel downtown.  It also gave me a chance to check out the Seattle Seahawks football and Seattle Mariners baseball stadiums, located across the street...

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215. Blue Moon / Miller Coors – Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale
Oct29

215. Blue Moon / Miller Coors – Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale

It’s a nice fall friday evening and I took off work just a bit early to enjoy the afternoon. So, of course, when I got home, I grabbed a beer for my Oktoberfest Challenge out of the fridge. Although Halloween is just a couple of days away and I realized that I’ve only got 2 beers for my challenge to make it through the next 3 days… I need to find another beer to qualify for my challenge quickly. The label says,...

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197. Southern Tier Brewing – Imperial Pumking
Oct15

197. Southern Tier Brewing – Imperial Pumking

I actually did pretty good today out on the golf course with my dad.  So, what better way to reward myself after a long day on the golf course, and prepare for a long day of drinking tomorrow at Oktoberfest, than this 9% ABV Imperial Pumkin from Southern Tier. When I poured it, it was very clear and appeared to be fairly golden in color with the slightest orange tint to it. There was a creamy white head, and the beer appeared to have...

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192. Clipper City Brewing – The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Oct10

192. Clipper City Brewing – The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale

This was one of the pumpkin beers I picked up the other day when I went to the liquor store looking for beers for my Oktoberfest Challenge.  I figured with it being called an Imperial Pumpkin Ale and at 8% ABV, it could be good.  The label said, “The Mutiny Fleet was ‘berthed’ by Heavy Seas brewers who were discovered secretly brewing small batches of big beers to amuse the pallets of their fellow crew. Since most...

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