Desperate for some time together, my husband decided to accompany me to the grocery store last weekend. While I shopped the produce section, he browsed the beer selection one aisle over. He enjoyed the pumpkin beers we had sampled at Rustico, and found two more that looked good.
According to the website:
Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a light refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor.
This beer definitely was on the light side (but not the “lite” side!), with a strong nutmeg aroma.
He also wanted to try this one:
This is how the Star Hill brewery website describes it:
Boxcar Pumpkin Porter is a traditional English-style Brown Porter with pumpkin added to the mash. Light spicing allows the subtle flavors of pumpkin and roasty porter to shine through.
(So much darker!)
The “pumpkin” flavor of this one was more subtle, but the beer as a whole had more flavor.
I don’t think I like either of these better than the Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, Pumpking, or Schlafly Pumpkin Ale we had at Rustico, but it is fun to try different variations on the “pumpkin beer” theme.
Do you have a favorite “pumpkin” beer?
Does your spouse/significant other go grocery shopping with you?