Pumpkin Beers: Round Two

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?

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5 Responses to Pumpkin Beers: Round Two

  1. MizFit says:

    ***tiptoes away like the nondrinker she is**

  2. YES. My absolute fave is Schlafly Pumpkin Ale – it is seriously epic. And it sells out quickly!!

  3. Yum Yucky says:

    Have you thought about a fancy career in Beer-ology? You’d probably have a shorter stack of work files to tend to. I don’t take the hubs shopping with me. He puts a bunch of crappy foods in the cart and increases the register receipt by $50 or something.

  4. I'm not a big pumpkin beer fan, but I do like Oktoberfest beers and other fall type beers.

  5. Dawn says:

    I'm not a beer drinker but I will have to mention the pumpkin beer to Mike, not sure he's tried it yet. As for grocery shopping we enjoy going together. He's actually better at it than me.

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