It never ceases to surprise me that Pumpkin Ales are so popular. I’m pretty sure that is how I got my Dad into craft beer. I would hear “Hey, if you are coming up to visit can you bring some of your Pumpkin Ale with you?”…..in February. I would have to explain to my Dad for the 20th time that we only have Pumpkin Ale on tap in the Fall. I would say that I think it adds a nice to touch to the season and gets everybody in the mood for the upcoming change in weather and scenery. He already knew all of that of course, but it is his way of saying “Vince, make some more pumpkin ale.”
Well Dad, here you go (Happy early Birthday). Today we tap Pumpkin Ale and through the month of October we will have 11 different variations of Pumpkin Ale on tap. Some from Iron Hill and some from our friends. Here is the lineup.
9/23-5pm-We tap Pumpkin Ale.
9/27-5pm-We tap Doctoberfest, a playoff beer in honor of Roy “Doc” Halladay. Oktoberfest blended with pumpkin spices! Hi WWW.ZOOWITHROY.COM, word has it that if you wear a ZWR shirt, you get a free piece of pumpkin pie!
9/30-I will be in Denver attending the Great American Beer Festival, so no we won’t tap anything new. I don’t want to miss out on the Pumpkin fun either you know!
10/7-5pm-We tap a cask of Pumpkin Ale.
10/14-5pm-We tap a cask of Pumpkin Ale aged with raw honeycombs.
10/21-5pm-We will have a cask challenge VS. our Media location and Head Brewer Robert Barrar. North Wales will tap a cask of Pumpkin Ale aged with Madagascar Vanilla beans. Media will tap a cask of Rye IPA blended with Pumpkin Spices. The first cask to kick wins!
10/28-The tapping of the Pumpkins-Starting at 5 pm we will have 7 Pumpkin beers on tap! We will also have a costume contest for guests with prizes being awarded AND we will be tapping 2 real pumpkins this year. Last year the Pumpkin was 168 lbs and filled with Imperial Pumpkin Porter. This year, it’s a surprise! Here is the lineup.
ON TAP FROM IRON HILL BREWERY
Ichabod Imperial Belgian Pumpkin Ale
Pumpkin Berliner Weisse
ON TAP FROM THE ELYSIAN BREWING CO.
pk 47 pumpkin malt liquor
dark o’ the moon pumpkin stout
ON TAP FROM THE CAMBRIDGE BREWING CO.
the great pumpkin ale