Its that TIME AGAIN!!! Seasonal Beers are IN

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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 11:29 AM
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For the past few years I have been trying out the seasonal beers. I am NO beer expert be any means but I do enjoy a good beer from time to time.

I have become quite fond of Pumpkin Beers. It was the hint of clove, nutmeg and cinnamon that caught my attention with these. I have just picked up a case of Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale. I really enjoy it. I have been looking for another that I had last year that I can not seem to find yet, Buffalo Bills Pumpkin Ale.

I am waiting on a shipment from a local store here that sells Wychwood Ales. I believe they are getting in Scarecrow or Pumpking ale.

Anyone here have either of these? Also what is your favorite Pumpkin Ale?




posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 11:37 AM
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I have never tried pumpkin ale, but since you mentioned it, I'm going to try it. I will try remember and let you know what I think of it. I love beer



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 11:39 AM
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I have never had a pumpkin ale but I have had Blue Moon. If their pumpkin ale is as good as their orange stuff, I believe it will be excellent. Gotta see if I can get this near me.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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From your member name I'd think you would be pushing a PALE ale.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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I have been searching the beer isles in my area for a pumpkin beer for weeks now. With this post I'll head back out this weekend and try a few more stores. I love pumpkin beer in the fall!

OiO



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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Greetings 4thhorseman,

For me it has to be GLUUUTEN FREE... sadly there are not much choices in the seasonal fringe realm of that style... But irember the days when I would be sitting on my cabin porch with a great normal burping seasonal watching the leaves change and the birds chirping(now hollyWOOD made me paranoid) pondering my purpose for EXOistence.

Mr X-ULTRA/QUANTUM... On my Centaur friends back... Drinking a Green's... WHAT????... It's not like I'm driving... Plus he has a great Beethoven sound system



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 11:54 AM
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Blue Moon's Pumpkin is probably one of, if not, the best, although I've not tried them all. Jack's Pumpkin is good as well. I've personally been pushing the Abita Brew Company to make a Pumpkin Ale for a few years now to no result. They do however make a wonderful Pecan Harvest Ale which is one of my favorites.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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I love living here in the Pacific Northwest ,(Oregon/Washington), There are so many different micro-breweries around and all of them have a "twist" on seasonal beers. McMenamins Lil Monstor Pumpkin Ale is a local one that comes to mind.
Many of these micro-breweries do not bottle their creations but have "growlers" (big glass jugs) that you can take some home and enjoy.

On a side note. I was just in Albany, Oregon in the Caloopia Brewery (very small but good). They have a "chilli beer". Hot peppers in beer.... Not what you would expect... and yes I did bring some home!

Cheers!!!!



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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I've never had any seasonal beers. I never cared much for anything pumkin-y or ginger-y. Any good recommendations other than those types of beers?



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 12:10 PM
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I make my own "beer"


Hard cider @ 9.5% +/-. I tried all the different types of beers I could find, but so far nothing beats my own apple brew.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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im going to pick up a keg of sam adams octoberfest today for sunday football its a good seasonal for this time of year can only get it for about another month



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by OhNoItsCritical
I've never had any seasonal beers. I never cared much for anything pumkin-y or ginger-y. Any good recommendations other than those types of beers?


You could look to any beers with Oktoberfest or something along those lines. Look at the label they will tell you what undertones or there.

I would at least give Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale a try. You may like it.

I know this isn't a seasonal beer but I saw a Maui Coconut beer. I love coconut so I am tempted to try it.
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posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Kona brewing "Wailea Wheat" ( has passion fruit undertones not sweet). It is a seasonal summer brew. i happen to like their "longboard" larger too.

Not to dis Blue Moon. I like their beer too. Look at the back of the label next time.. Golden Colorado???? (Coors).

Yep. they make Blue moon. I know because I am the distributor for the largest grain malting company on the west coast. The produce bagged malts for Widemer, Rogue Brewing, RedHook, to name a few.

It doesn't mean that Blue Moon is bad like I said... Just not a "micro-brew". Wow... Did that come across snotty?? sorry not trying to be a beer snob!

If it tastes good... drink it!

cheers



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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Trust me I am not a pro Blue Moon man. I could careless where it comes from as long as it has drink-ability to it. I personally am looking for a pumpkin ale that is heavier on the nutmeg, clove and cinnamon spices and such. That is my long term goal.



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 06:03 PM
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Shipyard Pumpkinhead is one of if not the premier pumpkin beer. If you have a chance to get your hands on some I highly suggest it from a chilled glass with a sugar/cinnamon rim. I usually start my nights out with one this time of year.

www.ratebeer.com...



posted on Sep, 16 2011 @ 11:42 PM
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Pumpkin beers have been gaining popularity recently so I would expect it to continue for at least the next few fall seasons, which is good news as more breweries will try their hand at it, allowing us consumers (burp!) more options.

Whole Foods here in Northern California had two or three varieties last year- the wifey loves 'em! I personally am an India Pale Ale (IPA) junkie, no nutmeg or clove but plenty of hops and super popular so lots of breweries offer their own take on it.

I just got real thirsty!



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 12:28 AM
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Awhile back Albertson's carried Pumpkin Ale, never did know who made it. Had to be sipped at room temp to taste the clove and nutmeg. Really good.



posted on Sep, 19 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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I don't like beer, however I did pick up a rachel ray magazine just because I wanted to show the page on beers to my husband.
The ones she had listed that sound interesting were
No Crusts ale from Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery
"made with roasted peanuts and jammy fruits (think grapes and raspberries)"

Gingerbread Ale from bison brewing
"nutmeg-and-cinnamon....has the flavor of just baked cookies without being too sugary: it ends with the spicy slightly bitter flavor of a dark porter"
...the honey basil sounds interesting and they have pumpkin ale

Raspberry Tart from New Glarus Brewing
1 lb of raspberries smashed into each bottle...I might try this one since I can stand Lambic raspberry. oooo and they have a cherry one with 1 lb of cherries in each bottle! They're year round too not in the seasonal section.
in their seasonal selections they have a clove & cinnamon one and a coffee beer.

Pineapple from Maui Brewing Co.
"smelled and sipped like the ripe fruit." Do people really sip beer? They also have a coconut one which they describe with tastes of chocolate, coconut, coffee and.... happy spices?

and the one I I wanted to show the husband (just like the article on grilled cheese vodka) Pizza beer Mamma mia pizza beer .... the magazine says it's tinted with the flavor of oregano and tomato.
IMO pizza beer's website is ugly so to spare you from the green red and white here's what they say about the beer on their website:
"Pizza Beer" IS A DEBRIS FREE product. The Margarita pizza is put into the mash & steeped like a tea bag. A whole wheat crust made with water, flour & yeast is topped with tomato, oregano, basil & garlic. The essence of the pizza spices is washed off with hot water and filtered into a brewpot, where it is boiled for a long, long time. During the process, we add hops & spices in a cheesecloth type bag & filter the cooled liquid into a fermentation vessel. (big glass 6 gallon water jug). After a week or two, the beer is good to go. Keg it or bottle it."


Well just wanted to pass those flavors along, if you try them and hate them I'm sorry. If you try them and like them let me know.



posted on Sep, 23 2011 @ 11:13 PM
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I was shopping at Whole Foods in Roseville, CA earlier today and they had 7 different pumpkin beers- mostly 6 packs but one or two only available as 22 ounce single bottles.

There was one from Shipyard Brewing called Smashed Pumpkin measuring in at 9% alcohol!!





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