Stone has been making some pretty good collaboration beers with a variety of different breweries/brewers lately and what better way to keep this tradition going than by making a pumpkin ale! I may be wrong, but I think this is the first time that Stone has brewed a pumpkin ale (or even an autumn seasonal), but Elysian and The Bruery are both known for their great autumn beers (Night Owl and Autumn Maple, respectively) so I have faith in this beer.
La Citrueille Celeste De Citracado is a pumpkin ale brewed in collaboration between Stone Brewing, The Bruery and Elysian Brewing. It has a mild 5% ABV.
Ever since I went to the Bootlegger’s 3rd Anniversary this past April I’ve become a big fan of their work. Every time I see one of their new beers on the shelf/on tap at a bar I have to give it a try. Their autumn seasonal, PUMPKIN ALE, was no exception.
Pumpkin Ale is a pumpkin ale (duh) with 17.8 IBUs and a 6.1% ABV. Continue reading
PUMPKIN BEER #11
Yay! Free Beer! At this point of the evening the fine folks from Elysian brought out the hammer and tapped into the ‘Great Pumpkin‘. For those of you who don’t know the Great Pumpkin was a very large pumpkin that had been hollowed out and filled with their DARK O’ THE MOON Pumpkin Stout. I didn’t hear how long the beer had been in the pumpkin, but I can tell you it was worth the wait. Continue reading
PUMPKIN BEER #9
When it came time to pick beer number 9 I decided to get in line (since it was quite long) and decide by the time I got up to the front. Obviously what I did was not make up my mind until the nice young lady was asking me what I would like. It came down to either HOP GOBLIN or PUMPKINEATER. I didn’t know what to do, so I just blurted out “Pumpkineater!” and handed over my ticket. Well played, good sir. Well played. Continue reading
PUMPKIN BEER #8
There was two reasons I went for this beer: 1. I’m a fan of the ESB beer style and 2. I’ve never had a beer with butternut squash. Continue reading
PUMPKIN BEER #7
After a few other beer styles to cleanse the pallete, I figured it was time to come back to the sour beers. LA PARCELA was available in both the current vintage and a 2008 version, so I decided to go for the older of the two. Continue reading
PUMPKIN BEER #3
With two less than spectacular sour pumpkin beers under my belt I decided it was time to try I beer that I’ve been looking forward to for a couple years now. Ever since I first discovered New York’s Southern Tier Brewing Company I’ve made it my mission to try every one of their beers that I can get my hands on. So when I saw that the GPBF was serving their autumn seasonal PUMKING I knew it had to be one of my first beers of the day. So when time came around for beer number three I think you can guess what I picked. Continue reading