It’s fall meaning it’s time for everything pumpkin!! I’m a huge pumpkin fan, and a beer fan too. So obviously I love it when you combine the two together. Here are a few tasty pumpkin beers I’ve tried that I think you may enjoy too. I started with my personal favorite.
- Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat Ale: This one is great with the most pumpkin flavor. It is a Belgian-style wheat ale, so still pretty light. They add a few fall flavors to it such as cinnamon, nutmeg and of course, pumpkin!! It’s very smooth and definitely captures that fall essence.
- Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale: This one is very tasty as well. Still a great, strong pumpkin flavor with autumn tastes of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. This one is a little bit darker in color, more of an amber ale, with a spicy finish in the end.
- Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale: This beer is smooth, hearty and spicy. Has hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Amber in color, but good pumpkin flavor.
- New Belgium Pumpkick Ale: This beer is great, but to me the pumpkin flavor isn’t as strong as the other two mentioned before. This one is still very tasty as the makers use cranberry juice added with the usual pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. This is a lighter pale ale.
- Wasatch Black o’Lantern Pumpkin Stout: This pumpkin beer is darker, and takes on a similar flavor that Four Peaks, an Arizona brewery, creates with their pumpkin beer. It doesn’t have an overwhelming pumpkin flavor. It’s a very smooth stout with a pumpkin, spicy finish in the end. So good!
I do have one more pumpkin beer to mention, however, it’s available to all you Phoenix, Arizona natives. This tasty pumpkin beer is my absolute favorite of all time!! This one is the Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter. This pumpkin beer pours very dark, almost like Guinness. Don’t get too intimidated yet! It’s not as heavy tasting as it looks. This tasty beer has a nice, strong pumpkin flavor with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. So yummy! If you’re in the area, make sure you give this seasonal tasty favorite a try. It goes very quickly here in Phoenix.
Hopefully I can try some more soon. Any other recommendations, let me know!