Monday, November 2, 2009

Pumpkin Ale

What is your favorite pumpkin ale?

On a recent autumnal trip around New England, we sampled a few pumpkin ales.

Smuttynose was closed, so we headed into downtown Portsmouth, NH. There, at Portsmouth Brewery, we got a nice sampling of 10 different beers, and their pumpkin ale was included. It was very spicy and did not taste particularly of pumpkin. All I could taste was cinnamon. Sure, it was seasonal, but I expected more pumpkin flavor.

Our favorite of the weekend was Shipyard's Pumpkin ale, which was both pumpkin-y and warmly spicy. (Shipyard brewery is in Portland, ME.) P also quite likes the label on the Shipyard Pumpkin Ale bottle. ;-)

Let us know what your favorite pumpkin ale is so we can give it a try!

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