Pumpkin Ale

Where Fellowship and Camaraderie lives: that place where the CPS membership values fun and good fellowship as the cement of the community
User avatar
tuttle
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 12028
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Middle-west
Contact:

Pumpkin Ale

Post by tuttle » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:50 am

Oh yes, it's that time of year again.

I picked me up some Schlafly's Pumpkin Ale over the weekend. Nearly $10 for a six pack, but it's worth every penny.
"You're my kind of stupid" -Mal Reynolds

"Better to die cheerfully with the aid of a little tobacco, than to live disagreeably and remorseful without." -CS Lewis

The Reformation Drinking Song

User avatar
Baines
Pastor
Pastor
Posts: 992
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Contact:

Post by Baines » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:04 pm

The local brewpub in Kalamazoo, Olde Peninsula, is debuting theirs soon. I'm pretty excited about it.
Lord, save me whether I will it or not...-St. John Chrysostom

That's not a pipe, that's a pipe!

http://www.tobaccocellar.org/tinlist.php?cellar=1223

User avatar
rmedved84
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 2638
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle
Contact:

Post by rmedved84 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:08 pm

I don't know what their distribution is like, but if you see Southern Tier Pumpking, or Elysian Night Owl, I highly recommend them. I just had the Pumpking for the first time last night, it tastes exactly like pumpkin pie, and comes in at 10% abv.

User avatar
rmedved84
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 2638
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle
Contact:

Post by rmedved84 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:09 pm

The Elysian in Seattle actually brews a batch in a massive pumpkin every year and then have a party where they tap the pumpkin and you drink it straight from it.

User avatar
james-owen
Minister of Whippersnappery
Minister of Whippersnappery
Posts: 6735
Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Savannah, GA
Contact:

Post by james-owen » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:10 pm

rmedved84 wrote:The Elysian in Seattle actually brews a batch in a massive pumpkin every year and then have a party where they tap the pumpkin and you drink it straight from it.
That sounds quite epic!
"May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest."
-Charles Lamb   http://www.tobaccocellar.org/tinlist.php?cellar=1571

User avatar
Irish-Dane
I'm a pro at tobacco canning
I'm a pro at tobacco canning
Posts: 32623
Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:00 pm
Location: The beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina
Contact:

Post by Irish-Dane » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:40 pm

rmedved84 wrote:I don't know what their distribution is like, but if you see Southern Tier Pumpking.... I highly recommend ...........
Agreed. There are a lot of poor excuses for Pumpkin Ale, but Southern Tier does their version quite nicely. High kudos for this beer.

User avatar
Zed
Cross threaded, Self Quoting, One Pluser
Cross threaded, Self Quoting, One Pluser
Posts: 13464
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:00 pm
Location: Howard City, Michigan
Contact:

Post by Zed » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:41 pm

never had a pumpkin ale. does it taste like pumkin pie? i like pumkin pie.
YEAH COBS

User avatar
ChildOfGod
What's-his-name - President: Devo Fan Club Intl
What's-his-name - President: Devo Fan Club Intl
Posts: 7308
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:00 pm
Location: In Christ by Faith

Post by ChildOfGod » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:47 pm

Zed wrote:never had a pumpkin ale. does it taste like pumkin pie? i like pumkin pie.
Punk'n by Dogfish Head does taste a lot like pumpkin pie to me. Its my favorite seasonal beer.
In Christ by Apostolic and Reformed Faith

TNLawPiper
BrotherOfTheBriar YouHeartlessBastards
BrotherOfTheBriar YouHeartlessBastards
Posts: 16944
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:00 pm

Post by TNLawPiper » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:21 pm

ShellBriar wrote:
Zed wrote:never had a pumpkin ale. does it taste like pumkin pie? i like pumkin pie.
Punk'n by Dogfish Head does taste a lot like pumpkin pie to me. Its my favorite seasonal beer.
It's tasty.

User avatar
Cleon
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 13729
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:00 pm
Location: Indiana - South of 40
Contact:

Post by Cleon » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:22 pm

TNLawPiper wrote:
ShellBriar wrote:
Zed wrote:never had a pumpkin ale. does it taste like pumkin pie? i like pumkin pie.
Punk'n by Dogfish Head does taste a lot like pumpkin pie to me. Its my favorite seasonal beer.
It's tasty.
I don't remember ever seeing this. Is it available everywhere?
"Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven" - Jesus

"More people need to put their big boy britches on." - JMG

"Dang, a pipe slap." - JimVH

User avatar
ChildOfGod
What's-his-name - President: Devo Fan Club Intl
What's-his-name - President: Devo Fan Club Intl
Posts: 7308
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:00 pm
Location: In Christ by Faith

Post by ChildOfGod » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:03 pm

Cleon wrote:
TNLawPiper wrote:
ShellBriar wrote:
Zed wrote:never had a pumpkin ale. does it taste like pumkin pie? i like pumkin pie.
Punk'n by Dogfish Head does taste a lot like pumpkin pie to me. Its my favorite seasonal beer.
It's tasty.
I don't remember ever seeing this. Is it available everywhere?
It is at my house this time of year!

I'm not sure about where its distributed, but you might send them an email and ask: http://www.dogfish.com/

So help me, if I find out that supply is diverted from my area due to your consumption, why I'll...

User avatar
tuttle
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 12028
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Middle-west
Contact:

Post by tuttle » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:11 pm

schafly is out of st. louis

on beer advocate it looks as if both Schalfly Pumpkin Aleand Southern Tier Pumpking score a mighty A-
"You're my kind of stupid" -Mal Reynolds

"Better to die cheerfully with the aid of a little tobacco, than to live disagreeably and remorseful without." -CS Lewis

The Reformation Drinking Song

User avatar
Irish-Dane
I'm a pro at tobacco canning
I'm a pro at tobacco canning
Posts: 32623
Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:00 pm
Location: The beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina
Contact:

Post by Irish-Dane » Fri Sep 10, 2010 2:15 pm

tuttle wrote:schafly is out of st. louis

on beer advocate it looks as if both Schalfly Pumpkin Aleand Southern Tier Pumpking score a mighty A-
Impressive.

User avatar
JohnnyMcPiperson
I want one of those
I want one of those
Posts: 7123
Joined: Wed May 28, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: In the woods, VA

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:23 pm

I tried the Southern Tier Pumpking at the Ale House downtown today, man that is one of the best beers I've ever had, sooo good!
"Pleasures are shafts of the glory as it strikes our sensibility... Make every pleasure into a channel of adoration." ~C.S. Lewis

User avatar
rmedved84
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 2638
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle
Contact:

Post by rmedved84 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:16 pm

rmedved84 wrote:The Elysian in Seattle actually brews a batch in a massive pumpkin every year and then have a party where they tap the pumpkin and you drink it straight from it.
On my way to the great pumpkin beer festival right now!
http://www.elysianbrewing.com/greatpumpkinbeerfest.html

User avatar
tuttle
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 12028
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Middle-west
Contact:

Post by tuttle » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:58 pm

rmedved84 wrote:
rmedved84 wrote:The Elysian in Seattle actually brews a batch in a massive pumpkin every year and then have a party where they tap the pumpkin and you drink it straight from it.
On my way to the great pumpkin beer festival right now!
http://www.elysianbrewing.com/greatpumpkinbeerfest.html
cool!

just restocked on Schalflys...

(and Guinness extra stout)
"You're my kind of stupid" -Mal Reynolds

"Better to die cheerfully with the aid of a little tobacco, than to live disagreeably and remorseful without." -CS Lewis

The Reformation Drinking Song

User avatar
rmedved84
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 2638
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle
Contact:

Post by rmedved84 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:04 pm

Unfortunately the line to get in is two blocks long
Image

User avatar
tuttle
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 12028
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Middle-west
Contact:

Post by tuttle » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:48 pm

tell us how it went
"You're my kind of stupid" -Mal Reynolds

"Better to die cheerfully with the aid of a little tobacco, than to live disagreeably and remorseful without." -CS Lewis

The Reformation Drinking Song

User avatar
rmedved84
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 2638
Joined: Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:00 pm
Location: Seattle
Contact:

Post by rmedved84 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:51 pm

AMAZING. It was like in Forrest Gump when Bubba was listing all the ways you can cook shrimp. There was pumkin ale, pumkin lager, pumkin heffe, pumpking pilsner, pumpking stout, imperial pumkin stout, bourbon barrel aged pumking stout, pumkin sour, pumkin belgian, pumkin bock, and of course the beer hanging out in this:
Image

I also tried a sample of a bacon ale when we went out for dinner afterwards, sadly it wasn't very good.

User avatar
donkeymule
Brother of the Briar
Brother of the Briar
Posts: 3150
Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:00 pm
Location: Panama City

Post by donkeymule » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:03 pm

Last week I had my 1st pumpkin ale - Jacks Pumpkin Ale on draft. Very tastey!
Wise guy hey? Nyuk, Nyuk Nyuk.....

Post Reply