Kiley’s Pumpkin Beer Picks


Pumpkin Ale 2016

It’s the season of all things pumpkin. Pumpkin spice may be all the rage but pumpkin beers is where it’s at! Pumpkin beer is only around for a few months each year, so Kiley, our resident craft beer expert, has shared his picks for this season.

Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale | 6.1 % ABV

From Patch to Batch – the Rogue brewery grows the pumpkins on their farm in Independence, Oregon, which are then harvested by their employees and driven 77 miles to their brewery in Newport. This 15-ingredient, award-winning specialty ale pairs well with a pork dish or dessert. One of the best parts? It has no chemicals, additives, or preservatives!

Read more about Rogue’s Pumpkin Patch Ale here.

Dogfish Punkin Ale | 7.0% ABV

Dogfish’s specialty ale has been around for over 21 years. It was named after Delaware’s infamous “Punkin Chunkin” event, where pumpkins of all shapes and sizes are tossed through the air, reaching heights of 4,000 feet! The Punkin Ale actually won its first award at that very event, taking home first place for the 1994 Punkin Chunkin Recipe Contest. Punkin Ale is a full-bodied ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar, sure to please beer and non-beer lovers alike.

Read more about Dogfish’s Punkin Ale here.

Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale | 5.7% ABV

Blue Moon’s Harvest Pumpkin Ale is a deep-amber, medium-bodied ale whose aroma consists of malty spice notes. The taste starts off with strong malty notes that are immediately balanced with a mix of harvest spices that include cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. Its slightly bitter taste helps to keep that malt sweetness from building up. This is the perfect ale to pair with beef dishes and autumnal soups.

Read more about Blue Moon’s Harvest Pumpkin Ale here.

Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale | 5.7% ABV

Samuel Adam’s Harvest Pumpkin Ale is a dark reddish amber with a smooth and hearty taste perfect for the chillier Fall weather. Its ingredients are a mix of real pumpkin and warming spices like ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Samuel Adams uses its two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, Special B, and smoked malt in this seasonal concoction. The Harvest Pumpkin Ale works well with pasta dishes and desserts.

Read more about Samuel Adam’s Harvest Pumpkin Ale here.

Shipyard Brewing Co. Pumpkinhead | 4.5% ABV

Pumpkinhead was first brewed 20 years ago and first bottled back in 2002. This golden ale is a pale ale, whole wheat, munich light with top-fermenting English yeast and Williamette and Saphir hops. It’s a crisp and refreshing with its subtle spiced flavor and accompanying aromatics. It’s a fantastic ale to make seasonal desserts like Pumpkinhead Cupcake or Pumpkin Pie.

Read more about Shipyard’s Pumpkinhead here.

Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale is available at all Mollie Stone’s Markets locations. 

What’s your favorite pumpkin beer? Share them in the comments down below!