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For most of us, October brings a cool breeze, leaves changing, and thoughts of Oktoberfest gatherings and Halloween. For me? Pumpkin Beer.
I started drinking pumpkin beer back in September in my attempt to feel "fallish" as it's rather challenging to feel that way here in Phoenix when it's still 103 degrees.
Back when I was in St. Louis last month I tried Schlafly Pumpkin Ale.
According to their website, "pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove." It was a pretty tasty brew and I was sad to have to leave four of the six bottles in Sharon's refrigerator when I left.
I came back to Phoenix and bought a six-pack of Uinta Punk'n. Tasty and refreshing, but VERY light on pumpkin flavor.
Next up...headed to Four Peaks Brewery later this week to get some of their infamous Pumpkin Porter.
For more suggestions on pumpkin beers from around the country, visit Chow Bella's Guide to Pumpkin Beer 2012.