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New Beer Blog Flying Dog The Gourd Standard Pumpkin IPA


In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Flying Dog Brewery.  It is their new fall seasonal, which is The Gourd Standard Pumpkin IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know Flying Dog Brewery.  Let us get into this pumpkin IPA.

It has a amber like color with a white constant head. The smell has a cinnamon to nutmeg notes. The taste has a heavy cinnamon notes without any hop bitterest. The aftertaste has a cinnamon and nutmeg finish. It is pretty drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.flyingdogbrewery.com):

ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 6.7%
AVAILABILITY: Fall seasonal
HOP BITTERNESS: 60 IBU
SPECIALTY MALTS: Rye, Biscuit, Cara Brown, Oats
HOPS: Hallertau Hersbrucker

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.flyingdogbrewery.com

Twitter:@flyingdog

Closing, I am getting really burn out on pumpkin beers.  It is not as excited as it was before.  I really did not like beer at all and normally I like just about everything that this brewery puts out on the market.  I was very disappointed.  It might have been something that I ate or drink before.  I will not know until next season.  I recommend you to try this beer once.  Please, let me know that you think.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!   Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Liberty Street Brewing Pumpkin Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into a fall seasonal from Liberty Street Brewing.  It is their Pumpkin Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog post on this brewery, you know the history of Liberty Street Brewing.  If you have not, please, read those beer blog post to get to know this young Michigan brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

It has a clear dark golden color with a creamy white head.  The smell has slight cinnamon and nutmeg.  The taste has a slight cinnamon, nutmeg, and hints of pumpkin notes.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.libertystreetbeer.com

Twitter:  @Liberty_Brewer

Closing out, I was pretty stun to see this beer on draught at my local Buffalo Wild Wings.  I had to order it for two reasons.  One, I am a pretty big fan of this brewery and two, it was on draft.  I  like this beer however, it is not the best pumpkin ale on the market.  It is not the worse pumpkin ale on the market.  I love the bend from the nutmeg and cinnamon.   The pumpkin is there but just enough to make me happy.  It is like drinking a pumpkin pie.  I recommend it, if you can still find it.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Uinta Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale


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In this fall beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Uinta Brewing.  The beer that will be featured is called Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale.  This is beer is part of their Crooked Line, which there will be three more beer post in the future on their Detour IPA, Bareley Wine Ale, and Imperial Pilsner.  If you read my earlier blog on their spring ale, you are up to speed on this brewery.  If you have not, please read Uinta Hyve Ale beer post.  Let us get into the beer.

This fall seasonal has a deep amber without a head on the beer. The smell is a little vanilla and pumpkin with other spices. The taste is a pumpkin and nutmeg with a cinnamon aftertaste.  It is not really drinkable.

Here is a description from their website (www.uintabrewing.com):

Notes

Aged in oak

ArtLabel art by local Utah artist Trent Call

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Cranked up and primed to celebrate, Jacked reveals in the season.  Pop the cork for bursts of pumpkin and spices.  Aged in oak barrels, Jacked is wound and ready to play.  Pairs well with flavors of the season.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.uintabrewing.com

Twitter:  @uintabrewing

In closing, I have to say as we start to wrap this year’s fall seasonals and get ready for the winter seasonals.  There are some last-minute fall  beers I wanted to post on and this is one of them.  I had this beer last year and loved it.  I was pretty excited to see it on the shelf in the Chicago market.  This brewery did something different then the same boring pumpkin beers out in the market.  They put their pumpkin ale in barrels.  This has been a rough fall season for the seasonals and I have been very disappointed.  I have to say this is the same gem that I discover last year and I am glad I picked up this bottle this year.  I am happy to say the breweries that I had huge wins on their fall seasonals are Milwaukee Brewing, Flying Dog, Ram, and Uinta.  Uinta Oak Jacked is only available in a limited time and it is in 750ml bottles.  I would run to your near by liquor store and pick up a bottle of this great pumpkin beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Blog Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale


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In this blog, we are sample out last beer from this Samuel Adams Fall pack. We are going to get into one of my favorite beer styles in the Fall Season.  Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale is going to be feature in this beer blog.  If you read my earlier blog, you know a little something about this brewery.  Samuel Adams are pretty well-known and I know you about this brewery before you reading this beer blog.  If you do not, please, go back to one of the earlier blogs and read the first part of it.  Let us get into the beer.

Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale is available in their Fall Sampler Pack.  It has a dark amber color without a head on the beer.  It has a cinnamon to nutmeg and a little pumpkin.  This pumpkin taste like a cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin.  This is not a well balance beer. There is a point in the beer drinking experience that the drinker will get a little water hint. It is kind of drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Early New England colonists were nothing if not resourceful.  Lacking traditional malts, they added pumpkin to their brews, & the first pumpkin ales were born.  This modern adaptation uses 4 different malts, and over 17 lbs of real pumpkin per barrel, for a rich depth of flavor & unmistakable character.  Cheers!  Jim Koch

Here is a description from their website (www.samueladams.com):

A perennial favorite at our brewery Halloween party, Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale is brewed with over 17 pounds of real pumpkin per barrel, adding a full body and sweetness to this dark reddish amber brew.  Deep roasted malts, including a smoked malt, lend a distinct roasted character while traditional pumpkin pie spices give the beer a subtle spice note.

Pumpkin Ale is one of the oldest beer styles that originated in America.  Early colonists lacked some of the classic beer ingredients, so in place of malt other fermentable sugars such as molasses or pumpkin were used.  Pumpkin beers were not as popular at first since the pumpkin was used for its sugar alone rather than its flavor.  More recently, pumpkins have been used in addition to malt and other spices to create flavorful pumpkin ales.  For our take on the style we’ve used a large portion of real pumpkin to give it a natural richness of flavor.

To brew our version of this fall favorite, we used a significant portion of real pumpkin.  The pumpkin is added to the mash to meld with the malt flavors, bringing out its true flavor in the final brew.  In addition to our classic two-row pale malt and Caramel 60, we’ve added Special B and Smoked Malt for a deep roasted and nutty character that perfectly complements the pumpkin.  Once in the kettle we also add clove and the classic pumpkin pie spices of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg.  The spices subtly enhance the character of the pumpkin and malt without overpowering it.

Flavor: Smooth and roasty, real pumpkin adds to a full body and sweetness while deep roasted malts lend a toasty finish to this subtly spiced brew.
Color: Dark reddish amber, 33 SRM
Original Gravity: 15° Plato
Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 5.7%ABV – 4.4%ABW
Calories/12oz.: 199
IBUs: 14
Malt Varieties: Samuel Adams two-row pale malt blend, Caramel 60, Special B, and smoked malt
Hop Varieties: East Kent Goldings and English Fuggles
Special Ingredients: real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice
Yeast Strain:Samuel Adams ale yeast
First Brewed: 2010
Availability: Seasonal (Sept. – Oct.) and in the Harvest Collection Variety pack

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.samueladams.com

Twitter:  @samueladamsbeer

Closing, this pumpkin ale is one of the best one in the market.  I am pretty stun since it is coming from Boston Beer Company.  They found the classic American style and did it up right.  It has a nice balance unlike most pumpkin ales in the market.  Most Pumpkins ales have too much cinnaon or nutmeg in the beer. This beer is also in six pack bottles this year.  I recomment this beer and you can take your time with it.  This is because most of the smaller batches will be gone first.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser