Send all questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Is it weird that I hate pumpkin beers? And is there any way to escape them this time of year? Not weird at all, kind sir. I hate them as well. Never been my thing. This year I’ve had a few good ones that have me rethinking my stance, but I want […]
Pumpkin beer: too big and basic to not fail. The unfathomable success of Starbucks Pumpkin Latte notwithstanding (the horrific concoction turns 13 this year, has sold 200 million units since its inception and last fall alone pulled in a cool $100 mill in revenue, according to Forbes), the American public’s thirst for pumpkin drinks appears […]
Before you do the “pumpkin? seriously?” eye roll, just wait a second. Yes, businesses everywhere overload their offerings with pumpkin. (We would not be surprised if dentists started offering pumpkin flavored fluoride treatments.) But fall weather, or at least whatever fall weather is turning into with the whole climate change thing, does kind of turn […]
Last week, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewing sent me a few bottles of its first-ever fall seasonal. Hopzeit is a heavily hopped rendition of a märzen, the traditional German style American drinkers know best as Oktoberfest beer. I have soft spots for märzens, hoppy beers, and free samples, so I admit to being biased in several different […]
Pumpkin beer is polarizing, you either love it or hate it. So we brought in Zach Mack of Alphabet City Beer Co. in New York City to suggest pumpkin beers that even a hater will enjoy.
Opinions on pumpkin beer, well, vary. But pumpkin beers are out there, cluttering up refrigerated cases and beer shelves all over this great, seasonally gourd-obsessed nation. We figured we could do our part by offering a guide to some of the better options out there—with more and less intense options for pumpkin beer lovers and […]