Cheers to Pumpkin Beers!

Reader Contribution by Staff

<p>Happy All Hallow’s Eve, folks. Tis the season to celebrate pumpkin beer, and here are some ideas to get your mouth a-waterin’.</p>
<p>From the crew over at <a title=”Beer America TV” href=”http://beeramerica.tv/” target=”_blank”>Beer America TV</a>:<br />
Pumpkin love continues, but this time with a twist, it’s not an ale but a lager, the only one of its kind in the world! Lakefront Brewing gets a look<i> and</i> a taste with their Lakefront <a title=”Pumpkin Lager” href=”http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com/pumpkin.html” target=”_blank”>Pumpkin Lager</a>. We also drop some knowledge about one of America’s Founding Fathers.<br />
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* Some intrepid brewers make their pumpkin beer … imagine this! … INSIDE A PUMPKIN. Check out this slideshow: <a title=”Brewing in a Pumpkin” href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog_nate/sets/72157602400060222/” target=”_blank”>Brewing in a Pumpkin</a>.</p>
<p>* Read about that “experiment” in more detail in <a title=”Pumpkin to Tunkin: Last Call” href=”http://byo.com/departments/1806.html” target=”_blank”>Pumpkin to Tunkin: Last Call</a>
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<p>* One of those intrepid brewers is a contributing writer for <em>Mother Earth News</em>. Read his latest article: <a title=”Brew Your Own Beer” href=”https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/fermenting/how-to-brew-your-own-beer-zmaz08onzgoe” target=”_self”>Brew Your Own Beer</a>
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Also of seasonal interest:</strong>
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<p>* <a title=”Make Your Own Hard Cider” href=”https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/fermenting/how-to-make-hard-cider-zmaz07onzgoe” target=”_self”>Make Your Own Hard Cider</a>
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<p>* Those Beer America guys also took a look at Sam Adams <a title=”Octoberfest” href=”http://www.samueladams.com/world_of_beer.aspx” target=”_blank”>Octoberfest</a>.</p>
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<strong>Now what?</strong>
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<p>Now, I drink pumpkin beer! Here are the brews from my neck of the woods that I’m planning to try this weekend:</p>
<p>* Brooklyn Brewery <a title=”Post Road Pumpkin Ale” href=”http://www.brooklynbrewery.com/beer/?id=POST%20ROAD%20PUMPKIN%20ALE” target=”_blank”>Post Road Pumpkin Ale</a> (New York)</p>
<p>* Greenpoint Beer Works/Heartland Brewery <a title=”Smiling Pumpkin Ale” href=”http://72.167.25.128/Heartland/media/heartlandbrewery.html” target=”_blank”>Smiling Pumpkin Ale</a> (New York)</p>
<p>* Smuttynose <a title=”Pumpkin Ale” href=”http://www.smuttynose.com/beers/seasonal_beers/smuttynose_pumpkin_ale.html” target=”_blank”>Pumpkin Ale</a> (New Hampshire)</p>
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But what about you???</strong>
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<p>Yes, <em>you</em> should try some pumpkin brew too. Drop a note about your favorites in the <a title=”comments section” href=”https://www.motherearthnews.com/relish/cheers-to-pumpkin-beers?blogid=1508#comments” target=”_self”>comments section</a> below.</p>
<p>Ready … Set … Go!</p>