When some people think about seasonal fall flavors they probably think about pumpkin bread, apple pie, candied pecans, caramel drenched something. I think of the same thing but mixed with barley and hops, because I’m thinking of beer. I absolutely love the fall seasonal brews. The are few whose return I am patiently awaiting, and a laundry list I’m waiting to try.
I’m eager for the return of Brooklyn Brewery’s, Post Road Pumpkin Ale. The brewery web site describes it as “a beer with orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center, and crisp finish”. Another tasty brew is Peacan Harvest Ale, from the fine beer crafters at Abita Breer. Typically know for their raspberry wheat Purple Haze, this beer is made with Louisiana pecans. They even recommend trying it with Gouda cheese, yum I’m putting that one in the mental file for later.
Moving on to the important list, what I want to try this season. Last year I think I tried a half dozen pumpkin ales. However I missed Smuttynose Brewing Company’s “homage to the craft and heritage of American brewers” with their very own pumpkin ale. There will no doubt be other pumpkin ales to try this year but that one is on the top of the list. Alright, if your gonna talk beer ya have to talk Oktoberfest! To be fair I did have a teeny tiny taste of the Paulaner Brewery’s Oktoberfest, but I would like a glass to myself. I would love to tell you more about the beer but alas, their web site is in German. The final beer is a little more general, it might not even be considered seasonal. I want to try a banana walnut beer, or banana bread beer. Sounds strange, but I think it would be interesting to try.
Well that about wraps it up! I would love to hear any recommendations! I have tried countless beers from run of the mill grocery store shelf stocked to the obscure micro brews. However, there are always more out there as brewing is an art form to so many. Please comment away!
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