883. New Belgium – Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin
Nov30

883. New Belgium – Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin

Things are pretty busy between work and home, and so again tonight, I thought I’d crack open another beer. We had a Halloween party a month or so ago, and my friend Steve brought a 6 pack of this beer. It’s a “Pumpkin Ale featuring cinnamon and habanero chili peppers for just the right amount of heat.” As you know, I’m a fan of pumpkin beers, so I was glad he left a couple of them so I could try it....

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881. Avery Brewing – PumpKYn 2015
Nov23

881. Avery Brewing – PumpKYn 2015

It’s Thanksgiving and we have the entire family over at our house for lunch and dinner. I started with some bourbon, and I thought this would make a great transition over to beer (I’m planning to have some of my pumpkin beer later). I bought this beer last year with the intention of having it last Thanksgiving, but never got around to it. Location: Poured into a pint glass at my home in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 15% ABV,...

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835. Four Peaks Brewing – Pumpkin Porter
Dec29

835. Four Peaks Brewing – Pumpkin Porter

I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things at work after a long Christmas weekend. Fortunately, I received a ton of awesome new beers as gifts from my dad and sister. My sister went to Phoenix a couple weeks ago on her goal of attending an NFL game at every stadium in the country. This was one of the beers she brought back for me. It says it was canned on 10/10/16. Location: Poured into a large goblet shaped glass at...

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790. O’Fallon Brewery – Vanilla Pumpkin Beer
Nov26

790. O’Fallon Brewery – Vanilla Pumpkin Beer

It’s Thanksgiving day, and we’ve spent the morning preparing the meal for our families. Now that family is arriving, it’s time to relax a little bit and grab a beer. My wife bought this one for me right before Halloween, since she knows I’m a pumpkin beer fan. I like O’Fallon’s pumpkin beer and named it one of my top pumpkin beers. Therefore, I’m looking forward to trying this one. Location:...

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750. Samuel Adams – Fat Jack Double Pumpkin
Dec02

750. Samuel Adams – Fat Jack Double Pumpkin

Today at work, we had an all day offsite educational session. So, it was a pretty good day and I got home a little bit early. After dinner, my son and I went and got haircuts, and when I got home the kitchen was clean. The kids had to do their homework, so I grabbed this beer and sat down to do some homework of my own – another pumpkin beer to add to the list. Location: Poured into a large Sam Adams Perfect pint glass at my home...

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746.  Big Muddy Brewing – Pumpkin Smasher
Nov17

746. Big Muddy Brewing – Pumpkin Smasher

It was a long Monday at work, but my wife had dinner going when I came home. While she finished up dinner, I enjoyed this beer. It was (I think) the last of the mixed pumpkin beers I bought when I was up in Chicago a couple weeks ago. Most of the beers I bought haven’t been great or worthy of adding to my top 10 pumpkin beers list. I’m hoping Pumpkin Smasher will reverse that trend with this one. Location: Poured into a...

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744. Redhook Ale Brewery – Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter
Nov08

744. Redhook Ale Brewery – Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter

It’s been a fairly relaxing Saturday watching college football and basketball and being mildly productive. Now that dinner is finished and the kids have taken over the main TV, I decided to sit down in the kitchen and enjoy a beer. I picked up this one in Chicago a few weeks ago, along with the other pumpkin beers I’ve been trying lately. I haven’t been too successful at finding new pumpkin beers to add to my top 10...

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743. Southern Tier Brewing – Warlock Imperial Pumpkin Stout
Nov07

743. Southern Tier Brewing – Warlock Imperial Pumpkin Stout

We met with a window guy this evening to see what it would cost to replace all of the windows in our 25-year-old home. After the meeting, and more specifically, the price he gave us, I needed to have a really big beer. I bought this beer a couple weeks ago when I was up in Chicago for work, along with the 6 or 7 other pumpkin beers I’ve tried recently. I’ve been searching for new pumpkin beers to add to my top 10 list....

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742. Tyranena Brewing Co. – Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale
Nov05

742. Tyranena Brewing Co. – Painted Ladies Pumpkin Spice Ale

My wife and kids just left for religious education, so, after a long day of work, I got to come home and sit down and enjoy a beer. I think this is one of the last few pumpkin beers I bought a few weeks ago to enjoy around Halloween. So far, not many have been great. Hopefully, this one will turn the trend. Location: Poured into a Stella Artois chalice at my home in Bloomington, IL. Numbers: 7.5% ABV, 22 IBUs, ~220 Calories...

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741. Lakefront Brewery – Pumpkin Lager
Oct30

741. Lakefront Brewery – Pumpkin Lager

Tomorrow night is Halloween, so I thought I’d try to crack open another one of the pumpkin beers I bought when I was up in Chicago a few weeks ago. I’m always on the lookout for new pumpkin beers to add to my list, as it was one of the first styles that got me hooked on brewing my own beer and trying craft beer. The last beer I had – Wild Onion Pumpkin Ale – reminded me of a lager-style pumpkin beer, so I...

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740. Wild Onion Brewing – Pumpkin Ale
Oct26

740. Wild Onion Brewing – Pumpkin Ale

It’s been a productive Sunday so far, getting the yard in shape, raking leaves, and other chores around the house. The kids went with a friend to go trick-or-treating at the church, and my wife went to go buy a new microwave oven. So, I’ve got the house to myself for the next half hour. It was a good opportunity to sit down, and have one of the pumpkin beers I recently bought, and see if I can find any new additions to my...

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739.  Arcadia Ales – Jaw-Jacker Ale
Oct22

739. Arcadia Ales – Jaw-Jacker Ale

I’ve been super busy with my new job lately. As I mentioned before, I’ve got a lot to learn, and so my days have been long and exhausting. When I come home, I’ve been pretty much vegging out. With Halloween approaching, I bought several new pumpkin beers during my weekly trips up to Chicago. Since we’re only a week or so from the holiday, I thought I’d finally crack one of these open and see if I find any...

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643. Southampton Publick House – Pumpkin Ale
Dec27

643. Southampton Publick House – Pumpkin Ale

I already had the surly overrated, and I’m sitting here watching Gold Rush on TV. I decided it was time for another beer, and grab this one out of the beer fridge since it’s pumpkin beer season for only a few more days… For me at least. I picked this one up at the grocery store a month or so ago. As most readers know, I’m into great pumpkin beers, and this is one I haven’t had before. Location: Poured...

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625. New Belgium Brewing – Pumpkick Ale
Nov25

625. New Belgium Brewing – Pumpkick Ale

It’s Monday night, and the trash is out, the kids are in bed, and it’s time to sit down and enjoy a beer while I watch some TV. Since it’s that time of year, I found this pumpkin beer out of the grocery store and thought I’d give it a try, since you know I enjoy the occasional pumpkin beer. I think New Belgium makes some pretty good stuff, and this one has pumpkin as well as some cranberry in it, which I...

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623. Stevens Point Brewery – Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale
Nov19

623. Stevens Point Brewery – Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale

I’m finally getting caught up on my reviews from all the beers I had during my trip to Atlanta a few weeks ago, so I dove into the beer fridge to see what I could find. As I’ve mentioned several times, I’m a big fan of great pumpkin beers, so when I saw this one at the grocery store, I picked up a four pack. I couldn’t tell who the brewer was, but after getting, home, saw it was Stevens Point Brewery. Location:...

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621. Grand Canyon Brewing – Pumpkin Springs Porter
Nov02

621. Grand Canyon Brewing – Pumpkin Springs Porter

It’s a Saturday afternoon, and per my usual routine this time of year, I’m watching college football and sitting down to enjoy a beer. It’s that time of year for pumpkin beers, and I got this one in the mail a few weeks ago. If your regular reader, you know that this is one of my favorite beer styles, and I’m always looking for new pumpkin beers to try. I like that this one had the wax over the cap and...

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618. RJ Rockers Brewing – Gruntled Pumpkin Ale
Oct11

618. RJ Rockers Brewing – Gruntled Pumpkin Ale

After enjoying a couple beers at dinner at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, GA, my friend Joe took me to midtown Atlanta to the Taco Mac there. We watched the Cardinals and had a couple of beers. I like the Brewniversity concept, but more importantly, I like the huge number of beers they have on tap, and the nice selection of local craft beers. Location: On tap and served in a slightly curved pint glass at Taco Mac in midtown Atlanta,...

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617. Blue Point Brewing – Pumpkin Ale
Oct11

617. Blue Point Brewing – Pumpkin Ale

I’m out at dinner with my friend Joe, at Leon’s Full Service, a restaurant in Decatur, GA. We already hit the Wrecking Bar Brewpub earlier in the evening, so we’re doing pretty good. So we ordered an appetizer (seen here) of bacon and peanut butter (Joe tells me it’s a southern thing). Also, since I’m a pumpkin beer guy, I saw they had this one on tap, and it gave me a chance to try yet another brewer’s...

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549. Perennial Artisan Ales – Peace Offering
Mar04

549. Perennial Artisan Ales – Peace Offering

As I mentioned with the Perennial Hommel Bier I had, my dad lives in St. Louis and I visit there often. I stopped by Perennial once and picked up a couple of beers, but I can’t remember when it was, and there’s no date on the bottle. The bottle says, “ Peace offering is un-American brown ale, brewed with a few hundred pounds of maple roasted Missouri squash. We hope you enjoy our take on autumn in that the flavors...

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518. Chatoe Rogue – First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale
Jan07

518. Chatoe Rogue – First Growth Pumpkin Patch Ale

I’m a big fan of pumpkin beers, and if you follow this blog on a regular basis, you’ve certainly seen my Top 10 Pumpkin Beers review. I found this one about a month ago at the liquor store, and had to give it a try. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a date on the bottle, so I don’t know how old it is. The bottle says, “Dedicated to farmers and fermenters GYO is a Rogue Ales term for grow your own. We made...

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