6 Pumpkin Ales

6 Pumpkin Ales

Though it feels far from Fall in most places, the Pumpkin Ales have arrived at most beer retailers.  In fact some have already sold out.  In an attempt to provide some recommendations before all the Pumpkin Ales are gone, here is our list of 6 to try out.  As with the 5 Beers of Summer list, we will be using a scale of 1-5 pints.  “5 pints” being the highest.

Big Muddy Pumpkin Smasher

This beer comes in 6 packs.  If you can find one in a “make your own 6 pack” section of your local beer emporium, I’d recommend just grabbing one to try.  It’s a good one to start with if you’ve never had a Pumpkin Ale before.  But make sure it’s not the only one you try.

2.5 pints

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Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale

This beer comes in 6 packs and also comes in the Sam Adams Harvest Collection variety 12 packs.  If you like Sam Adams, it’d be worth grabbing the Harvest Collection to sample all their Fall seasonals.

3 pints

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New Holland Ichabod

This beer comes in 6 packs and is well worth grabbing.  As I stated in my full review, I will probably be grabbing a second 6 pack as I enjoyed the first one so much.  It’s a solid beer with hints of pumpkin flavor.

3.5 pints

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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

This beer comes in 6 packs and is worth the higher end price.  I haven’t grabbed a 6 pack yet this season but will probably buy two here in a week or so.  My local beer outlet has plenty so I’m not worried they will sell out.  This beer is best enjoyed out of a brandy snifter glass.

4.5 pints

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Southern Tier Pumpking

This beer comes in 22oz bomber bottles.  If you see it buy one immediately and I’d recommend grabbing two.  There is no telling how long these will last, they often sell out before September rolls around.

4 pints

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Southern Tier Warlock

Another 22oz bomber bottle beer, I bought two of these as soon as I laid eyes on them.  My local beer outlet sold out in less than 48 hours after receiving a case.  This is my favorite Pumpkin beer by far.  If you see any buy them.  They age well.  I have already enjoyed one of the two I bought and plan on saving the other one for Halloween or Thanksgiving if my will power holds up for that long.

5 pints

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