I’m old school – lager beer and perhaps an ale. All of these choices are wonderfully dizzying and confusing to me.
So on the topic at hand I am agnostic.
In this bitter election year, another topic being debated in a more civilized fashion is that of pumpkin beer.
Pumpkin beer has now become a regular staple of the season. Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale, New Belgium’s Pumpkick and Ballast Point’s Pumpkin Down are just a few of the many pumpkin beers hitting the taps and shelves this fall.
“They’ve fallen out of favor with the current market trends,” he told Brand. Iron Springs did try out a pumpkin beer on its customers a few years ago, and there was “zero interest at the pub,” he says.
Adds Bland, It turns out that pumpkin beer production has taken a nosedive across the country, as reported last month in Forbes magazine. Analysts figured it was in part due to an unseasonably warm autumn, which left beer drinkers hankering for something lighter and more refreshing than a beer redolent of Thanksgiving’s signature pie. This year, many brewers who reportedly watched their autumn pumpkin beers it on shelves well into the spring have cut back on their production. Some are not brewing pumpkin beer at all.Share