Tuesday, September 16, 2008
It's a great pumpkin beer, Charlie Brown
Yesterday I was singing the hosannas of pumpkin spice coffee, but what if I need my fix after noon, my self-imposed cut-off time for caffeine? Or if I want to get a buzz while enjoying the autumnal taste of Vitamin P? Two words: pumpkin beer.
So far I've had two pumpkin beers this season. The first one was new to me - New Holland Brewing Company's Ichabod - which spydrz bought a couple of weeks ago. Not bad. Not bad at all. This beer - made with pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg - would be equally great capping off a long day of raking leaves or while you veg out on the couch while watching your alma mater return a kick-off for a touchdown (provided that your alma mater's football games are televised).
Just last week I bought a six pack of Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale. Last year I breezed through many bottles of this and, since it's brewed by Anheuser-Busch, it's relatively easy to find.
There are several more pumpkin beers that I want to try this fall and luckily Total Wine & More has an extensive selection of microbrews. My vow to you: I shall try all of the pumpkin beers that they offer.