Piece de Resistance

Oh yes. At last we are one. Except we aren’t.

Fate is of course, a cruel mistress. Pity the irony that the day I finally find Shipyard Pumpkinhead I contract the world’s fastest-incubating virus. There is too much fluid draining down the back of my throat and out of my nose that the thought of drinking anything cold is repulsive. I need to be in top form to crack open these babies.

Let’s review. I have procured the following pumpkin beers this month:

  • Uinta Punk’n
  • Buffalo Bill’s Original Pumpkin Ale
  • Indian Wells Spicy Pumpkin Ale
  • Wasatch Pumpkin Ale
  • Lakefront Pumpkin Lager
  • Dogfish Head Punk
  • New Belgium KICK
  • Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat
  • Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
  • Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale
  • Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

That leaves only Michelob Jack’s Pumpkin Ale and Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin. Both of which I remember being mediocre, so no rush. I also plan to make it out to Four Peaks and Papago breweries to sample what they have straight from the tap. Assuming I follow through on all this, that’ll be 15 types of pumpkin beer consumed in one Halloween season. A spectacular improvement on last year’s total of six.

I’ve been cataloging my impressions of each one as I get ’em, and a comprehensive review will be posted once I have them all.

I’m also holding on to a couple of bottles of each one, the purpose of which I’m keeping close to the vest…. for now.

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