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Avery Pump[KY]n Batch 2 Release Nov. 8

avery-pumpkynPump[KY]n is ready to return to Avery Brewing Company this Fall season, launching on Sunday, November 8 at 11am. This will be the 2nd batch to release, as the beer has officially been added to the brewery’s Annual Barrel Series (alongside Rumpkin and Uncle Jacob’s Stout).

Price and bottle limits are TBA.

After the brewery release, Pump[KY]n will be distributed to CO, CA, IL, KY, MN, MO, NJ, NY, OK, PA, SC, TX, VA, and WI.

Commercial description:

What’s in a name? Sometimes the simplest can be the most descriptive, and in this case, derisive and divisive! After much internal debate (ad nauseum! Bourb[KY]n, anyone?), we decided a single letter change was the best way to embody the bourbon barrel-aging that adds layers of complexity to an already exquisitely spiced pumpkin porter. 15% ABV

Avery Brewing Company is located at 4910 Nautilus Ct in Boulder, CO.


Allagash Ghoulschip 2015 Release Oct. 24

Allagash-GhoulschipYour favorite spooky wild ale is back again for 2015, as Allagash is ready to drop a fresh batch of Ghoulschip on Saturday, October 24 at 4pm. Haunted House, a seasonal spin on their brewery-only House Beer will also be available in 4-packs of 12oz bottles.

The details:

  • $15 per 375mL bottle
  • Limit 2 per person
  • Samples of both beers will be available

Commercial description:

Allagash Ghoulschip is our version of a pumpkin beer. We brewed it, on Halloween 2008, with a monster mash that included shredded Maine pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds. After much toil and some trouble, molasses were added to the boil. The wort then spent the night outside, in our Coolship, possessed by the yeasts of beers past. In the morning, the cooled wort was racked into a stainless tank and pitched with our house yeast. After primary fermentation the beer is then transferred to oak barrels. Ghoulschip fermented and aged in the dark recesses of our cellars for almost three years. The resulting beer is light bodied and pumpkiny in color. Apricot dominates the aroma, with vanilla and caramel lurking in the background. The flavor profile is scarily clean, with a dry, tart finish that will haunt you. Boo. 6.9% ABV

Allagash Brewing Company is located at 50 Industrial Way in Portland, ME.



Central Waters Headless Heron Hitting Distribution Now

central-waters-headless-heronA tasty bite of news for you pumpkin beer fans out there – Central Waters Headless Heron is packed up and ready to roll out of the brewery. 22oz bottles and kegs are leaving the Wisconsin-based facility now, hitting accounts throughout their distribution footprint soon.

Currently, Central Waters is distributed in WI, MN, IA, SD, PA, NY and IL (limited).

Commercial description:

Generously spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, this barrel-aged pumpkin spice ale overflows with dark fruit, dried fruit, and hints of bourbon. Perfect for settling in to watch a few leaves fall to the ground. 8.5% ABV

Avery Rumpkin Batch #5 Release Sept. 13

avery-rumpkinRumpkin Batch #5 is next up on deck at Avery Brewing, launching in the taproom on Sunday, September 13 at 11am. This burly, boozy, rum barrel-aged pumpkin ale will also see limited distribution after the brewery release, similar to previous batches.

The details:

  • $12 per 12oz bottle
  • Limit 1 case per person

Commercial description:

We wondered what would happen if a monstrous pumpkin ale, plump full of spicy gourdiness, were aged in fine fresh rum barrels to add suggestions of delicate oak and candied molasses. Rumpkin is what happened! This first member of the Annual Barrel-Aged Series was brewed with roasted pumpkins from a local Boulder County farm, and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. 18% ABV

Avery Brewing Company is located at 4910 Nautilus Ct in Boulder, CO.

Coronado Punk’in Drublic Bottle Release Nov. 9

Coronado-Punk'in-DrublicBarrel-aged beer and a NOFX reference? I’m in. Coronado Brewing Company is ready to add on to their Coronado Collection of barrel-aged beers with Punk’in Drublic on Sunday, November 9 at 9:30am. This is an imperial ale brewed with pumpkin and spices aged in brandy barrels, weighing in at 8% ABV.

The details:

  • $13 per 375mL bottle
  • Bottle limit TBD
  • Available at the tasting room location only

Coronado Brewing Company is located at 1205 Knoxville St. in San Diego, CA.

Firestone Walker SLOambic & El Gourdo Liberation Nov. 15

Firestone-Walker-liberation-flyerSurprise! The final Barrelworks Liberation event of 2014 is now a double release, featuring SLOambic and El Gourdo. Tickets drop Wednesday, October 29 at 9am via Eventbrite, with two options available (unlimited tasters, snacks, complimentary tasting glass and 3 or 6 bottles of SLOambic included).

The details:

  • Ticket prices – $75 (includes 3 bottles of SLOambic), $100 (includes 6 bottles of SLOambic)
  • Limit 2 tickets per person
  • SLOambic – $13.99 (+ tax and CRV) per 375mL bottle, limit 12 per person, 500 cases produced
  • El Gourdo – $14.99 (+ tax and CRV) per 375mL bottle, limit 3 per person, 100 cases produced

Commercial descriptions:

In 2009, Masterblender Jim Crooks, found a peculiar sounding fruit called the Ollalieberry, grown in San Luis Obispo County (SLO), California, home to our brewery. Pronounced oh-la-leh berry, this large blackberry-resembling fruit was first bred in Oregon, but flourishes in California. The discovery led to Jim’s creation of a delicious beer we call SLOambic. For this vintage, 1500 lbs. of berries were added to Sour Opal, a beer matured 18 months in French oak barrels, then fermented using our proprietary blend of microflora for an additional 4 months. Bursting with ripe berries, brambles, as well as jam, the fruit eventually gives way to a tease of funky yeast, spicy oak, and a robust mouth-watering acidity. Dark, brooding, yet bright, we herald in our first bottling of SLOambic. A Santé! 5.7% ABV

El Gourdo is what happens when the local pumpkin patch calls the Barrelworks on the day after Halloween, asking if we want orphaned Cinderella Pumpkins. Not only did we take the leftover pumpkins last year, we roasted them with bay leaf and walnuts in a wood-burning oven fueled by brandy staves and local white oak. We then tossed 500 lbs. of the caramelized gourds into an oak-aged base beer blend for fermentation and further oak barrel aging, lasting almost a year. The resulting beer is subtle yet firm. Roasting releases naturally sweet spicy pumpkin, brown sugar, and nutty flavors and aromas, which mingle nicely with an earthy funk, toasted oak and assertive acidity. A Santé! 5.8% ABV

Firestone Walker Barrelworks is located at 620 McMurray Road in Buellton, CA.

Great South Bay Candelabrum On Sale Today

Great-South-Bay-candelabrumHalloween is looming on the horizon, and with it comes the annual deluge of pumpkin spice-infused beers (which seem to come out in July these days) taking over shelves from coast to coast. Thankfully, Great South Bay Brewery is right on time with their blast of seasonal beery fun, featuring the release of Candelabrum rum-barrel aged pumpkin ale today when the tasting room opens at 3pm. 

$10 per 6-pack of 12oz bottles and only available at the brewery. Enjoy!

Great South Bay Brewery is located at 25 Drexel Dr in Bay Shore, NY.