Best pumpkin beers.

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  1. yesterdayfaraway

    yesterdayfaraway Initiate (0) May 21, 2015 Missouri

    Crown valley imperial pumpkin smash for a stout pumpkin. Schlafly pumpkin for the ale style. Both are the best out their.
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  2. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (346) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Pumking, schlafly, pumkinator, weyerbacher, uinta punk'n, and many more.
  3. Vorsprung

    Vorsprung Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2015 Virginia

    Alewerks Pumpkin, Maple Mistress by Saucony Valley, DFH Punkin, Punkin Aint Easy by LCCB, and Pumking
  4. bbowdoin

    bbowdoin Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2013 Georgia

    So.Tier Warlock and 21st Amendment HeSaid. HeSaid must be mixed; half can of each in your favorite glass.
  5. OGShotzy

    OGShotzy Disciple (368) Oct 5, 2014 Pennsylvania

    1. Pumking
    2. Weyerbacher
    3. Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin
  6. Wolfeman1704

    Wolfeman1704 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2015 Ohio

    Stevens Point Whole Hog.
    Guarantee it.
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  7. jpuetz

    jpuetz Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 South Dakota

    Post Road Pumpkin Ale, Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale, O’Fallon Pumpkin Beer, Rogue Pumpkin Patch
  8. ChrisSchlosser

    ChrisSchlosser Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2013 Ohio

    I had Fat Heads Spooky Tooth last night and it was as good as I remembered from last year. I need to try this Schlafy stuff, is it widely distributed? I don't recall ever seeing it here in Ohio.
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  9. Wolfeman1704

    Wolfeman1704 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2015 Ohio

    Schlafly just hit Ohio earlier this year. The Pumpkin is available now. It's really good.
  10. ChrisSchlosser

    ChrisSchlosser Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2013 Ohio

    Awesome, I'm going to have to find it. Thanks.
  11. palma

    palma Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2003 New York

    agree, last years fell off, and I hear this years' is even worse.
  12. Sparty93

    Sparty93 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 Michigan

    I prefer O'Fallon pumpkin because it's is more "pumpkin pie" and less "bowl of holiday potpourri". Lakefront brandy barrel pumpkin should drop in a couple weeks too (I emailed the brewery).
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  13. zappoman

    zappoman Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2014 Illinois

    I am not the biggest fan of this style, but I do enjoy the Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin beer that comes in the fall seasonal pack. Central Waters Headless Heron is an outstanding beer. La Parcela by Jolly Pumpkin is a fun take on the style. If I had to have a Southern Tier one, I would choose Warlock. I wanted to try the Rum BA Pumkin!
  14. kgammell1

    kgammell1 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2013 Maryland

    Flying Dog's Gourd Standard is an excellent beer. A pumpkin IPA, and it's the first I've ever had. I would highly recommend it. Dogfish Head's Punkin Ale is outstanding as well. If you like more subtle pumpkin pie flavors rather than the heavily spiced, in your face kind, this is for you. Punkin Ale is an extremely quaffable brew that screams Redskins games, turkey and Fall.
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  15. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California

    for me hands down Almanacs Heirloom pumpkin brandy aged barleywine. Hits the flavors on everything I think of pumpkin and its season. Warms you up, pumpkin pie tasting, brandy flavor, amazing all around.
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  16. Benish

    Benish Meyvn (1,171) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin

    I agree with Alewerks. Fortunately my parents were in that town a couple yeas back and my dad picked up a growler of pumpkin ale for me. Delicious!
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  17. gardenstatepkwy

    gardenstatepkwy Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2014 New Jersey

    Has anyone in PA or NY seen Good Gourd on shelves there before? Would love to get my hands on a bottle but CC doesn't distribute to NJ.

    Every year I try to taste 15 or so different pumpkin beers. Weyerbacher, Schlafly, Iron Hill Great Pumpkin and Riverhorse are among my annual favs. Also really enjoyed Evil Genius Trick of Treat last year.

    This year I am on the look out for Good Gourd, Whole Hog, Troegs Master of Pumpkins, BP Pumpkin Down, Gourd Standard and a few others.
  18. Dvjenkins

    Dvjenkins Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2015 Florida

    Haven't had a ton of pumpkin beers but CCB's Good Gourd just released and has great spice to it.
  19. HunterSBeerson

    HunterSBeerson Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2014 California

    I'm actually pretty excited to try Ballast Point Pumpkin Down. I've got high hopes for it.
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  20. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Champion (849) Jan 19, 2013 Canada (NB)

    A lot of people have given Shipyard Pumpkinhead a lot of flack (including the bros) but I quite like it. It's not exactly a pumpkin tasting beer, more of a pumpkin pie spice flavour, but if you're into that sort of thing you may enjoy it.
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  21. JasonJYoung

    JasonJYoung Initiate (96) Jan 7, 2015 Washington

    Agree with everyone on Schlafly. This was my introduction to craft beer a while back.

    Just saw the Elysian Night Owl at store other day. Very curious......

    Pretty sure I saw Blue Moon and a couple others.
  22. BullBearHawk

    BullBearHawk Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2013 Illinois

    If you like Schlafly you will love Steven's Point Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale. Some days I prefer Whole Hog, other days I prefer Schlafly. Need to try Good Gourd again to see how it stacks up to those.
  23. VTR

    VTR Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2014 Florida

    My favorites are pumking (inc rum barrel), warlock, and interestingly I like Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale for a change of pace. I am looking forward to trying Avery Pum[KY]n and weyerbachers offering.
  24. JoeyIce3

    JoeyIce3 Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2015 Texas

    Haven't had many but, I enjoyed the Sam Adams Fat Jack
  25. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    Smashed Pumpkin, but it's a big beer, not a beer for drinking while raking leaves.

    Surprisingly enough I like the Harpoon UFO Pumpkin quite a bit. It may be my current every day favorite. Not sure why it gets no love.
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  26. horsehockey

    horsehockey Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2014 Illinois

    Schlafly. For about $10 for a 6 pack you can't beat it.
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  27. Bpriddy119

    Bpriddy119 Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I bought a Southern Tier Pumking last weekend, I drained it. too Sweet for me. My favorite is Fat Heads Spooky Tooth!!
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  28. BourbonJersey

    BourbonJersey Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2014 New Jersey

    I had a bottle of this and was underwhelmed. On tap, however, I found it to be exceptional as far as pumpkin beers go.
  29. blisscent

    blisscent Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2015 Rhode Island

    Midnight Sun Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter.
  30. emtrexx

    emtrexx Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2007 New Jersey

    Dogfish Head Punkin or Elysian Night Owl.

    I have not tried the Schlafly pumpkin brew yet but after reading this forum, i think i'll need to!
  31. fakedeadgirlfriend

    fakedeadgirlfriend Initiate (141) Jan 23, 2013 Florida

    DFH Punkin. Hope to try Schafly because it is getting strong props.
  32. frende

    frende Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2014 Connecticut

    Wow, really surprised I haven't seen Wolaver's Pumpkin Ale (Otter Creek) more than once. If you haven't tried it yet, you won't be disappointed!
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  33. Oktoberfist

    Oktoberfist Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2014 Pennsylvania

    What did you like about Trick or Treat? Just looked it up and it sounds intriguing plus a local store has a case of it. On my list of pumpkins.
  34. Sound_Explorer

    Sound_Explorer Poo-Bah (1,886) Dec 29, 2013 Washington

    Classic staple here in Seattle, Elysian Night Owl.
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  35. lopez138

    lopez138 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2015 California

    Hey guys I live in Cali and never really had a pumpkin ale any suggestions on some I can try that are available in so cal trying to look for the best. Seen Ballast point has one now called pumpkin down. There beers are usually very good anyone try it yet? Thanks for the input!
  36. gardenstatepkwy

    gardenstatepkwy Initiate (0) Jun 1, 2014 New Jersey

    As I recall I liked that it was different. The different flavor a blended well together. It wasn't your typical pumpkin pie ale although it had its share of spices. I'd have to taste one right now to give you a definitive reason why I liked it so much. :wink:. Also it was the first drink my fiancé and I poured into our crystal wedding toast flutes. Didn't impact the taste. Would not recommend for future tasting enhancement.
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  37. Oktoberfist

    Oktoberfist Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Thank you for your response. Will give it a try.
  38. dank203

    dank203 Devotee (487) May 21, 2012 New Jersey

    punkless dunkel
  39. Oktoberfist

    Oktoberfist Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Shock Top pumpkin pounders for $22.99/case.
  40. orcrist_cleaver

    orcrist_cleaver Poo-Bah (1,915) May 3, 2014 New York
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    I recently mixed Elysian Punkuccino with Carton's Wiscovation and essentially made the best black & tan in my life.
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