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Schlafly Pumpkin

Discussion in 'South' started by GameFreac, Aug 4, 2013.

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  1. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    I know it's not out yet but any Tennessee BAs that travel down to the Atlanta area frequently, PM me. I graduated and moved but I NEED this beer.
     
  2. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    This beer is out in Tennessee.... at least it is in my neck of the woods. Already burning through it...
     
  3. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Yeah I heard. Trying to get someone to get me some before it's gone.
     
  4. johnking82

    johnking82 Jan 30, 2010 Kentucky

    They produced a ton of it.
     
  5. antzman

    antzman Feb 14, 2005 Indiana

    It was released in Indiana this week as well. I'm holding off on releasing mine for a couple weeks to try and get closer to fall before it gets on the floor and in the cooler.
     
  6. ColonelCash

    ColonelCash Jul 6, 2011 Tennessee

    Does Blackstone still contract brew for Schlafly? Seems like it should be easy to find in Nashville if that is still happening.
     
  7. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Yeah but I'm in Cartersville, GA now. Might have a friend getting me some but it's not 100% yet.
     
  8. russpowell

    russpowell May 24, 2005 Oklahoma
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    Going for $10 a sixer in Mizzou, I recall being about $2 a sixer 2 years ago, grumble, grumble
     
  9. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    First beer store in Lex, KY went through about 8 cases in one day, already half of what they got. It's flying off the shelves this year.
     
  10. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Anyone know of any stores that might have it in Chattanooga?

    Didn't even think of that.
     
  11. cadizkyguy

    cadizkyguy Mar 17, 2008 Kentucky

    Has anyone cellared this beer. Just wonder what aging does to it.
     
  12. bcostner1

    bcostner1 Sep 8, 2010 Tennessee

    Not nearly as good as fresh. I saved one for a year once and didn't finish it when I drank it. Don't do it.
     
  13. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Heard Chattanooga got it...gonna be making the drive tomorrow. Yessss.
     
  14. jbrana

    jbrana Mar 7, 2012 Tennessee
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    Just opened one the other day that I saved from last year and it soured. It wasn't necessarily bad, but not really what I was hoping for... Kind of tasted like cherry candy canes. I have 13 bottles, so if anyone is interested in trying a sour Schlafly Pumpkin, send me a pm.
     
  15. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    I actually like this beer with a few months on it... it seems to mellow the booziness down a touch... not sure I would sit on them for years but with 6-8 months, I personally enjoy them
     
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  16. russpowell

    russpowell May 24, 2005 Oklahoma
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    Had a fresh one a few days ago, tasty as hell this year.
     
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  17. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Yeah I got 3 six packs this year and there's almost no booziness at all. Last year there was a little but it's toned down this time.
     
  18. ColonelCash

    ColonelCash Jul 6, 2011 Tennessee

    Just an FYI: MidTown in Nashville still has Schlafly Pumpkin (and going fast). They also have Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale, which is really solid.
     
  19. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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    This beer was my last hope for pumpkin beer , I tried about 3 different kinds that were all drain pours , I was hoping this was going to be the one that did it for me , I drain poured it as well , just couldn't stomach it
     
  20. Play_it_Leo

    Play_it_Leo Jul 30, 2013 Colorado

    Yeah, I'd say if you can't handle Schlafly's pumpkin then the style simply isn't for you.
     
  21. russpowell

    russpowell May 24, 2005 Oklahoma
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    Pumpkin Stout/Porter would be the last/great hope, but I'm sure many would consider that, not a Pumpkin beer....
     
  22. Mississipping

    Mississipping Mar 16, 2010 North Carolina
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    I completely disagree. I LOVE pumpkin beers, but Schlafly's pumpkin beer is EXTREMELY spice-forward. I don't know what else ubenumber2 has tried, but I can see how Schlafly's could be difficult to stomach. It certainly doesn't define the beer style ... really it exaggerates it. While I really enjoy Schlafly's pumpkin beer, there are much, much better examples of the style. They aren't available in our area, but they are out there, and they are worth seeking out.

    Ubenumber2, what have you tried?
     
  23. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas
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    Tommy Knocker Pumpkin Alk , New Belgium Pumpkick and Southern Tier Pumking. I couldn't finish one of em
     
  24. Mississipping

    Mississipping Mar 16, 2010 North Carolina
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    Unfortunately, those aren't the "pick of the litter," in terms of pumpkin beers, so I wouldn't write them off completely yet. If you have a chance to track down Good Gourd, The Great Pumpkin, La Parcela, or TREAT (in no particular order, necessarily), they are fantastic, trade-worthy beers. La Parcela is a little different than your typical pumpkin beer, and TREAT is a pumpkin porter, which is amazing!

    If you didn't like Pumpking, though, maybe (as russpowell said) the style isn't for you. Pumpking typically isn't too spice-forward and has a nice pumpkin roll and pie crust taste. It's not a bad example of the style that is typically enjoyed by most. Hope this helps!
     
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