Friday Tasting – Pumpkin Beer

It’s October! You know what that means? Pumpkin beer! Join us for our free Friday tasting this week!

Embrace your inner Linus with these selections:

Wild Cider Pumpkin Seasonal: A beautiful blend of crisp apple cider with a slight orange hue with an aromatic of pumpkin and Fall spices. 5% ABV.

Holidaily Patchy Waters Pumpkin: This gluten free treat is brewed with millet, buckwheat, and organic pumpkin, carrying a warm cinnamon and clove aroma. 6% ABV.

TRVE/Cellar West This Day Anything Goes: This Colorado sour is composed with pumpkin blossom honey for a subtle Halloween touch. 6% ABV. 

Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby: Roadsmary’s Baby is a traditional pumpkin ale with a Two Roads spin, it’s aged in rum barrels for added complexity and depth of flavor. The result is a smooth drinking ale with notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak and a touch of rum. 6.8% ABV.

Wyatt’s is offering you the opPOURtunity to try these fun interpretations of the style on Friday, October 4th from 4:00-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

Fall into Pumpkin Beer Season

As the temperatures and leaves begin to fall and parents settle back into their school routine, the thoughts of adults start to turn to pumpkin drinks. September is the start of the pumpkin season—one heralded by everything from pumpkin muffins to pumpkin salsa—but most desirably, pumpkin beer.

Starbucks may be shouting about their pumpkin lattes, but to sturdy Coloradoans, September is the official beginning of pumpkin beer season.

Although beer snobs and hipsters have driven some derision toward pumpkin styles, pumpkin beers are the most popular of the seasonal types, and seasonal brews in general are considered the second most lucrative type of beer, beaten only by IPAs.

In fact, pumpkin beer may be the most American of all beer types. Lagers were generally brought over by German immigrants in the 1900s. Most ale styles are British derived.

Brewing with pumpkin was an innovation created by colonial brewers who used pumpkin for their mashes, due to shortages of “proper” brewing supplies and malt and sugar taxes from the crown.

Pumpkin Beer Stacks

As Labor Day approaches, one can begin to find nationally recognized pumpkin beers like Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale and Shipyard Pumpkinhead, as well as local orange-hued offerings from Upslope Brewing of Boulder, the Denver Beer Company, and Avery Brewing in Gunbarrel.

But don’t delay in sampling these seasonal treats! You are lucky if pumpkin beer supplies last until Thanksgiving, due to their desirability and demand.

And why limit yourself to only trying one or two when there are so many brands available nationally? Come visit our in-store pumpkin patch and stock up now. You don’t want to run out.

Because do you know what would be really scary? On Halloween night, having to drink…

…milk!

Pumpkin Patch Collage