Blog: James WilmorePumpkin beer - not just for Halloween?

James Wilmore | 22 October 2012

Is pumpkin beer finally making a breakthrough as a credible style in the US?

I only ask after noticing on a recent trip to New York a number of folks ordering and taking an interest in it at bars.  One overheard conversation involved a 20-something guy ordering a pumpkin beer, to which his companion responded: "Pumpkin beer? Really?" The retort was: "Yeah, when it's this cold, I like the spice". 

One writer suggests, until recently, it was the Blink 182 of of the beer world - "corny, commercial, not taken seriously". Or Coldplay, maybe. 

But with the redoubtable Delaware-based brewer Dogfish Head among a glut of brewers getting in on the act, perhaps pumpkin ale is about to bust out of its Halloween niche? 

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