Blog: Pumpkin 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? 

Follow me on Twitter @jamescwilmore



BLOG

Caipirinha Facts!

This weekend sees yet another “International Day” for a drinks category. Lucky us. Anyway, ahead of Sunday’s International Cachaça Day, here’s a wealth of information on Brazil’s national spirit, cour...

BLOG

The Coca-Cola Co's downward trajectory

In yet one more sign that The Coca-Cola Co is losing its lustre, the soft drinks maker has, for the first time, fallen out of the top ten of a 'world's biggest brands' ranking....

BLOG

Which calories count?

What a week for stats! Yesterday, the Beverage Marketing Corporation released figures to show the bottled water market had more than doubled over the past 15 years in the US....

BLOG

Footy or beer? No, you can't have both

The Euro 2016 football tournament is almost upon us....

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?