Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Brewed to be ready just before Thanksgiving for family and friends, this California Ale was brewed with a very heavy load of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.  I tripled the amount of each ingredient from some pumpkin ale recipes…  for some ingredients… even more.

If you’ve had some of this, leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Update: As our inventory for this beer dwindles, I thought I’d share my thoughts on the recipe.  I’ll do a pumpkin beer again next fall, and here is what I’d do different if it was all the same otherwise:  I’d back off a bit on the nutmeg.  I liked that you could tell it was there, but I feel like it was too prominent.  Also, I’m going to switch out some of the pumpkin for butternut squash.  Sounds weird I know, but if you take a look at some pumpkin pie recipes, some chefs suggest using butternut squash with the pumpkin to get more pumpkin flavor.  Pumpkin is so light, some ‘pumpkin beers’ don’t use any pumpkin at all, just the spice combination. So next year, some of that will be happening.  Let me know it you’d like to be on the list for the upcoming beer club, and you’ll be able to get some.

 

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6 Responses

  1. Vivian Gaddie

    Really nice full-bodied ale with perfect autumn flavors.

  2. Christina B

    Just tried this Pumpkin Pie Spice beer and it was very good! Mild taste when cool, deepened into a delightfully spicy taste as it warmed. Not often do I find a beer that gets better as it warms. Liked it all around. Well done.

  3. Jaclyn Allen

    It’s delicious. I want more!

  4. Julie Rousey

    I love this Pumpkin Pie Spice beer! It has a lot of flavor and I’m looking forward to having more with our Thanksgiving feast :)

  5. Chris Hargreaves

    I typically don’t go for the seasonal, flavored beers but I was pleasantly surprised with the Pumpkin Pie Spice Ale. Maybe it is the triple ingredients that caught my buds, I really enjoyed it. Thank you for the special tasting, looking forward for more.

  6. Greg Schaertl

    I enjoyed this beer.
    There was a lot of flavor in the pour, and the finish was not too hoppy. Super spicy! I know that the spice is what makes your brewery run, but be wary that you do go overboard on future brews.
    I look forward to round two…

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