Fall is not only in the air, it’s in your beer. As harvests continue and bloom into full hay wagons full of squash and produce, look for pumpkin beers to try.
Having done a pumpkin beer sampling at an event last fall, I can tell you that they are widely different in their flavors, sweetness and dryness. Some will smell and taste like pumpkin pie spice. Some will have lovely subtle flavors, some will be sweeter. So depending on what you’re after, try a few until you find one you enjoy.
If it’s a sweeter pumpkin beer you’ll find in it a delicious opportunity to use in a cobbler, pie, crock pot roast, or in a dressing. If the mouthfeel (aka texture) is drier, those pair nicely with salmon and sweetly savory foods.
Pick a pack of pumpkin beers this fall. Gather some friends round the bon fire and celebrate your home and life. All’s well, that fall’s well!
Till the next glass –
Try this: Pumpkin beers are in full bloom! Seek them out and enjoy them in your glass as well as in recipes. Elysian helped pioneer the modern pumpkin beer with Night Owl and lots of brands have joined the patch. NOTE: pumpkin beers vary widely – I’d encourage you to try a few (at least!).
This article originally ran on 9.17.13 for Your Home By Karie Engels