Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale

  Pumpkin beers are hitting taps and shelves all over B.C. and one of the best is brewed in our home province. Most people think pumpkin beers are a new style of beer but they have been around for centuries. When the first settlers came to north america malts used to ferment beer were not readily available, but pumpkins were. Pumpkins ferment very easily and are cheap to buy and easy to grow.  
  Howe Sound Brewery has a lineup of excellent beers and a beautiful brewpub in Squamish B.C.  Howe Sounds beers are on the large size, but they come with pot-stopper lids which re-seal the lid if your not able to finish their beers in one sitting. Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale is an excellent representation of a pumpkin beer. its described on their website as " A high gravity pumpkin ale brewed with barley, fresh roasted pumpkin, hops, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, star anise, water and yeast" 
     If you have never tried a pumpkin beer this is an excellent start. It is a very strong beer, so having the resealable lid might help you be able to show up to work the next day.

North American Bronze 2012- Herbed/Spices Gold
Canadian Bronze 2012- Pumpkin Beer.
North American Bronze 2011- Herbed/Spiced.
Canadian Silver 2011- Pumpkin Beer

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