Tuesday, October 21, 2014
October 18, 2014 Show
This week we are returning to the pumpkin beer style because there are just too many with limited time to enjoy them to contain the topic to one show. We are joined in studio this week by the wonderful Pat from Backyard Ale House in Scranton and Rich from the incredible NEPA Scene.
This weeks beer lineup:
Shipyard Brewing Company- Smashed Pumpkin: Shipyard is known for their Pumpkinhead ale, a light easy drinking pumpkin ale but this beefed up 9% ABV pumpkin ale takes their beer to a new area. The rich notes of sweet malts and pumpkin spices are in balance with a touch of alcohol heat on the back end remind you that this is a beer to be respected!
Weyerbacher Brewing Company- Imperial Pumpkin Ale: If you live in PA you know and love this pumpkin ale. This has long been the go to pumpkin ale for many in our immediate listening area. If you are a fan of pumpkin beers, find this and drink it, you will LOVE it!
Southern Tier Brewing Company- Warlock: Fans of Pumking , you must try Warlock! This imperial pumpkin stouts is a perfect blend of all that we love about Pumking but with delicious roasted malts characteristics of an imperial stout, easy description: pumpkin pie cheesecake drizzled with dark chocolate with a delicious Italian coffee.
Sam Adams- Fat Jack: Smooth, smooth, and smooth really sum up this beer. It is an incredibly easy drinking beer with a rich balance of malt and spices but the incredibly smooth body of this beer is the absolute highlight, the 8.5% ABV is not apparent and makes for a beer that is am ust have during the fall season!
Elysian Brewing Company- The Great Pumpkin: Last week we enjoyed Night Owl from Elysian, this time around we take on the imperial pumpkin ale the Great Pumpkin! This is actually the first pumpkin ale to have the tag of Imperial Pumpkin and it is a big that took the style first and still holds itself as one of the best. The rich flavors of Night Owl are present in more abundance with a delicious balance of pumpkin pie, including the crust, a must try!
Cigar City Brewing- Good Gourd: This in such an incredibly rich and delicious ale that truly has all the right flavors of fall in perfect balance with subtle touches of sweetness from the malt. This might be one of the most difficult ones to find from today's show, but worth the effort. It is an incredibly delicious offering from an incredible brewery!
This weeks giveaway featured another great coffin shaped wall mounted bottle opener from Grave Openers (email GraveOpeners@gmail.com for more info) along with some great Sam Adams schwag featuring glassware, coasters, and a keychain bottle opener!