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Happy Hour: Harvest and Pumpkin Ales

One of the great things about Fall is the abundance of harvest beers and ales. Sure it's part of the whole limited-edition food trend, but because the hops are harvested and created specifically with Fall in mind, I'm willing to buy into it. These ales are wonderfully festive and make for a great addition to your party bar options or while watching the big game. I've gathered up a few of the ones I've seen in my stores, such as Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale, but I know that there are a lot of regional ones in the US and the rest of the world. Do you have a favorite harvest ale? If so, tell us about it below!

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
mamaseacat I'm with you-or maybe a nice white wine. :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
If only I liked beer...
michichan michichan 8 years
Wow, what a goofy name,
rachmolly rachmolly 8 years
my favorite is sea dog pumpkin (from ME) or dog fish head pumpkin (from DE).
AMP AMP 8 years
I love pumpkin beer!!!
syako syako 8 years
YAY! Thanks for representing Abita Beer. It's a great Louisiana staple. The pecan harvest is pretty good but definitely not their best seasonal ale. (The Strawberry Ale is absolutely to die for, it comes out late spring!)
michichan michichan 8 years
These are some great dieas. Never knew there was so much variety.
mlplant mlplant 8 years
The Ship's Inn Pumpkin Ale is the best out there.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
My father plans on trying this tomorrow...
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 8 years
O i need to try this! I'll have to see if they have it here!
michichan michichan 8 years
ginger apple beer. Make it with the kids.
misslarue misslarue 8 years
The Pumpkin Ale is yummy!
anniemation anniemation 8 years
I wasn't impressed by Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale. I love ales, but I didn't like the beer base flavor, let alone the pumpkin flavor they added. Four bottles have gone un-drank since I bought it in early October-- and NO beer goes untouched around me and my friends. Wa waaa.
bidds626 bidds626 8 years
i absolutely love Blue Moon so i must try the pumpkin...I don't know if the Blue Point brewery has a pumpkin brew but their winter ale is awesome
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Mmmm. Beer. -homer simpson drool- Buffalo Bill's and Blue Moon ain't bad. My boyfriend enjoys the Bills more than I do. Takes me a while to drink it, but I do like the Blue Moon more. Pretty good actually. :an: My friend had a good pumpkin ale over in this town Kernville at the Kern River Brewery. Tiny place! Rockbottom breweries usually have good beer all year round and their seasonal Scary Cat White isn't bad. I had this really good seasonal beer over at the Six Rivers Brewery up in McKinleyville (just north of Arcata, just north of Eureka). I think it was a pumpkin ale. Don't remember much of that night other than some damn good drinks :wink:
BriaAdele BriaAdele 8 years
I've never had a pumpkin beer that I didn't like, but my favorite is definitely Dogfish Head "Punkin" Ale. Delicious! Saranac also makes a great one.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 8 years
Unfortunately, I'm not a beer drinker. They all taste the same to me, and that is, bitter. Yuck! I'm a hard alcohol kinda girl.
abbyk abbyk 8 years
t mmm old chicago has some great pumpkin ales on tap!!! i love 'em
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I've never tried any of this stuff!!!
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