Shipyard Pumpkinhead ($10) smells like apple picking in Fall and has a distinct, pumpkin flavor, frothy head, light(er) body, and a slight bitterness. However, the most interesting feature is the petrol finish. Gassy may be a weird way to describe fermented beer, but think of it this way: it's a sought-after scent in Riesling wine. The brewing company recommends rimming a pint glass with cinnamon sugar, and we can’t wait to try that. This beer doesn’t taste serious. It’s good but not fussy, and we like that.
Photo: Anna Monette Roberts