Brewed in Portland, ME, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is like a cross between beer and pumpkin pie. Or, if you're not a fan of pumpkin pie, then think carrot cake.
Autumn is one of my favorite beer-consuming seasons, and maerzen beers (oktoberfest) were always my favorite for this time of year. However, I should be convinced to switch over to pumpkin as my new favorite, and Shipyard is pushing for the top spot. More to their credit, they even gave me a beer glass with their log when I bought 6 from the local beer store. (thanks for the tip, Ryan)
Special thanks to my uncle Bill who handed me one of these on Labor Day when we were sitting overlooking the water at my parent's cottage in Portsmouth, RI. Not only is he a great man for pointing me to the stuff, the generous fellow gave me the last one in the cooler! But that's my uncle Bill.