September 15, 2003

Pumpkin Ale

pumpkinhead aleI'm a recent devotee of Shipyard Ale's fine brews. My favorite is the Pumpkinhead Ale.

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.

Posted by James at September 15, 2003 2:27 PM
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I bought some of this mid-week last week when I stopped at the grocery store for a few things. It was good. When we did our weekly grocery trip this weekend they were all out. I must have not been the only one that thought it was good :-)

Posted by: Jim Correia at September 15, 2003 3:04 PM

I got the last 6 at the local store here in Dartmouth. But they said more was on the way.

Posted by: JP at September 15, 2003 4:04 PM

Both Ryan and JimC mentioned Shipyard Pumpkinhead within a week from my first taste of it.

It had to be some kind of sign.

Posted by: JP at September 15, 2003 4:06 PM

You're killing me here. I love Shipyard brews AND pumpkin beers. But I'm on the Atkins diet. Thanks for reminding me that Fall is the best time for drinking beer.

Posted by: jjd at September 17, 2003 9:16 PM

Dang -- sorry to tempt you!

Are you at least allowed scotch? Only a godawful diet would deny you scotch.

I've never tried the Atkins diet. The routine that works for me (and I have to get back on it) involves a healthy breakfast including protein, but very few calories the rest of the day. And vigorous morning exercise to get the metabolism jump-started. Seems to burn fat for me.

However, I got lazy after a foot injury and haven't been back on my running routine since.

Will today be the day I restart? I surely hope so.

Posted by: JP at September 18, 2003 2:11 AM

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