Smashing Pumpkin (Beers)

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Smashing Pumpkin (Beers)

                You know what time it is? The Leaves are changing, the weather is cooling and Autumn is ready to pop in Vail. So, what do we drink to celebrate this gorgeous time of the year? Pumpkin beer of course! West Vail Liquor Mart is fully stocked with a wide variety of pumpkin goodness. I am not always an avid pumpkin beer enthusiast, but this year I have been absolutely “smashing” pumpkin beers.  Here are a few delicious examples available on the shelves right now:

Dogfish Head Punkin:

I’ll just start this off with a bang. The 2019 version of Punkin from Dogfish Head is just amazing. This is my favorite of the year so far hands down. Behind the pumpkin and spices lies a base brown beer that supports the style perfectly. I just can’t get enough of this one. It is so tasty and not shy at around 7% ABV. Get it while it is still here!

Southern Tier Pumpking:

Defined by Southern Tier Brewing as “pumpkin pie in a glass”, Pumpking is the pumpkin beer for those who are looking for more. More complexity, more booze, more pumpkin! There is a very limited amount available this year, but look for it on the shelf in 500ml bottles as well as 4pks of 12oz bottles.

Eddyline Pumpkin Patch:

Let’s get a little local love in here. Pumpkin Patch from Eddyline Brewing out of Buena Vista, CO is always a favorite of mine. I mean, how could you not love a 16oz can of delicious pumpkin beer from the great state of Colorado?

Look for these along with others such as:

  • Shipyard Pumpkinhead
  • Saranac Pumpkin
  • Anderson Valley Fall Hornin’
  • Avery Rumpkin
  • 4 Noses Pump Action
  • Upslope Pumpkin Ale