The 10 Best Pumpkin Beers

Pumpkin Beers 2014I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin. It could be because my birthday is in the Fall and that I routinely ask for a ‘birthday pumpkin pie’ instead of a cake (Yes, it exists).

I even learned a few garnishing tricks to make drinking pumpkin beers even better. If you coat the rim of the glass with brown sugar (like you do with salt on a margarita glass), it enhances the pumpkin flavors.

Since the craft beer industry exploded a few years ago, nearly every brewery releases some sort of pumpkin or yam beer. I opted to include only the traditional pumpkin beers (there are some great ones aged in barrels). I strayed a bit from the list by including Southern Tier’s Warlock, because it’s so damn good.

I know the ladies love Pumpkin Spice Lattés. They can have all the PSLs to themselves. Just leave me the pumpkin beers. I compiled a list of the ten best pumpkin beers for the Fall/Winter of 2014.

Here’s the top ten in no particular order:

Pumpkin Ale (Schlafly Tap Room)Schlafly-Pumpkin-Ale

Pumking (Southern Tier Brewing)Southern-Tier-Pumking

Good Gourd (Cigar City Brewing)Cigar-City-Good-Gourd

Punkin Ale (Dog Fish Head)Dogfish-Head-Punkin

Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale (Hoppin’ Frog Brewery)Hoppin-Frog-Frogs-Hollow

Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale (Boston Brewing Company)Samuel-Adams-Fat-Jack

Pumpkick (New Belgium Brewery)New-Belgium-Pumpkick

Warlock (Southern Tier Brewing)southern-tier-warlock

Smashed Pumpkin Ale (Shipyard Brewing)Shipyard-Smashed-Pumpkin

Post Road Pumpkin ALe (Brooklyn Brewery)post-road-pumpkin-ale

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Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot ClicksGuyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.

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