Guest blog post by Alia Broman
#7 – Oct 7, 2013: Punk’n by Uinta Brewing Co. (Salt Lake City, UT)
Uinta’s motto is Earth, Wind, and Beer. And to make it extra special, Punk’n is part of their organic line, which means it contains 3% organic ingredients!
Year of conception: since 2010 (won a silver medal in the World Beer Championships!)
Color: coppery-orange, with a decent amount of head
Cost: $9.99 + tax for a mixed 6-pack of 12oz bottles
Availability: all liquor stores great and small
Description by Uinta Brewing Co : “Malt and hops accented with roasted pumpkin and spices of the season. A subtle hint of vanilla and honey. Punk’n is a wonderful compliment to foods with nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove flavors. Try it with roasted turkey, squash or pumpkin ravioli, peach cobbler, or pumpkin cheesecake!”
My new motto is: Earth. Wind. Beer. And PUMPKINS (specifically pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin cheesecake)! Unfortunately, I did not have any of those tasty treats to pair with this ale, but I found that this beer performed flawlessly on its own. While most pumpkin beers I have tried have seemed bathed in spices, Uinta’s Punk’n is a much subtler, slicker beer. The vanilla and honey give this ale a tasty, silky finish, without leaving your tongue feeling sticky. Low on the ABV and light on the spices, Uinta did an amazing job putting the pumpkin first when brewing their homage to the esteemed autumn gourd.
Pie Pieces: 4 – Jack-o-Lantern