Guest blog post by Alia Broman
#10 – October 10, 2013: Hey! Pumpkin’ by Denver Beer Co. (Denver, CO)
I have a certain bias towards LOVING Denver Beer Co., as I worked with an owner’s wife at Children’s Hospital Colorado. And yes, I do go to DBC occasionally just to destroy my significant other in Candy Land and/or “accidentally” cheat at battleship.
Color: Honey brown
Year of conception: 2013
Cost: $14.99 + tax for a growler
Availability: only Denver, CO for now, sorry!
Description by Denver Beer Co: “As the weather turns cool this spiced beer is sure to warm you up. The pumpkin brew has a gorgeous, unmistakable “pumpkinguts-orange” pour thanks to over 100 pounds of real pumpkin used in the mash. The nose if full of cinnamon and nutmeg spices with a drink that is a melody of autumn and a lingering finish that will have you reaching for your sweater.”
*Disclaimer: I bought this growler 3-4 weeks ago, so the flavor may no longer be accurate. The nutmeg and cinnamon are still potent aromatics, but the beer itself isn’t as special as I remember. It’s more of a “pumpkinguts-orange” flavor than pour, and the spices disappear when imbibing the liquid. There’s nothing intriguing about this ale except that it is only available at DBC, and that I would have been happier reviewing a glass than a growler (#whitegirlproblems). Given my track record of only viciously slamming one beer thus far, I think I will take one for the team for not drinking my growler sooner and preserve DBC’s dignity, giving them kudos for their sportsmanship and effort, a la Denver Broncos circa 2012. Maybe next year guys, maybe next year!
Pie Pieces: 2 – Green