Goodbye Summer, Pumpkin Beer Hits Store Shelves


ORION TOWNSHIP — You may know Powers Distributing for its efforts in bringing innovative craft beer from across the country to Michigan — like Oskar Blues Brewery — but did you know that Powers has already begun distributing highly-anticipated fall seasonal beers?

“As Michiganders, we love our pumpkin beers when autumn arrives,” said Robert Vedder, certified cicerone of Powers Distributing. “Pumpkins are part of our culture in Michigan, and we distribute some amazing beers that pumpkin fans will rejoice in this year.”

Powers Distributing will have following seasonal pumpkin beers on shelves in Oakland and Macomb counties:

  • Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale: This seasonal beer is crafted with pumpkin and spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice, the first nationally available pumpkin ale.
  • Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale: Hundreds of pumpkins are blended into each batch of Post Road Pumpkin Ale, creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity, malt center and crisp finish.
  • Buffalo Bills America’s Original Pumpkin Ale: An amber style ale, originally brewed by George Washington, brewed with fresh roasted pumpkins, and malted barley. Cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg are added.
  • Griffin Claw Screamin’ Pumpkin:  Autumn seasonal Amber Ale brewed with roasted pumpkin in the mash then spiced with ginger, allspice, nutmeg and cloves. Spicy and refreshing. A great tailgating beer. 5 percent abv. 25 IBU.
  • North Peak Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin Ale: Hooligan is brewed with real pumpkin and fresh spices to give you all the spicy pumpkin goodness you could ask for and it’s brimming with hops!
  • Samuel Adams Fat Jack:  This rich and luscious brew indulges in flavor with over 28 pounds of pumpkin per barrel, classic pumpkin pie spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.
  • Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale: Real pumpkin adds a full body and sweetness, while deep roasted malts lend a toasty finish to this subtly spiced brew.
  • Tommyknocker Small Patch Pumpkin Harvest Ale: A festive seasonal ale with pumpkin and a touch of molasses and spice.
  • Woodchuck Hard Cider Pumpkin: This is not a pumpkin spiced cider. This is a cider born from real pumpkins. When the natural pumpkin character is balanced against a crisp apple backdrop, the resulting cider is truly one of a kind.

Vedder suggests pairing these medium-bodied beers with roast beef and sweet potatoes, stews, soups, chili, or pumpkin pie and pumpkin flapjacks.


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