Pumpkin Beers Make an Early Appearance


ORION TOWNSHIP — Powers Distributing of Orion Township, known for bringing innovative craft beer from across the country to Michigan, has now begun distribution of its seasonal pumpkin 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.”

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

Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale — This seasonal beer is crafted with pumpkin and spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. It was 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, crafted with fresh roasted pumpkins and malted barley. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are added.

North Peak Hooligan Hoppy Pumpkin Ale — Hooligan is brimming with hops and is brewed with real pumpkin and fresh spices to give you all the spicy pumpkin goodness you could ask for.

Samuel Adams Fat Jack — This rich and luscious brew indulges in flavor with over 28 pounds of pumpkin per barrel and 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, sweet potatoes, stews, soups, chili, pumpkin pie, or pumpkin flapjacks.