Beer blog Joe Sixpack has some contrarian real-talk for all the pumpkin’ haters.
C’mon, people eat spicy food all summer, so why not spiced beer?
In fact, one of the most popular warm-weather ales – Belgian-style witbier – is made with spice (coriander). So how is it that cinnamon and nutmeg are suitable only for Thanksgiving?
That’s a fair point, along with several others he makes on the blog post.
We’ve criticized pumpkin beers on here before once or twice. But there’s always exceptions to the good-natured ribbing of the style. Southern Tier Pumking is indeed, a delicious vanilla-forward brew suitable for any time of year in my book.
Check out the blog post and think on it a while. You might just come to agree with what he says.
They’re a gimmick.
They’re no more gimmicky than session IPAs.
OK. We don’t agree with everything, I guess.