Here as Long as the Leaves Are.
In 1995, we crafted our first autumn seasonal—Pumpkin Ale. At the time, Oktoberfest beers were in high demand. For our version, we wanted to create a beer that was a little different than what was already out there and complemented the season by highlighting the flavors we’ve all grown to love during this time. It was so popular that it became the first nationally available pumpkin ale. Harvest Pumpkin Ale, as it’s called now, is crafted with pumpkin and spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice for a taste you’ll want to fall right into.
Ingredients and Profile
Malts: Munich, Caramel
Our Twist: Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, Allspice
Original Gravity: 15º Plato
Deep amber-colored ale with brilliant clarity and a rich, white head.
Very complex aroma consisting of malty spice notes.
The taste starts out with assertive malty notes and is quickly balanced with the right amount of harvest spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. There’s a small amount of bitterness to keep the malt sweetness from building up.
A medium-bodied ale with just enough carbonation to balance the rich caramel character.
The flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and the other harvest spices pair well with beef dishes and seasonal soups. One of our favorite recipes to pair with Harvest Pumpkin Ale is Blue Moon® Harvest Pumpkin Ale Braised Beef Short Ribs.