Fall (and Pumpkin Beer) is Here!

Pumpkin Beer lovers, rejoice! Let’s all take a moment to admire the beauty of this sight:

Okay, have we all recovered? Good. Let’s discuss.

Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale has arrived. Is it just me, or is pumpkin beer arriving earlier and earlier each year? It’s hard for me to get on board when it’s still 100* outside, but let’s roll with it. Shipyard is touted as “a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle, spiced flavor.” My take? Yup. Pretty much what they said.  I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin beers, but this one is as yummy as they come (I’m told.) I’ve consulted all of my beer nerds on staff, and they all tell me it is among their favorite of all the pumpkin ales. The nose is straight-up cinnamon and spice (and everything nice!), the mouthfeel is smooth and full flavored, and the finish is fantastically crisp.

Also extraordinary? Shipyard Pugley’s Signature Series Smashed Pumpkin Ale. This is a big-bodied beer with a perfect balance of spicy hops and sweet pumpkin.

Did you catch the Fat Jack hiding in the corner? Yeah, that’s awesome too. Samuel Adams released a limited amount of this “pleasantly plump and satisfied” brew (their words, not mine- but they are fantastic words!). We’ve got a few cases left, and all I can say is this: When beer fanatics walk in the front door of Amity Wines and they see the display of Fat Jack, I swear I can see a few happy tears rolling down their smiling cheeks.

The great state of Connecticut will not allow us to ship this beer, so the only way to get it is to come on down to Amity Wines and grab a it yourself. Shipyard Pumpkinhead will run you $8.99/6 pack bottles, Smashed Pumpkin is $7.99/22oz bomber, and Fat Jack is $6.99/22oz bomber.