WATCH: Pumpkin Ale Porn, A Farm-To-Keg Tale
If any of you, like a few of us at The Braiser, become irrationally excited over all things pumpkin every autumn, but routinely find pumpkin ale underwhelming (we want to like it so badly), the guys of the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company have heard your cries and, we think, might just maybe be on the path to pumpkin beer enlightenment.
They’ve teamed up with Katchkie Farm to brew this year’s batch of pumpkin ale with real, farm fresh, organic roasted pumpkins. (They admit that pumpkin beer is usually made with puree out of a can, which may explain our seasonal disappointment.) They also try to go light on the spices, in order to allow the pumpkin flavoring to come through, without making it too dessert-y, which might be our second problem. In turn, Katchkie has grown a special variety of pumpkin and squash, supposedly suited specifically for beer-making.
Check out the whole farm-to-keg process documented below and keep an eye out for Captain Lawrence Pumpkin Ale. They might just make pumpkin beer fans of us yet.