Pumpkin ale is a signature beer style of American craft brewing. This traditional fall beer is full of warmth and loved by many. The first written mention of a pumpkin beer dates back to 1771, when the American Philosophical Society published a recipe for a pompion (pumpkin) ale. The initial recipe didn’t have malted grain. It was just boiled and skimmed pumpkin juice that was then hopped, cooled and fermented as malt beer. It was only in the 19th century that malts were added to the recipe.
Delving deeper into the fall desserts theme, we also brewed another type of pumpkin ale by adding cinnamon baked apples along with pumpkin pulp to the mash. Pumpkin Ale: Candy Apple has caramel notes and fruity astringency in the aftertaste. Its cinnamon aroma certainly fills you with warmth.