Monday, August 25, 2008

It's The Not So Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

The Fall seasonals are arriving almost daily here in Albuquerque and I have a couple more for you today.

First is the Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale (5.5%) from Anheuser Busch. It is a decent beer if you keep in mind that it is from Anheuser Busch. Like many of their "craft beer" attempts, this one lacks a little flavor but may convert some yellow beer lovers, at least until Halloween passes. I think there must be fine print on the label that says "hint of" before Pumpkin Spice Ale. Quarters Liquors at Montgomery has it for $6.99, and you should find it at all the grocery chains as well.

Next is Shipyard Brewing's Pumpkinhead beer (4.5%). This beer isn't distributed that well in the Albuquerque area. Last year I only saw it at one place, Kelly Liquors at Eubank and Central. I found it today at Quarters. It's another mildly spiced pumpkin ale. The beer's label looks really cool, but the price looks like shit: $10.99! Here's a tip- Shipyard Brewing is Sea Dog Brewing is Kennebunkport Brewing, which is exclusive to Trader Joe's and the Kennebunkport label sells for $5.99. I haven't seen the pumpkin style yet but am told that it is on its way, so if you want to save 5 bucks hold on a little longer for the same beer.

1 comment:

marcus said...

More like waste five bucks. That beer blows and sorry to say from my end that I have not yet found a pumpkin ale that I could enjoy. haha!!!! ten dollar pumpkin ale.