After years of bottling its annual pumpkin beer, Rogue Ales & Spirits will package its popular fall seasonal, Pumpkin Patch Ale, in 4-pack, 16oz cans.
The award-winning Pumpkin Patch Ale is made with real, whole pumpkins from a local farm in Independence, Oregon. The pumpkins were chopped and roasted by hand. The hand roast caramelizes the natural sugars, which when combined with a delicate balance of spices, creates the signature flavor of this classic fall-themed brew. Fans will appreciate the effort and notice the difference roasting real pumpkins makes.
“This beer is typically released later in the season since we use real pumpkins, but fans have been requesting an earlier release and we listened,” says Jack Waibel, VP of Production at Rogue, in a press relase. “Instead of waiting until September when the pumpkins are ready to harvest, we purchased real pumpkins from a local farm in 2020 and froze them so we could brew Pumpkin Patch Ale a little earlier this year. This beer is the same world-class product that it has always been in a rad, new 16 oz. can.”
“Call me basic but I eagerly await all year for the release of Pumpkin Patch Ale,” says Waibel, in a press releasel. “This is one of my favorite beers that marks one of the best times of the year. Pumpkin Patch Ale pairs great with butternut squash soup, seared venison and shortbread cookies or you can enjoy this sweet and malty ale on its own while watching the leaves fall.”
Pumpkin Patch Ale Stats:
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Packaging: 4-pack 16-ounce cans, draft
Availability: August – October
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.