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(AZCentral)   Labor Day wasn't even over and the shelves were already full of craft pumpkin ales   (azcentral.com) divider line 91
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2013-09-04 08:34:33 AM
Really, subs? I saw them back in the beginning of August, so...yeah.
 
2013-09-04 08:37:26 AM
So? The kids are getting Budweiser products for Tricks or Treat. Once the word gets out that Harry's giving away six ouncers of Bud Light, they'll steer clear of my house.
 
2013-09-04 08:40:09 AM
You mean nutmeg, cinnamon, Egg custard with a bit of squash in them pies.
 
2013-09-04 08:40:14 AM

Harry Freakstorm: So? The kids are getting Budweiser products for Tricks or Treat. Once the word gets out that Harry's giving away six ouncers of Bud Light, they'll steer clear of my house.


That's when you'll get midgets dressed up as kids dressed up in Halloween outfits at your door.

Midgets really love booze.

ts4.mm.bing.net
 
2013-09-04 08:44:30 AM
Overdone and not very good.
 
2013-09-04 08:45:52 AM
Mmmm... Pumpkin ale.  Who cares that they're ramming a holiday down my throat when it's sweet, delicious, pumpkin ale.

/can't have pumpkin ale because of a gluten intolerance
//Really, you self-righteous wanker, I would piss beer out of my butthole.
 
2013-09-04 08:46:57 AM
Meh.
 
2013-09-04 08:47:56 AM

mike_d85: Mmmm... Pumpkin ale.  Who cares that they're ramming a holiday down my throat when it's sweet, delicious, pumpkin ale.

/can't have pumpkin ale because of a gluten intolerance
//Really, you self-righteous wanker, I would piss beer out of my butthole.


There are various kinds of alcoholic Pumpkin Cider.
 
2013-09-04 08:48:47 AM

hipswiggle: mike_d85: Mmmm... Pumpkin ale.  Who cares that they're ramming a holiday down my throat when it's sweet, delicious, pumpkin ale.

/can't have pumpkin ale because of a gluten intolerance
//Really, you self-righteous wanker, I would piss beer out of my butthole.

There are various kinds of alcoholic Pumpkin Cider.


You have my attention.  Are any of the various kinds delicious?
 
2013-09-04 08:51:05 AM
You spelled 'crap' wrong subby.
 
2013-09-04 08:53:18 AM
I couldn't give a rat's ass about pumpkin beer when this lovely beverage was on sale right next to it:

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2013-09-04 08:53:38 AM
Yep.  And Oktoberfests have been on the shelves since August (even though it's not til late September), Christmas Ales will come out in mid-October, and summer beers start showing up some time in March.

I share your rage, subby.  I find all of the corporate season-shifting intensely irritating but beer even more so.

/My lawn.  Get off of it.
 
2013-09-04 08:55:13 AM
Because idiots will still buy it, that's why.
 
2013-09-04 08:57:05 AM

SubBass49: I couldn't give a rat's ass about pumpkin beer when this lovely beverage was on sale right next to it:

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Not a fan of IPAs, but this is on sale now:

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2013-09-04 08:58:52 AM
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2013-09-04 09:01:41 AM
I am going to stores where they say they are already sold out of Southern Tier Pumking.  I went to one place Saturday that said they have two left.

Obviously consumers are not revolting against season creep.  They are buying up the beer by the caseload.
 
2013-09-04 09:02:08 AM

mike_d85: Mmmm... Pumpkin ale.  Who cares that they're ramming a holiday down my throat when it's sweet, delicious, pumpkin ale.

/can't have pumpkin ale because of a gluten intolerance
//Really, you self-righteous wanker, I would piss beer out of my butthole.




Dude, I feel for you. My girlfriend was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. What a dieting nightmare that is. Once in a while, I actually feel guilty eating bread in front of her.
/gluten-free spaghetti is the work of the devil
 
2013-09-04 09:04:49 AM

Smoip: Yep.  And Oktoberfests have been on the shelves since August (even though it's not til late September), Christmas Ales will come out in mid-October, and summer beers start showing up some time in March.

I share your rage, subby.  I find all of the corporate season-shifting intensely irritating but beer even more so.

/My lawn.  Get off of it.


You are complaining about beer.
I am going to throw my empties on your lawn.
 
2013-09-04 09:08:49 AM
Tried most of them already this season. Love a good pumpkin ale. Like the winter beers better though as I prefer porters and stouts
 
2013-09-04 09:10:39 AM
"I want to drink it in the appropriate season"
-beer twat
 
2013-09-04 09:13:18 AM
Hey, since Halloween isn't as big here in Germany, you can already get Christmas candy.
 
2013-09-04 09:14:13 AM
i HATE pumpkin spice beer..... like dispise it...

but i LOVE BEER... in general.  MOST beer in fact.  i do have a soft spot for 95% of all Sam Adams brews...
 
2013-09-04 09:16:19 AM
/Obviously consumers are not revolting against season creep.  They are buying up the beer by the caseload.

It wouldn't be as big a deal if beer weren't perishable.  Having worked at a brewery, I've seen how far in advance batches are brewed before hitting the shelves.  So if you're already brewing at least two months in advance for distribution purposes and then you put your beer in stores two months before the holiday its brewed for, you're looking at at least four months old by the time Halloween rolls around.  Maybe not a big deal for an imperial like Pumpking, but anything lighter, with high wheat content, or which is stored or sold unrefrigerated is going to start showing its age around then.
 
2013-09-04 09:17:47 AM
browsing the lady j food folder last night i came across the recipe for pumpkin soup with parmesan cream, and emitted a low whimper. they're not in the shops for a while though
 
2013-09-04 09:17:58 AM
Yeah, I like beer and I love pumpkin pie, but they don't need to be combined, you know?

THIS is a great fall ale:

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2013-09-04 09:18:35 AM
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
 
2013-09-04 09:33:46 AM
Rogue is barely starting to brew theirs. You never see it out this early. Too bad it's quite spendy when they are done, but that's typical of Rogue.

/Still get a 24 pack of Dead Guy at Costco for $24 bucks.
//Suck it, people who pay $10 for a six pack at the grocery stores.
 
2013-09-04 09:35:58 AM
Halloween store in Waldorf, MD is open for business. Complete with a scarecrow and a zombie hanging outside. The farking football season hasn't even started yet. I blame schools for starting earlier and earlier every year. When I was a kid, the seasons had a rhythm. The summer started in June when school let out and it lasted until the Monday AFTER Labor Day, when school started back up. Halloween stuff didn't start coming out until mid to late September when you first had to break out your jacket and the leaves were turning. Then, you roll right into Thanksgiving. The first Christmas commercials didn't start to come on until the weekend after Thanksgiving. Now, its a damn free-for-all. The holidays are beeboppin' and scattin' all over each other.


/Get off my lawn
 
2013-09-04 09:36:09 AM
Fine by me.  I wish pumpkin weren't a seasonal flavor.  I could happily eat/drink pumpkin stuff year round.

Also, while we're on the topic, behold the dumbest of beer label art:

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/pretty damn good stuff, though
 
2013-09-04 09:40:33 AM

darwinpolice: Fine by me.  I wish pumpkin weren't a seasonal flavor.  I could happily eat/drink pumpkin stuff year round.

Also, while we're on the topic, behold the dumbest of beer label art:

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/pretty damn good stuff, though


You don't like badly drawn anime inspired buxom female pirates carrying a plate of pancakes? Pfft. Then what good are you?
 
2013-09-04 09:40:38 AM
Beer is gross, but I do appreciate the names they come up with.
 
2013-09-04 09:43:20 AM
whosisbrew.com
Hands down the best pumpkin around.
 
2013-09-04 09:48:49 AM
Yeah, and pumpkins are ripe now too.  And it's cheaper to buy pumpkin futures now, because they historically go up the whole month of October.

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2013-09-04 09:54:26 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Beer is gross


I wonder if you'll get the banhammer for that blasphemy?
 
2013-09-04 09:55:34 AM
Walmart's already got the front of the store setup with Halloween. Hello~! Over two months away~!
 
2013-09-04 09:56:01 AM

Dupster: i HATE pumpkin spice beer..... like dispise it...

but i LOVE BEER... in general.  MOST beer in fact.  i do have a soft spot for 95% of all Sam Adams brews...


Oh I like you. A lot. mmmmm, Sam Adams...
 
2013-09-04 10:14:08 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Yeah, I like beer and I love pumpkin pie, but they don't need to be combined, you know?

THIS is a great fall ale:

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*mental note*

Don't much care for pumpkin beers. Drink the hell out of Marzens.
 
2013-09-04 10:17:16 AM

PizzaJedi81: Really, subs? I saw them back in the beginning of August, so...yeah.


Yeah they've been out for a while now.
 
2013-09-04 10:27:56 AM
If you are dismayed over pumpkin craft beers then there is a very simple solution, DO NOT FARKING BUY THEM!
 
2013-09-04 10:29:32 AM
"Everyone likes pumpkin beer, but you don't want it to come too soon. I definitely like to drink it in the appropriate season," says Nate Marsden, 23, of Boston, who nonetheless recently gave in to the temptation of his favorite seasonal brew, Pumking, an imperial pumpkin ale from Southern Tier Brewing Co.

And right here is why pumpkin ale is now on the shelves, because people farking buy it!
 
zez
2013-09-04 10:30:21 AM
I've been complaining about this for the past month or so. It's still way too hot outside to be drinking heavy fall beers.
 
2013-09-04 10:37:46 AM

God Is My Co-Pirate: Yeah, I like beer and I love pumpkin pie, but they don't need to be combined, you know?

THIS is a great fall ale:

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That made me want it to be fall right now.
 
2013-09-04 10:44:44 AM
Who cares?  If you don't like it, don't buy it.

My Oktoberfest lager will be ready late, actually.  I didn't brew it until last week.
 
zez
2013-09-04 11:01:42 AM

Mock26: If you are dismayed over pumpkin craft beers then there is a very simple solution, DO NOT FARKING BUY THEM!


But they are taking the shelf space that would have the lighter summer beers that I want to buy.
 
2013-09-04 11:07:27 AM

Bruxellensis: Who cares?  If you don't like it, don't buy it.


This is almost verbatim what I came in here to say. Never tried a pumpkin ale, but I'm betting I'd like it.

Also - Maybe it's just me, but I don't get the whole "seasonal flavors" thing. My taste buds don't know what a calendar is. Either I like something or I don't.
 
2013-09-04 11:09:22 AM
The article lies. Not everyone likes pumpkin beer.
 
2013-09-04 11:13:24 AM

GibbyTheMole: Also - Maybe it's just me, but I don't get the whole "seasonal flavors" thing. My taste buds don't know what a calendar is.


The pumpkins, apples, pears, honeybees, etc. sure care what season it is. And by extension, anyone who has to source ingredients.
 
2013-09-04 11:18:07 AM
Stacked 6 kegs worth of Pumking into the walk-in last night. It's better than last year, we got the first batch in late July.

My recommendation for a pumpkin/spiced beer is definitely Greenport Harbor's Leafpile. Lighter alcohol and less sweet malt than most, but a nice roasty amber with a bit of cinnamon.

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Also, Sierra Nevada Tumbler is an excellent fall beer. I just hope they have it this year. I heard tell that they replaced it with the Flip Side IPA as the fall seasonal.

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2013-09-04 11:24:16 AM
"Craft" "Pumpkin" "Ale"

All mutually exclusive.

It's like summer bible camp
or reliable military intelligence
regular jumbo shrimp
New, and improved original formula.
 
2013-09-04 11:24:36 AM
GibbyTheMole:
Also - Maybe it's just me, but I don't get the whole "seasonal flavors" thing. My taste buds don't know what a calendar is. Either I like something or I don't.

seasonal stuff is (or at least can/should be) local. something that's been grown naturally, then is available to buy and eat very quickly after it's harvested, tastes better than something that's grown way out of season or force raised under glass, or flown half way across the world in weird gas-induced suspended animation

we bought some blackberries from the supermarket to make ice cream with, then the following weekend picked some locally, and the DIFFERENCE! and I live in z2 london, not some lovely unpolluted english village
 
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