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(CNBC)   Stupid: Stores with Halloween decorations in July. Shut up and take my money: Stores with Halloween Pumpkin beer in July   (cnbc.com) divider line 53
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2014-07-02 12:34:31 AM  
I've never had this, anyone who has and what's your drunken pumpkin opinion?

/may be slightly drunk
 
2014-07-02 12:51:59 AM  
I remember back in middle school that we used to go door-to-door on Halloween, in costume, and sing Christmas carols for the hell of it.

We got a lot more candy that way.
 
2014-07-02 12:59:19 AM  

strangeluck: I've never had this, anyone who has and what's your drunken pumpkin opinion?

/may be slightly drunk


I'm curious as well.  I like the idea of pumpkin beer in theory, but in practice I've never found one that I really enjoy.  Even DFH has let me down in that regard.
 
2014-07-02 01:40:26 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: strangeluck: I've never had this, anyone who has and what's your drunken pumpkin opinion?

/may be slightly drunk

I'm curious as well.  I like the idea of pumpkin beer in theory, but in practice I've never found one that I really enjoy.  Even DFH has let me down in that regard.


I'm sick to death of pumpkin beer, but Southern Tier's is supposedly one of the best. I just can't imagine ever wanting one before the leaves fall off.
 
2014-07-02 07:02:03 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: strangeluck: I've never had this, anyone who has and what's your drunken pumpkin opinion?

/may be slightly drunk

I'm curious as well.  I like the idea of pumpkin beer in theory, but in practice I've never found one that I really enjoy.  Even DFH has let me down in that regard.


Pumking is absolutely one of the best.  Also  worth acknowledging is DFH "Punk".  otherwise, fark pumpkin beer.  furthermore, it's summer so that means we should be biatching about the abundance of stupid fruit beer that's taking up valuable cooler space right now, NOT pumpkin beer.
 
2014-07-02 07:47:27 AM  
Heh, I just made pumpkin bars for a get together last weekend because fark you summer, you're not the boss of me!
 
2014-07-02 08:27:58 AM  
I have never had a good pumpkin beer.
 
2014-07-02 08:28:54 AM  
Looks like it's time for me to go outside and put up the Christmas decorations, biatches.
 
2014-07-02 08:30:39 AM  
Pumpkin beer can be super tasty, but I usually like it when it isn't 90 degrees with 75% humidity.  If you can get your hands on Hoppin' Frog Double Pumpkin Ale, it is worth the money.
 
2014-07-02 08:31:43 AM  
Pumpkin ale is lousy. Christmas ale is where it's at...

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/delicious
 
2014-07-02 08:33:45 AM  
 
2014-07-02 08:35:00 AM  
For the most part, I don't buy into the DFH hype, but this is some good beer:

passionbeer.com
 
2014-07-02 08:36:49 AM  
Stupid? Screw you subby. We start building in August. Halloween stuff is 70% off right now. w00t
 
2014-07-02 08:37:25 AM  
This make holidays seem less of a pleasure IMO.  The more freakishly early you trot out your decorations, the less likely I am to buy any.

Hear THAT retailers?
 
2014-07-02 08:41:13 AM  
I'm not usually wild about Pumkin Beer, but here's the big exception.  This right here is some good shiat.

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/southern-tier-pumking/77640/

www.wildfirerestaurant.com
 
2014-07-02 08:43:44 AM  

The Bunyip: For the most part, I don't buy into the DFH hype, but this is some good beer:


This!

With a little brown sugar on the glass rim!

/still prefer it in fall.
//waiting for my Sweaty Betty to hit the shelves
/// Avery's Karma is good too!
 
2014-07-02 08:47:03 AM  
Love craft beer, love Southern Tier, but my god is that an awful beer
 
2014-07-02 08:48:23 AM  
So there's pumpkin beer in stores now but no Christmas decorations yet?    alert Foxnews, the war on christmas has started early this year!
 
2014-07-02 08:53:06 AM  
I don't care for it but my wife loves it and it's very tough to get around here because it flies off the shelves.

I hate seasonal beers. As soon as I find one that I love, BOOM!, it's gone. It's some kind weird torture / mind control tactic by the brewers. A Goddamn conspiracy if you ask me. Whar "Dig" Whar!?!?!?!?
 
2014-07-02 08:54:23 AM  

strangeluck: I've never had this, anyone who has and what's your drunken pumpkin opinion?

/may be slightly drunk


The Pumking is by far the best. Most pumpkin beers taste like pumpkin flavored seltzer, but Pumking has a richness/thickness that tastes like a pumpkin pie was put in a blender.

Souther Tier also makes "Warlock" which is basically Pumking in stout form. Also highly recommended.
 
2014-07-02 08:55:43 AM  
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2014-07-02 08:55:43 AM  
I love me some pumpkin beer.  If it was available all the time, I probably wouldn't buy anything else.  Even when it is bad, it is pretty good.

I really like Wolaver's Organic Pumpkin, Patterson Pumpkin, Heavy Seas "Great Pumpkin", and even the Samuel Adams one is quite good.
 
2014-07-02 08:56:38 AM  
Pumking is awesome.  That said, it definitely has that "autumn" taste to it.  So even though I love it and would be tempted to purchase some, there is something to be said for the environment you drink it in.  Pumking is perfect on a 40 degree night in front of a fire pit in October.
 
2014-07-02 08:59:50 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: strangeluck: I've never had this, anyone who has and what's your drunken pumpkin opinion?

/may be slightly drunk

I'm curious as well.  I like the idea of pumpkin beer in theory, but in practice I've never found one that I really enjoy.  Even DFH has let me down in that regard.


I am sort of the same way. In theory I hate all things pumpkin. I have even tried a few commercial pumpkin beers that I have not enjoyed. Although last year I tried a friends homebrew pumpkin beer, and it was really awesome.
 
2014-07-02 08:59:56 AM  
Pumpkin beer ages very well.

Keep in cool closet for one year.  Spices mellow & does not taste like a liquid pumpkin pie like most do.

Best with Post Road & DFH Punkin, I've found
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-07-02 09:00:42 AM  
Spook halloween, etc, thus this is tangentially on topic..

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2014-07-02 09:14:53 AM  
Beer is like pizza, adding stuff only messes it up.
 
2014-07-02 09:16:59 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: strangeluck: I've never had this, anyone who has and what's your drunken pumpkin opinion?

/may be slightly drunk

I'm curious as well.  I like the idea of pumpkin beer in theory, but in practice I've never found one that I really enjoy.  Even DFH has let me down in that regard.


The best fall beer I've ever had was made with molasses, not pumpkin. Look it up!
 
2014-07-02 09:24:50 AM  
Buy this shiat seeple!!! You can't be a hipster if you aren't drinking the latest fad beer. Yet, never forget - Real Amurcans TMdrink Bud Light and conceal/carry.
 
2014-07-02 09:28:25 AM  

Sid_6.7: I remember back in middle school that we used to go door-to-door on Halloween, in costume, and sing Christmas carols for the hell of it.

We got a lot more candy that way.


If I'm ever able to enlist the services of a "little person", I really want to do a Halloween where a group dresses as Santa, the Easter Bunny, Uncle Sam and a Leprechaun, and just act confused as hell the entire time.
 
2014-07-02 09:38:32 AM  
I LOVE Pumking but I feel it's too early.  I will buy it however to stock up for when it starts getting colder.  Also, has DFH changed their formula for Punkin' because i remember loving it years ago and the past few years have just been "meh"
 
2014-07-02 09:42:43 AM  

doglover:


Summerween has been celebrated in our house since that episode gave us the idea. (2nd annual was hosted just two weeks back)

Carving watermelons, trickster piñata and not a single loser candy (read: candy corn) defiling the pile.

/ Next year maybe we add pumpkin beer and cider to the mix.
 
2014-07-02 09:59:55 AM  
I'm lobbying for a second halloween, one in the summer where girls can comfortably dress as scantily as they like with no fear of being too cold.

Adult halloween is awesome.
 
2014-07-02 10:00:39 AM  
Oktoberfest-style beer would be available year round. That I will absolutely drink first if it's offered to me.
 
2014-07-02 10:01:36 AM  
I've never really been a fan of pumpkin beers, but then I've never really been a fan of pumpkin pie.  Like the pie, the pumpkin itself seems to be more of just a medium in which to carry the flavorings that are added to it and it takes a back-seat to the heavy spicing that is tossed over it.

They tend to have the same flavor profiles (the pie and the beer) so if you're craving -  nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and allspice - you would probably love it.
 
2014-07-02 10:18:03 AM  

d23: Spook halloween, etc, thus this is tangentially on topic..


Jenkies, I have the strangest boner right now.
 
2014-07-02 10:18:21 AM  

CruJones: I'm lobbying for a second halloween, one in the summer where girls can comfortably dress as scantily as they like with no fear of being too cold.

Adult halloween is awesome.


Hell, why not?
 
2014-07-02 10:28:47 AM  
barf
 
2014-07-02 10:30:05 AM  
Southern Tier's statement on early Pumking Release:

http://www.stbcbeer.com/uncategorized/early-pumking/

It's a good beer, to be sure. I also enjoy the Dogfish Head Punkin' and Terrapin Pumpkinfest.
 
2014-07-02 10:40:18 AM  

The Bunyip: For the most part, I don't buy into the DFH hype, but this is some good beer:

[passionbeer.com image 350x247]


Yeah, I like this one the best out of the pumpkin beers I've tried (except the batch I made).

But it's just not a good summer beer to me.  My go to summer beverage is:

www.gooseisland.com
 
2014-07-02 10:49:11 AM  
CSB/ Spencer's Gifts has a sister store called Spirit Halloween center. Last year I "Liked" them on facebook and signed up to their newsletter. They continued to not only send emails and post updates at least every other day and sometimes everyday until after new years. I finally had to block them. Seriously trying to sell Halloween stuff in December is just about as stupid as you can get.


But as far as pumpkin beer goes, I don't like beer, so I don't like most pumpkin beer. The funny thing is, the restaurant I work at had a pumpkin beer called Night Owl that I actually enjoyed as did most non-beer drinkers who tried it, but ever proper beer drinker hated it.  It was kind of sweet and not bitter at all. I think half the reason I don't like beer is because either it's cheap domestic that tasted like watered down piss or craft brew with so much hops that it's all you can taste. Sometimes I think their is an entire missed market out there that could enjoy beer more, but because of the status quo provided by beer snobs, they will never get a beer produced to their taste.
 
2014-07-02 11:07:03 AM  
Pumking is the best (I still have 9 bottles of it in my pantry from last year).  I'm also a fan of Wyerbacher and Abita's pumpkin ales.
 
2014-07-02 11:28:38 AM  

tjsands1118: CSB/ Spencer's Gifts has a sister store called Spirit Halloween center. Last year I "Liked" them on facebook and signed up to their newsletter. They continued to not only send emails and post updates at least every other day and sometimes everyday until after new years. I finally had to block them. Seriously trying to sell Halloween stuff in December is just about as stupid as you can get.


But as far as pumpkin beer goes, I don't like beer, so I don't like most pumpkin beer. The funny thing is, the restaurant I work at had a pumpkin beer called Night Owl that I actually enjoyed as did most non-beer drinkers who tried it, but ever proper beer drinker hated it.  It was kind of sweet and not bitter at all. I think half the reason I don't like beer is because either it's cheap domestic that tasted like watered down piss or craft brew with so much hops that it's all you can taste. Sometimes I think their is an entire missed market out there that could enjoy beer more, but because of the status quo provided by beer snobs, they will never get a beer produced to their taste.


There is a whole world of beers out there for people that want neither mass produced light lagers nor hop heavy craft offerings. Tap space for these other beers are harder to come by because they don't move as fast, as you mention. You might not like alternatives, but they are selling, so they are on the shelves/taps.

Try some American made Belgian or German styles. Maybe try some lower ABV porters or other English styles. Almost all breweries have a whole range of beers that are lesser known. It might take some trial and error, but I guarantee you can find something that suits your taste. Find some beers that you do like, and buy the hell out of them! That's the only way you can change the world.

Night Owl is an awesome beer, by the way. Try Elysian's Superfuzz blood orange pale when it's around.
 
2014-07-02 11:30:57 AM  
I made a great one once that I called "Heady Horseman". I took the time to slow-caramelize the pumpkin, and brewed it with a sachet of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and allspice on an amber-ale base. I used them as Christmas gifts, and saved a cache for myself. The President of the regional homebrew club told me that if I hadn't been impatient and drunk it all, it'd have been a blue ribbon winner. Boasting aside, I've honestly never bought one I liked more than my own.
 
2014-07-02 11:51:19 AM  
Pumpkin beer is good for a sip or two, but more than that, and the sameyness starts bother me, and I'm ready for something else.  I suppose it's alright with food, but it's sweet enough that it seems meant as a dessert beer.

/Feel the same way about Belgian ales and that fruity taste
/Pumking's pretty good, as they go.
 
2014-07-02 12:29:04 PM  

AlternateRefrain: Pumking is the best (I still have 9 bottles of it in my pantry from last year).  I'm also a fan of Wyerbacher and Abita's pumpkin ales.


If it's so good, why you no drink?
 
2014-07-02 12:35:19 PM  

for good or for awesome: AlternateRefrain: Pumking is the best (I still have 9 bottles of it in my pantry from last year).  I'm also a fan of Wyerbacher and Abita's pumpkin ales.

If it's so good, why you no drink?


Because, I still have a bunch of others in my fridge and pantry I need to finish first (no joke). I went a bit overboard last year when buying Octoberfests and Pumpkin Ales (made a trip out to Rochester's Beers of the World). It also takes a bit more commitment to drink a full bottle of the pumking in one sitting, volume and ABV content. I just drank a Saranac Pumpkin Ale last night.

Also, I want to see how well the Pumking ages.  I also have two of Southern Tier's Warlock, an Imperial Stout brewed with pumpkin and spices.
 
2014-07-02 12:54:01 PM  

d23: Spook halloween, etc, thus this is tangentially on topic..

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Washed, brought to quarters, et cetera.
 
2014-07-02 01:54:57 PM  

AlternateRefrain: for good or for awesome: AlternateRefrain: Pumking is the best (I still have 9 bottles of it in my pantry from last year).  I'm also a fan of Wyerbacher and Abita's pumpkin ales.

If it's so good, why you no drink?

Because, I still have a bunch of others in my fridge and pantry I need to finish first (no joke). I went a bit overboard last year when buying Octoberfests and Pumpkin Ales (made a trip out to Rochester's Beers of the World). It also takes a bit more commitment to drink a full bottle of the pumking in one sitting, volume and ABV content. I just drank a Saranac Pumpkin Ale last night.

Also, I want to see how well the Pumking ages.  I also have two of Southern Tier's Warlock, an Imperial Stout brewed with pumpkin and spices.


I wish I could keep booze in my house.  You give me 5 gallons of Jim Beam and somehow it'll be gone in a week and a half.
 
2014-07-02 02:06:49 PM  
Meh.
I just take Natty Ice and pour it over pumpkin rind in an orange and black cup.
Trick or Treat...
 
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