Pumpkinhead (Shipyard Brewing Company)

Style: Pumpkin Ale 4.5% ABV OG: 1048 Hops: Hallertau, Willamette Malts: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Malted Wheat, Light Munich Yeast: Top-Fermenting English Brewer’s Note: “Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor.” (Note: This bottle may be old. It was in a fridge, now it is in my stomach.  Take the review as you like) The beers … Continue reading Pumpkinhead (Shipyard Brewing Company)

The Sunset Grill & Tap (Allston, MA)

Last night, my girlfriend, my roommate, his girlfriend, and I headed into Boston for a concert, and of course we had to stop at a fine establishment first for drinks and food.  We chose the Sunset Grill & Tap, which is just barely outside of Boston in the town of Allston.  The Sunset Grill & Tap’s real claim to fame comes from their humongous selection … Continue reading The Sunset Grill & Tap (Allston, MA)

The Cambridge Brewing Company

Last night I had the distinct pleasure of taking my beautiful girlfriend out on a date, and because she is so awesome, she said we should go to the Cambridge Brewing Company, so we did.  The CBC is tucked away in a lovely little building on Kendall Square, and it does take a little intuition to find the place, but the rustic brick interior, the … Continue reading The Cambridge Brewing Company

Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout (Cape Ann Brewing Company)

Style: Pumpkin Stout 7.0% ABV Brewing Note: Uses real pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice   This bottle doesn’t really do it for me.  I love the town of Gloucester and I love the fisherman’s statue, but the brewery really needs to change up its logo a little.  They do add some nice autumnal colors and some leaves to the label, but it is still pretty … Continue reading Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout (Cape Ann Brewing Company)

Pumking (Southern Tier Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial Pumpkin Ale 8.6% ABV Brewing Notes: 19 Degrees Plato, 8.8 Degrees L, 2-row Pale Malt, Caramel Malt, Pureed Pumpkin, Kettle Hops: Magnum, Aroma Hops: Sterling The bottle is interesting.  The obvious black and orange color scheme with white lettering is nice, as are the bats that change from black to orange.  I also like the “pumking” graphic, as it is properly creepy.  The … Continue reading Pumking (Southern Tier Brewing Company)

Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale (Coors Brewing Company)

Style: Pumpkin Ale 5.7% ABV   The overall Blue Moon logo with the moon and the pumpkins present in the label are an interesting artistic style that is aesthetically pleasing.  It definitely feels washed out and mass-produced, but it looks nice.  My complaint with the bottle, as always, lies with the over abundance of boring text on the side of the label.  The font for … Continue reading Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale (Coors Brewing Company)