A cursory search through my archives – back when I did reviews regularly – will show you that I love everything pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice, pumpkin candles, you name it. It’s my favorite smell (must be a late October baby thing) and, when put into a beer, one of my favorite flavors. (Or at least the flavors associated with pumpkin-related foods.)
So of course I’m excited about the news that Greenville’s Thomas Creek will be introducing its own pumpkin beer this year aptly named Pumpkin Ale. The 7.3% ale is being brewed for the first time this week along with TC’s Octoberfest Lager and will be released in six packs later this year.
Side note: Kudos to TC for releasing pumpkin beers closer to the time it’s actually OK to drink pumpkin beers. I love Pumking and whatnot, but if I roll my eyes anymore at the fact it’s already on shelves, they’ll fall out of their sockets.