Imagine my excitement when I found some Beavertown Stingy Jack Spiced Pumpkin Ale at Voodoo Ray’s, Dalston. “It’s 7.2% alcohol,” the guy behind the counter warns me, with a sullen look on his face. “Is that all?” I respond. I came in for the pizza, but Goddamn it, I stayed for the pumpkin.
It’s incredible. I’ve tried a bunch of weird beers lately, and often, the flavour’s too much and you end up swilling this fruity – or… chilli?? – glass of booze that only vaguely resembles a beer. No thanks.
Beavertown, on the other hand, don’t fuck around. Just like their Peacherman Peach Cobbler, that strong signature Beavertown malty taste remains intact. But this time, backed by citrusy Columbus hops, it’s drenched in spicy, nutmeg and maple-syrup-glazed roasted pumpkin, like a strong, mouthwateringly decadent mulled beer perfect for this time of year.
Style: Spiced Pumpkin Ale
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Caragold, Amber, Oats