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Where to find them: Pumpkin beers in local bottle shops

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Oct. 17, 2012 at 10:34 am | No Comments »
October 17, 2012 10:34 am

Today, News Tribune staffer John Henrikson wrote about the national trend of more brewers creating pumpkin beers in this story. He even shared tasting notes.

If you’re wondering where to buy pumpkin beers, every bottle shop in the region has a supply. But there’s one catch – the beers have become so popular, the bottle shops can’t keep them on the shelf.

Randal Weaver, who manages World Beers in Tacoma, had this to say, “Pumpkin beer seems to get more popular each year. I have to believe that the brewers are taking note because the options are not only expanding and pushing the envelope creatively, but they are also coming available earlier than ever before. As we come into early October, prime season for the delicious orange gourd, we have already been running pumpkin beers out the door as fast as they come in for two solid months. They make an excellent companion on the autumn dinner table. The flavors mingle and compliment beautifully with traditional harvest season and holiday fare. Don’t wait until family comes into town for holiday dinners, or even until Halloween for that matter as many of your favorites may be hard to find. More than one distributor has remarked this year that they need to double down on the orders for next year to keep up with the demand.”

Pumpkin Beers in bottle shops:
Note: Supplies are limited

TACOMA:

Pint Defiance
2049 Mildred St. W., Tacoma, 253-302-4240, pintdefiance.com
For bottles, Elysian Night Owl, Blight, & Pumpkin Patch Box Sets, including 1 22-ounce bottle each of Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, Dark Of The Moon Pumpkin Stout, Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale, & Hansel And Gretal Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner. On tap: Rogue Elysian and 7 Seas.

World Beers
5602 S. Lawrence, Tacoma, 253-475-7432, tacomaworldbeer.com
Pumpkin beers will be featured in the taproom Oct. 19-21. By the growler, glass or bottle: Pike Harlot’s Harvest, Uinta Punk’n Harvest Ale, Elysian Night Owl, Elysian Dark O’ The Moon Pumpkin Stout, Elysian Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Elysian Pumpkin Patch Four Pack featuring the Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner, Shipyard Brewing’s Pumpkinhead Ale, Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Rogue’s Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale, Two Beers Pumpkin Spice Ale, Beer Valley’s Imperial Pumpkin Porter and Imperial Pumpkin Saison from Puyallup River Brewing.

ELSEWHERE:

Gravity Beer Market
1001 Fourth Ave., Olympia, 360-352-5107, gravitybeermarket.com
Pumpkin beers in bottles from Buffalo Bills, Elysian, Uinta, Southern Tier, Howe Sound, Midnight Treat. Buffalo Bills Pumpkin Ale, Elysian Blight, Elysian Night Owl, Elysian- Dark O’ The Moon, Elysian The Great Pumpkin, Two Beers – Pumpkin Spice Ale, Uinta – Punk’n, Southern Tier – Pumking, St Ambroise – Pumpkin ale, Howe Sound – Pumpkin Eater, Midnight Sun – T.R.E.A.T.

99 Bottles
35002 Pacific Hwy S, Federal Way, 253-838-2558, 99bottles.net
Ace Pumpkin Cider, Blue Moon Harvest Moon, Buffalo Bill’s Pumpkin Ale, Dogfish Head Punkin’, Elysian 12 Beers of the Apocalypse Series, #9: Blight Pumpkin Ale, Elysian The Great Pumpkin, Elysian Night Owl (12 ounce and 22 ounce sizes), Elysian Pumpkin Patch gift set (includes 1 each: The Great Pumpkin, Dark O’ The Moon, Hansel & Gretel, Night Owl), Howe Sound Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Laurelwood Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale, McAuslan St. Ambroise Citrouille Pumpkin Ale, Midnight Sun TREAT Pumpkin Porter (2/person limit, while it lasts), Oakshire Big Black Jack Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Stout (1/person limit, while it lasts), Rogue Pumpkin Patch, Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale, Shipyard Pumpkinhead, Shipyard Pugsley’s Smashed Pumpkin Imperial, Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Two Beers Pumpkin Spice, Uinta Punk’n.

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