Some people love a pumpkin spice treat, but we prefer a seasonal pumpkin flavored beer!
Thrillist has shared their list of the best pumpkin beers in America from 2019 and two Michigan breweries made the list! New Holland Brewing and Jolly Pumpkin!
Clocking in at 4.5% ABV, New Holland’s Ichabod pumpkin ale is available in most states. Here’s what Thrillist said:
If you’ve heard of New Holland Brewing, you likely either live in the Great Lakes region, or are aware of its fantastic bourbon-barrel aged Dragon’s Milk beer. Or both. Hey, Michigander! Taking a whiff of this brew rewards you with loads of nutmeg aroma, but the taste is not the pumpkin-spice bomb you’re expecting. It’s a restrained take on the pumpkin brew, with more hops (26 IBUs) than most offerings in the liquid-gourd space, and it results in an easy-sipping beer that doesn’t immediately remind you of dessert served at the Thanksgiving table.
Jolly Pumpkin’s La Parcela is a sour ale with 5.9% ABV. Thrillist said:
Jolly Pumpkin has endured years and years of people making jokes about not actually making pumpkin beer, and has finally caved with La Parcela. Unlike fan demand for a second Dumb & Dumber movie, it actually paid off. This beautiful, bubbly oak-aged ale gets all the pumpkin notes right, with a hint of cocoa on the back of the tongue. “Guess now folks will have to find something else to joke about,” reads the bottle. All right, JP.
Check out the full list HERE.