8 Pumpkin Beers You Should Drink This Year

Pumpkin beers are like Christmas decorations, every year they seem to pop-up earlier and earlier. While some of these guys have been on shelves for a little bit now, others are still on their way. Since you’ll be inundated with pumpkin beers when you walk into a bottle shop, here are some of the ones we’d recommend looking out for depending on where you live.

1. Ithaca Country Pumpkin – Ithaca Beer

2. Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin – Harpoon Brewery

3. Heavy Seas Great’ER Pumpkin – HS Beer

4. Flying Dog The Fear – Flying Dog Ales

5. Avery Rumpkin – Avery Brewing

6. Manzanita Witches Hair Pumpkin Ale – Manzanita Brewing

7. Cigar City Good Gourd – Cigar City Brewing

8. Hoppin Frog Frog’s Hollow Double Pumpkin Ale – Hoppin Frog


  • Josh

    No Captain Lawrence? dissapointing.

  • Shane

    Where’s Schlafly?

  • alttext

    Without Schlafly Pumpkin Ale and Southern Tier Pumking this list is bogus.

  • meh

    that flying dog beer is absolute shit.

  • sirlordford

    Same here. I don’t understand how Pumking can be left off a list like this.

  • Ron Shapiro

    I think almost everyone has heard of Pumpking and this is a list of ones you need to try, like for the first time.

  • Spike

    This list is complete crap. Why aren’t Southern Tier Pumking, Dogfish Head Punkin on it?

  • alttext

    I guess not everyone knows how to spell Pumking, though! =P In any case I have had a fair number of these and the beers from Ithaca and Harpoon are fairly pedestrian.

  • Ben Hydock

    I have to agree, have not had a better pumkin ale than souther tiers

  • Frank

    Needs Starr Hill Boxcar (pumpkin porter)

  • Dannyboy

    Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin should also be on this list. One of the best.