Over 1,000 pounds of pumpkin and butternut squash… 3 days of round-the-clock pumpkin and squash baking… a vision for a twist on a traditional American style… and what do you get?
Our latest creation is a Belgian Amber Ale that has been brewed with pumpkin and butternut squash obtained from a local farm right here in New York.
In colonial times, pumpkins were used as a source of fermentable sugars when American brewers they couldn’t get grains. Squashtober is our take on this classic beer style, with a twist: the use of our Newburgh Belgian Ale Yeast. This yeast strain allowed us to achieve spice notes without introducing actual spices into the beer. The result? A beer that starts with nice hints of caramel and spice from the yeast and rye, and lingers with a clean pumpkin and squash finish. A nice autumn treat!
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brewery. Dark brown color. Thin tan to off-white head. Aroma was squash and cinnamon, with brown sugar. Flavor was spice and squash, like butternut squash, slightly sweet with caramel and sugar, but also bitter and crisp on the finish. I tasted the squash, which is quite difficult to do in many mass market brews of this variety. Good stuff.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery for their release/Halloweed party. Pours a clear amber ruby with a thin white head. Soft malt, toast, light pumpkin, a touch of caramel and some lovely Belgian yeast notes. Lightly warming, toast, nice pumpkin notes (which I’m sure were helped out a little bit by the toasted pumpkin seeds (from the pumpkins that went into the beer) available for snacking). Zesty yeast, crisp, dry and crackery on the finish. Very nice stuff.
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