As Summer comes to close, we begin highlighting fall seasonal brews.

Smuttynose, of Portsmouth, NH, begins shipping their Pumpkin Ale this month calling it “our homage to the craft and heritage of America’s brewers.” At 6.3% ABV, the beer follows local New England traditions of employing pumpkins that dates back to colonial times. Using squash and pumpkin allowed brewers to extend their supply of malt.

With the weather we had in New England earlier in the week, it isn’t hard to believe Autumn really is around the corner.

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