Halloween is just around the corner and that means fall and pumpkin beers are in full swing. Well, if you can still find them on the shelves... In episode 221 of the Hop Cast, Brad Chmielewski & Ken Hunnemeder found a couple Imperial Pumpkin Ales from the east coast to sample. First up is the Imperial Pumpkin Ale from Long Trail Brewing Co.'s Brush And Barrel Series. This 8.0 % ABV Pumpkin Ale comes in one of the fanciest beer boxes we've seen in a long time. Next up is the Smashed Pumpkin, a 9.0 % ABV beer from Shipyard Brewing Co. If you're from Maine, then you'll be pretty familiar with the Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale. If you're looking to step it up a bit or just looking for a bottle to share with friends then Smashed Pumpkin might be right up your alley.
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