New Belgium Pumpkick
Released: July

New Belgium partnered with Seattle's Elysian Brewery a few years back on a sour pumpkin ale called Kick and has had a craving for pumpkin ever since.

That beer was brewed with cranberries for a little tartness and aged in oak barrels to produce some punch. This brew skips the oak and keeps its bit to a relatively mellow 6% ABV.

That little kick of cranberry juice remains, however, and gets a bit of help from cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and just a bit of lemongrass to complicate somewhat the traditional pumpkin ale recipe. The result is a surprisingly aggressive pumpkin ale that's a joy to drink, but isn't as easygoing as some of its pumpkin contemporaries.

If you liked this article you might like

Obamacare Costs: Why It's Better to Revise Than Repeal and Replace

Your Family of 4 Probably Can't Afford to Go Watch These College Football Games

A 401(k) Loan Is a Terrible Idea Until It Isn't

10 Winter Beers Here Before Halloween

Tom Brady Can Afford This $16,000 Diet That You Probably Can't