Fall is almost upon us and that means the return of cool, crisp days, comfy sweaters, and all things pumpkin. While many are anxiously awaiting the return of Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, others can’t wait to sample the new batch of pumpkin beers.
If Kentucky does one thing well, it’s bourbon. Kentucky produces 95% of the world’s bourbon. It’s tradition. It’s heritage. It’s delicious. Nestled in the heart of bourbon country where bourbon barrels outnumber people, the Alltech Lexington Brewing Company produces a Barrel-Aged Seasonal Series that capitalizes on its close proximity to the region and the changing taste preferences of the seasons. All of the beers are: produced in Kentucky, aged in freshly decanted Kentucky bourbon barrels, 100% barrel aged and produced in bourbon barrels only used once.
Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale ($12.99 for a four pack) is a barrel-aged ale richly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. As every drop of the ale is aged in fresh bourbon barrels, the sweetness of caramel and vanilla are imparted upon the brew and complement its spicier base. At 10% alcohol by volume (ABV), this robust, limited release seasonal makes for a flavorful sipping beer to slowly warm up with as the weather cools.
Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale is not just another pumpkin beer. It's sweet, strong and warm all at once. The weather may be cooling, but this beer will keep you warm.
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