“This is an all grain Hazelnut-Vanilla Pumpkin Ale with a dash of graham cracker. It sat in the primary for four weeks, secondary for two and keg aged for one month.”
Huckleberry The Great Pumpkin Halloween Ale
Pumpkin Ale, 5.2% ABV
Sayeth the Guys:
Ryan: I met the guy behind this beer, Mike, a few years ago. Mike lives down the street from me, but may be better known as the man behind the great beers you find at Cooper’s in Chicago. My then girlfriend, now wife, and I would pop in to Coopers on a regular basis for dinner and he and I would talk beer. Every so often he’d let it slip that he homebrews. When he first mentioned it – and no offense Mike – but I figured he threw together a pale ale here and a porter there. But then he started talking about his kegging system, how he bottles his beers directly from the keg and the pumpkin ale and Christmas beer he was working on. This guy wasn’t messing around.
So, I mentioned to Mike that we were doing a pumpkin beer tasting and would love to sample his fall offering. A few days later he was at my door with a small box of beer. Continue reading