Labor Day Weekend has come and gone and you’ve waited long enough. We’ve been telling you for weeks to avoid pumpkin beers to make a statement about the newfound habit of “seasonal creep” by brewers and distributors. But even though it’s still technically summer until September 22nd, meteorological fall has already begun. And with cooler weather coming, you might actually want to drink some of these beers. And while many of these beers may still not use fresh pumpkin in their brews (typically, the pumpkin harvest is September through October), we think this is as good a time as any to put those lighter summer beers out to pasture.
So, here’s a profile of some of the locally-brewed pumpkin beers that it’s safe to start drinking now.