Every now and then, along comes a craving, a taste, a sensation that overcomes, no, overwhelms you.   I love pumpkin pie.  I also like a good beer.   Melding those two together, you get pumpkin beer.   St Arnolds presents the 10% ABV Pumpkinator, at $7.99 a bottle.   It’s an “Imperial Pumpkin Stout”, so they say.  I bought two.  Last night I drank one and wasn’t wowed by it, but liked it a bit – it has a very frothy full head and deep pumpkin stouty flavor.  Tonight I am consuming the other one, and am liking it quite a bit more!   It’s certainly different and unique.  Good to have now and again.  I’ll get it again next year.

Water beer joke

Three leaders of the big beer companies meet for a drink. The president of Budweiser orders a Bud. Miller’s president orders a Millers and the president of Coors orders a Coors. When it is Guinness turn to order he orders a soda. “Why didn’t you order a Guinness?” everyone asks. “Nah,” Guinness replies. “If you guys aren’t having a beer, neither will I.”

Live Oak Oaktoberfest

Last night at the Gingerman, I had a chance to try Live Oak’s Oaktoberfest – good beer!  I’ll get it again if given the chance…   Not TOO much of anything, just about right for an Octoberfest beer.

Sam Adams Cherry Wheat

I thought I would start keeping track of the different kinds of beer that I have bought and liked. This probably belongs in a wiki or something else, but for now it gets dumped in the blog, since that’s already set up.

I got Sam Adams Cherry Wheat last night and tried a bottle before moving on to Shiner Kolsch. It was good – not too wheaty, which before I got to like wheat beers was a turn-off, and not too sweet. It left a cherry-like aftertaste that was kind of nice. I don’t know if I would drink a whole lot at once, but it’s good for a beer flight or something like that. I have five more waiting for me, but from the one I had last night, it’s a good change from the ordinary and I would buy it again.