It's pumpkin beer season, even if it's not officially fall yet. Many of the autumn brews hit shelves back in August -- mostly to help with the sheer volume the public demands -- but we're just now getting into it. You know the big ones: O'Fallon Brewery's Pumpkin Beer and the Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. But who else should we try?
With so many craft breweries in St. Louis, there are more pumpkin beers than we realized. Which ones should get more attention? For example, Six Row Brewing makes a hybrid pumpkin/Oktoberfest brew called "Punktoberfest," and last year Urban Chestnut did a black pumpkin ale called "Count Orlok."
Does your favorite brewery have one of these beers up its sleeve? Let us know in the comments, and we'll take it to a vote next week.
Gut Check is always hungry for tips and feedback. E-mail the author at Nancy.Stiles@RiverfrontTimes.com.
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