Six of the Best Locally Brewed Pumpkin Beers

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        Ferguson's pumpkin offering. | Pat Kohm

The Brewer: Ferguson Brewing Company (418 South Florissant Road, Ferguson; 314-521-2220)

The Beer: Pumpkin Ale

The Basics: Ferguson's popular pumpkin ale is more of a spicy beer with cinnamon and nutmeg dominating the pumpkin flavor -- though the squash flavor is definitely present. With a 4.9 percent ABV, this is lighter beer, more of a session ale that can be enjoyed in larger quantities without feeling full or dizzy -- unless you drink six or seven. Grab one at the brewery in Ferguson.


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        Crown Valley's heavy-duty stout. | Zach Garrison
The Brewery: Crown Valley Brewing and Distillery (13326 State Route F, Ste. Genevieve; 573-756-9463)

The Beer: Imperial Pumpkin Stout

The Basics: Crown Valley's Imperial Pumpkin Stout is the strongest beer on this list, at 10.6 percent ABV -- a couple of these bad boys and the leaves won't be the only thing hitting the ground. The imperial-stout style means a thick, rich and creamy beer that's much darker in color and can be a bit overwhelming. That said, the dark chocolate, toffee, and cinnamon flavors are upfront and delicious -- just drink slowly and enjoy. Crown Valley resides in in Ste. Genevieve, which is a bit of a hike, but this beer can be found in several stores and on tap at several bars across the region. We found ours at Amsterdam Tavern.



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EmpressBren
EmpressBren

Count Orlok is great if you like an alternative to the sweeter pumpkin beers. A nice alternative to the mainstay of Schlafly.  

Angela Weakley Hill
Angela Weakley Hill

I would sell what is left of my ragged, dirty soul for a Schlafly Pumpkin Ale right now. When oh when will they distribute in NC? They've already made it to VA.

Casey Lewis Reeves
Casey Lewis Reeves

You forgot Charleville's Witch's Brew...the best pumpkin beer I've ever had!

Christian Knobloch
Christian Knobloch

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co Pumpkin is a tough drink. You guys forgot Trailhead Brewing Company. My favorite!

Traci Meyer
Traci Meyer

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale kicks all other pumpkins' butts!!

ellav8or
ellav8or

Big Muddy - Pumpkin Smasher! Come on!

spookyrush
spookyrush

@Holy_Shadows Fortunately, they didn't rank them.. and Schlafly was mentioned. I'm actually in the mood for Crown Valley's pumpkin now.

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