Six of the Best Locally Brewed Pumpkin Beers

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Schlafly's famous pumpkin ale. | Pat Kohm

The Brewery: Schlafly (2100 Locust Street; 314-241-2337)

The Beer: Pumpkin ale

The Basics: Well, if you could only drink one pumpkin beer this year, this might be the one to with. Dark orange in color, sweet and savory with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, Schlafly's pumpkin ale is widely considered one of the best, not just in the city, but in the country -- Beer Advocate gives it a 94/100 rating and puts it at No. 3 on it list of top pumpkin beers. Rate My Pumpkins, a blog that does nothing but taste pumpkin beers from all over the country, rated Schlafly 96/100 and has it ranked second overall. From the first sip you taste pumpkin pie, and not just the aroma, but the taste of a real, fresh-out-of-the-oven pumpkin pie. Be warned, this beer packs quite a punch, with the strong 8 percent ABV, but the sweet deliciousness translates to easy, enjoyable drinking. Find this at Schlafly's Tap Room, Bottleworks and at locations all over town.

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14 comments
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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