This is the first in a short series of micro posts of different pumpkin beers from Vancouver Island I’m putting into the blog. If you’re looking for a more concise series of blog reviews on Pumpkin beers I suggest either The Parting Glass blog. She’s covered ten different pumpkin beers so far, with more to come soon.
For me, I’m trying to keep with the Vancouver Island theme of my blog, and just cover the ones from here. First up from the VICraftbeer scene Pumpkin Beer, The Grand Pumpkin by Longwood Brewpub in Nanaimo, BC.
I was absolutely shocked at how good this beer is. It has a very nice malty character to it, and a smooth ginger and pumpkin taste. Apparently Harley Smith, the Longwood Brewpub brewmaster, brewed the beer first and then added additional pumpkin spiced tea to the brew near the end of fermentation. It is worth stopping in and trying when you are around the area. Now that their beers have been spotted outside the confines of the brewpub, maybe this will make the export list as well.
Leapbeer #267 is Great Pumpkin Ale by Longwood Brewpub
Brewery: Longwood Brewpub of Nanaimo BC
Size/ABV: 178ml Glass/7.0%
Availability: Only at the Brewpub
Purchased @: Longwood Brewpub
Webpage: http://www.longwoodbrewpub.com/ (Beer not featured on their beer list)
Other Reviews: Untappd
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