Rogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) announced this week that they have officially released Pumpkin Patch Ale as a special fall offering.
For those of you who may be overwhelmed by the proliferation of pumpkin-themed everything turning up on stores shelves these days, take solace in knowing that Pumpkin Patch Ale is truly special because it was brewed with fresh pumpkins grown and harvested at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon. This project started back in late spring when Dream Pumpkins were planted on one acre of the farm. Once the gourds reached a “deep orange in color and their sweetness . . .peaked from the warm Oregon summer,” they were picked and immediately made the 77-mile trip to the brewery. Upon arrival in Newport, “the pumpkins were hand-chopped and seeded, roasted in pizza ovens, and pitched fresh into the brew kettle along with vanilla bean, ginger, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel and Rogue Farms Independent hops to create Pumpkin Patch Ale.”
“It takes time to plant, grow, harvest, roast and brew with our own pumpkins, but real pumpkin beer is worth the wait,” said Rogue Brewmaster John Maier.
Pumpkin Patch Ale is available now on draft and in 750 ml bottles. Pumpkin aficionados can track this one down by visiting their favorite craft beer-friendly retailer in Alabama, Florida, or any other state in Rogue Ale’s nationwide distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information on Pumpkin Patch Ale from Rogue Ales
Release – Limited/Seasonal
Style – Specialty Ale brewed with Rogue Farms Pumpkins
ABV – 6.1%
IBUs – 25
Malts – Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™, Carafa II & Crystal Wheat Malts
Hops – Rogue Farms Independent Hops
Yeast – Pacman Yeast
Other Ingredients – Rogue Farms Dream Pumpkins, Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cardamom, Vanilla, Ginger & Nutmeg
Availability – 750 ml bottles and draft