Eryn’s Punkin Pie Ale

Written by Eryn on November 25, 2010

When fall started coming on this year I got into trying some seasonal ales.  The best one I found was Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.  As you have seen in Justin’s post we have become fans of Dogfish Head for many reasons, this time was absolutely about the beer.  I liked it so much I thought, “I can make one of these!”  And so my quest began to make a delicious pumpkin ale.  I started looking at recipes on brew talk and decided on combining several recipes, the spice profile from one, the grain bill from another, and so on.  I also decided that I would swap out the pumpkin for butternut squash instead.  Butternut squash tends to have a sweeter profile and since everyone else uses pumpkin why not be different?

After brewing the beer I started thinking that I had really messed things up when I tried it and got a face full of spices.  I like spice, but yikes, I had ruined my creation!  I am happy to say that the spices have mellowed out and are blending really well with the butternut and the amber beer base I went with.  It tasted like a liquid pumpkin pie and is perfect for the holidays.  I am really happy with how the beer has turned out and look forward to sharing it with friends and family.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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