Denver, CO — Wynkoop Brewing Company will release its highly acclaimed Pumpkin Ale on October 1st, 2014 in a hand-designed can. The Pumpkin Ale is a lightly spiced English-Style Brown Ale with three preparations of pumpkin added to the mash.
The Pumpkin Ale, part of Wynkoop’s seasonal Even Smaller Batch series, features a smooth malt backbone with additions of CaraMalt, Crystal and roasty Brown malts. These malts are complemented with light additions of a secret spice blend to add a warming drinkability to the beer. The pumpkins are added to the mash in three ways- dried, pureed and fresh-roasted. The three preparations of pumpkin bring out the best flavor characteristics of the glorious gourd. These delicately brewed ingredients come together to create an ale that celebrates the harvest spirit enjoyed by all at the Wynkoop.
The new can features art hand-drawn by Studio Pattern and is in keeping with the new Even Smaller Batch series design theme introduced by Patty’s Chile Beer earlier this year. The labels for the Even Smaller Batch series are caringly applied by hand in the packaging workshop of the brewery, located in the building’s basement.
Beer Maestro Andy Brown has been seasonally brewing the Pumpkin Ale for his entire stead with the Wynkoop. “We go out of our way to select the finest pumpkin products and spices to blend into this beer. This year, we partnered with Teakoe, a local purveyor of finely crafted premium teas, to create the spice blend for our pumpkin beer. Teakoe packaged the pie spices into super size large tea bags for us, which we then use to infuse the beer. This gives us better control over the infusion process and a very high quality of flavor, which is what we want.” – Andy Brown, 9/12/14
Wynkoop’s Pumpkin Ale has been a perennial fall favorite around the brewpub for years. This will be its second release in cans and will be distributed in liquor stores around the Front Range.