Fall is (almost) upon us and while we might not have the glorious changing colors of the leaves here in Tampa, we can always count on a few fall staples: football, chili in the crockpot, and pumpkin beers.
This week we highlight a beer that smells and tastes exactly like pumpkin pie: Pumking, found on tap now at World of Beer.
The brown sugar "backbone" of this Imperial Ale allows the pumpkin flavors to come to the forefront; it has a low bitterness and a medium-light body. Pumking combines spices with a malty sweetness, and flavors of vanilla, clove, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and pie crust -- sounds like autumn in a glass.
Southern Tier in New York state has been making this beer, which they say is "bewitched and brewed with pagan spirit," since 2007. It has a deep copper color and is 8.6 percent alcohol by volume.
World of Beer is known in Westchase, and all over Tampa, as a great place to gather with friends. Next time you're there catching a football game, give Pumking a try. It's the closest thing we here in Tampa will get to fall for awhile.
So What's Your Favorite Fall Beer? Tell Us In The Comments.