Published October 24, 2012
Beer lovers convened at Vintage Estates in Boardman last week for the 3rd annual "Blind Pumpkin" beer tasting. 55 beer enthusiasts tasted the 13 pumpkin brews pre-selected by VE owner Phill Reda.
The beers received ratings in three categories:
The highest total score any beer could receive was a "15".
The following beers were tasted in this order:
Samuel Adams Fat Jack
Southern Tier Pumking
Heavy Seas The Great Pumkin
Dogfishhead Punkin Ale
Horny Goat Hornycopia
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin
North Peak Hooligan
Tommyknocker Small Patch
Hoppin Frog's Frog Hollow
Arcadia Jaw Jacker
And the Winners Are:
1st Place: Hoppin Frog's (Akron, OH) Frogs Hollow
2nd: Southern Tier Pumking
3rd: Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin
Why not try some of these great seasonal beers during your halloween celebrations this weekend? We only get to enjoy pumpkin ales for about six weeks each year, so take the time to pick some up today!