Every year around Halloween, The HOP jumps at the opportunity to highlight one of the spookiest and most polarizing beer styles out there — the pumpkin beer! Love it or hate it, as American coffee shops roll out the Pumpkin Spice Latte, American breweries hit the shelves, eager to offer a fresh take on the classic flavor of Fall. The pumpkin beer can be almost anything from lager to ale, wheat ale to stout, high ABV, low ABV or boasting a cinnamon-sugar rim. In a jam-packed episode, Stephen & Gabe hit four different breweries to cover as much pumpkin terrain as possible and have a bit of spooky Halloween fun along the way!
Featured beers: Shipyard Pumpkinhead, Community Beer Works’ Pumpkin Spice Whale, Elysian Night Owl & Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. Plus: A Minneapolis woman has an innovative jewelry idea and this thing is rigid!--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/thehop/message