Search For Schlafly Beer’s White Pumpkin Begins

Fans of Schlafly Beer’s seasonal, special release Pumpkin Ale may notice a stand-out in their six-packs. The largest locally owned brewery in St. Louis has released 1,000 bottles of a variant White Pumpkin Ale that can be found intermixed within traditional Pumpkin Ale six-packs across their distribution.

The White Pumpkin Ale is the less assertive cousin to the classic fall beer at 6.0% (compared to Pumpkin Ale’s 8.0%). “There are a lot of pumpkin beer haters out there,” says Founding Brewer Stephen Hale, “until they try ours. It’s a classic, but the White Pumpkin variant is a fun way to spice (pun intended) things up this year.”

While different in appearance and taste, this slightly hazy, golden beer is made with heirloom white pumpkins and still packs the punch of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices. The White Pumpkin Ale is brewed with Magnum hops and grains of Pale, Euro Pils, Carapils, White Wheat and Flaked Oats.

Only one bottle of the White Pumpkin Ale will be available in random six-packs of the traditional of the Pumpkin Ale so seekers will need to look closely for the white label contrasting to the style’s signature orange. “It’s a fun, autumnal ‘Easter egg’ for consumers to seek out in Pumpkin Ale six-packs.”

Schlafly’s traditional Pumpkin Ale is frequently referred to as “pumpkin pie in a glass” – a well-balanced brew from start to finish with notes of caramel and ginger throughout. Fermented in pounds of fresh pumpkin squash, brewer’s wort, and sugar before being filtered through a cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg spice infusion. “The end result is exactly how we intend it to taste: like a slice of pie in a bottle,” says Hale.

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