September 23, 2014

Wisconsin

Leinenkugel’s Creamy Dark

B / 3.4
Leinenkugel's Creamy Dark

Malts: Munich, Chocolate, Wheat and three Pale
Hops: Cluster, Cascade, and Mt. Hood
Serving Temperature: 48°
Availability: Year-round

Pumpkin Lager Beer

B / 3.5
Lakefront Pumpkin Lager

In 1989, Lakefront Brewery owner, Russ Klisch was reading a dusty brewing tome, sipping a fine lager, and came across a beer recipe that Thomas Jefferson had brewed with pumpkin at his home in Monticello.

Pours a light orange with an off-white head. Flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves meld well with a slightly sweet background that actually does taste a bit like pumpkin. Caramel and Munich malts reinforce this beer’s mouthfeel and lend to the malty sweetness.

Serve this with holiday meals, the spice characters really bring out the depth of full-flavored meats and vegetables.