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.