Take your Pumpkin Pick….We have gone Bananas over Pumpkin…. Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin Cake, Pumpkin Coffee, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Beauty Scrub, Pumpkin Lipstick, Pumpkin Bagels, and these days Pumpkin Beer!
When I recently visited my mom she poured me her seasonal favorite… Shipyard Pumpkin head Ale. She carefully rimmed the glass with cinnamon and sugar and it was truly remarkable. I don’t know if it was just being happy to see my mother, the fact that the ocean was crackling outside her door, or the fact that I just love the (to me) BIG TREAT of a seasonal ale, but the swirling of the spices was sublime!
As much as I enjoyed my mom’s beer I had to go out on a quest for the perfect pumpkin ale (so you don’t have to). Now, I will say the best are the ones you get right at the micro-breweries. But, for the next best thing, in your own home, I would suggest any of the above. Shipyard, Post Road, Smutty Nose, and Pumple Drumkin… All Pumpkin Ales. These Beers have even been recommended by top chefs and local beer guys. I am not a beer expert, so I can’t explain all the flavors or say things like “biscuty” or traces of vanilla, but I can simply say, they taste really good. Rim your glass with some cinnamon and sugar, or, as my little sister just mentioned….with caramel too. Oh La La.
Of course we drink responsibly here at Ageless with Aunty. And speaking of our beloved late Aunty. She loved pumpkins too and drew this one in October of 2006. As we sat together enjoying our pumpkin coffee, she sketched it out quickly and colored it in. There was only one piece of sketch paper and it had some markings (a little monkey)on it already (as you can see the black in the middle) so Aunty didn’t want to draw over it. I convinced her to just draw around it. And she did. I must say, if you take away the monkey in the middle, and the fact that Aunty really never drew in her life, Auntys' is the prettiest and happiest pumpkin I have ever seen! Aunty went on to do some impressive drawings even later in life which I will unveil here at Ageless soon. For all my new subscribers, Aunty was a happy, extraordinary, and perfectly selfless human being. She lives on here at Ageless and inspires us all. Just scroll around to see.
Happy Pumpkin sipping….Enjoy this fabulous crispy season….here in New England it’s simply perfect “this time of year.”