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October 12, 2005

Pumpkin Beer

I usually stay away from cultural topics, as my sophistication is suspect and my tastes middlebrow, but I couldn't help help this. Pumpkin beer! According to the story in the Times, Anheuser-Busch is coming out with pumpkin beer. This is to appeal to the varied and adventurous tastes of the young, and to contain cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove and "real delicious pumpkins." I know people pollute their coffee with stuff like that, even in a city like Seattle where coffee is sacrosanct, so it must be conceded that they can do it to beer. But why? Just put some cat litter in and be done with it. And in what circumstance is this concoction recommended? The brewmaster--I can imagine this brewmaster--says it is recommended as a dessert beer.

A dessert beer? What is that? Beer to be served wiith pie and ice cream? Or is it, "You can have a slice of huckleberry pie or you can have a schooner of pumpkin beer?"

What's next? Watermelon beer?

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Posted by Bruce Ramsey at October 12, 2005 05:36 PM



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