I’m told that every brewery has to have a pumpkin beer. We’re supposed to make an IPA, too, but we tend not to listen too well. I happen to like pumpkin beers every so often, so Steam Pumpkin is our take on it. We add a blend pumpkin and yams to our Noble Saison and keep the pie spice restrained. We also add a blend of chiles to give a little heat. We end up with something that is not just pumpkin pie in a glass; there are plenty of those.
We decided the “character” for this beer should be an airship. You can’t do steampunk without airships or zeppelins or something. And because we love Halloween, we decided to highlight the pumpkin-ness with a jack-o-lantern kind of thing. We think Marzena hit the nail on the head with this one.