New From Sprecher Brewing – Pumpkin Spice Brown Ale
Glendale, WI – It’s an in between moment: we’ve carved the pumpkins but not baked them in a pie. Still, visions of pumpkin pie danced in Sprecher’s brewmaster’s head. So what did he do? He created a first, Sprecher’s first Pumpkin Spice Beer. The brewmaster put Pub Brown Ale in a Randall with fresh pumpkin, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg thereby creating a fresh Pumpkin Spice Ale with a wonderfully soft mouthfeel that balances the pumpkin-spice interplay very nicely. At 4.5% alcohol by volume, this is truly a great fall session beer – not too sweet or spicy, just a palate pleasing compliment to cooling autumn weather, falling leaves, firelight and football.
What is a Randall?
First created at Dogfish Head Brewery in Rehoboth Beach, DE, as described by brewery founder Sam Calagione, “Basically, [a Randall is] a sophisticated filter system that allows the user to run draft beer through a chamber of whole leaf hops, spices, herbs, fruit, etc. so that the alcohol in the beer strips the flavor from whatever you add and puts it in the beer.” You end up with a beer that has a high resonance of the Randall ingredients, which is why the Sprecher brewmaster chose this instrument for the Pumpkin Spice Brown Ale.
Where Can You Find Sprecher’s Pumpkin Spice Ale?
An extremely limited release, Sprecher’s Pumpkin Spice Brown Ale is only available for purchase by growler at Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI, which is fitting because this seasonal beer is so fresh — why not drink it at its peak? Growler fills: $8 for 64 ounces.
Don’t Have a Growler?
The Sprecher Gift Shop has two types of growlers available: brown glass with a twist cap, or stainless steel with a swing-top closure, as well as growler cozies and drying rings.
Sprecher Brewery and the Sprecher Gift Shop are located at 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI. The Gift Shop is open 11am-6pm, Monday-Saturday; 11am-5pm on Sunday. Phone: 414.964.2739.
About Sprecher Brewing Company: Maker of award-winning beers and gourmet sodas, Sprecher Brewing Company is Milwaukee’s first brewery since Prohibition. Established in 1985, Sprecher remains a leader in Wisconsin’s craft brewing industry. Sprecher Brewery and Gift Shop are located at 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI, 53209. Join a tour by calling 414.964.2739. To learn more visit www.sprecherbrewery.com.