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A Guide to Pumpkin Beers

Make the most of the autumn season by indulging in delicious pumpkin-flavored craft beer! There are a wide variety of different pumpkin beer products in the market, and they each have their own features to best suit any client’s need. Learn everything you need to know about pumpkin beers, as well as how to choose the right one for you, with the help of Banko Beverage Co, a trusted distributor serving the Greater Lehigh Valley Area.

Pumpkin Beer Basics

Many brewers showcase seasonal releases such as pumpkin-flavored beer each fall. Although it may sound simple, pumpkin beer isn’t the same across the board. Some pumpkin beers might come as ales, stouts, IPAs, lagers, porters, or wheat beers. They can range from sweet and malty to bitter or spiced in flavor.

Pumpkin beer is synonymous with the autumn season and a fun, festive way to celebrate the arrival of fall with friends and family. If you are looking for some seasonal drinks to supply your restaurant or another venue, such as pumpkin beers, Banko Beverage Co’s beverage distribution services can help your business make the most of the fall months, offering the tasty and flavorful craft beers your customers crave,

The History of Pumpkin Flavored Craft Beer

Pumpkin beers are widely popular in today’s day and age, largely due to the aesthetic and glamorization of pumpkin products throughout the fall months. However, the love of pumpkin beer dates back to Colonial times. Pumpkins were a native plant that most early colonists and Europeans had never seen before the 16th century. With the versatility of the fruit, many began using it in seemingly everything, from pies and casseroles to beverages and even beers, which were prescribed by physicians in the early 1800s.

As time passed, pumpkin beer continued to be a staple throughout the 18th century, and it still is today. Some other fun facts about the history of the well-loved craft beer include:

  • Modern pumpkin beers tend to aim for a sweet pumpkin pie flavor, while early pumpkin beers were made to substitute the overuse of barley.
  • George Washington created his own pumpkin beer recipe that he enjoyed often.
  • Some modern pumpkin beers use actual pumpkins – not just pumpkin pie spices – to create their craft beer.
  • Today, there are over 400 different kinds of pumpkin beer.

The evolution of pumpkin beer is quite impressive and has a special connection to early American history. Although it began due to the wide availability of pumpkins, it is now regarded as a seasonal classic that comes in multiple brands, flavors, and styles.

A Glimpse of Pumpkin Beers at Banko Beverage Co

Banko Beverage Co has served the Greater Lehigh Valley Area for over 80 years, distributing products from over 30 breweries and happily carrying a selection of pumpkin beer to stock your inventory with. Some of the delightful, crowd-pleasing pumpkin-flavored products available from Banko Beverage Co include, but are not limited to:

  • Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale: A great option for fans of spiced pumpkin tastes, this wheat ale pairs well with spiced rum or is excellent on its own.
  • Rebel Spiced Pumpkin Latte: An amazing choice for coffee fans, this hard pumpkin spice latte captures a creamy blend of Colombian coffee, chocolaty cocoa, and real pumpkin spices, with a punch of alcohol to take you to the fringes of extraordinary.
  • Woodchuck Pumpkin Cider: Hard cider can be a safe choice for people who may not be super into the taste of beer. This cider is packed with pumpkin – without a malty beer flavor.

With the wide assortment of craft beer and pumpkin seasonal options available, there is a pumpkin beer out there for almost everyone. The knowledgeable team at Banko Beverage Co can help you discover the best products to stock at your bar, restaurant, convenience store, venue, or another establishment.  For additional information and insight on pumpkin beer varieties, contact us today at our headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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