A Note on This Beer
Avery Brewing Co.’s reaching deep into their brewing bags of tricks (and treats!) to create the biggest, booziest Pumpkin Beer of the season: Pump[KY]n Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter.
Brewed to a skyrocketing18.8% ABVwith real pumpkin and a spice rack assault of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves, Pump[KY]n then drenches your favorite autumn flavors in a tsunami of whiskey fire that’s earned a perfect 100 style score on RateBeer.
Aged for 6 months in bourbon barrels, this beer rages with such intense top-shelf character that Avery honored its Kentucky origins by putting “KY” in the name. Additions of the real pumpkin bolster the mouthfeel’s richness like drunk pumpkin pie, supported with a healthy dose of Chocolate Malts and Flaked Oats for maximum, smooth depth. Infused with heavy doses of fall-centric spices that Avery admits would be “undrinkable” in an average brew, this beast is not for the faint of pumpkin.
Far and away the most intense Pumpkin Ale experience we’ve yet tasted this season, Pump[KY]n showcases every inch of Avery’s award-winning barrel expertise. If you have the willpower to cellar this boozy gourd, it’ll make your Halloween celebrations all the more “festive.” And as soon as you take your first sip, you’ll be left wondering: “Did they just make bourbon from a pumpkin?”
Rated 100 for style RateBeer, 98 overall