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New Belgium Gives the Traditional Pumpkin Beer a Kick

Pumpkick_Bottle 3Adding the unexpected kick of cranberries gives ’s 2013 fall seasonal the kick it needs to take the traditional out of this pumpkin . Pumpkick Ale is brewed with plenty of pumpkin, cinnamon, and allspice, but it is the healthy dose of cranberries that will have you sipping for more.

The aroma is full of spicy pumpkin, with a hint of cranberry and even lemongrass – another unexpected, but delicious addition to the . added some oats to cream up the and the finish is quick and dry.

This fruity and malty is complex, but not overwhelming and has a hefty dose of crisp tartness, making it a great complement to this fall. It pours a rosy with light haze and cream-colored foam. Pumpkick is 6% ABV and 18 IBUs.

“Tis the season for baked goods, so why fight it, just pair it,” said ’s Master Blender and Sensory Specialist, Lauren Salazar. “The cranberries absolutely make a difference in this and is another great example of how we’ve used our Belgian roots to give a traditional style a different dimension.”

To find out if Pumpkick is sold near you, use the Libation Location tool: http://www.newbelgium.com/beer.aspx. Pricing varies by location. You can also follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/newbelgium and Twitter @New.

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