Avery Brewing will bottle Rumpkin Imperial Ale, its cult-favorite seasonal pumpkin beer
Kids wait for candy around Halloween. Adults -- at least the big-beer-loving kind -- well, they wait for Rumpkin, Avery Brewing's tricky barrel-aged treat. And this year, they'll be able to fill their spooky buckets and pillowcases with bottles.
"We'll put out 500 cases in individual twelve-ounce bottles of Rumpkin," says Avery spokesman Joe Osborne. Aged in Gosling Rum barrels, the imperial pumpkin ale typically has about five spices added to it. "We're doing it in part because of its popularity, but also because it just came out so well this year."
It also weighs in at close to 16 percent ABV, up from the 13-plus alcohol content that it contained last year -- so don't let it knock you out of your gourd.