The Great Pumpkin
Well before Halloween, the city’s talented craft brewers turn their attention to pumpkin ales. And the results are anything but scary. Styles can range from dry and spicy to sweet and fruity. But the flavours, often with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove hints, are always authentic. For a truly seasonal sip, swing by Central City (page 74) for Red Racer Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Ale. Head to Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smoke House (page 74) in the Stadium District for the Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale. At Steamworks (page 71) in Gastown, sip some pumpkin ale and get a glimpse of the harbour. Or, to discover a range of styles, try a flight at St. Augustine’s (page 67) in East Van, with over 60 beers and ciders from near and far on tap.
Bryan Moffatt with one of the fall offerings at Central City