Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Day 285 Drink: Southern Tier Pumpking
Southern Tier Brewing is located in Lakewood, N.Y. The company has grown rapidly since being founded in 2002 and its beers have shown up in a variety of markets across the country. It operates the Empty Pint taproom at the brewery and offers Saturday tours.
Southern Tier Pumking is a 9 percent alcohol by volume imperial ale. The beer pours an orange golden color with a moderate head and has a muted spice aroma. The flavor has hints of pumpkin pie, with nutmeg and a bit of vanilla. There is some roasty quality to the brew and perhaps a touch of oak.