This is the twenty-first in a series of installments that will highlight one of my favorite brews and which knits to go with it! None of the breweries or yarn companies are compensating me – these are just my opinions on my personal experiences!
Brew: The Great Pumpkin Ale
Brewer: McAuslan Brewing
Hops: Cascade, Willamette
Flavors: True to its name, this beer tastes like pumpkin fo’ sho’ but it also tastes like beer, which is convenient because it is marketed as such. The sweet, creamy pumpkin-y goodness is enhances with some pie-type spices such as ginger, cinnamon and clove which makes this brew perfect to feature today – Thanksgiving in the United States!
Knit Pairings: This beer would pair well with something rich and fun, not your normal everyday knitting. Because it emulates fall so well, I recommend taking that notion all the way – burnt orange, rustic browns, deep reds like the colors you see around you. Perhaps even some squooshy cable motifs in a luxurious yarn for a project just for you and no one else (unless you love them very very much).
Notes: Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate, and if you don’t, Happy Thursday!
Let me know what you think! Suggestions for future beers, more/different information to include, this is a work in progress so I won’t be offended by constructive advice!