Udder Madness Pumpkin Milk Porter
If fresh hop beers signal the beginning of hop harvest, pumpkin beers generally mean the seasons are shifting, the nights are getting shorter and colder. It’s a beautiful season in the Pacific Northwest as pockets of trees turn bright orange amidst walls of evergreen giants. Dew lines our porches in the morning and foggy clouds are a more prominent site as you drive into the mountains. Pumpkin beers embody these seasonal shifts.
This year the brewery decided to create a beer that is smoother and sweeter than the spiced pumpkin beer we made last year. We started with a milk porter base and added 150lbs of house-roasted pumpkins. The beer finishes with a soft hint of cinnamon, while the lactose gives the beer a pumpkin pie-like creamy texture. The beer is easy drinking at 5.7% and 24 IBUs. It’s currently on tap at our Powell brewpub and will hit BikeBar within a couple days timing. We think this one will be a real crowd pleaser.