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Shipyard Pumpkin Ale

Any recommendations on where to purchase this? I've hit up Charles Street Liquor, Top Shelf and Beacon Hill Wine & Spirits to no avail. Any suggestions?

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  1. Come up to Nashua. We have tons of it here in the supermarket. We might be reaching a point in the year when smaller stores are selling out.

    1. I have purchased it at Kappy's in Medford (Wellington) and Sav-Mor Liquors by the Twin City Plaza in Somerville.

      1. The Wine and Cheese Cask in Somerville has it. And you can pop up the road and enjoy it on tap at The Thirsty Scholar too! At least, they had it last year, and are a Shipyard-affialiated pub in some way so I expect they'll have it now.

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        1. re: chickendhansak

          Are they still?
          The Shipyard sign out front has been gone for at least a year or so.

          1. re: rknrll

            Never understood that sign or if there was some deal with Shipyard or not.

            1. re: rknrll

              I don't remember if the sign is still there, but I did drink said beer on tap there a year ago.

          2. Anchovies on Columbus serves it ( I know you wanted to buy it at a store) but they serve it in a glass lined with cinamon sugar).

            1. I've seen it pretty much everywhere ( Kappy's, Marty's, Wild Duck) to name a few. I think its terrible IMO. Actually probably the worst pumpkin beer I've had thus far this season. Try Dogfish Punkin, Post Road Pumpkin, Cisco's pumpkin......If you like it more pumkin pie-like try southern tier pumking....or better yet stop by Cambridge Brewing Company on Saturday for their Pumpkin fest....about 16 varieties on tap!

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              1. re: phatchris

                I do actually really enjoy Shipyard Pumpkin but also like Dogfish. I'm going to have to look into this CBC event!

                1. re: phatchris

                  Agreed. The pumpkin flavor isn't bad (although definitely artificial and added in after brewing) but the beer itself is weak. Way to light, no hops, etc. They definitely should have went with a darker beer.

                  I've been wanting to try the Southern Tier, any idea what liquor stores have it?

                  1. re: tysonmcneely

                    Again, the Southern Tier's been available in Wine and Cheese Cask in Somerville ("Food Four Corners") recently. They were out of it the other day though as it was one of their weekly cut-price specials.

                    I can't say I like how this new CH feature is incorrectly inferring that I am talking about a restaurant in New Bedford, BTW, and not giving me the means to avoid the inference, unless I change my wording above.

                    Four Corners Restaurant
                    130 Nauset St, New Bedford, MA 02746

                2. It was available at Atlas in Quincy last weekend.

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                  1. re: jjbourgeois

                    this is slightly off-topic, but does anyone know which pumpkin beer tastes the most like an actual pumpkin pie? I had it once about 2 or 3 years ago and have been trying to re-find it ever since. It's not shipyard or longtrail.

                    1. re: julieapfel

                      Southern Tiers is the most like pumkin pie, very sweet and nutmegy. They have it at the duck on Salem St as well as Marty's in Newton.

                      1. re: phatchris

                        Where is the duck on salem street? Is that the Golden Goose?

                        1. re: Care13

                          Nope, the Wild Duck. It used to be a bodega style shop with lousy wine and beer. But now its one of the best stores in the city for craft beer and hard to find/ small batch wine and liquors.It's right next to Terramia. They also own Bottles on Commercial st which is pretty much the same store.

                          98 Salem St., North End, Boston, MA 02113

                          1. re: phatchris

                            I'm a fan of Wild Duck/ Bottles. Wild Duck is across from Mercato de Mare and Bottles is practicalyy across the street from Battery Wharf. Kevin and Kelly, who were formerly at Wine Bottega are involved.

                            Got a flyer this AM from Golden Goose. They list Shipyard Pumpkin Head Ale for $13.99/12 pack. Don't know if it's any good or if that's a good price.

                            Wine Bottega
                            341 Hanover St, Boston, MA

                      2. re: julieapfel

                        I would guess Anchor X-mas Ale which changes every year, but is pie-like in flavors. A great one I just had is The Bruery's "Autumn Maple"--made with yams!

                    2. I am friendly with the owners of Top Shelf and they have agreed to order some Pumpkin Ale for me. I'll keep everyone posted when it comes in. Thanks for all of the responses!