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Sep 25, 2011 12:02 PM

Pumpkin beer brewed in the Bay Area (or slightly beyond)?

Having moved from the Boston area a couple months ago, I should be gearing up for the fall, and although the threat of SF's October "summer" still looms, a good foggy day ramps up my craving for a pumpkin beer. They have become so popular in the northeast that they start appearing along with Oktoberfests in late August. I know places like BevMo carry some from out of state, and I can't deny being pleasantly surprised by Blue Moon's offering, despite its mass production. But do any local/regional breweries have a particularly fine pumpkin ale?

1301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA

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    1. also Bison Brewery of Berkeley. Years ago I think that both Bison and Bill's brewed them locally but you might want to check to see if Bill's contracts it out to Pyramid or somebody else.

      1. I havent found a pumpkin beer locally that can stand up to dogfish head punkin, which you can find in whole foods

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        1. re: chuckl

          That is a great pumpkin beer, chuckl, much better than others I've sampled since. I tried it at Monk's Kettle and it haunts me to this day. Delaware's near NoCal right? ;-)

          The Monk's Kettle
          3141 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

          1. re: grayelf

            slightly to the east. However, Whole Foods is a little closer