Jumpin’ Jack Mash
Date: 3 Apr 2020
Date First Tapped: 2 November 2016
Time for something a little different… FogHorn’s first Pumpkin Ale will hit the taps in time for Thanksgiving in the States. Inspired by the US craft brews that appear around this time of year, FogHorn’s Pumpkin Ale is basically pumpkin pie in a glass. Finally you can tell your Mum you are getting your vegetables while drinking beer. Everyone’s a winner! Over 50kg of fresh Jap pumpkin, lovingly peeled, chopped and dry roasted by our Apprentice Chef Josh in our King St kitchen (he loves his job!), is then mashed while hot and added to the grain at the start of the brewday. The pumpkin adds colour, flavour and aroma to the brew but it also adds some fermentable sugars and body as well – it really is an integral part of the beer. Rounding out the flavours are the best British caramel malts and classic pumpkin pie spices – Cinnamon, Nutmeg and All Spice. It all comes together in a sweet and savoury beer that is unlike anything else on our beer list. Even if (like our brewer Shawn) you hate pumpkin give it a try – it’s beer and dessert all in one.