October 28, 2013 by BettyCupcakes
On Saturday, we hosted our 7th annual Pumptoberfest party, a celebration of all things pumpkin! Even though I arrived from Texas on Friday night, a quick vacuum of the house and some store-bought pumpkin ravioli got us in the party mood. Plus, Pumptoberfest is a potluck and I knew our friends would bring some great pumpkin goodies. More on that in another post!
The party is decidedly less wild than it has been- think coloring pumpkin placemats with toddlers instead of Smashing Pumpkin shots with 20 somethings.
That’s not to say there weren’t any adult beverages. Plenty of pumpkin beer was passed around!
I enjoyed a Pumple Drumkin from Cisco Brewers, which is a local brewery on Nantucket here in Massachusetts. It’s lightly spiced and not too sweet. Very drinkable.
I also had a sip of the husband’s Black O Lantern from Beerworks. This is a pumpkin stout that’s rich and almost chocolate-y. Thinking it would make a killer addition to a gingerbread or a pumpkin cake.
We still have several UFO Pumpkin beers from Harpoon in the refrigerator. I cannot wait to try this sweet, unfiltered brew.
Beer Works also puts out Pumpkin Works. Apparently, it’s like pumpkin pie in a glass. Yes, please!
Today is going to be spent tasting donuts in Brockton for edible South Shore and doing laundry! I’m glad it’s Monday- don’t throw things at me! I like starting a new week- I thrive on routine so I’m ready to get back to normal after a week of lazing around and eating tons of great food.
Oh, and I joined the YMCA yesterday and plan to go this afternoon. I guess donuts and exercise don’t really go together, but it’s all part of my Lose the Food Blogger 5 plan. Hope y’all have a great day!
What’s your favorite pumpkin beer?
Are you a Monday lover or hater?