The leaves are falling, it’s raining, and when the sky isn’t opening up the air is crisp and cool. That’s right; it’s time for our annual game of Autumnal Drinking! The rules are simple, if you feel like drinking some delicious libations, do it! Extra points go to those who choose to drink seasonal beverages! This week, The Noble Grape focuses on a beer in the vanguard of autumnal alcohol, Pumpkin Beer! Pumpkin beers come in several different styles and their flavor profiles can vary from “hints of pumpkin” to “Thanksgiving dinner pumpkin pie”. The Noble Grape has recently snatched up two new Pumpkin beers, St-Ambroise Pumpkin Ale and Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. St-Ambroise is a savvy blend of pale and caramel malt, hops and spices. Light, playful notes of pumpkin dance around the palate; this is perfect for newcomers to the pumpkin beer scene. Schlafly Pumpkin Ale blends the spices of the harvest with full-bodied sweetness for a beer that tastes like pumpkin pie. Pounds of pumpkin form a malty foundation that supports the fall flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
This Wednesday, The Noble Grape will feature an in-house tasting. Yup, things are gonna get crazy. Then on Friday, we will have a double header tasting! In the front of the shop our dear friend, Lulu will be pouring Californian Bogle Vineyard Essential Red Zinfandel blend. On top of that, Lulu is bringing pizza with her! Meanwhile in the back of the shop, Mario will be sampling out the amazing Green Flash Breweries: West Coast IPA, Green Bullet Triple IPA, and Le Freak Belgian IPA. Come on by and throw back a few with us!