Pumpkin beer. It’s a passion I have. Which makes this one of my favorite times of year. I get to pick up mixed 6 packs and be a beer critic for a few months. There’s a delicate balance to be found. I should be able to taste all the typical “pumpkin pie” flavors…not just cloves. Some brewers out there just hit WAY too heavy on the cloves. If I wanted clove beer, I’d buy clove beer…but no, I bought PUMPKIN beer.
Two of my favorite pumpkin beers are from right here in Missouri. One is the O’Fallon Pumpkin Ale, which we featured in a Thirsty Thursday two weeks ago. The other is made right here in Springfield, at Mother’s Brewing Company: Mr. Pumpkin.
Delicious, delicious brew, and fantastic label art to boot.
So here we are, with delicious cinnamony holiday ice cream in the house, and a bottle of Mr. Pumpkin. What’s a girl to do?
BEER FLOAT. That’s what we do.
1 pint glass
2 scoops holiday ice cream (if you haven’t made this ice cream yet, and don’t have time to, not to worry. Pick up a pint of something like the pumpkin spice ice cream at Starbucks or a freshly made pint of either cinnamon or pumpkin from your local gelato or froyo joint)
1 bottle Mr. Pumpkin (or other, inferior pumpkin beer…) ;D
Pretty simple. Ice cream goes into the glass. Beer goes over that.
Add two straws, and share with your favorite someone.
Pumpkin spice added over the top, ‘cuz weez fancy like dat.