Fall is one of our favorite seasons for many reasons: the changing colors of the leaves, the end of the blistering summer heat and the return of NFL football. However, our favorite part of this seasonal change is the reappearance of pumpkin flavored foods. If you’re as big a fan of pumpkin as we are, check out this guide to the best pumpkin beer and desserts!
Which Pumpkin Beer Will You Try this Year?
Blue Point Pumpkin Ale
The Blue Point Brewery is a Long Island favorite. Their Pumpkin Ale, much like the rest of their beers, does not disappoint. With a wonderful light golden color, an aroma of autumnal spices and a taste packed with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel, you’ll never go wrong with a Blue Point Pumpkin Ale.
Southern Tier Pumking Ale
Located just outside of Lakewood, New York, Southern Tier Brewing Company produces some brilliant brews. Among their seasonal beers is the incredible Imperial Pumking Ale. Regal for a reason, even pumpkin haters find themselves falling in love with this beer. The taste and smell of this beer remind us of one thing—pumpkin pie!
Heartland Brewery Smiling Pumpkin Ale
Heartland Brewery has several locations throughout New York City. Their Smiling Pumpkin Ale is perfect to enjoy on a crisp fall day in the city. Pairing some Smiling Pumpkin Ale with the food they have available at their Times Square and Empire State Building locations will surely leave you with a smile on your face.
Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery is among the best when it comes to brewing pumpkin beer. Dogfish Head Punkin Ale is a full-bodied brow beer with no shortage of pumpkin, brown sugar and nutmeg notes that ring with the flavors of fall.
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale
Schlafly Pumpkin Ale is another pumpkin beer that often wins the hearts of those who aren’t fond of pumpkin flavored foods. The sweet pumpkin taste and medium body of these St. Louis suds will leave you wondering whether you’re drinking pumpkin beer or liquid pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Spice Variations That’ll Pump up Your Dessert Game
As much as we love pumpkin beer, we just can’t neglect all of the other wonderful pumpkin flavored foods that come with the fall! Of course, everyone knows about the classic pumpkin pie, which is perfect when topped with whipped cream and paired with a glass of milk. However, if you’re looking to spice up your desserts this fall, bewitch your taste buds with these different pumpkin flavored favorites.
Chocolate is undoubtedly one of the greatest flavors of all time when it comes to dessert. It’s a known fact that it’s even better when paired with other flavors: caramel, salt, vanilla and fruits. Why not try it with pumpkin? These pumpkin-chocolate brownies never fail as a go-to dessert idea.
Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream Cake
Mixing pumpkins with ice cream is dangerously delicious. The warm pumpkin spice flavor and the cold temperature of the ice cream create a wonderful contrast that’ll make pumpkin ice cream cake popular around your kitchen.
Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake
We doubt you’ll need much convincing to try arguably the greatest pumpkin dessert recipe of all time, the pumpkin Oreo cheesecake. Oreos, cheesecake, pumpkin—need we say more? The only bad thing about this recipe is that it will probably need to be doubled since it will be eaten so fast.
No matter if you’ve had a little too much pumpkin beer or are too stuffed full of pumpkin-derived desserts, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got safe transportation secured at all times this fall. All Island Transportation would love to provide you with just that. Call us at a location near you or make a reservation online to schedule your pickup.