I’m just gonna come out and say it, Lakefront is my all time favorite brewery. It’s the home of my first brewery tour, my first real beer, and it’s in my town so it holds a very special place in my heart. It’s only fitting that Lakefront would be my first Milwaukee Brew Review (should have been the very first brew review, frankly).
It’s that spicy time of year again when the pumpkin lagers come out to play. I missed out on the joys of a good pumpkin beer for many years because I had myself convinced that I don’t like pumpkin or pumpkin-related spices. A beer with all that mixed in sounded awful, but my oh my, I was so wrong. Last year I tried my first pumpkin beer made by a home brewing friend of mine and I have yet to find a pumpkin beer that is better. Lakefront’s is a close second.
Bryce is still convinced he doesn’t like pumpkin beers so I get them to myself, but that also means I don’t spend the money on a full 6-pack so I’m very thankful for Trader Joe’s where I can purchase 2 little bottles just for me. I drank my first bottle for this review and now I’m staring at the second bottle, fighting with myself over whether or not I should drink it now. Um, I think yes. Hold on a second…
Ahh…that’s better. Let’s get on with it.
Beer: Pumpkin Lager Brewed with Real Pumpkin & Spices (Seasonal)
Brewery: Lakefront Brewery
ABV (Alcohol by Volume): 5.8%
Price: $1.99 for single bottle at Trader Joe’s
Drinkability: Easy and a tiny bit spicy!
Tastiness: Oh my gosh, this is the equivalent to eating a delicious pumpkin dessert for beer lovers. It’s a little bit spicy and a little bit sweet.
Serve with: A pumpkin dessert or pumpkin ravioli dinner. Obviously. Or Chicago popcorn (caramel & cheddar mix) — it’s addictive.
Tips: Run out to get this delight before Autumn turns to Winter and Pumpkin Lager turns to Winter Ale.