Beer Of The Month – October

When October hits and those jack-o-lanterns start appearing in your neighbors window, the idea of a pumpkin beer just seems right. Unfortunately Pumpkin beers can be hard to find, a lot of the pumpkin beers have already come and gone and the shelves are now getting full of winter warmers and christmas ales. Luckily we were still able to still find a few Pumpkin beers left on the shelves here in Chicago and that’s why for the October beer of the month we have picked Lakefront’s Pumpkin Lager. If you’re a fan of pumpkin you are going to love this one. It’s what you want to taste without getting a ton of extra cinnamon and cloves. Sure all those heavy spices are there but it really has a solid balance. This pumpkin lager pours out a nice orange color with a foamy off-white head. The aroma of pumpkin and cinnamon erupt from your glass. The first taste is like pumpkin pie but then its picked up with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Finally it finishes with a decent amount of malts that wash away all those spices and makes you want to go back for another swig to remember what you had. This might not be a beer you want all the time but it’s perfect to sip on while you’re carving a pumpkin or watching the leaves change.