On Wednesday, September 6 – the same day as the Full Corn Moon, the final full moon before the Harvest Moon in October – Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will release Pumpkin Ale in cans.
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The annual release is hotly anticipated by mid-Atlantic beer lovers, and this year, it will coincide with the full moon on 9/6. In addition, Pumpkin Ale will be packaged in a completely new 16-oz can design, with seasonal and playful nods to Halloween and the fall season, including foreboding pumpkins and spooky nightscapes.
Pumpkin Ale is a medium-bodied copper ale; malty sweet, with balancing bitterness and brewed with real pumpkin, it is spiced with traditional pumpkin pie spices and vanilla instead of finishing hops. The seasonal brew will be available while supplies last in draft pints and growlers at all Iron Hill locations, as well as in 4-packs of 16-oz. cans.
The can features a new, festive and seasonal design from Pittsburgh, PA’s Smith Brothers Agency, a fun departure from the classic orange cans of past years. Other collaborations between the brewery and the firm have included Rising Sun IPA, Crusher, Mahalo, Apollo!, Ore House IPA and Vienna Red Lager.
Iron Hill has long embraced pumpkin as a harbinger for the fall and their brewpubs celebrate with festive and fun events throughout the harvest season. They first brewed their traditional Pumpkin Ale as a companywide offering in 2010; and, in 2015, Iron Hill added it to their seasonal can lineup. This year, several Iron Hill locations will be hosting pumpkin-inspired parties, including the following:
Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn and Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE 20 years ago, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has blossomed from one restaurant and brewery to 13 locations across the mid-Atlantic. Each restaurant is dedicated to producing and serving top-quality hand-crafted beers and cuisine in a warm and hospitable setting, and all are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.