Cover Story

The Quest for the Perfect Pumpkin Beer

By Scott Jackson

I’ve been brewing my pumpkin beer every fall for 15 years. Brewing the perfect pumpkin beer comes down to three things—timing, ingredients, and process.

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Zymurgy: September/October 2013

Blank Canvas: Wort Transformation Challenge

Nebraska Brewing’s Wort Transformation Challenge unleashes the creative spirit of local homebrewers by offering them a baseline wort to use as a blank canvas.

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Zymurgy: September/October 2013

London Amateur Brewers Go Pro

New breweries have transformed London’s beer scene, and one significant trait joins a number of them: they started as members of the London Amateur Brewers.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Tom Fitzpatrick’s Last Saison
  • Tchaikovsky Flekovsky Czech Dark Lager
  • Pocahontas Pumpkin Ale/Saison D’Potiron (Split Batch)
  • The Great Pumpkin (Imperial Pumpkin Ale)
  • Summer Nights
  • The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout, London 1856
  • Lab Coconut Porter
  • Weird Beard Hit the Lights
  • Pressure Drop Stokey Brown
  • Mix Brewery Street Party Bitter
  • Ellenberg’s Dunkel Hefeweizen
  • National Homebrew Competition Gold Medal Winners
  • Claude of Neptune 2 (All-Grain)
  • Claude of Neptune 2 (Extract)
  • Tom Fitzpatrick’s Last Saison
  • Tchaikovsky Flekovsky Czech Dark Lager
  • Pocahontas Pumpkin Ale/Saison D’Potiron (Split Batch)
  • The Great Pumpkin (Imperial Pumpkin Ale)
  • Summer Nights
  • The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout, London 1856
  • Lab Coconut Porter
  • Weird Beard Hit the Lights
  • Pressure Drop Stokey Brown
  • Mix Brewery Street Party Bitter
  • Ellenberg’s Dunkel Hefeweizen
  • National Homebrew Competition Gold Medal Winners
  • Claude of Neptune 2 (All-Grain)
  • Claude of Neptune 2 (Extract)

Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Dave Carpenter

Dave brewed his first batch in 2009 and started writing about beer soon thereafter. In addition to geeking out on beer and language, Dave enjoys hiking, traveling, and other gerunds as well. Email Dave