Friday, October 5

The One Where Pumpkin Beer Became Even More Awesome

Anyone else think of the Friends episodes and how they all start with "The One..."  I'm in a Friends kind of mood...

Anyways, the point.

Kevin had a brilliant suggestion of how to serve our pumpkin beer.  Oh goodness, it was good.  It made it a beer'ssert.  Yup, pumpkin beer for dessert.

Yeah, I was having a little bit of fun with photo editing there...

So, we've had a bit of a weird Fall here.  First it rained buckets.  Then we had these super crazy winds that blew off all the leaves from the tree (and knocked quite a few of them over).  This means fewer leaves on the trees to turn a beautiful yellow for fall.  So here we are, in a wind damaged, rain soaked, and color diminished state of Fall, and it snows.  What???  Snow in September??  Not just a few flakes randomly falling.  We're talking ground sticking, grass covering, snow.

You can see the falling snow and snow covered houses and trees from the window.
 So sadly, the house begins prep work for the winter.  This year Kevin convinced me to try some of that plastic window covering stuff.  Assuring me that the plastic won't look that bad (jury is still out by the way) and that I'll save a lot on energy costs.

This room is actually a blue'ish gray.  Not at all green.  Yay strange lighting and not working on white balance!
 At the grocery store today, we picked up a six-pack of pumpkin beer.  It's pretty rare that we drink beer at home, but I was in the mood for some pumpkin goodness.

Here's how to make an already awesome pumpkin beer an awesome pumpkin beer'ssert!

Sugar & Spice Rimmed Pumpkin Beer
From: Kevin's suggestion

  • 1 T light brown sugar
  • 1/2 T white sugar
  • 1/8'ish t pumpkin pie spice
  • orange slice (or orange marmalade) 
  • pumpkin beer of your choosing
By the way, I totally made up those measurements.  I think its probably close to the ratio I did for ours though.  :o)  

First, rim your glass with either an orange slice, or if you don't happen to have one but have orange marmalade in your fridge and thought "oh that'd be tasty!', with orange marmalade.  You could really use anything here to make it sticky.  I did really like the orange marmalade though!

Then, roll your glass into your mixture of white and brown sugars, and pumpkin pie spice.

Pour in beer.


I love that my Grove City College pint glass, home of the [then] dry town, has beer in it.  Just makes me giggle.  Guess you would have to be a Grover to get the irony of the situation... :op

Or take pictures of it.  :o)

It's quite delicious and really is a dessert (even if I did drink mine while making dinner...) :o)


  1. I hate salted rims (although I love salty snacks), but I love sugared ones (although I typically don't have an insane sweet tooth).

    All that to say, I think this is genius.

    And I don't really even like beer all that much. [Although does pumpkin ale REALLY count as beer? It's its own thing, isn't it?]

    1. I agree, pumpkin ale really is it's own special category of food (yeah, I'm going to say food because one pumpkin ale can fill you up!). :o)

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  3. That looks delicious! I love sugar rimmed pumpkin beer. I totally feel your pain on the winter prep. I spent a whole day stacking firewood today. I refuse to turn on the heat till November though.

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  5. I see Church Brew Works and Grove City pint glasses, surely you have Western PA ties! I stumbled across this on Pinterest, looks delicious, cheers!