We don’t make the rules, we just abide by them.
And this being October, something pumpkin is usually the right idea. So here we’ve got Roadsmary’s Baby, a fall seasonal from Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing Company. It’s a pumpkin ale, which, okay, fine. No shortage of those. But this one’s aged in Caribbean rum barrels for an extra dose of rummy oak, vanilla and baking spices. There’s definitely a shortage of those.
The beer’s made with actual pumpkin, which keeps things fresh and rich and pumpkin-y, rather than cloyingly sweet and artificial. That’s a plus. And the beer’s homage to that 1968 Roman Polanski movie makes for a great conversation starter.
The 6.8% ABV helps with that as well.