Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale Commercial Description:
“Early American colonists, seeking natural ingredients for brewing ales, turned to pumpkins, which were plentiful, flavorful and nutritious. Blended with barley malt, pumpkins became a commonly used beer ingredient. Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale brings back this tasty tradition. Hundreds of pounds of pumpkins are blended into the mash of each batch, creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center, and crisp finish.”
…warm pumpkin aroma, biscuity malt center, and crisp finish.
Malts: American Two-row malt, British Crystal Malt, Belgian Biscuit and Aromatic Malts
Hops: Willamette and American Fuggle
Additions: Dickinson pumpkins, and nutmeg; Contains wheat
New York, United States
Style: Colonial Style Pumpkin Ale
American Eagle was always the middle child of the suburban vintage-distressed-prep world. While not having the same je ne sais quoi as Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle wasn’t has hapless as say Aeropostale.
The late 90’s early oo’s was the last great mall empire. Abercrombie was the Jake Ryan of the fashion world, while Aeropostale was simply known as “geek.” Hey, I don’t make the rules. Some guy named John Hughes did. I mean, Abercrombie had a song about girls, and Aeropostale had what? Some faux gasoline pumps outside the store? Because why? It was grunge or something? Soon after the mall would transform. The economy would collapse, terrorism was everywhere, gas prices jumped, ecommerce exploded and vehicles without a dependency with fossil fuel became more common. The internet killed the video star and Tesla just might kill gasoline, rendering both Aeropostale and Abercrombie ironic and outdated.
When all the dust clears, American Eagle will still be there. Hawking hoodies, and distressed jeans and knit hats. Never special, and never horrible. Death, taxes and American Eagle sweatpants. Where is the song about that?
Which brings us to Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale. Brooklyn Brewery will never be the craft brewery turned national success that Sam Adams is. Truthfully, a Brooklyn Lager isn’t much different than a Boston Lager. However, Brooklyn will have more street cred than say, Shock Top, which desperately tries to market themselves as a craft beer.
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale is a good, but not special beer. It will satisfy you in the way that coming in second is not coming in last.