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A Farm To Keg Beer: Captain Lawrence Brewery's Fresh Roasted Pumpkin Ale (VIDEO)

09/27/2012 03:28 pm ET | Updated Dec 01, 2012
  • Liza de Guia Founder and Chief Storyteller, food. curated., www.foodcurated.com
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"Getting access to fresh harvested, pureed roasted pumpkin is not an easy thing, and I don't think there are a lot of businesses that have the facility on site to do it."

I've never really thought about what actually goes into a pumpkin ale. I guess, I thought it was just a blend of spices that gave the beer its signature flavor. Until now. Meet the team behind Katchkie Harvest Ale, a collaboration between Captain Lawrence Brewery, Executive Chef Robb Garceau of Great Performances and Katchkie Farm. Katchkie Harvest Ale is the brewery's first attempt to develop a pumpkin ale utilizing fresh, local pumpkins...and squash. Over 500 pounds, in fact!

So enjoy this peek into the making of a true farm to keg beer. It'll be available for a limited time this October in select bars and restaurants around New York City. Let me know if you'd like to head out and taste it! The beer needed a few weeks to ferment after I came in to film the process, so I'm as excited as you are to try it. Enjoy the fall season.

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