Dogfish Head (Milton, Del.), 7.0% ABV, 168 cals.
Dogfish Head’s pumpkin offering gets its name from southern Delaware’s decidedly screwy Punkin’ Chunkn’ competition, where a bunch of people hopped up on adrenaline (and, presumably, beer) combine their love for engineering, aeronautics, and projectile gourds. Punkin’ Ale was first introduced at the ’94 edition of the competition, before Dogfish Head was even officially incorporated as a brewery. Unlike the unfortunate pumpkins at the competition, however, the popularity of Punkin’ Ale only gained altitude since then.Back to top