Beer Notes: The Return of Pumpkin Ale

October 12, 2014

Orange County’s TAPS Fishhouse & Brewery ushers in autumn by pouring quality pumpkin ale!

It certainly hasn’t felt like fall in recent weeks as temperatures have topped 90 degrees in parts of the Southland. Yet regardless of the reading on the thermostat, two Orange County craft breweries are keeping an autumn tradition alive.

Taps Fish House & Brewery and Bootlegger’s Brewery, separated only by about five miles, are once again serving a pumpkin ale. The style, often spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, is a regular sighting at supermarket beer sections this time of year, but more rare is a spotting at an area craft brewery…