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Adams Morgan Bar to Ring in Fall With 14 Pumpkin Beers, No PSL

by Andrew Ramonas — October 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm 0

Beer and pumpkin (Photo via Twitter/The Black Squirrel)For one Adams Morgan bar owner, the beginning of autumn doesn’t signal the resurrection of the Starbucks PSL, but rather the return of a boozier, pumpkin-filled celebration.

The Black Squirrel at 2427 18th St. NW is set to hold its Eighth Annual Smashing Pumpkin Beer Fest with 14 pumpkin beers and other food made with the gourd Friday, starting at 5 p.m., owner Amy Bowman said.

Along with pumpkin soup, pumpkin veggie burgers and pumpkin mac and cheese, the menu includes:

• 21st Amendment He Said Pumpkin Triple (8.2%, San Francisco, California)
• Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl Wild Turkey Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale (8.5%, Boonville, California)
• Aviator PumpkinBeast Marzen-Infused Pumpkin Lager (6.2%, Fuquay Varina, North Carolina)
• Ballast Point Pumpkin Down Scottish Ale (5.8%, San Diego, CA)
• Blue Mountain Spooky Bourbon-Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale (8.2%, Afton, Virginia)
• 2015 DC Brau/Epic Fermentation Without Representation Pumpkin Porter (8%, Denver, Colorado)
• Nebraska Wick For Brains Pumpkin Ale (6.1%, Papillion, Nebraska)
• New Holland Ichabod Ale (4.8%, Holland, Michigan)
• Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale (5.6%, Newport, Oregon)
• Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (8%, St. Louis, Missouri)
• Smuttynose Pumpkin (6.5%, Hampton, New Hampshire)
• Southern Tier Pumking (8.6%, Lakewood, New York)
• Troegs Master of Pumpkins Ale (BTL, 7.4%, Hershey, Pennsylvania)
• Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale (8%, Easton, Pennsylvania)

“The celebration continues until the pumpkin stock is depleted,” Bowman said in an email. “This is so much better than a pumpkin latte.”

Photo via Twitter/The Black Squirrel

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