Watching the colours change in the fall is one of the perks of living on the West Coast and Granville Island Brewing (GIB) celebrates this transition with its eagerly anticipated Pumpkin Ale. Available starting September 19, this dark orange, warm, spicy brew is the perfect brew to toast another great West Coast season ahead.
“Pumpkin ale captures all of what Vancouverites love about fall,” says Vern Lambourne, Granville Island Brewing’s brewmaster. “This untraditional ale is definitely a reflection of autumn’s changing landscape with its signature burnt orange colour. It also smells just like my fall favourite - fresh pumpkin pie! We roast fresh pumpkins with dashes of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves to create that warm, lingering finish that complements a hearty fall meal.”
The earthy undertones of Pumpkin Ale add a unique flavour to the roast meats and hearty vegetables such as beets, carrots and parsnips. For a truly memorable meal, pair a pint of Pumpkin Ale with roast pork tenderloin, rich gravy and all the fixings: mashed potatoes, winter vegetable salad and stuffing. Just be sure to stock up on extra bottles of Pumpkin Ale because your guests will definitely be asking for second and third helpings!
About Granville Island Brewing (GIB)
Established is 1984, Granville Island Brewing (GIB) is Canada’s first microbrewery offering a variety of West Coast inspired and award-winning beers. Our Limited Release beers combine innovative brewing with all-natural ingredients. Each of these brews is created locally at our small-batch brewery on Granville Island for all those who appreciate unique, extraordinary beer. For more information, visit www.gib.ca.