Skip to main content

Flat Jack Pumpkin (Flat 12 Bierworks)

With five pumpkin beers, I was done with it. I got the ones for my class (Pumking and some pumpkin cider of sorts that probably only good enough to make Pumking seem ever better).

I was looking for Samuel Smith Cider at my local liquor shop. We were just walking out the door when Mr. K caught a glimpse of a Flat 12 six-pack under the table. Turned out to be pumpkin, but hey, what the heck it's Flat 12. It did not disappoint.

I've been to Flat 12 in Indy twice since they opened. Once when they very first opened, and once a year later. We even got some bullets (Walkabout and Half Cycle), yet I have no notes! In one of those tasting trips, I thought I had a pumpkin porter, but I can't find anything on it.

General Thoughts
Look and Smell: This gold brew gets a bit cloudy when you mix in all the yeasty goodness at the bottom of the bottle. It had a very frothy white head. It was very effervescent. I could smell the pumpkin pie spices from across the table. As I smelled it, I also got the aroma of fresh pumpkin.

Taste: Homemade pumpkin pie. That's the only way I can describe it. Not too sweet, spiced. Just like pie. If you are going for a pie brew, this is it. Did I mention pie?

From the Flat 12 site:
When Fall rolls around, so does Jack. Provided he stays away from marauding trick-or-treaters, this bright orange gourd-like squash from the genus curcubita (Thanks Wikipedia!) finds his way into the mash of this Flat12 seasonal pale ale. A special blend of Indian(a) spices and pumpkin shine through just enough to complement this slightly sweet and malty tribute to the season of hayrides and bonfires. Flat out fantastic.


Popular posts from this blog

I Marched, What's Next?

What can we do? There has to be more than writing letters and posting on social media. This is a work in progress, but these are my thoughts...
Stay educated. If you think the media is misleading you, take charge. Know your sources. Do your research. You don't have to consume the 24-hour repetitive cycle of media. You can focus and keep it to the point. I like NPR, Popular Science, and the technical sources (department sites). If you're curious about education, go to the Dept of Education site! You want to know about the job rates? Go to the Department of Labor reports.

Educate each other. We are failing in this. We need to talk about the issues. Not just reposting articles, but face-to-face or virtually with a personal spin and follow up. We need to have meaningful discussions about the current state of affairs and what is happening. We can only act together if we work together. But serious discussion, not Facebook posts!

A Right Regal Bonsoir (or Imperial Bedroom Revisited)

Elvis Costello doesn't mess around. Last night, at The Chicago Theater, I witnessed a true delight of the senses. Out of respect for the artist's wishes, as requested, I didn't take any pictures or video of the performance. You'll have to live through my description and a grainy, preshow snap.

Wild Horticulture (Little Shop of Horrors)

Last night, I saw Little Shop of Horrors (Crown Point Community Theater edition). This fan-favorite has stood the test of time. People still pack in to see this 80s musical based on a 60s movie. Big production or small, the catchy tunes and dark yet quirky storyline keep people humming and laughing.

CPCT has a great range of shows. From Sartre's thought-provoking No Exit to the whimsical, yet mature, Happily Ever Once Upon they bring entertainment to the community. CPCT brings in plays that are far from mainstream. Evenso, it was a delight to see this classic musical.