Anyway, one of my favorite seasonal pumpkin treasures is a Pumpkin Ale from The Shipyard Brewery in Portland, Maine. To make sure I wasn't just bias to its Maine roots, I've tried many other pumpkin ales - including Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale, Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale, and Southhampton Pumpkin Ale - and I'm sticking to my guns on this one: Shipyard's Pumpkinhead Ale is the best. Here's a little background info:
Personally, I often find that pumpkin ales have too much spice and not enough pumpkin. Pumpkinhead has the perfect balance of both and makes for the perfect brew (or few) on a crisp, fall night.
It only comes around once a year, so enjoy it while you still can!