Tonight, thanks to my good friend Brian, I was introduced to possibly the most delectable brew I’ve ever encountered. Its aroma is nearly as intoxicating as its multi-layered flavor, which invokes all manor of the holidays in a sense-memory wave that knocked me right off my barstool.
Pumking, from Southern Tier Brewing Company, is an ode to Púca, a creature of Celtic folklore, who is both feared and respected by those who believe in it. Púca is said to waylay travelers throughout the night, tossing them on its back, and providing them the ride of their lives, from whichthey return forever changed! Brewed in the spirit of All Hallows Eve, a time of year when spirits can make contact with the physical world and when magic is most potent.
[photo via Gozamos]