2 Michigan breweries featured in list of best pumpkin beers in America

Posted at 2:10 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 14:10:06-04

If you're a fall fanatic and love all things pumpkin, pumpkin beer can help fuel your autumn obsession.

Thrillist released a list of the best pumpkin beers in America and beers from two Michigan breweries made the list: New Holland Brewing's New Holland Ichabod and Jolly Pumpkin's La Parcela.

Here's what Thrillist had to say about New Holland Ichabod:

If you’ve heard of New Holland Brewing, you likely either live in the Great Lakes region, or are aware of its fantastic bourbon-barrel aged Dragon’s Milk beer. Or both. Hey, Michigander! Taking a whiff of this brew rewards you with loads of nutmeg aroma, but the taste is not the pumpkin-spice bomb you’re expecting. It’s a restrained take on the pumpkin brew, with more hops (26 IBUs) than most offerings in the liquid-gourd space, and it results in an easy-sipping beer that doesn’t immediately remind you of dessert served at the Thanksgiving table.

And here's La Parcela:

Jolly Pumpkin has endured years and years of people making jokes about not actually making pumpkin beer, and has finally caved with La Parcela. Unlike fan demand for a second Dumb & Dumber movie, it actually paid off. This beautiful, bubbly oak-aged ale gets all the pumpkin notes right, with a hint of cocoa on the back of the tongue. "Guess now folks will have to find something else to joke about," reads the bottle. All right, JP. How about a Blue Raspberry Jolly Rancher saison?!