How To Become a Beer Liaison: An Interview with Genesee’s Sean Coughlin

Written by Franz Hofer for Tempest in a Tankard

 

If you have any preconceptions about Genesee and the Genny Light your parents drank, set them aside. Genesee Brewing Company, the venerable Rochester brewery that has been rolling out barrels of beer since 1878, has started serving up heavy-hitters like an Imperial Black IPA in their recently-opened Genesee Brew House overlooking High Falls.

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5 Tips on Brewing Pumpkin Beers from Elysian Brewing Co.

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Elysian Brewing Co. loves their pumpkin beers. The Seattle-based brewery produces and bottles four pumpkin-themed beers annually—Night Owl pumpkin ale, The Great Pumpkin imperial pumpkin ale, Dark o’ the Moon pumpkin stout, and Punkuccino coffee pumpkin ale—as well as various other tap-room offerings that showcase the orange gourd. They also hold their annual event the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, now in its tenth year.

We caught up with Elysian founder Dick Cantwell and head brewer Steve Luke to ask for some tips on brewing beer with pumpkin. Here’s what they shared.

1) Use pumpkin throughout the brewing process.

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