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Chow Bella's Guide to Pumpkin Beer 2012

In the past, pumpkin beers were rare -- a seasonal sideshow, showing up only in the breweries daring enough to make them and enjoyed only by drinkers willing to take a chance on the oddities. Today, however, brews made with pumpkin have officially become mainstream, with nearly every brewery worth its yeast churning out bottles and kegs packed with pumpkin, nutmeg, ginger and more. It's gotten to the point that finding the right pumpkin beer for your personal tastes can be as difficult as digging through the piles of orange at the grocery store to pick out the perfect Jack-O-Lantern.

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Luckily, we're here to help. Below, a handy guide to all the pumpkin beers available in the Valley organized in order of those with just a dash of pumpkin to ones that'll make you feel like you got face-smashed by a pumpkin pie. No carving tools required.

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Zach Fowle
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