Avery Brewing Co. has decided to discontinue one of its fall seasonal releases.
The Boulder, Colo.-based brewery has ceased production of Pump[KY]n, a 15 percent ABV porter brewed with pumpkin, allspice, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg before being aged in bourbon barrels. The barrel-aged pumpkin porter debuted in 2014, and has been available from August through October every year since then.
“The main reason behind this decision is because we launched Chai High last year,” said Vanessa Cory, marketing communication manager for Avery, in an email to Tenemu. “Before Chai High, Rumpkin and Pump[ky]n were our two distributed ‘fall’ beers, so with the addition of Chai High, we decided that one pumpkin beer was probably great for our customers, given the surprising success of Chai High. It also opened up some space to allow the team to really hone their craft when using rum barrels.”
According to Cory, while Pump[KY]n will not be brewed by Avery this year, the brewery will be serving last year’s release on tap at some point. In addition, brewing decisions are made “on a year-by-year basis which means that certain beers may get cut or could make a reappearance.”