The pumpkins are coming.
Ballast Point Brewing Co. will be releasing Pumpkin Down, a 5.8 percent ABV Scottish ale brewed with pumpkins and spices. According to a label with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the beer is actually based on the San Diego, Calif.-based brewery’s Piper Down Scottish ale (5.8 percent ABV.)
Pumpkin Down was originally released as a draft-only option in 2013, and according to the label, the new incarnation will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional details was not immediately returned.