Fans of one of Southern Tier Brewing Co.’s most popular seasonal releases will have a new way to enjoy it this summer.

The Lakewood, N.Y.-based brewery will be replacing 22-ounce bottles of its Pumking with smaller 500ml bottles. The beer will remain an 8.6 percent ABV imperial ale brewed with ale yeast, two different varieties of hops, two different malts, pumpkin, and spices.

The beer debuted in 2007 and has historically been packaged in both four-packs of 12-ounce bottles as well as 22-ounce bottles.

In an email, Nathan Arnone, brand manager for Southern Tier, told Tenemu that this year’s incarnation of Pumking will be packaged in both four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and 500ml bottles that are expected to be available at retailers across the brewery’s distribution network from August-November.

Update (March 22, 2018) — This post was updated to include details on the packaging and release date. It was originally published on March 18, 2018.

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