Our Imperial Pumpkin Stout is back. Here’s where to find it.

2018 Pumpkinator

Pumpkinator began life in 2009 as Divine Reserve No. 9 and our answer to how a pumpkin beer ought to taste. Your pleas for its return brought it back in 2011, and the following year, it won a Silver Medal at the World Beer Cup. Now, we release a batch once a year around this time. Last year, it brought us a Gold Medal at Great American Beer Festival.

Everything is a little over the top with our Imperial Pumpkin Stout, which perversely makes it balanced. Beyond the big malt bill, it has pumpkin (lots of it), molasses, brown sugar and a healthy load of spices. It’s 10.5% ABV which makes it a dessert by itself or the perfect accompaniment to your holiday meal. It is also helpful in coping with those relatives who are convinced that the rest of the world agrees with their politics and you are dying to hear about them.

This is a beer that ages magnificently. Many really enjoy it most after a year or two. If you do want to lay some down, it is best to age this beer at cold temperatures (your refrigerator is highly recommended over your closet).

Where to Find Pumpkinator

Pumpkinator will be arriving on Monday, October 15. (Please note that not every account that is getting Pumpkinator will get it that day – some have other delivery days during the week.) You can find Pumpkinator in 22 oz bottles and on tap and cask at select bars and restaurants around town.

Pumpkinator Takeover at The Hop Stop
Thursday, October 18 | 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Featuring 2012 and 2018 Pumpkinator, Bishop’s Barrel No. 20, and 21.

Pumpkinator Party at Good Dog, Montrose
Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 PM
Featuring free pumpkin carving, 2018 Pumpkinator on tap, Pumpkinator Ice Cream by Fat Cat Creamery, and live music.

Pumpkinator Party with David S. Pumpkins at Cottonwood
Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 PM
Featuring 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018 Pumpkinator, plus 2018 Pumpkinator Aged in Bourbon Barrels, Bourbon Barrel Pumpkinator 2.0, and Bishop’s Barrel No. 9.

Tap Takeover at Murdoch’s Backyard Pub
Friday, October 19 | 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Featuring 2013 and 2018 Pumpkinator, Divine Reserve No. 15, Raspberry AF, Peach Cobbler, 20th Anniversary Ale, Daydream, Fancy Lawnmower, Art Car IPA, Orange Show, Citrodos IPA, Amber Ale, Oktoberfest, and Pub Crawl.

Pumpkinator Party at Good Dog, Heights
Friday, October 19 at 6:00 PM
Featuring free pumpkin carving, 2018 Pumpkinator on tap, Pumpkinator Ice Cream by Fat Cat Creamery, and live music.

Back to the Future at Stuttgarden Tavern, Galveston
Saturday, October 20 at 8:00 PM
Featuring Pumpkinator.

Steak & Pint at Beer Market Co., Studemont
Wednesday, October 24 at 5:00 PM
Featuring Pumpkinator, Daydream, and more.

Pumpkinator Night at The Backyard Grill
Thursday, October 25 | 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Big Beers at The Wurst Haus, Lake Jackson
Friday, October 26 at 6:00 PM
Featuring Pumpkinator.

Tap Takeover at Hop Scholar Ale House
Friday, October 26 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Featuring 2018 Pumpkinator and Cask Conditioned 2016 Pumpkinator served from a giant pumpkin!

Basic Witch Halloween Party at Tea + Victory
Friday, October 26 at 7:00 PM
Throw on your UGG boots, leggings, and oversized sweater for an evening full of pumpkin spice goodness. 13 Saint Arnold beers on tap including: Boiler Room with Peaches, Hogmobile, Citrodos IPA, Clubber, Nitro Raspberry Bounce, Palmer, Christmas Ale, Daydream, Pumpkinator, and Bishop’s Barrel No. 12. Flights of Pumpkinator 2018, Pumpkinator Aged in Bourbon Barrels, and BB6 – all paired with Pumpkin spiced hors d’oeuvres. Also featuring Bishop’s Barrel No. 1 – 5 flights, plus costume contests for best Halloween costume, best group theme, and best Basic Witch costume.

Pumpkinator Cask Tapping at Conservatory
Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 PM
Cask Conditioned Pumpkinator with Coffee, Vanilla, and Cocoa Nibs.

Halloween Party + Pumpkinator at Baker St. Pub & Grill, The Woodlands
Saturday, October 27 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM