Our Imperial Pumpkin Stout is now available.

Pumpkinator 2017


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.

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 11% 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).

Pumpkinator will be arriving on Monday, October 16. (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. See below for a list of several events.


Pumpkinator Special Vertical Tasting at Saint Arnold
Sunday, October 29 – 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

We’re releasing a plethora of Pumpkinator vintages and special releases at the brewery. Join us!

Learn more and reserve your Vertical Tasting package.


Other Spots to Find Pumpkinator

These great places have your deepest Pumpkinator desires covered.

Pumpkinator at Nobi Public House
Thursday, October 19 at 5:00 PM
Featuring 2011 – 2017 Pumpkinator and Pumpkinator Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

Pumpkinator Tapping at Guru Burgers & Crepes
Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM

Pumpkinator Ice Cream Social at Good Dog, Heights
Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM
With Pumpkinator 2017, Pumpkinator ice cream, shakes and floats, pumpkin carving contest and live music.

Pumpkin Party at Liberty Station
Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM
Featuring David S. Pumpkins, 2017 Pumpkinator, Pumpkinator Aged in Bourbon Barrels, 2015 Pumpkinator Cask and Bishop’s Barrel No. 9.

Tap Takeover feat. Pumpkinator at Murdoch’s Backyard Pub
Wednesday, October 25 at 6:00 PM

Pumpkinator at Center Court Pizza & Brew, Pearland
Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 PM

Tap Takeover feat. Pumpkinator at Center Court Pizza & Brew, Missouri City
Friday, October 27 at 6:00 PM

One Year Anniversary Celebration at Stuttgarden Tavern, Kemah
Saturday, October 28
Featuring Pumpkinator and Pumpkinator Aged in Bourbon Barrels.