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Brooklyn’s Post Road Ale vs. Coney Island’s Freaktoberfest

Pump-king! Brooklyn pumpkin ales go head to head

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Orange you curious who makes the best pumpkin beer in Brooklyn?

Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road Ale has long been the best — and only — gourd-infused fall seasonal brew in the borough. But this year, Coney Island Brewing Company has launched a competitor to the pump-king crown — Freaktoberfest Big Ol’ Pumpkin Ale.

The new beer is a collaboration between the People’s Playground-themed brewery and beloved local cafe chain and coffee roastery Cafe Grumpy. The brewers there were hoping to give the pumpkin-crazy masses an autumn brew, but decided to add the coffee twist to stand out from the six-pack, said a spokesperson.

“There was a desire to have a pumpkin beer, but we wanted to do something a little different than all the seasonals,” said Coney Island Brewing’s Sarah Feeley.

But how does it stack up against the stalwart suds from Brooklyn Brewery? The Brooklyn Paper staffers held a highly scientific blind tasting to find out. Let’s go to the tape!

Reach reporter Noah Hurowitz at nhurowitz@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–4505. Follow him on Twitter @noahhurowitz
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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