Ah, fall. The season of pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, Oktoberfest, pumpkin picking (?), pumpkin carving, and finally, pumpkin kegs. That's right, pumpkin kegs.
While the majority of your peers will be trying their artistic hand at carving jack-o'-lanterns and getting upset when theirs doesn't look like the one in the picture, you'll be kicking back and enjoying pints of fresh pumpkin ale, poured straight from the admirable pumpkin keg you just made. Sounds nice, right? It only takes about 15 minutes and will hold anywhere from six to 10 beers depending on its size.
No tricks here, pal. Only treats.
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If all went according to plan, when you flip the spigot, delicious pumpkin beer will start to flow like the Colorado River out of the pristine Rocky Mountains. The whole process took about 15 minutes and the beer came out cold and flavorful. Just the way Mother Nature intended.
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Alex Robinson is an editor at Thrillist who likes pumpkin beer way more when it flows from an actual pumpkin. Check him out on Twitter: @ItsAlexRobinson.