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Punkin Ale

A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin, brown sugar & spice

Every beer has a story, here's Punkin Ale...

A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.

Punkin Ale is named after the seriously off-centered southern Delaware extravaganza Punkin Chunkin (check out some of these Discovery Channel videos of Punkin Chunkin, you gotta see it to believe it!). In fact, Punkin Ale made its debut as it claimed first prize in the 1994 Punkin Chunkin Recipe Contest. Yes, that was a full 6 months before we even opened our doors for business!

Since its debut, we've brewed Punkin Ale each and every fall. It is released right around Sept. 1 each year. When you find it, grab some extra because it's usually gone by Thanksgiving.



Dogfish Head Punkin Ale

Looking to find Dogfish Head brews in your neck of the woods? We currently sell in all 50 U.S. states plus Washington D.C., and we hope to export one of these days! Select your brew of choice, enter your zip code and we’ll tell you where it has been delivered in the past 60 days. But wait! Before you hop in your ride and drive to pick up that elusive Dogfish you see on the screen, please, please call ahead to confirm availability. Just because a beer has been delivered doesn’t mean it’s still on the shelves or that the keg has been tapped.







August - November

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Sharp cheddar

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Medium amber to copper

Cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg

Spicy notes of cinnamon, brown sugar and pumpkin

Full body with lingering spices and cinnamon tingle.

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