This week on Fuhmentaboudit!, Chris Cuzme invites Chris Pagnotta and Nick Ladd of the New York City Homebrewers Guild into the studio to talk pumpkin beers with the master, Dick Cantwell of Elysian Brewing Company. This year marks the 9th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival for Elysian Brewing; hear why Dick started the festival, and find out how many pumpkin beers Elysian cooks up each year for the fest. Why are many pumpkin beers heavy on spice? Tune in to hear how pumpkin can contribute to the mouthfeel of a brew, and Cuzme asks Dick how to improve the pumpkin beer he’s currently brewing. How can you condition a pumpkin to become a beer-serving vessel? Find out all of this and more on this week’s edition of Fuhmentaboudit! Thanks to our sponsor Brooklyn Slate.
“Any beer that boasts a specific ingredients needs to show that particular ingredient- not hide it away as a novelty.” [5:20]
— Dick Cantwell on Fuhmentaboudit!