Dry Dock Brewing Company Releases Imperial Pumpkin

by / Tuesday, 04 August 2015 / Published in Dry Dock in the News, Events, Slider

Imperial Pumpkin bottlePumpkin season is upon us!

On Thursday, August 6, Dry Dock Brewing Company will release its famed Imperial Pumpkin Ale at North Dock at 2:00 pm.

This will be the third year that Dry Dock’s Imperial Pumpkin is packaged in 22-ounce bombers. “This beer is a beefier version of the classic Half Moon Pumpkin Ale,” says Dry Dock’s Director of Brewing Operations Doug Hyndman. “When we brew this beer, the brewery smells like Savory Spice’s pumpkin spice blend for a few weeks.”

This spiced Imperial Pumpkin Ale is Autumn in a glass. Real pumpkin added into the mash brings a rich, smooth base to this copper-colored ale. Saigon and Indonesian cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, mace and cloves spark thoughts of all of the gruesome things that make fall such a special time of year. Imperial Pumpkin Ale weighs in at 9 percent ABV and 24 IBU. Pair this beer with roasted turkey, garlic mashed potatoes, spicy chili, and chocolate truffles for dessert.

Imperial Pumpkin Ale will tap at Canoe Room at North Dock on Thursday, August 6 at ​2:00 pm.

The beer will be available on draft and in 22-ounce bombers through the weekend. Find Imperial Pumpkin Ale at South Dock and in Colorado liquor stores the following week.


The recipe for this seasonal favorite was based on another seasonal beer at the Dry Dock tasting room, Half Moon Pumpkin Ale. The Half Moon Pumpkin Ale is so well received year after year that the Dry Dock brewers wanted to create an imperial version of the beer. The additional malt used in the Imperial Pumpkin Ale, along with real pumpkin added into the mash, gives the beer a rich, smooth base that creates a strong backbone to support the powerful flavors of the added cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, mace, and clove.