With Michigan fast becoming a destination for beer lovers, those who live here need not travel beyond our local party store. And now that fall has made it's presence known, the pumpkin beers are hitting the shelves.

Many will look in disgust at a beer that little more flavor than water. For those who are a bit more adventurous, there are the pumpkin beers. This is the time that I will create my own six pack and do a taste testing of my own.

Once again my favorite is the "Jaw-Jacker" from Arcadia Brewing Company of Battle Creek, MI. It has everything that a piece of pumpkin pie should be, without the gritty consistency. The true essence of fall in a liquid form.

Others tried that you may enjoy are:

Ichabod Ale from New Holland Brewing Company of Holland, MI.

Jack-O-Traveler from the Traveler Beer Company of Vermont.

Harvest Pumpkin Ale - Samuel Adams

And if you would like to expand your beer horizons, make sure to join us on November 1st for Lansing On Tap!

PROST! -  Duran