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Foothills Pumpkin Ale with Spices


It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and that means a pumpkin ale review. I have a couple of different pumpkin ales in the fridge right now, but the only one I haven’t reviewed before is Pumpkin Ale with Spices from Foothills Brewing of Winston-Salem North Carolina. Tee nose has pumpkin, caramel and a hint of nutmeg. The middle is rich and fairly dry with pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. A bit of sweetness comes out in the finish to really round out this pie style pumpkin ale. The body is medium and the alcohol is a moderate 5.7% ABV. This is a great beer choice to complement any autumn occasion.

I give it a 4.0 out of 5.

Foothills People’s Porter


People’s Porter is a classic English Porter from the good folks at Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It’s dark and roasty and chocolatey and lovely, but not too heavy, or particularly big, at 5.8% ABV. This is the sort of beer you drink when you want a dark, roasty beer but not a meal, or a dessert. It’s bursting with great flavors, the aforementioned chocolate, along with coffee and a nice nuttiness in the finish. This is a very well executed English Porter, and highly recommended.

I give it a 4.1 out of 5.

Hoppyum IPA


Hoppyum is an American IPA from the Foothills Brewing Company of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It has a big, meringue like head and the nose is predominantly scents of grapefruit. There’s thick pine pitch and more grapefruit in the middle of this medium to heavy weight brew which has that body despite a relatively low alcohol content of 6.2% ABV. The middle starts bitter and fades to sweet with lots of orange and sugar, and then the finish is dry with citrus rind giving a bit of bitterness back at the end. This is a really well done American IPA, and well worth a try.

I give it a 4.5 out of 5.