Saucony Creek’s Captain Pumpkin’s Maple Mistress Ale, A 9.5% pumpkin ale
Saucony Creek Brewing Company works with local farmers to grow barley and hops, describing themselves as “forward-thinking cultural curators bringing together local farmers, businesses, and friends to brew truly local beers from farm to pint.” The company is named after their water source, a creek that runs through Kutztown, PA.
The brewery was founded by professional X Games and action sports athlete, Matt Lindenmuth. He was born and raised in Kutztown, PA and began his professional skating career at age 13.
In 2004 Matt began competing in professional snowboard events and training with the US Snowboard Team. He competed in ESPN’s X Games, NBC’s Gravity Games, AST Dew Tour, ASA Pro Tour, LG Word Tour, and earned the Guinness World Records for double and triple back flips on the Vert Ramp.
During the 2013 Philly Beer Week, Saucony Creek shutdown a city block, built ramps, and hosted a BMX stunt show and tap-takeover at the Pub on Passyunk East. Later in Philly Beer Week, Matt joined almost 100 kayakers and kayaked kegs down the Schuylkill River to their tap-takeover event at Grace Tavern. Saucony Creek plans to sponsor and endorse X Games athletes and adventure sports athletes in the future.
According to the brewery’s website, the inspiration for Maple Mistress Ale draws from the sordid tale of a pirate love triangle between Calico Jack and the “fierce hell cats” Anne Bonney and Mary Read. Read the full tale here.
Clear orange-red with minimal white head
Sweet pumpkin, spices, and maple syrup – exactly what I expected
Pumpkin/butternut squash flavor up front, then sweet maple syrup; finishes with the spice – cinnamon and nutmeg
Medium bodied; dry
We all search out those perfect pumpkin beers during the fall months, and Southern Tier’s Pumking is usually my go-to, but this is a seriously delicious beer. I don’t often drink a beer twice, but this is the third time I’ve had this beer this week. Cheers to Saucony Creek!
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