Jolly Pumpkin – Oro de Calabaza
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales are no mere run-of-the-mill local craft brewers. A champion of champions, the brewery's Brewmaster and General Mischief Maker, Ron Jeffries brews beverages we can be proud of with as much art and grace as a master painter. Taking their beers through a secondary fermentation process with wild yeast, their brews resultantly bring to your lips a particularly complex flavor that's rich in earthiness with notes of pleasant lactic sourness. Though the brewery has many a unique flavor, Oro de Calabaza is brewed in the Franco-Belgian style of strong golden ales. With its spicy, peppery, gently hoppy bouquet, it's won the gold medal in the 2005 Great American Beer Festival and has been named number one by the New York Times.