We’ve already discussed Shipyard Brewing Company’s Pumpkinhead and universally enjoyed it. This week we try their Smashed Pumpkin from their Pugsley’s Signature Series. Part of a special series of beers named after brewmaster Alan Pugsley, Smashed Pumpkin is a big beer coming in at 9% ABV. But don’t be fooled: this pumpkin beer is not boozy; it’s bold and would be a great addition to your holiday meals! Goes great with sharp cheeses, nuts, lamb, hearty stews and desserts like flan or pumpkin pie. Chefs find this an excellent beer to cook with in dishes such as braised short ribs. On a lighter note, this beer also goes great with Fig Newtons.