Kids wait for candy around Halloween. Adults -- at least the big-beer-loving kind -- well, they wait for Rumpkin, Avery Brewing's tricky barrel-aged treat. And this year, they'll be able to fill their spooky buckets and pillowcases with bottles.
For the first time, Boulder-based Avery is bottling its high-octane seasonal and releasing it sometime in mid-October, although an exact date hasn't been determined.
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"We'll put out 500 cases in individual twelve-ounce bottles of Rumpkin," says Avery spokesman Joe Osborne. Aged in Gosling Rum barrels, the imperial pumpkin ale typically has about five spices added to it. "We're doing it in part because of its popularity, but also because it just came out so well this year."