For Halloween I thought it might be fun to attempt a recreation of Heartland Brewery’s Stumpkin ale. Stumpkin is a mixture of Heartland’s Smiling Pumpkin ale and their delicious Farmer Jon’s Oatmeal Stout. So I set out to gather a pumpkin ale and an oatmeal stout. Most of the Bronx woefully lacks the necessary variety for beer enthusiasts. Stores are dominated by Modelo and Budweiser.
In the Belmont neighborhood the best selection can be found at “Beer City.” The store had neither pumpkin ale nor oatmeal stout. I ended up using an old Post Road pumpkin ale and Guinness. The result was not exactly what I thought of, but still delicious. Give it a try.