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National Pumpkin Month: Great Pumpkin Dishes to Pair with Beers

National Pumpkin Month: Great Pumpkin Dishes to Pair with Beers

The pumpkin is a vegetable that is adored around the world. It is both nutritious and delicious with different methods of preparation. They are deeply embedded into our culture because they are linked to many important celebrations.

What is even better about pumpkin dishes is the fact that they taste great paired with a nice cold beer. In this article we will be telling you everything you need to know about National Pumpkin Month as well as what beers are best paired with these seasonal dishes.

What is National Pumpkin Month?

Every year during the month of October people around the world prepare themselves for National Pumpkin Month. As you may have guessed, the month of October is all about the pumpkin. This includes eating pumpkin dishes, carving pumpkins and playing pumpkin inspired games.

You can even find tasty beers that are made from pumpkins. There is no better way to celebrate National Pumpkin Month than to “cheers” with your friends over an ice-cold glass of pumpkin ale.

Get your beers ready!

October is not only the month of Pumpkin but also the month of beer. If you are living in Germany, it is the month of the Famous Oktoberfest where copious amounts of beer are consumed accompanied with great food. For everyone else around the world we can simply enjoy our favorite beers in celebration of the Pumpkin!

In order to prepare yourself adequately for the celebrations that lie ahead we recommend hunting for deals. Luckily for you Black Friday is fast approaching, which means huge savings on all the ingredients you need to throw a massive pumpkin and beer party. The Target Black Friday sale is just another great reason to try out that new pumpkin pie recipe or give that fancy pumpkin craft beer a taste.

Below we will take a look at how you can combine your favorite beers and pumpkin dishes to create a truly memorable pumpkin experience. Once you get on the pumpkin train there's simply no getting off!

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Great pumpkin dishes to pair with your favorite beers

Pumpkin Soup - This easy-to-make recipe is great because it requires few ingredients to deliver a great pumpkin dish that can feed the whole family. This can be made as a starter or as a main meal and is best served with your favorite bread!

Pairs well with: This is best served with a light beer such as Bud Light.

Pumpkin Pie - This pumpkin dessert is extremely popular during National Pumpkin Month. In the U.S., Pumpkin Pie is traditionally served during Thanksgiving, but it can be eaten year-round as a scrumptiously sweet pumpkin dessert.

Pairs well with: Enjoy Your pumpkin Pie with a nice strong Stout beer such as Guinness. Together these two will really make you fall in love with the month of October!

Pumpkin Waffle - We all love a good waffle for breakfast. What makes it even better is the sweet-tasting pumpkin spice that is added, which really takes the traditional waffle to the next level.

Pairs well with: It's 5 o'clock somewhere in the world! Enjoy tasty pumpkin waffles with a well-rounded IPA. We recommend the delicious Goose IPA as a great brunch beer.

Cheesy Pumpkin Pizza - If you are looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional pizza base, we recommend a pumpkin-based pizza! This cheesy meal will send your taste buds into a frenzy and is super simple to make.

Pairs well with: Nothing goes better with pizza than a tasty beer. We recommend typing out a pumpkin beer in celebration of National Pumpkin Month. Give the Samuel Adams Jack-O Pumpkin Ale a try for its spicy undertones.


There is simply so much fun to be had during the month of October. With these great ideas we are sure that you will take your pumpkin-inspired celebrations to the next level.

It really is great fun to invite your friends over to carve out some pumpkin heads for Halloween or host a pumpkin and beer pairing party. With all the black Friday specials on the way you only have more of a reason to celebrate this National Pumpkin Month to the fullest!