SAVOR IT NAKED, OR CLOTHED IN THE BOUNTY OF THE SEASON: PIKE HARLOT’S HARVEST!

It’s big bold and voluptuous! Pike Harlot”s Harvest reminds us that Pike Brewing was  founded in a former brothel. Nellie’s girls who worked at The LaSalle Hotel were sometimes called harlots, though their best customers often affectionately called them “pumpkin”.

Pike head brewer, Dean Mochizuki, created this extraordinary beer using a complex blend of rich and flavorful malts that include: organic pils, organic pale, special b,Vienna, organic caramel, and crystal. To take full advantage of the bounty of the season, Harlot’s Harvest is brewed with the finest Yakima Valley hops, including Nugget for both bitterness and aroma, andMt.Hoodfor aroma; and organic pumpkin puree from Stahlbush Island Farms,Corvalis,Oregonand organic brown sugar. It is sensuously seasoned with cassia bark, allspice, vanilla bean, nutmeg, ginger and clove.

STATS:
O.G: 1.080
ABV: 8.50%
IBU: 30
COLOR: Dark caramel and molasses
AVAILABILITY: Limited Seasonal, releasesSeptember 5, 2012
Draft:  15.5 GAL.
Bottle: 22 oz. Dinner Size

On the palate Harlot’s Harvest is round and rich with a burst of caramel and molasses yielding a smooth sweetness reminiscent of pumpkin pie, and the boldness of a Belgian, monastic-style, strong dark ale. Savor it naked or clothed in the bounty of the season!  To dress it appropriately, Charles Finkel designed the seductive label.