Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is craft brewery in Dexter, Michigan founded by Ron
Jeffries in 2004. Jolly Pumpkin produces a variety of unfiltered and
unpasturized "rustic country beers".
They age their beers in wine barrels which contain naturally occurring
microbiological cultures including brettanomyces. These cultures produce a
complex flavor profile in beer which includes flavors described as leathery,
earthy, wild, funky, or even "sweaty horse hair character", and which may
approximate how some beer tasted before the advent of pasteurization and
industrialization. This style of beer has been described as farmhouse ales, or
American Wild Ale.
The Oro de Calabaza won the 2004 Gold and the 2005 Bronze Medal in in the
Belgian- and French-style ale category at the Great American Beer Festival.
Their Bam Bière was named the 21st best beer in America by Men's Journal.
Oro de Calabaza
Bière de Mars
Weizen Bam Bière
Fuego del Otono
Noel de Calabaza