IHOPS: A Pumpkin Pancake from Keegan Ales & IHOP | Craft beverage industry | Hudson Valley


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Ah, the crisp autumn breeze rustling through the trees, the smell of wet leaves, the golden light on the multicolored hills. Autumn in all its glory has arrived in the Hudson Valley, bringing with it sweaters, quilted jackets, cider donuts, ornamental kale and everything pumpkin flavored.

While Halloween pumpkin carving and the resulting pumpkin pie and roasted pumpkin seeds are long-standing fall staples in the Northeast, the national spice craze has been growing. pumpkin is relatively young, but growing. According to a report by Nielsen, sales of “pumpkin” flavored products have grown steadily over the past seven years. By the end of August, the United States had already achieved a record $ 488.8 million in pumpkin-flavored sales, up 15.5% from 2017. Spice Lattes pumpkin, donuts, yogurt, almonds – you name it, they probably did.

IHOP, the International House of Pancakes, uh, jumped on that train early with their pumpkin pancakes available in season. This year, they decided to capitalize on the continuing upward trend in pumpkin products in a new collaboration with the Kingston-based brewery. Keegan Ales. Introducing IHOPS, a pumpkin pancake stout. It’s good pancake stout, made with real IHOP pancake batter. We are equally dismayed and puzzled.

If that piques your interest, you can try the Pumpkin Pancake Stout at the Keegan Ales Tasting Room in Midtown Kingston, or go to Bethel Woods Craft Beef Festival tomorrow October 13 to try it alongside a suite of other regional craft beers. Or get the full list of distribution locations IHOPS Pumpkin Pancake Stout. But hurry because they only brewed 20 barrels.

And as their advertising campaign advises, Please pancake responsibly.

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