Early pumpkin beers brew dismay among drinkers
RICHMOND, Va. – It's bad enough that back-to-school comes in June, and Halloween arrives in July. And of course we all know Christmas begins in September. But now even the craft beer industry is caving to seasonal creep. For this year, the beer drinker's harbinger of autumn – pumpkin ales – apparently couldn't hold off until the pumpkins actually ripened.