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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales & The Rare Beer Club - Beer Naming Contest

Our members and beer enthusiasts have named quite a few of our exclusive club features over the years. One of our all-time favorites was Smokey and the Bois, brewed by the Bruery to commemorate our 20 year anniversary. You also named two other beers created for the anniversary, Mazel Hops! from Shmaltz Brewing Co. and El Monstruo Lúpulo brewed by Cigar City. If you’ve landed on this page in between contests, keep checking back or get on our mailing list at the bottom of this page as we plan to hold 3-4 contests a year!

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery Logo You've got one more chance this year to win a 6 month, 2-bottle membership to The Rare Beer Club® by naming our next exclusive beer, a Spelt Blackberry Pumpkin Saison, brewed by none other than craft beer legend Ron Jeffries at Jolly Pumpkin!

Contest Details

Submit up to three names by 2 pm PST on Monday, July 17th. Three finalists will be announced on July 20th at which time contest entrants, club members and the general public will be allowed to vote for their favorite choices. Contest winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 26th. If your beer name is used, we'll hook you up with a 6-month membership to The Rare Beer Club (two bottles per month club).

Note: To receive this RBC exclusive beer, you'll need to be an active member of The Rare Beer Club in October of 2017 when it will be featured.

Here's what you need to know about the beer and naming it:

The beer is a 7.0% Spelt Saison that’s been aged for 7 months in oak foeders which will contribute spice, and sour fruit notes developed through barrel aging and naturally occurring Brettanomyces yeast and Lactobacillus bacteria. Perle, Vanguard and Southern Cross hops were used along with pilsner malts and spelt to make the beer. A pumpkin and blackberry puree was added to the oak foeders 3 months into their resting period.

Editor’s note and super helpful tip: The last 5 JP beers featured were named Ursae Majorus, Los Vivos y Los Muertos, Rosie Del Barrio, Lupulo de Hielo, and Biere de Goord so you could say there seems to be a bias toward foreign language based names. If you run that route, please also submit the translation in parentheses.

Good Luck and have fun!

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