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Maryland brewers discuss pumpkin-spice beer phenomenon
Maryland brewers discuss pumpkin-spice beer phenomenon

Each year, the list of products infused with pumpkin-spice flavor grows. Coffee and ice cream offerings are common, but what about pumpkin-spice marshmallows, Oreos and English muffins? Search hard enough, and you will discover pumpkin-spice margarine and pasta. It feels like seasonal overkill, but there is one marriage growing stronger with time: pumpkin-spice beer. We recently spoke with owners and brewmasters of Maryland breweries, and all agreed the demand for it continues to grow annually -- which means higher volumes of production and earlier release schedules. "It's very American. People love pumpkin pie," said Tom Knorr, founder of Evolution Craft Brewing Co. in...