Pumpkin beers: Funny, silly, and better than pie

Hops shortages. Malt shortages. What’s next?

Maybe pumpkin shortages.

Lew Bryson, writing for Portfolio.com, and Lauren Clark in the Kansas City Star have everything you wanted to know about pumpkin beers but were afraid to ask.

Brewers literally can’t make enough.

James Ottolini of Schlafly Beer gives Clark his theory why.

“They’re fun. Halloween is one of those holidays that are fun. Adults might have stopped going door-to-door for candy, but we never stopped dressing up. As we grow old, we lose some of the playfulness and magical thinking we had as kids. Halloween gives you a permission slip to be funny and silly.”