A Farm to Keg Beer: Captain Lawrence Brewery’s Katchkie Harvest Ale

VideoBy Liza de Guia on Sep 25, 2012
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“Getting access to fresh harvested, pureed roasted pumpkin is not an easy thing, and I don’t think there are a lot of businesses that have the facility on site to do it.”

I’ve never really thought about what actually goes into a pumpkin ale. I guess, I thought it was just a blend of spices that gave the beer its signature flavor. Until now. Meet the team behind Katchkie Harvest Ale, a collaboration between Captain Lawrence Brewery, Executive Chef Robb Garceau of Great Performances and Katchkie Farm. Katchkie Harvest Ale is the brewery’s first attempt to develop a pumpkin ale utilizing fresh, local pumpkins…and squash. Over 300 pounds of roasted puree, in fact!

So enjoy this peek into the making of a true farm to keg beer. It’ll be available for a limited time this October in select bars and restaurants around New York City. Let me know if you’d like to head out and try it! The beer needed a few weeks to ferment after I came in to film the process, so I’m as excited as you are to try it. Enjoy the fall season.

Thanks for watching food. curated.! Happy Drinking!


  1. eddie says:

    Where can I find it because it sounds delicious

  2. Hi Eddie,

    Thanks for asking! We’re still finalizing the list of where we will be serving the Katchkie Harvest Ale, so check back soon! Can’t wait to try it.


    Emilia Petrucci
    Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
    Great Performances

  3. Peggy says:

    I will definitely be on the lookout for this!

  4. Jeremy says:

    Is the list up yet?!?! Looks awesome and can’t wait to try it.

  5. Hi all,

    Liza posted on her blog the locations where Katchkie Harvest Ale is on tap: http://foodcurated.com/2012/10/katchkie-harvest-ale-now-on-tap/

    Hope you all get to enjoy some soon!


  6. Rick says:

    Hello Farmer Bob from old friends in Orange County CA! Looking good, ’bout time you started with the beer!

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