Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Applehead is Shipyard's new winter beer and can now be found in stores in place of Pumpkinhead. I am not going to lie, Pumpkinhead may have the slight advantage here. It seems to me that Applehead has very similar flavors to Pumpkinhead with a much duller taste. It also does not taste much like an apple. Nevertheless, when stores are out of Pumpkinhead and I am craving for it, Applehead seems to do the trick.
It is common to serve both Pumpkinhead and Applehead in glasses rimmed with cinnamon and sugar. This is one of my favorite parts of the drink! To create the rim, take two bowls, one lined with water and one lined with equal parts of cinnamon and sugar. First dip the glass in the water, then dip it in the bowl of cinnamon and sugar. To fill the glass, make sure you hold the glass at an angle otherwise the beer bubbles will over fill and wash away the cinnamon sugar rim.