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Long Line at Spec's for the Pumpkinator Release

Saint Arnold limited releases have become synonymous with long lines and beer mania. Today's Pumpkinator release is no exception. The long-awaited seasonal is already on tap at some local spots, but this year's bomber went on sale in cases — precisely how locals are buying it, by the case rather than bottle — and had beer nerds lining up outside the Spec's superstore in the wee hours of the morning. It's unlikely that Spec's will still have cases left this afternoon, so if you want to sample the new beer, go by on your lunch break. (Or right now.) It's described as "an imperial pumpkin stout and our answer to how a pumpkin beer ought to taste." Spec's Beer Department manager Joey Williams says that they often sell out within hours. Williams has also been busy lately with the development and promotion of his Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. collaboration beer Sick in the Head. Williams was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and is currently in remission; this Buff Brew collab was released last month to help raise funds for other cancer patients.
· Saint Arnold [Official Site]
· Spec's [Official Site]

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