Pumpkin ale is the beaujolais nouveau of the beer world: it’s ubiquitous in the fall and it gets little respect. Beer drinkers complain that they show up too early, and sure, August is a bit early –– but this year August was pumpkin season. Then they complain that pumpkin ales just don’t taste good. Well, they don’t all taste the same, so that has to be a generalization, unless you hate the taste of pumpkin or pumpkin spices in which case shut your damn mouth. Then they complain that they’re everywhere, which wouldn’t be true if nobody drank them. I say –– no, I implore: stop the whining. Find a pumpkin ale you like, or move straight on to the winter beers and let us have our fun. Halloween weekend is the perfect time to indulge in a pumpkin ale (they’re surprisingly good with candy, given their sweetness). There are…