Ask Bacchus: The Flavors of October

Last night’s TRIVIA showdown was a great one! Our TOYLAND theme was designed to get you in the frame of mind for our Halloween Costume Contest October 27th where the theme will be Toy Box! The trivia questions were tricky and 8 teams vied for the trophy. Some pix below and more pix and a full recap here.

Of course, in October, our minds think of Halloween and pumpkins…

The over-hyped flavor known as pumpkin spice has come to dominate the flavor profiles of autumn. A study from analytics company 1010data suggests that food manufacturers are more interested in making pumpkin-spiced-everything than consumers are in eating, drinking, or smelling it.

What are you getting when you get “pumpkin spice”? It could be a few things including mostly nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. It’s a brain hiccup for most to realize…there is definitely NO PUMPKIN in pumpkin spice products.


The new tap handle at Bacchus features Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale. Guess what? It’s got cinnamon (a pumpkin spice), but also has pumpkin juice!

Here’s a list of ingredients: pumpkin juice; Saigon cinnamon; habanero, aji and del arbol peppers.

Grab a pint of any draft brew, including Atomic Pumpkin, today at Bacchus for only $3! Throw in a flatbread pizza or tasty pastrami sandwich for only $7 more. What a meal deal!