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Susan Axelrod

Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business for 15 years before turning to journalism. By day, she is the social media editor for Portland Press Herald. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs, preferably followed by a cocktail or a Maine beer. Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or On Twitter: @susansaxelrod

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Posted: October 6, 2013

Fair or Foul? Pumpkin beer

Written by: Susan Axelrod

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To some, it is a much-anticipated seasonal treat whose spicy, pie-like flavors should be praised from the rooftops (or at least the bar top).

To others, it is an aberration, an orange-hued pox on all of beer-dom.

A small, brave number fall right in the middle. Hand them a pumpkin beer and they’ll drink it (maybe because they’ll drink anything) but they won’t seek it out.

Which one are YOU?

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