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Fall for Pumpkin Noire: Marble Brewery holds release parties for its brew of the season

A label from a previous Pumpkin Noire release by Marble Brewery. (Courtesy of Marble Brewery)

A label from a previous Pumpkin Noire release by Marble Brewery. (Courtesy of Marble Brewery)

A dark pumpkin ale to enjoy in the thick of autumn is a great way to ease into the holiday season.

Get your hands on Marble Brewery’s 2015 Pumpkin Noire during its release party on Wednesday at its Downtown pub and its West Side taproom.

“It’s the smoothest, darkest black pumpkin ale that the world has ever tasted,” Ted Rice, Marble’s president, co-owner and brewmaster said. “It has spices, dark notes and a unique gingerbread character.”

At Marble’s Downtown pub, Canvas Artistry will be offering a complimentary white chocolate Baileys truffle with toasted pepita and pistachios with the purchase of a Pumpkin Noire beginning at 5 p.m. Wednesday until supplies last, according to Elyse Cushman, Marble’s marketing and events coordinator. Canvas Artistry is an eatery, bar and urban collective located in Nob Hill, according to its website at

If you need a little more nourishment than a dessert truffle, head over to the Street Food Institute food truck that will be parked just outside of Marble Downtown from 5 to 11 p.m.

To keep things jumping, Lenin & McCarthy will take the Marble stage from 6 to 9 p.m. and perform their acoustic pop rock.

Marble’s West Side taproom will be throwing a double celebration. It will host its Pumpkin Noire Release party and its ongoing Wednesdays on the West Side event.

The Bus Tapes will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. and keep things festive with its folk rock and blues with a jazz twist.

The West Side taproom also will be giving complimentary Canvas Artistry truffles with a Pumpkin Noire purchase until supplies last.

As part of Wednesdays on the West Side there will be a featured pairing of fresh oysters with Marble’s Oatmeal Stout for $10. The stout is brewed with flaked oats and a blend of three roasted malts, according to Marble’s website. It has a “creamy texture with dark notes of espresso and chocolate,” it adds.

This year, Marble will not be releasing its Pumpkin Noire in bottles so get over to Marble before this perfect accompaniment to fall is gone on tap.

“The weather has been shifting and the leaves are changing,” Rice said. “This is a beer well-suited for the temperatures of the fall season.”