Schottky Pumpkin Ale
A fall beer that tastes and smells like that delicious pumpkin pie we all know and love
What's With the Name?
This beer is an homage to German physicist Walter H. Schottky (1888-1976) who played a major role in developing the theory of electron and ion emission phenomena. The shape you see carved into the pumpkin on our beer labels is actually the sign for the Schottky diode, which is a semiconductor diode with a low forward voltage drop and a very fast switching action.
Beer & Brewing Info
BJCP Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer, Style 21
Schottky died on March 4, 1976 at the age of 90. His death came just two years after his former employer, Siemens, had begun commercially manufacturing Schottky diodes for microwave use.