My gentleman brought home a big bottle of Sam Adams Fat Jack pumpkin beer and, while drinking it, decided it needed to be involved in a pie. He googled how to include beer into a pie and then settled on a variation of the pie recipe from the pumpkin can.
His initial plan was to just reduce the amount of sweetened condensed milk, but what he ultimately decided to do was heat up the pumpkin and about 2 oz of beer in a saucepan on the stove. It helped to cook things down and blend it together. Then he followed the recipe as directed and then stuck it in a Pillsbury crust. It baked beautifully, didn't crack at all (effing genius, this man is), and was very yummy. He did a great job!