Let us be Frank[enstein]. Halloween is less than two weeks away and we are alive with excitement. We have the party planned, costumes picked and 10 beers that are completely brew-tacular. These delicious blends of fall flavors and spooky aromas are ideal for a night of ghoulish shenanigans.
Prepare yourself to rise from the dead as we get down and dirty with these Halloween inspired brews to fill your coffin… I mean your cooler!
Double Trouble Imperial IPA | Founders Brewing Co.
If you’ve got it, haunt it. Take on double the trouble with this Imperial Indian Pale Ale. It’s has a backbone of a robust malts, a smooth, bitter finish and comes to a whopping ABV of 9.4%. Peep the hypnotizing label as you take your first sip. Things aren’t always what they seem during Hallow’s Eve.
Spook Hill American Pale Ale | Red Cypress Brewing
Fill your senses with this Florida-based brew that is sure to send chills up your spine. Spook Hill is an American Pale Ale with an ABV of 5%. It is a concoction of juicy mango, papaya and woody notes with an uphill climb at the finish. You won’t want to be sipping on this as someone is revving up their chainsaw, but you will want to be enjoying it if you’re into a fruity and refreshing finishes.
Devil’s Chair American IPA | Red Cypress Brewing
Pack a sinister punch with a brew fit for the man in red. At an ABV of 6% you don’t need to live in a fiery dungeon to enjoy it. This complex beer leaves you mystified with fruity hops and a dry, bitter finish. Legend says that if you leave an unopened can on the Devil’s Chair in Cassadaga, Florida at midnight, it will be empty in the morning. Now that’s spooky!
Dead Guy Ale | Rogue
Rise from the dead as you sip on this German-style maibock. Made from Rogue’s ‘PacMan’ ale yeast it takes on a deep honey color with malty aromas. Whether you’re a werewolf or a witch, this smooth brew pairs perfectly with a night of horrors and has an ABV of 6.8%.
Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale | Kentucky Ale
Produced in the heart of bourbon country, this Kentucky Ale is ideal for the cooler seasons. This brew is enhanced with bourbon aged goodness. Each sip is filled with spiced notes of brown sugar, nutmeg and pumpkin butter. This bold and seasonally flavored brew holds an ABV of 10%. We might be biased when we say anything aged in bourbon is amazing, but it’s true. Try it for yourself and tweet us about it. #alwaysbecelebrating @ABCBeerCountry
Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Coffee Stout | Kentucky Ale
Coffee stouts are totally in this season, and Kentucky Ale is jumping on the hay wagon. This bourbon barrel aged stout embodies smooth coffee flavors and takes on vanilla, caramel and toffee notes. Its intense flavors pair well with roast beef and gamey meats. Coming in at an ABV of 8% it’s perfect of all you night crawlersthis Halloween.
Shipyard Pumpkinhead | Shipyard
If this label doesn’t scream Halloween to you, then the zombies have already gotten your eyes. Celebrate this haunted month with a beer that is crafted from delicious pumpkin aromas and subtle spice flavors. Serve this 4.5% ABV, malt style brew in a glass rimmed with sugar and cinnamon to compliment it’s crisp and refreshing fall essence.
Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin | New Belgium Brewing
New Belgium Brewing is no beginner when it comes to brewing up some incredibly delicious beer. Their Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. It’s pumpkin pie aroma and surprising hints of red pepper leaves your taste buds howling for more. At an ABV of 6.4%, enjoy this full-bodied pale amber with your favorite Halloween treats.
Warlock | Southern Tier Brewing Company
Southern Tier has a variety of brews to choose from, but their Warlock brew perfectly fits the occasion. This 8.6% ABV, Imperial Stout embodies the season with pumpkin aromas and notes of pumpkin spices. This truly enchanting stout that will have you under a spell all night long.
Pumking | Southern Tier Brewing Company
Looking for something a little lighter than their stout? Go for their delicious Imperial Ale. Cultivated with ale yeast, two varieties of hops, double the malt, full aromas of pumpkin and an ABV of 8.6% this pick is ideal for Hallow’s Eve. So, grab yourself a goblet and fill it up.
Maudite | Unibroue
Unibroue’s Abbey-style brew is amber in color, medium bodied and holds an ABV of 8%. If you had any doubt’s about why we chose this for our Halloween brew, look no further than the label. The flying canoe comes from a Quebec legend that symbolizes a pact signed with the devil himself. But, don’t worry it’s just a legend – so they say.