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Halloween Archives – PorchDrinking.com

What We’re Drinking | October 30, 2020

October 30, 2020 |

Tomorrow is Halloween, and like most of the holidays this year, it’s going to look a little different. The people who normally dread trick or treaters coming to their house will rejoice. They finally have a great excuse not to answer their door. Hopefully everyone else can find a safe, socially distanced, fun option for their Halloween this year. While you’re on our site, be sure to check out some of our Halloween-inspired articles. This is What We’re Drinking. Read More

Ultimate 6er | Horror Films by the Decade

October 28, 2020 |

What’s your favorite scary movie? Forget the pumpkin beers and expiring Oktoberfests, we have just the right beer to pair with some of the best horror films of the last six decades in this week’s Ultimate 6er. So, grab some popcorn, because it’s time to get spooky!

CAUTION: Spoilers ahead.

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What We’re Cooking | Hefeweizen Honeycomb Toffee

October 22, 2020 |

On Halloween, adults are torn between two decisions: eat candy with the kids or drink with the adults. In this edition of What We’re Cooking, Scott Johnson solves that problem by bringing the two elements together through this Hefeweizen Honeycomb Toffee! Read More

Halloween Beer Treat | 450 North Brewing Cotton Candy Watermelon Piña Colada Slushy XL

October 20, 2020 |

Cotton candy is one of those sweet treats that’s fitting for so many occasions: carnivals, backyard BBQs, birthday parties and, of course, the packaged version of this treat that you receive while trick-or-treating. 450 North Brewing Co. in Columbus, IN created this “adult” version of a favorite treat with an extra fruity profile of watermelon piña colada. It’s certainly a Halloween beer treat that is fun, light and refreshing to enjoy.

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Exploring the Haunted History of Jolly Pumpkin’s Traverse City Location

October 29, 2019 |

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is most known for its well-crafted array of sour ales, but it’s Traverse City brewpub location is known for something else. The brewpub is attached to Bowers Harbor Inn, home to upscale restaurant, Mission Table, and gorgeous views of the waterfront. It might also include a haunted spirit. Just in time for Halloween, here’s what you need to know about this Jolly Pumpkin location’s haunted history, which may be one of spookiest brewpub spots in the U.S. 

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Event Recap | Ohio Craft Beer’s Ale-O-Ween Offers Spooky Treats

October 23, 2019 |

Ohio Craft Beer’s Ale-O-Ween beer festival moved to a new location this year, but the spooky fun of this 4th annual event stayed true to its calling. Ale-O-Ween moved to the Dayton Convention Center this year after a couple years at The Steam Plant event center, and Ohio Craft Beer is hoping the event continues to grow into the larger space.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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4th Tap Brewing Cooperative Brews Spooky Concept for Haunted House Entertainment Pioneer

October 30, 2018 |

Halloween is upon us and haunted house fans in Texas know the House of Torment in Austin, Texas is as good as it gets. Nationally recognized, this pioneer in haunted entertainment features three re-imagined immersive experiences and a new bar, Torment Tavern. Read More

Avery Brewing | Rumpkin Rum Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Ale

October 30, 2018 |

Ahh, fall. A time of cooling temperatures, cozy knit sweaters and pumpkin spice as far as the nose can smell. It can be easy to hit gourd overload before the leaves even begin to change, and craft beer is no exception: I counted 14 pumpkin-themed six-packs at the liquor store this week, and that’s not even including bombers.

So, in an effort to help you wade through the most trendy of all beer trends this autumn, let me cut to the chase: just drink Avery Brewing’s Rumpkin. Read More

Brewery Ommegang | Candi Stout

October 17, 2018 |

Photo courtesy of www.mashing-in.com

As we speed through October, the weather (should) become colder and the days become shorter. The finale of the month is Halloween. You can get into the spirit by decorating your home, dressing in costume or you can find your sweet kicks in seasonal beers that have flavors of peanut butter cups or pumpkin pies. One such spirited beer available is Brewery Ommegang Candi Stout.

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Beerstagram | October 26 – November 2

November 3, 2017 |

Hello Beerstagram followers! How was your Halloween? Did you dress up as something or just enjoy some festive brews? We’d love to hear more about it! We have quite a few Halloween-inspired shots from this past week in the roundup for you today. Hard to believe it is now already November. Cheers, folks! See you back here again next week.

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Short’s Brewing Made a Stranger Things-Inspired IPA

October 31, 2017 |

Netflix’s retro horror series Stranger Things quickly became a cult classic due its to campy aesthetic, mysterious storylines and great acting. Now in its second season, Stranger Things has inspired cool merchandise, popular Halloween costumes, and even a special IPA from Short’s Brewing named after a Stranger Things fan favorite: Chief Hopper. Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Halloween Horror

October 30, 2017 |

It’s time to embrace the dark side of life (death). Soak in the screams. Face your fears. Take in the terror of a foggy graveyard. Forget cute costumes, trick or treating or the mythological Great Pumpkin. Halloween is for witches; mummies; Viking spirits; vicious clowns; nightmares; zombies; demons; and blood-sucking creatures of all types.

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Ultimate 6er | Witches Brew

October 25, 2017 |

‘Tis the season for Halloween haunts and deliciously tasty beers! Halloween is just around the corner and I could barely contain my excitement. I’ve been busy prepping all month long for my favorite holiday by visiting pumpkin patches, putting out spooky decorations, deciding on the perfect costume and watching more horror films than I could count.

I love watching any horror film I can find. Zombies, clowns and slow-moving psycho maniacs, I can’t get enough of them. But since witching hour is nearly upon us, we have to honor some truly classic “black magic” women.

If you are gearing up for an evening of some bewitching entertainment, here are six beers to pair with some witches that graced us with their presence. Read More

PorchDrinking’s Weekly Denver Beer Beat | October 25, 2017

October 25, 2017 |

The Denver Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings, etc.
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Chicago Quick Sips | October 23

October 23, 2017 |

Quick Sips is our way of highlighting beer events, tap takeovers and other notable beer news around the city of Chicago. If you’d like to submit something to be included in the next Quick Sips, please email us at [email protected].

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Ultimate 6er | Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)

November 1, 2016 |

The Day of the Dead – or Día de los Muertos – involves a myriad of cultural traditions, largely comprised of the Roman Catholic All Saints Day celebration and ancient Native Mexican observances associated with those who’ve passed. But, like most things these days, the festivities have evolved in such a manner as to take a little bit of this, a little bit of that, which ultimately results in a large party! Throughout Mexico and the U.S., it’s a good excuse to have some fun. Let’s just make sure we do it with the right beer. 

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PorchDrinking Playlist | Basic Witches

October 31, 2016 |

Bout that time again folks, the season of spook is upon us! Ghosts are waiting to be busted and basic witches near and far are happily sipping on their nonfat pumpkin spice lattes in between capturing the ultimate fall foliage selfies.
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Ultimate 666er | Horror Flicks

October 27, 2016 |

Hooray for the spooky chill in the air. Besides the overwhelming benefits of better sleep in a cool bedroom, it’s Halloween time! One of our family’s favorite holidays. Bring on the autumn beer and horror movies!

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Avery Brewing | The Beast Oak Aged Grand Cru Ale

October 21, 2016 |

Vincent Price warned us all, but nothing can stop Avery Brewing from unleashing The Beast upon the beer-drinking world. It is big. It is bold. It is even a little frightening. It lurks in the depths of Avery’s brewhouse, ready to pounce on nearby taste buds. The Beast doesn’t just dominate the palate, it devours it… and you will love it.

Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood

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