Beers for Halloween

Americans love Halloween. The candy, the costumes, the decorations. And don’t forget about the parties. This year, don’t let your celebration forget what can be one of the most inspired details of a good Halloween party – the beer. To help, the Pursuitist has put together a collection of Halloween-related beers. And not just a pumpkin beer. We’ve got vampires, zombies, werewolves and more. It’s a list of great beers that will have your Halloween guests marvel at your cleverness (as well as beer expertise).

nosferatuNosferatu – Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland, Ohio
A wonderful, clean red ale, whose name and bottling is inspired by F. W. Murnau’s classic vampire film, Nosferatu.

Moorhouse Blond Witch – Moorhouse’s Brewery, UK
The Blond Witch is a simple, straight forward blond ale. The hazy pale brew has a slight hoppineess and fruitiness.

Zombie Dust – Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub, Munster, Indiana
We can’t have Halloween without zombies. Zombie Dust does the trick. It’s a great beer. – a hoppy, strong and unique American Pale Ale.

old heathenOld Heathen Imperial Stout – Weyerbacher Brewing Co., Easton, Pennsyvania
Halloween is time to invoke the ancient spirits. What better way than with Old Heathen – a Russian Imperial Stout that’s pours black as night and is rich with the taste of coffee and chocolate.

Newcastle Werewolf – The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited, U.K.
Let the werewolves make an appearance this Halloween with Newcastle Werewolf, an easy-to-drink red lager with nice carbonation.

dead-guy-aleDead Guy Ale – Rogue Ales, Portland, Oregon
The dead shall rise – so why not drink their beer. Dead Guy Ale is a sweet, malty Maibock that nicely balances character and drinkability.

Pumpkin Beer – Find locally
Pumpkin beer is made by many, many breweries and brewpubs. Quality varies, but no Halloween celebration is complete without a pumpkin beer. So check out your local liquor store and take home a Halloween tradition.

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