Posted on October 29th, 2009
Halloween is upon us, and what better way to celebrate this night of mischief than with a few craft beers who pay tribute to the macabre. Here’s a look at 13 brews whose names honor all that is spooky and scary.
Rogue Dead Guy Ale
A classic dopplebock from one of most influential craft brewers around.
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Any of the brews by this Michigan brewer are worth a try, but the Madrugada Obscura “Dark Dawn” stout is perfect for All Hallows’ Eve.
A delightfully balanced, yet malty brown ale from a wonderful English brewery.
Victory Hop Devil
A great IPA which might put the novice’s taste buds through hell.
Young’s Old Nick Barleywine
Although most folks think Santa when they hear of ‘Old Nick,’ the name was originally an epithet for Satan.
From the French for ‘damned,’ this is one to be enjoyed in moderation, thanks to its massive taste and strength.
Three Floyds Dark Lord Russian Imperial Stout
This acclaimed Indiana brewery made a stout as black as the dark lord himself. Well worth a try.
Another dark-as-night stout named after a mighty demon. Certainly worth a sip.
Brooklyn Monster Ale
Brooklyn Brewery is not known for big or ‘extreme’ beers, which is even more reason to pick this barleywine up if you see it.
Lost Abbey Witch’s Wit
Despite its dark name, this wit is light and crisp.
Fantôme Black Ghost
With two ghosts in its name, this brew will spook you twice.
Antoher great brew from this traditional British brewery located in Oxford.
Avery The Beast Grand Cru Ale
Drink too much of this massive brew, and you’ll find yourself haunted by a hangover the next day.