Halloween Beers to Die For in 2018!

Halloween isn’t just about trick or treating. It’s also the time of year to get creative with Halloween beers and mix up a brew that embodies the spooky elements of the season!

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Thanks in part to its grungy, hipster appeal, craft brewers love this time of year and the result is a selection of beers that are big on flavour as well as style.

Check out our list of top Halloween beers for 2018!

Get Pumped for Pumpkins

UK craft beers are heavily influenced by the thousands of micro breweries popping up all over the United States. As a result, we’ve been seeing more and more pumpkin ales appear around this time of year.

A natural source of sugar, pumpkins have been used in the beer brewing process in the US for over a hundred years. So while it appears to be a fad for us, it’s a tradition for them. And there are plenty of reasons to embrace the taste.

Not all pumpkin beers have actual pumpkin in them, because pumpkin has such a mild flavour. It’s actually the spice mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves – the allusive “pumpkin spice”.

Whether you’re looking for a sweet, rich beer or a PSL taste without having to venture to a Starbucks, these beers have you covered!

Pump’d Keith.

6% | Keith Brewery Ltd. | Keith

…not sure if this counts as one of your five a day, but it’s certainly nicer than sprouts

Pumpkin King

5.4% | Brewdog Brewery | Ellon Aberdeenshire

…not your usual unctuous, cloyingly sweet Hallowe’en pumpkin ale. Sure, there’s a huge heady hit of pungent spice on the nose, but it’s followed with bright and zesty citrus flavours, and a light mouthfeel. 


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Pumpkin King. Our twisted take on a pumpkin ale. Day 8 of #adventbrews #craft #craftbeer #brewdog #brewpix #pumpkinale #christmas #advent

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Atomic Pumpkin

6.4% | New Belgium | St Fort Collin, CO

With a serious spicy kick thanks to the addition of habanero peppers, Saigon cinnamon, and arbol peppers, this pumpkin beer is certainly not for the faint of heart.

Stingy Jack

7.2% | Beavertown Brewery | London

…a load of spices at the end of the boil as well as roast pumpkins glazed in maple syrup.

Embrace Your Dark Side

Autumn is the time to put away the light IPAs of summer and embrace the darkness. Brown, red and black ales have a richness to them that feels perfectly indulgent on a chilly evening. Delicious with hearty food and autumn flavours, dark ales make the perfect winter accompaniment.

They also make fantastic themed Halloween beers thanks to their dark and complex nature. From the sticky red of Zombie Blood to the black magic of Dark Arts, the Halloween themes of these beers are devilishly good.

Double Zombie Blood

7% | Odyssey Brew Co | Herefordshire

Lavishly hopped with Mosaic and Centennial and underpinned with a sticky oozy malt base that accentuates the intense tropical aromas and flavours. It ends with a dry bitter finish.


The Devil Made Me Brew It

5.5% | Arbor Ales | Bristol

Dry hopped oatmeal stout.

Agent of Evil

7% | Moor Beer Company | Bristol

Black IPA celebrating the dark side of the force.

Dead Guy Ale

6.8% | Rogue | Newport, OR

In the style of a German Maibock, Dead Guy is deep honey in colour with a malty aroma and a rich, hearty flavour.


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Even in the Dead of night: It glows. #RaiseTheDeadGuy

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Dark Arts

6% | Magic Rock Brewing | Huddersfield

A luxuriously smooth mouthfeel, followed by spicy hop notes and full flavours of chocolate, liquorice, blackberries and figs. The finish is rich and satisfying with a lingering roasted bitterness.


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Black Eyed King Imp (Vietnamese Coffee Edition)

12.7% | Brewdog Brewery | Ellon, Aberdeenshire

…a super intense and twistedly complex brew, with intense notes of sweet vanilla, rich espresso, smooth molasses and bitter chocolate barley.


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Rain Shadow

11.55% | Buxton Brewery | Buxton

A brooding, heavyweight Imperial Stout, crammed with intense, deep-roast speciality malts.


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Next week ??

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Enjoy A Light Fright!

… but if you must stick to your light ales, there are a few spooky specimens that are a great alternative to the darks.

Its Aliiive!!

6.3% | Twisted Barrel Ale | Coventry

…juicy with a great bitterness, nice sweet counterbalance.


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It’s Aliiive is here folks! We’re excited to Introduce our new evolving IPA series for 2017. We noticed that we’d never really made any straightforward IPAs before. We make session IPAs, Black IPAs, Rye IPAs, but no plain old IPAs. There are also completely new styles of IPA hitting the market, and so we’ll be exploring this new world through our evolving range. Featuring artwork from the incredibly talented @astralgypsy, the first iteration of It’s Aliiive is our homage to the new Hazy IPA styles hitting the market. We’ve taken the soft mouthful and hazy appearance of this style and paired them with some straight up, old school West Coast bitterness. Copious amounts of oats and wheat, combined with high chloride water provide the soft mouthfeel to the beer. We used over 9kg of Citra and Comet hops in flame-out for a citrus grapefruit flavour hit, then dry hopped three times with a combination of Mosaic and Simcoe for a piney, resinous aroma. The result is an intensely hopped IPA with orange and resin juicy flavours, an overwhelming tropical fruit aroma, soft fluffy mouthfeel and an intense, long bitter finish. It’s Alive will be rolled out in keg and bottle in Coventry, Warwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Northampton, Sheffield and London over the next few weeks, at our usual outlets and some brand new stockists. Get in touch if you’d like to know where will be stocking it near you! Trade folks – It’s Aliiive will be hitting Eebria Trade in the next day or so, alternatively contact us directly for details of how to get the beer to you. We’ll be releasing new versions of It’s Aliiive every couple of months throughout 2017, next up is DIPA time….

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6.3% | Buxton Brewery | Buxton

Trolltunga is a jutting rock in Norway, hanging 700 metres over Lake Ringedalsvatnet. Only the wary tread the path to the very edge. This beer was brewed to celebrate friendship and a love of wild places.


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Com uma acidez pronunciada. No aroma sentimos aquele cítrico muito bem inserido com notas herbais e frutadas. Amargor intenso de tirar o fôlego, fica na boca um sabor delicioso, sabor frutado, cítrico de groselha, nuances de maracujá com um leve toque de frisante. Rótulo com um perfeito equilíbrio entre amargor e acidez, um complementa o outro. De coloração amarela opaca com creme branco de média formação. Este rótulo foi produzido em parceria com a cervejaria Lervig Aktiebryggerida na Noruega. A tradução do nome significa língua de troll, que faz uma homenagem a belíssima formação rochosa do sudoeste da Noruega, localizada a 700 metros do chão sobre o lago Ringedalsvatnet, um lugar sensacional, que combina com a intensidade desta cerveja. Cheers!!! Buxton sempre ultrapassa os limites. Cerveja: Trolltunga Cervejaria: Buxton Família: Ale Estilo: Sour Mashed IPA Origem: Inglaterra ABV: 6.3% IBU: N/A Temperatura: 5-7 ºC Copo: Pint, Taça Volume: 330ml Ingredientes: água, malte, groselha, lúpulo e levedura Aroma: frutado, herbal, cítrico Harmonização: ceviche, rochefort, chutney de manga, peixe assado e risoto de limão siciliano Preço médio: R$18,00 #trolltunga #trolltungabeer #buxton #sourmashedipa #souripa #BeboMelhor #bebamenosbebamelhor #craftbeer #justcraftbeer #cerveja #cervejaartesanal #beer #breja #beerporn #beernerd #beergeek #beerstagram #beertography #beergasm #beerlover #beerlife #beerpics #beeroftheday #beerphoto #instabeer #untappd #buxtonbrewery #bebaqualidade #cervejadeverdade #cervejasespeciais @WBeerOficial @buxtonbrewery @BuxtonTapHouse

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Skeleton Blues

5.2% | Stewart Brewery | Edinburgh


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Back in stock!

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American Wheat Beer. Winning entry from the Institute of Brewing & Distilling 2015 homebrewing competition.

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