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Frightful Brew: 8 Spooky Beers for Halloween

by The Drink Nation on Oct 27, 2014 in Roundups
Frightful Brew: 8 Spooky Beers for Halloween

With Halloween only a couple days away, we pulled together a list of some of the scariest beers out there. Terrifying names and frightening labels make these brews perfect for setting the scene at your Halloween party — you’ll get the chills before you even take your first sip.

Great Lakes Nosferatu: Classified as an American Strong Ale, Great Lakes’ Nosferatu is an eerily delicious fall beer. Dark amber in color, this brew carries a nice balance of sweet malt flavor with a bitter hop kick (8% ABV).

Great Divide Yeti Stout: If you’re looking for a dark stout, this is your beer. Almost black in color, Yeti is full of roasted malt flavors with underlying caramel and toffee notes. The hops cannot be forgotten however, as this beer weighs in at 75 IBUs (9.5% ABV).

Evil Genius Evil Eye PA: While the name may be intimidating, Evil Eye PA will be a hit for any hophead. This beer is made with four different kinds of hops that are counterbalanced with sweet malt flavors. Citrusy in flavor, it is sure to give your guests a (pleasant) fright (6% ABV).

Rogue Dead Guy Ale: Brewed in the style of a German Maibock, a high-strength hoppy ale, Dead Guy has won several medals at the World Beer Cup and offers a honeyed, malty flavor backed up by both Perle and Saaz hops. Bonus: the bottle glows in the dark! (6.66% ABV)

New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale: What better suit-topper for the Headless Horseman than a pumpkin. Though it’s nearing the end of the autumn spice beer season, real pumpkin makes this malty ale a worthy sip, and it pairs well with sweets (5.5% ABV).

Lost Abbey Witch's Wit: Offered in large-format bottles, this Belgian witbier is an easy-drinking, citrusy autumn seasonal. Follow the gripping tale on the back label of a witch convicted of dark art and destined to burn at the stake (4.8% ABV).

Unibroue Maudite: With a name that translates to “damned,” this was the first strong beer ever retailed in Quebec. The amber-red ale from the Canadian brewery is robust with a spicy orange nose, a malty body and a crisp hop finish (8% ABV).

Gulden Draak: The dragon on the label of this Belgian-brewed dark tripel is based on a ancient Norwegian symbol, and the beer is meant to be just as imposing. After the first fermentation, the beer undergoes a secondary fermentation with wine yeasts, providing complex flavors of caramel, roasted malt and coffee (10.5% ABV).
 


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