Five Midwest Brews That Scream “Halloween”

It’s October, which means that nearly every craft brewer is serving up pumpkin beer. And while we love pumpkin-everything as much as the next person, sometimes we also crave the other tasty flavors of fall — especially when it comes to spooky Halloween-themed brews. Relish the creepiness of the season with these deliciously frightening craft beers from throughout the middle of America.

1/ Pentagram – Surly Brewing, Minneapolis, Minn.
Aged in red wine barrels and again in rye whiskey barrels, this sour cherry, oak and tobacco beer has complex flavors and a creepy label. Enjoy this seasonal brew while it’s offered.

2/ R.I.P. Rye – Apocalypse Brew Works, Louisville, Ky.
An intensely hoppy rye IPA, this one has to be caught at the right time, as it’s one of the many fabulous offerings available in Apocalypse Brew Works’ ten rotating taps.

3/ Certified Evil – Lucky Bucket Brewing, Omaha, Neb.
This oatmeal stout is offered year-round, giving ample time to change your personality to the one on the label—but maybe you need the evil boost going into your haunts.

4/ Skull’Ole – 3 Floyds Brewing Co., Indianapolis, Ind.
Enjoy this American sour cherry and blueberry beer while avoiding eye contact with the terrifying, red-eyed demon on the label. He means business.

5/ Casper the Gose – Jackalope Brewing, Nashville, Tenn.
If you’ve never had a German Gose before, this half-wheat, half-pilsner brew with lemon, sea salt and coriander is the way to go. The little kick of spice will serve as a friendly reminder that even Casper has his naughty side.

Featured photo courtesy of Surly Brewing.

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