On Halloween, if a costume makes a person, then a beer label makes the beer. You wouldn’t show up with normal clothes on Halloween, so why show up with normal beer? Whatever you’re planning on doing for this year’s Hallow’s Eve, there’s one thing you need in order to make the evening complete: some good, spooky beer. Whether it tastes like a pumpkin patch or alludes to your most feared Halloween monster, these beers put the boo in booze.
Zombie Dust by Three Floyds Brewing Co.
Don’t be too afraid by the armored zombie king on the label because you will definitely want to try this apocalyptic brew. This constantly dominates beer reviews, so if you’re looking for a Halloween beer with real “street cred,” this is it. Zombie Dust is intensely hopped with citrus aromas and is a 6.4% ABV American Pale Ale. Bring a six-pack of this to your Halloween party, and zombies will be crawling out of their graves just for a sip.
The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale by Flying Dog Brewing Company
For those of you who want a truly authentic Halloween beer, snatch a pack of these. Brewed from locally grown pumpkins and a secret blend of spices, this dark ale tastes like pumpkin pie with notes of graham crackers and chocolate. But don’t be fooled by the sweet taste because it has a 9% ABV and a terrifying ghoulish dog screaming from the label.
Cucapá Chupacabras by Cucapá Brewing Co.
Named after the mysterious creature, this famous Mexican craft beer is one of the spookiest and hoppiest beers in Mexico. It has a deep copper color with rich creamy caramel and chocolate aromas. If you don’t know what a chupacabra is, check out the label. It should give you some sort of idea. The name literally translates to “goat sucker,” due to the reports that this rarely seen alien/demon-looking beast has been seen feeding on livestock. Thirsty yet?
Evil Dead Red by Alesmith Brewing Co.
Brewed only for Halloween season, this blood Red ale goes perfectly with even the most terrifying horror flick. With intense aromas of pine and citrus, this beer finishes smooth and will leave you fending off evil spirits just like in the movie it’s named after. But, the spookiness doesn’t end there. The alcohol content clocks in at a devilish 6.66% ABV.