Tomorrow is Halloween, and there are no shortage of spooky beer-centered events happening around town. But if you don’t feel like braving the slavering hoards you can always stay home, pass out candy, and enjoy a few treats of your own!
A Night On The Town
There are a few events happening around town if you want to get dressed-up and drink craft beer:
- Actually happening tonight (Devil’s Night!) is the last of the Smog City Brewing First Anniversary parties at Tony’s Darts Away. The party starts at six and features special Smog City beers on tap and a costume party.
- Firestone Walker One Night Stand at Beer Belly LA. A special tap list and a costume party await you in K-Town starting at 5pm.
- Get you candy fix plus your craft beer fix with Stone Brewing Co. at The Library Alehouse. The Bean to “Bar” event showcases Stone’s new Mint Chocolate Stout, ChocoVivo chocolates, and a special flight of Stone beers paired with ChocoVivo confections (including Stone 2010 Imperial Russian Stout with ChocoVivo Coffee Vanilla.) More info is here.
- Golden Road Brewing has two events on Wednesday. First, you can win prizes by entering the Grrreat Grrrrowler contest: just dress-up your 32oz GRB growler in a costume and stop by the pub between 5:30 and 7pm. Then you can stick around for the Brew and View screening of Psycho & Ghostbusters on the new lawn!
- All three Congregation Ale House locations will be throwing the annual Saints and Sinners ball with a costume contest, giveaways, and an awesome themed tap-list.
Treats For An Evening In
Decided not to venture out of the safety and comfort of your home? We don’t blame you, but that doesn’t mean you can enjoy some grown-up treats for Halloween! In addition to the Pumpkin Beers that we’ve previously recommended here are a few ideas for craft beer goodies to enjoy while passing out candy:
- Hangar 24 Chocolate Porter: Better than candy this rich strong porter is brimming with roasty flavors and heavy cocoa. The beer is 8%ABV but it’s so chocolatey that you’ll probably want a friend to help you with the bottle.
- Rogue Dead Guy Ale: A classic craft beer stand-by, this hybrid maibock is a Halloween-time favorite. If you haven’t had one in a while, All Hallow’s Eve is a great excuse to revisit this beer.
- Victory Hop Devil: Victory’s take on an American IPA uses German malts which give the IPA a near-amber hue, but the hops are the star of this beer.
- Ballast Point Sea Monster: In the mood for a big heavy stout? Give this 10% monster a try; it’s loaded with cocoa and coffee notes.
- Stone Double Bastard: Just released yesterday, the 2012 bottling of Stone’s annual special strong ale is the perfect accompaniment to an evening spent providing treats to the young tricksters at your door.