What Are You Drinking During Trick-or-Treat?

Since everyone and their brother is putting out a list of their favorite pumpkin beers, I decided to do something a little different. Trick-or-Treating is tonight in my neighborhood, and we like to do it up right! I got your pumpkin beer list right here, except it’s a Trick-or-Treating beer list:

Hey! Pumpkin by Denver Beer Co. (brought back from GABF events)

Pumking by Southern Tier – 2012 Vintage

Imperial Pumpkin by Dry Dock Brewing

Side-by-Side comparison of 2013 & 2014 Rumpkin from Avery Brewing

Pump[KY]n (new this year, a pumpkin porter aged on KY bourbon barrels) from Avery Brewing

Rare Beers Spotted! Cases of Venus, Avery’s Rumpkin and Pump[KY]n

Cases of Bell’s newest Planet Series beer, Venus: the Bringer of Peace, were spotted at Lohman’s Beer in Wexford.

Avery’s huge-hitting pumpkin beers, Rumpkin and the new-for-this-year Pump[KY]n (BBA pumpkin porter), were spotted in bottles at House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington. I hear a lot of Pittsburgh folks saying they never get to try these two Avery seasonals!

Good Wood Barrel-Aged Beer Festival – November 22, 2014

East End Brewing and Wigle Whiskey are presenting the Good Wood Barrel-Aged Beer Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, 6 – 9 pm. The event will take place at East End Brewing in Larimer and will be attended by several breweries and Wigle Whiskey. East End has published the list of beers they will have available at the event. Food trucks and live music will be present as well. Tickets are $45 each. Also, Wigle will have used whiskey barrels available for purchase for all you homebrewers out there! With the popularity of barrel-aged stuff, I think this festival will be a big hit!

Beers of the Burgh Winter Warmer Beer Festival – November 8, 2014

Beers of the Burgh brings us their Winter Warmer beer fest on Nov. 8, 2014, 3 – 7pm, in Lawrenceville. Tickets are available at general admission ($45), VIP ($75), and designated driver ($19) levels. This fest will bring about 25 local Western PA breweries to show their winter/seasonal beers, such as pumpkin beers, spiced beers, etc. The full list of breweries is available at their website.  Admission includes a tasting glass and the tastings. Also available will be food trucks and live music. The festival will benefit the Variety Children’s Charity. Tickets available here.

“Blood, Sweat, and Beer” Documentary Includes Brew Gentlemen Beer Co.

There is a new beer documentary in the making, and it includes our very own Brew Gentlemen Beer Company of Braddock as one of its feature topics! “Blood, Sweat, and Beer” followed Brew Gentlemen as they started building their brewery. The film is currently in the finishing stages and the filmmakers are trying to raise the funds to complete it using this Kickstarter site.  A trailer for the film is available at this site. The film also interviews brewers and experts from around the country such as Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman, Brewers’ Association founder Charlie Papazian, and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.