Halloween & Pumpkin Ale





ABV: 7.0% | Our Props: 8.5

Happy Halloween everyone! Fall is finally getting to Charlotte and with the onset of fall comes the influx of pumpkin ales. The choices out there can be daunting – so many to chose from, where did they all come from? The on-slot of seasonal brews could even cause the novice pumpkin ale sampler to steer clear. We're a very picky pumpkin ale drinking bunch and the biggest turn-off for us is the overly sweet ones. Well Jessi and I have the cure for you. Look to Dogfish Brewery. Dogfish continuously delivers wonderful brews time and time again. The Punk Ale is awesome it has just the right amount of pumpkin flavor; not overly-sweet and has the perfect amount of spice to it. We highly recommend it.


For our pumpkin this year we chose to do the face from a scene in the movie The Thing. The movie came out in 1982 and was based on a John Carpenter novel. Neither of us had ever seen the movie but both agreed it was a daunting face. When I was talking about it with my manager last week and he insisted we watch the movie. So we Netflixed it and did. Not the coolest flick but at least I did not carve a pumpkin not knowing the history of the monster. I can't take credit for drawing it - the template came from Zombiepumpkins.com – they have the coolest pumpkins ever!

The other shot is of me, Michael, from my office Halloween contest. We were zombies and yes, we won. Hope you all are having a wonderful fall and a great Halloween.



9 comments:

Conor @ Hold the Beef said...

I was looking at the pumpkin, thinking it was pretty disturbing, and then I scrolled down. I wish my office had costume parties so we could have meetings dressed like that.. drinking pumpkin ale.

Gloria said...

Happy Hallowen Tonya!! nice pictures! gloria

Gloria said...

Sorry.sorry I said you tonya, Happy Hallowen Chef Fresco! xx gloria

Donna-FFW said...

I am LOVING that costume!!! Such fun! My kind of meeting for sure!

lisa is cooking said...

Dogfish does make the best pumpkin ale! I tried another last week, and it tasted like cinnamon water (bad). Great looking pumpkin!

Leslie said...

love the pumpkin!

Kerstin said...

Mmm, wish I had a pumpkin beer right now! LOVE the costume too!

Chef E said...

Heh! we love the pumpkin beer; its great to cook with! I almost want to make a joke that he looks too bad for such an early time in the marriage! LOL, love this post...

Juliana said...

Happy belated halloween :-) I'd love to have a sip of this pumpkin ale!

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