Fallen Angel - Midnight Sun Brewing

Belgian Strong Pale Ales are a great for the season plus the naming trend paying homage to Duvel is cool.

Peppered lemon juice spritzed on banana bubblegum.

Pear wine with apple dustings and a dry finish. 8%.

 Awesome pumpkins from Pumpkin Hollow.

Misfits - Misfits I

Impossible to pick a favorite album so I'm going with a compilation.

1. She
2. Hollywood Babylon
3. Bullet
4. Horror Business
5. Teenagers from Mars
6. Night of the Living Dead
7. Where Eagles Dare
8. Vampira
9. I Turned into a Martian
10. Skulls
11. London Dungeon
12. Ghouls Night Out
13. Astro Zombies
14. Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?
15. Die, Die My Darling
16. Earth A.D.
17. Devilock
18. Death Comes Ripping
19. Green Hell
20. Wolfsblood

Hissfits is my idea for a Misfits cover band made up of cats.


Dark O' The Moon - Elysian Brewing Company (2011)

Cocoa seared pumpkin seeds.

Baked, brewed, and blasphemized with sweetness and spice. 6.5%.

3rd year, 3rd round. There are at least 2 reasons to buy silver.

Oak Jacked Imperial Pumpkin Ale - Uinta Brewing

Creamed candy corn whiskeyed with cinnamon and mapled vanilla.

Buttery clove coated toffee flesh ripped from ginger spiced candy skulls.  10.31%.

 Cha-cha with the zombies.

The William Castle Film Collection

William Castle understood how to bridge the gap between gimmick and charm.

Perfect Halloween movies that are still enjoyable viewing experiences even for those of us watching decades later.

13 Frightened Girls(1963)
13 Ghosts (1960)
Homicidal (1961)
Strait-Jacket (1964)
The Old Dark House (1963)
Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
The Tingler (1959)
Zotz! (1962)
Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007)

Fright Effects Induced by Injection of Lysergic Acid LSD25 - A Preliminary Report

Hard Pumpkin Cider - Ace

Ace Cider's Pumpkin cider is a brightly refreshing way to start off a cool, sunny Halloween weekend.

Congratulations to Mark Mcgwire for his second World Series ring.



Ramesses - Cult Of Cyclops
Dio - Don't Talk To Strangers
Lair of the Minotaur - Blood From the Witch's Vein
Miles Davis - Madness
Solace - The Skull of the Head of a Man
Bonnie Prince Billy - Death To Everyone
Blue Öyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
Hooded Menace - Theme from Return of the Evil Dead
Sourvein - Burial
King Crimson - The Court Of The Crimson King
Evil Army - Friday the 13th 
The Ghost - When You're Dead


Cowiche Canyon Organic Fresh Hop Ale - Fremont Brewing Company

Not only is it pumpkin season it's also fresh hop season.

What better place to get fresh hops then the Evergreen state.

Washington provides over 75% of hops to the good ole USA.

Fremont teamed up with local hop farmers to experiment with new organic hop growing methods.

Gushing citrus with bubbling mango, ripened apricot, and peach eruptions.  Fresh pineapple chunks and a clean bitter finish.  Hands down one of the best beers on this planet. 6%.

Delicious and detoxifying.


Sunday was meant for cooking.

Dreary, chilly Fall mornings call for blackened food to warm the home and soul.

Local ingredients, loud music, and ale required.


Pumpkineater - Howe Sound Brewing

Howe Sound Brewing and the first victim of gourd chopping season.

Smooth whipped cinnamon carved out with liquorice cream.

Scraps of ginger biscuit infused with nutmeg spiced seeds. 8.%


7th Annual GPBF Recap

Elysian put on a spectacular, and well planned, pumpkin boozing extravaganza.

From pumpkin ice cream and doughnuts to complimentary carving pumpkins.

Three beers tapped straight from pumpkins and it's not exactly easy to pick a favorite.

But to keep my head from being lopped off I would choose the festival namesake - The Great Pumpkin.

Buttery clove and toasted pumpkin meat. Possibly the best pumpkin beer ever?

Dark o' the Moon was liquid delight that had even more of a cinnamon sugar pie taste after being drained from the massive gourd.

Most UniqueCoche de Medianoche - Cumin, guajillo chilies, and cayenne with roasted pumpkin seeds.  7.5%.

Best NameSaison of the Witch - 120 pounds of roasted Baby Pam pumpkins and fennel fronds.  5.6%.

The StrongestRumpkin - Avery Brewing spiced this perfectly and aged the concoction in Gosling Rum barrels for 6 months. 16%.

The Subtlest:  Kürbitinus Pumpkin Dunkelhefeweizenbock - Bavarian yeast, pumpkin in the mash, kettle, and fermenter. 6.65%.

Craziest ColorPK-47 Pumpkin Malt Liquor - Corn sugar, yellow #6, and red #4.  This looked like radioactive pumpkin juice.  6.2%.

Most AnticipatedPumpkinator - Saint Arnold Brewing came through with an imperial molasses coated pumpkin stout.  One of the best at the festival and from one of the greatest cities. 10%.

Most SurprisingGreat Pumpkin Ale - Cambridge Brewing had the other "GP."  MA grown barley and sugar pumpkins.  4.4%.

Best Non-SpicedSasquatchKin Imperial Pumpkin Stout - Black Raven Brewing took away the standard spices and left only Kabocha pumpkins, sugar pie pumpkin, acorn squash, and kuri squash. ? %.

Most BizzarePunk Rauchen - Silver City had a curiously tasting smoked apple wood pumpkin beer that lived up to the ash. 6.3%.

Battle of the BourbonsElliot Bay's PABST (pumpkin and bourbon stout together) coupled organic spices in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels.  9%.  Fremont Brewing's Punk'n B-bomb defiles roasted pumpkin flesh in 20 year old bourbon barrels.  9%.  The winner? Whoever consumed either.

Plenty of others that deserve mention.  After two days I noticed I had a stem growing from my head.



Toasted chocolate mint cracker and ginger pudding aromas.

Cinnamon coals and cracked nutmeg dipped jack-o-lantern.

Whipped morning glory seed and creamy toffee finish. 7.8%.

T.R.E.A.T. starts what will be a pumpkin possessed weekend.

I've trained for this by eating pumpkin seeds and drinking water.


Punkin Ale - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Resurrected in '94 by a fiendish Northeastern alchemist.

Caramel coated pumpkin flesh with crusted cinnamon stitching.

Bolts of brown sugar sewed in a patchwork of whipped vanilla and electrified nutmeg. 7%.