Candy for adults: Spooky Halloween Brews

RHS can*Guinness has released a new limited edition seasonal beer it has dubbed Red Harvest Stout, a non-pumpkin flavored beer “inspired by the ancient Irish legend of Samhain (pronounced saw-wen), a festival held every year to beckon restless spirits on All Hallow’s Eve celebrating the end of fall harvest and coming winter,” according to the press release:

“The stout is crafted with lightly roasted barely giving it subtle aromas of caramel and toffee, accented with a sweet malty taste.”


*Not to be outdone the folks who usually brew Newcastle Brown Ale have come up with a spin-off called Newcastle Werewolf Ale (if you can still find it since availability has apparently been spotty).

*Meanwhile, Torrance’s Smog City Brewing will give those dressed in costume $2 off a growler fill on Halloween. The tasting room is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

*Finally, you’ll have to wait until Monday for this one, but that’s when downtown LA’s Angel City Brewing unveils its 22oz bombers of Vanilla Porter in local stores. The scary part, if that sounds good to you: only 200 cases of this limited edition brew will be released.

From the brewery press release:

While dark as night and rich in flavor, this Vanilla Porter is actually a beautiful sipping beer with a pleasant vanilla aroma and delectably sweet finish – perfect for shorter days and long chilly nights.

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