Halloween Countdown Calendar with Seasonal Craft Beers

While everyone is giddy over Pumpkin Spice Latte, I’m over here wanting to wet my whistle with some Octoberfest Beer and Pumpkin Ales. Mind you, with as hot as is here in Florida, I can’t even think about cracking one open until the weather drops at least ten degrees.

So while I’m longing some cooler weather and pumpkin lagers, my craving led to the idea to create a Halloween Countdown Calendar with seasonal craft beers.

Seasonal Craft Beer Halloween Countdown

To build this eclectic seasonal beer collection, I visited my local Total Wine and purchased 31 varieties of Octoberfest (or Oktoberfest) craft beers, pumpkin ales, lagers and ciders – one for each day of October. The idea is very similar to the Adult Christmas Craft Beer Advent Calendar I’ve thrown together every holiday, like this one or this one.

Coppertail_Oktoberfest

Each day during October, my husband and I will open one beer to split and sample the seasonal lager. How fun is that?!
Prost!
Shiner - Oktoberfest Beer

Although I am dying to pop one open now, I will have to wait until October 1.

Jolly Traveler - Jack-O Traveler Pumpkin Shandy

31 Seasonal Ales to celebrate the Halloween season

Halloween Countdown Calendar with 31 Seasonal Craft Beers

Octoberfest Lager – Big Storm

Fall Hornin’ – Anderson Valley

Imperial Pumpkin Smash – Crown Valley

Post Road Pumpkin Ale – Brooklyn Brewery

Octoberfest – Samuel Adams

Copper Legend Octoberfest – Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers

Black Widow Cider – Original Sin

Best Brown Ale – Bell’s Brewing

Jack-O Traveler Pumpkin Shandy – Traveler Beer Company

Clawhammer Octoberfest Lager – Highland Brewing

Harvest Hefe – Samuel Adams

Flannel Friday – Harpoon

Punkin Ale  – Dogfish Head

Gourds Gone Wild – Tampa Bay Brewing Company

Good Gourd – Cigar City

Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale – Alltech Lexington Brewing

Festbier – Victory

Treasure Fest – Heavy Seas

Octoberfest – Bell’s Brewing

Punk’n Ale – Unita

Oktoberfest – Coppertail Brewing

Grand Mimosa – Ciderboys

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Ale – Thirsty Dog

Imperial Pumpking – Southern Tier

Oktoberfest – Left Hand Brewing

Oktoberfest – Shiner

Oktoberfest – Brooklyn

Imperial Pumpkin Ale – Weyerbacher Brewing

Oktoberfest – Sierra Nevada

Fluffy Pumpkin Toasted Marshmallow Pumpkin Porter – Odyssey Beerwerks

Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale – Funky Buddha

Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale - Funky Buddha Brewing

Did I miss one of your favorite Octoberfest Beers or Pumpkin Ales? Which one would you add to the list?

Denise

From start to finish, Denise is Run DMT, a Tampa Bay marathon mom on the run trying to maintain an easy pace through it all between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 13, 9, 4). In 2007, I discovered a passion for running and in February 2015, I completed my tenth marathon, however, I continue to train for a variety of races and triathlons. In my spare time, I founded Tampa Bay Bloggers, a hyperlocal blogging network.

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