Breweries dress up for taste of Halloween magic
Perhaps it's the fall weather or COVID's emphasis on outdoor seating, but we've noticed a lot of work done around the outside of our breweries, and we're all for it!
Seeing area beer gardens and patios as beautiful and robust as our #TLHBeers is a lovely thing. Recently we've witnessed sunsets over the live stage at Southern Fields, Deep nearly doubled their outdoor space while adding canopies for shade or rainy days, and exciting images of an impressive patio coming soon to Ology's Powermill location.
Additionally, the well-established fire pits and patios of the Lake Tribe vibe, or the gameday atmosphere at Proof, or the unique brews with a view of the bay at Eastpoint, and it's hard to be anything less than ecstatic for the cooler temps (and darker beers) ahead.
As people gear up for Halloween, always a vibrant and busy time around our breweries, we'd love to see pictures of you all dressed up, supporting local, and keeping it distanced (because nobody wants to deal with the specter of another spike) in these outdoor spaces.
Here's the Halloween rundown.
Deep Brewing Company
2524 Cathay Ct #2, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Leave it to a brewery with black and orange branding to roll out something special for Halloween. On Saturday, Deep Brewing company is tapping four fright night inspired brews for their "All Hallow's End — Night of the Flight." Starting at noon and running until 10 p.m., the specialty beer releases cover sours, lagers, and stouts and should have a treat for every tastebud.
Here's the lineup:
Dem Bones - a Tiki inspired sour featuring lime, guava, pomegranate, ginger, anise, and rum flavor.
Hallow's End - A blood-red Florida Lager infused with cranberry and hibiscus
All About the Boos - Export stout with pumpkin spices
Now with More Boos - Imperial stout with ghost and reaper peppers and a smidge of cinnamon and vanilla.
Lake Tribe Brewing
3357 Garber Dr #4, Tallahassee, FL 32303
On Saturday, the vibe at Lake Tribe goes to the dogs — literally! Always a fan of our four-legged friends, the gang at Lake Tribe wants to see your pup all dressed up in Halloween attire. Dress your dogs in costume and take a photo of them in Lake's festive Fall photo staging area, and don't forget to snag a complimentary bag of spent grain dog treats.
Releasing this week is "Raised by Wolves," an IPA infused with citrus jasmine tea! Prominent sweet fruit and tropical notes balance perfectly with the floral and herbal notes of the delicate tea. New to the taplist is Tribe's latest — and last for this year — hazy IPA "Sod Cemetary." Sod is hopped with Wiamea and Motueka for a strong tropical fruit flavor and an aroma featuring tangerine, lemon-lime zest, and just a touch of pine.
If you're looking for something a little more macabre, don't forget about draft pours of wild sours "The Raven" and "El Chupacabra."
We didn't know that Ology Brewing Company's Irrefutable Logic: Peanut Butter and Chocolate stout was an annual Halloween release, but when Owner/Brewer Nick Walker dropped that dime on us, we went ahead and circled the date--for the next 5 years! The stout, inspired by a particular chocolate-covered peanut butter confection, has been aging for more than a year in Heaven Hills barrels awaiting its Saturday release. Bottles go on sale online at 8 a.m.
While picking up that bottle o' logic at Midtown, be sure to stick around as the gang at Ology taps the mash: the Monster Mash. A barrel-aged stout featuring graham cracker, marshmallow, and fudge that's bound to have beer fans clamoring for s'more.
1320 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32301
In what is one of our favorite brewery traditions, Proof hosts its annual Proof-O-Ween event Saturday. The socially-distanced party kicks things up a few notches with the brewery raffling away $450 in prizes! The big prize goes to the "best dressed" as Proof encourages folks to rock a costume for a chance to win a $50 gift card. Winners are staff decided, and entrants must sign up at the bar; last entry accepted at 10 p.m. The photos from prior years have been fantastic!
Suppose you're not looking to don a costume Saturday, no problem. There are two other ways to win, with raffles featuring "Wicked Tickets" and "Spooky Tickets."
Wicked Tickets: are $10/ticket & include one core draft beer. If your number is called, that $10 could net you a $20, $30, $50, & $100 gift card.
Spooky Tickets: are included with any drink purchase, and prizes include 6-packs for to-go, t-shirts, $5, and $10 gift cards.
Out-of-town brewery fun
Folklore Brewing & Meadery
153 Mary Lou Ln, Dothan, AL 36301
Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. (All times are Central)
It's low-key awesome that Folklore Brewing and Meadery's anniversary of opening coincides with Halloween. A special occasion calls for a special beer, and "13 Ghosts of Alabama," a Triple Red IPA brewed with honey and barrel-aged, is absolutely that. Helping to celebrate the brewery's 7th year will be Inspector 6 playing live on the Front Porch at 7 p.m., followed by a costume contest at 8 p.m.
Georgia Beer Company
109 S Briggs St, Valdosta, Georgia 31601
Georgia Beer invites folks to join them on Saturday night for a fun-filled spooktacular! The beer garden will feature live music by Dirty Bird and the Flu, Skoll Axe throwing will be on-site, and Mo's Mediterranean table will be making their debut appearance with lamb gyros carved right off the spit. Costume contest with cash prizes starts at 8:30.
264 NE Hernando Ave, Lake City, FL 32055
Halpatter annually puts on a HUGE party for Halloween. , "Flight Night," happens this Friday at 7:30 p.m and runs until midnight. If you're looking to give your costume a test run before Halloween, then roll over to Lake City, where entrants in their contest could take home a $100 cash prize, $50 gift card, free beer, and swag. Folks missing Friday night's festivities are still in for quite the treat on Saturday as the Lake City brewery releases two new beers in cans this weekend.
2328 FL-2, Campbellton, FL 32426
(All Times are Central Time)
Starting at noon on Saturday, Southern Fields celebrates Halloween with a costume competition featuring prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd places. The expansive beer garden will be rockin' with live music by Brett Stafford Smith, food by Deb's Food Truck, and all highlighted by the great brews from the Fields crew. Party runs until 11 p.m.