Friday, November 16, 2007

Alcohol and Movie Parings #1: Halloween and Pumpkin Ale

I'm going to try something new. Have you ever gotten bored of drinking the same uninspired beers or alcohol while watching your favorite film? Want to mix it up? Well sit on down and read on!

Halloween may have passed but that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a good pumpkin beer since Thanksgiving is right around the corner. What better film to have a pumpkin beer than say, Halloween?

Again, Halloween has passed but who gives a damn!?! Go for it.

Halloween is in many respect the first real modern slasher film (that and Black Christmas but that might have to wait for a few weeks). It spurred multiple films and gave rise to many other franchises which would not have existed without these films.

Movie: *** 1/2 /*****

Beers to pair:
- Dogfish Head Punkin: Yes, I spelled that correctly. Not as overpowering as other pumpkin beers. Nutmeg and clove flavors. Sweet flavors, and all together good. At 7% you probably won't make it through to the end if you keep a steady flow of these into your body.
- Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale: Wonderful blend of all ingredients, presented in a wonderful, powerful blend. Strong pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg aroma. Flavor is the same with a slight alcohol presence which is absent from so many other pumpkin beers. Coming in 22 oz bottles and coming in at 8%, don't expect to make it to the final act if you finish two.
-Blue Moon Harvest Moon - Pumpkin beer for the "regular" Joe. Coming in at 5% you'll get sick of the taste before you hit the floor.

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