We are back with Part 2 of our run through of the Best Horror Beers on the Planet and boy is this a tasty list with 11 more breweries to tell you about and their devilishly delicious drinks.
It’s obvious that we at Love Horror love horror but we also love beer and nothing makes us happier when those two passions combine in the form of a Horror Beer. Horror Beer’s come in many magnificent forms from brews inspired by classic movies to pun-tastic ale’s with petrifying artwork to breweries fully embracing horror in creation of all their delicious drinks.
We decided it was time to compile a list Love Horror’s Best Horror Beers on the planet to give you an overview of the breweries producing horror related beers that make the ideal drink alongside your favorite fright filled films. Be it a Saison for a slasher movie, a Trappist for a torture thriller, a Stout for a supernatural shocker or an Indian Pale ale for a petrifying Indie picture although our lists aren’t exhaustive we aim to please every horror fan.
Featuring our favorite popular brands and obscure microbreweries, regularly made seasonal beer’s and craft one offs, ultra-rare long gone limited editions and mainstream lagers available everywhere we hope you find something tasty to wet your interest and perfectly accompany your next horror movie viewing. Cheers!
Beer: Zombie Dust, Permanent Funeral, Apocalypse Cow, Rabid Rabbit and Skull’ole
Brewery: 3 Floyds Brewing
Description: With insanely artistic bottles and crazy ass names Zombie Dust, Permanent Funeral, Apocalypse Cow, Rabid Rabbit and Skull’ole showcase not only 3 Floyds Brewing commitment to good design but delicious beer all of which is far more drinkable than the names imply. Check out their website NOW!
Find out more at – www.3floyds.com/
Beer: Nightmare on 1st St and Pumpkin Ale
Brewery: No Label Brewing
Description: No Label Brewing’s Nightmare on 1st Street Pumpkin Ale was a very limited beer that was a dream of an ale if you could get your hands on it.
Find out more at – http://nolabelbrew.com
Beer: Lexicon Devil , Big Gruesome, The Astounding She-Monster, Spinal Remains Pumpkin Stout and Braaaiins! Pumpkin Ale for Zombies plus MORE!
Brewery: Spring House Brewing Company
Description: Lexicon Devil Grapefruit Pale Ale is a medium-bodied pale ale that has refreshing citrus notes and a distinctive floral hop aroma due to the aggressive addition of hops and grapefruit zest during fermentaion. You’ll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
Creamy, malty, and full-bodied, the Big Gruesome Stout is scary good. The intense, roasty flavor comes from two types of chocolate malt and raw cocoa nibs. The stout is then aged on whole vanilla beans and more raw cocoa nibs to enhance the chocolate flavors. Rich peanut butter is introduced throughout the entire brewing process to make this stout even more Gruesome.
Spring House Brewing’s juiciest beer The Astounding She-Monster features ripe mango and tropical hop aroma on the nose followed by a mild bitterness from the Simcoe, Chinook and Falconer’s Flight hops and some alcohol warmth to balance out the sweetness of the fresh mango.
Spinal Remains is a black opaque stout that pours with a creamy, tan head. The pumpkin added in the mash compliments the sweet pie crust on the nose. A malty, bittersweet chocolate coffee touch leads to vanilla and pumpkin pie spice for a perfect Fall stout.
Last but not least Spring House’s pumpkin ale Braaaiins! Pumpkin Ale for Zombies is brewed with generous amounts of real pumpkin blended into the mash. The subtle fresh pumpkin flavor is enhanced by the addition of a touch of traditional autumn spices and sweet dough, thus creating a beer with an orange amber color, warm pumpkin aroma, a bold malt center and a crisp finish. We are proud to offer you a balanced and delectable fall treat. Suitable for zombies.
Find out more at – http://www.springhousebeer.com/
Beer: Hop Devil
Brewery: Victory Brewery
Description: For hop and horror fans Hop Devil is bold, spicy and menacingly delicious. This American-hopped IPA offers an aromatic punch and follows through with a lasting, full-bodied finish. Pine and citrus filled nose from the American hops. Malt sweetness in there as well. Drinkable hop juiciness is the key while remaining balanced with ample caramel presence.
Find out more at – https://www.victorybeer.com/
Beer: Perkolator Coffee Dopplebock, Scary Jesus Rock Star, Rain in Blood
Brewery: Dark Horse
Description: The name may sound harmless but check out that label! Perkolator Coffee Dopplebock has rich roasty notes, light chocolate and lots of coffee in the finish. If you like coffee in the morning why not end the day with a bottle of this.
Aromas of chamomile touch your nose as they lead into the soft body and mouthfeel of this liquid symphony that is Scary Jesus Rock Star. Just as your mind is clear and your sins are washed away, a tasty riff of sweet and earthy fresh apricots hit your palate and rock your tastebuds finishing dry and hoppy. Drink, rock, repeat.
Rain in Blood Orange Pale Ale is Dark Horse’s tribute to the late Jeff Hanneman and the greatest band of all time, Slayer. This pale ale is brewed with fresh blood oranges and blood orange juice that is hand squeezed at the brewery. It should be enjoyed fresh and paired with delicious heavy metal. SLAYER!
Find out more at – http://www.darkhorsebrewery.com
Beer: Orkney Skull Splitter
Brewery: Orkney Brewery
Description: One of their strongest beers, named after Thorfinn Einarsson the 7th Viking Earl of Orkney Skull Splitter is a rich fruity wine-like complexity on the palate includes fresh and dried fruits, warm exotic spice and light summer citrus fruits. Sophisticated, satiny smooth with a deceptively light character for such a hard core Viking!.
Find out more at – http://www.orkneybrewery.co.uk/
Beer: Black Metal Imperial Stout and Wytchmaker
Brewery: Jester King Brewery
Description: Black Metal Imperial Stout, a.k.a. Suds of Northern Darkness, a.k.a. Iron Sword, a.k.a. El Martillo del Muerte. Black Metal is a cruel and punishing beer fermented by the sheer force of its awesome will. Jester King Brewery are pretty sure that Kreator wrote the song “Impossible Brutality” about this beer while drinking it during their Extreme Aggression Tour. Black Metal is Jester King’s winter seasonal release. Weighing in at about 10% ABV, it’s filled with huge flavors of roast, chocolate, burnt malt and alcohol and carries a hint of leather. They encourage Black Metal to be enjoyed from a snifter at a serving temperature between 57 and 61 degrees Fahrenheit.
The culprit behind the Salem Witch Trials was not demonic possession (which would have been kind of cool), but ergot-infected rye. Wytchmaker a Farmhouse Rye India Pale Ale contains wild yeast native to the breweries land in the Texas Hill Country lends a sense of place to this earthy, floral farmhouse rye beer. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and 100% naturally conditioned.
Find out more at – http://jesterkingbrewery.com/
Beer: Stone Ruination IPA and many others!
Brewery: Stone Brewing Co.
Description: With a devil as a log why wouldn’t we pick Stone Brewing Co.’s beers for this list. Stone Ruination IPA was the first full-time brewed and bottled West Coast double IPA on the planet. As craft beer has evolved over the years, so too have techniques for maximizing hop flavors and aromas. For the second incarnation of Stone Brewing Co.’s groundbreaking India pale ale, they employ dry hopping and hop bursting to squeeze every last drop of piney, citrusy, tropical essence from the hops that give this beer its incredible character. They also updated the name to Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 to reflect the imperial-level intensity that’s evident in every sip. Last but not least its worth mentioning their side project, which officially split from Stone Brewing in 2015, Arrogant Brewery that creates the wonderfully named Arrogant Bastard Ale and many other equally offensive and delicious ales with a devilish label.
Find out more at – http://www.stonebrewing.com/
Beer: UFO Pumpkin
Brewery: Harpoon Brewery
Description: It’s a simple story; Harpoon Brewery brew this beer because they like pumpkin (pumpkin pie, really) and thought an unfiltered pumpkin ale would be great, especially during the New England fall. Turns out it is. Imagine a pumpkin vine wound its way in a field of barley, and a brewer harvested it all to make a beer. Add Northwestern hops and a blend of spices, and you’ve got UFO Pumpkin. The malt combination provides a smooth body and slightly sweet flavor, which balances perfectly with the earthy notes derived from the pure pumpkin. Like all of their UFO beers, UFO Pumpkin is UnFiltered. They also do a Pumpkin Cider yum!
Find out more at – http://www.harpoonbrewery.com/beer/10/ufo-white
Beer: Trick or Treat
Brewery: The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited
Description: A glowing orange ale with pumpkin pie spices that promises terrifyingly tasty flavours of cinnamon and nutmeg and a creamy biscuit malt finish. These beers are big news in the US and are brewed just to celebrate Halloween. Some brewers add hand-cut pumpkins while others use puree or pumpkin flavouring. Forget zombies, werewolves and vampires, Trick or Treat is scarily good. Trick or Treat is also big on seasonal spices like ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon. Mainly a malty brew, it has a little bitterness, with initial spice flavours and a strong aroma.
Find out more at – http://www.caledonianbeer.com
Beer: Moorhouse Blond Witch and Pendle Witch
Brewery: Moorhouse’s Brewery
Description: A UK brewer with a two beautiful brews Blond Witch and Pendle Witch the first a light larger with a Moorish taste and fruity smell and the second a malty crisp Golden Ale with a soft citrus nose that she probably twitches to cast spells.
Find out more at – http://www.moorhouses.co.uk/
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