Love Horror’s Best Horror Beers on the Planet Part 3

Best horror beersThirsty? You will be once you give Part 3 of Love Horror’s Best Horror Beers on the Planet a read with 11 breweries and there amazing ales inspired by all things horror just waiting below.

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: Hobgoblin, King Goblin, Black Wych and more!
Brewery: Wychwood
Description: Instantly recognisable Hobgoblin have proclaimed themselves the beer of Halloween much as Guinness is the beer of Saint Patricks Day. The entire range is demonically drinkable so its hard to pick out our favourite as everyone of them is a tasty treat on the night of tricks.
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Beer: Devil’s Knight
Brewery: Dragonmead
This American Spiced Ale is reminiscent of your favorite autumn dessert: pumpkin pie. The nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon that create this beer’s delicious aroma are balanced against the malts and pumpkin in this recipe to give this spicy treat its charming flavor profile. Unfortunately Lil’s Grumpkin Pumpkin is only available in October & November. ABV 4.9%
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Beer: Pumpkin Lambicus
Brewery: Timmermans
Description: For nearly 300 years, Timmermans has kept alive the tradition of the true lambic. This unique beer is brewed on the basis of 30% wheat in Itterbeek, in one of the breweries still working. At its origin lies a miracle: microbes in the air of the Senne valley enter the wort and cause spontaneous fermentation.This is why a true lambic is brewed only within a 15 km radius of Brussels, in the area known as Pajottenland. Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus was a special edition which has sadly long since been discontinued.
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Beer: Bermuda Triangle Tripel and Mummy Train
Brewery: Flat Earth Brewing Company
Description: Only the finest Belgian grains were brewed with Belgian candied sugar and orange blossom honey from the Bermuda Triangle then aged for several months to produce a bright, golden ale bursting with flavors of lemon, spice, and a touch of that orange blossom honey sweetness. This is an ale that is deceptively smooth and easy drinking, so be careful not to lose yourself in the flavors of Bermuda Triangle.
Mummy-powered locomotives were once a frequent sight throughout Egypt, conveying gold, spices and mystical artifacts across the vast desert sands. They have since faded until innuendo and rumor, their presence diminishing with the power of the pharaohs. Now, the Mummy Train of yore passes by just once a year. You may hear its ancient howl in warmer months, but dismiss it as deja vu. The train’s siren song grows through the summer until its unmistakable wail builds to a crescendo in the fall.
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Beer: Slip Into Darkness
Brewery: Gigantic Brewing
Description:“The most merciful thing in the world, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents” said H.P. Lovecraft sadly he couldn’t get his hands on Slip Into Darkness by Gigantic Brewing as I am sure this Hoppy Cascading Dark Larger would have helped him cope.
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Beer: Pumpkin Hunter, Skull Crushing Ape and Dead Bear
Brewery: Devils Backbone Brewing
Description: Named for the huntsman who roams the forests of Nelson County, Pumpkin Hunter brings Devils Backbone’s typical balance to a pumpkin ale. Brewmaster Jason Oliver designed the flavors to layer like liquid pumpkin pie. The malts impart a graham cracker pie crust character around a rich, subtly sweet pumpkin and spice body. It’s the ultimate comfort beer!  Fall, Amber, Spice.
The Skull Crushing Ape adventure is: You stop to wipe your brow and peer up at the peaks of the Bavarian Alps. You’ve been tracking the mythical great ape through these mountains for days. Your mind flickers to the strong black ale in your rucksack, a mixture of three brewing styles from Germany: Schwarz, Weizen, and Dopplebock. You retrieve the bottle and take a pull to steel your nerves as the ape bellows in the distance. The beer rolls over your tongue smooth, with notes of chocolate, and intense punch, and leaving ever the faintest hint of banana on your lips.
Dead Bear is midnight black in color, full bodied with rich notes of chocolate and a warming finish. Seven types of malt went into this strong English-style stout. This bear demands your respect! Strong, Chocolate, Black.
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Beer: Little Horror of Hops, Pumpkinhead and Smashed Pumpkin
Brewery: Shipyard Brewing
Description:Little Horror of Hops is a hoppy Rye IPA balanced by a complex malt blend. Peppery spice notes and a robust citrus hop flavor complement the dry hop finish whereas Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale is a crisp and refreshing wheat ale with delightful aromatics and subtle spiced flavor.
A big bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg Smashed Pumpkin has Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Saphir and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit.  To fully experience all the flavors, this beer is best enjoyed at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Beer: Maudite
Brewery: Unibroune
Description: Maudite (damned) was the first strong beer to be retailed in Quebec. The word “Maudite” refers here to the Legend of “Chasse-Galerie” a tribute to the early lumberjacks of Nouvelle-France. The legend tells of eight daring woodsmen who, during winter, yearned to be home for the Holidays. They conjured up the Devil and all of them pledged their soul in return for flying them in their canoe to their village. As they sailed across the moonlit sky, one of them managed to free himself from the pledge by invoking the name of God, which caused the flying canoe to come crashing down to earth. This strong amber-red ale is characterized by a robust maltiness and spiciness that is counterbalanced by an assertive crisp hop finish. Wicked in all the best ways! They also do a Krampus beer to put on your XXX-Mas list.
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Beer: Cucapá Chupacabras
Brewery: Cucappa
Description: Cerveza Cucapá Chupacabras Style is an American Pale Ale available all year round. This present-day mythical creature, said to prey on livestock, was used to name Cucapá Reddish-Amber Pale Ale that smells and tastes like hops, caramel, malt and shows notes of fruit, toasted bread. It even won the World Beer Championships Gold Medal!
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Beer: Inferno Ale, Witch’s Wit and Judgment Day
Brewery: Lost Abbey
Description:Did you seriously think you were living a virtuous life? At least Satan serves beer in Hell. He brews it himself right there in that flame stoked cauldron. Rumor has it the beer is straw yellow, bone dry and simply labeled Inferno.There’s something so silky and seductive about Golden Strong ales. At once, they are light in body yet never stray too far from the Cauldron of Alcoholic riches. Your first sip will reveal a faint malt sweetness that will be crushed by the Overlord’s love of sugar and spice and all things nice. Consuming a whole bottle may find you a banishment to hell.
Most definitely Witch’s Wit is first and foremost a wheat ale. You can taste the wheat from start to finish. A faint toasted note from the addition of flaked oats is present in the beer as well. This is a light bodied beer that finishes with a spicy layer in the end. The overall impression should be an easy-to-drink refreshing ale.
A massive beer in every sense of the word and a stronger and more contemplative version of Lost Abbey’s Lost and Found Ale Judgment Day is the base beer for their Cuvee de Tomme. Many of the Trappist Breweries produce a version of beer which ages incredibly well for many years to come. And, since none of us knows when the end of the world is coming, we suggest you stock up with lots of Lost Abbey beers so that when the end of the world magically appears from no where, you’ll have a beer or two on hand for even the stingiest of angels.
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Beer: Stingy Jack Spiced Pumpkin Ale, Gamma Ray American Pale Ale
Brewery: Beavertown
Description: Beavertown rock seriously all there beer are great! Stingy Jack is Beavertown’s spiced pumpkin ale, perfect for these autumnal nights closing in and the coming of Halloween and Thanksgiving. They used a load of spices at the end of the boil as well as roast pumpkins glazed in maple syrup. Bloody’ Ell is a blood Orange IPA offering a smack of citrus with hints of warm blood orange aromas brought on by refined malt bill and loads of juicy hops. All hail Bloody ‘Ell!
Also worth checking out is the out of this world tasty Pale Ale Gamma Ray complete with a Mars Attacks style can featuring skull faced astronaut being blasting with flavour YUM!
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Check out our Twitter @LoveHorror and #horrorbeer for more brilliant horror beers, read Love Horror’s Best Horror Beers on the Planet Part 1 and Part 2 by clicking the link and watch out for more Parts coming soon!


Alex Humphrey

Alex studied film at the University of Kent and went on to work for Universal Pictures in their Post Room gaining an inside look at the movie industry from the very bottom. Constantly writing reviews in everything from local magazines to Hip Hop sites Alex honed his critical skills even spending a brief period as a restaurant critic. Read more

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