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Carving and Illuminating Pumpkin Beer Bottles for Halloween


I’m sure you’ve noticed some of the great beer bottle art that’s out on the shelves…especially now that its Halloween.  The beer is pretty good too, but the bottles are downright wicked!  And finding reuses for them totally justifies the price of the bottle.

This year, in lieu of pumpkins, we picked up some great pumpkin beers, popped the the tops off, cleaned out the insides, cut the bottoms off and added a candles to illuminate from within.   They looked awesome!



Add a tea light directly under the bottle, or for bombers cut the bottom off a smaller bottle and add a votive candle.

The bottles shown below are New Belgium’s KICK (An 8.5% tart fruity beer brewed with cranberry juice and pumpkin and partially aged in wood barrels – much like Sam Adams’ Cranberry Lambic, didn’t taste any pumpkin) and Southern Tier’s Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Beer (Outstanding!).



The best part is that we can put them away and pull them out again for next year!   This is the start of an ongoing collection!

Cheers beers!

  1. October 31, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Now these are my type of “alternative” decorations! Happy Halloween and cheers!

  2. October 31, 2011 at 10:36 am

    What a cool idea!

  3. November 1, 2011 at 1:09 am

    Love it! You may have Out Wookied The Wookie!

    Well done Paula!

    • November 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      Thanks G-LO, but The Wookie is pretty darn clever. They are cool though, eh? I am a tad bit pleased with myself 🙂

  4. November 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    These are very cool. I wish I knew how to cut glass like this. Kudos.

  5. November 3, 2011 at 8:56 am

    This is soo cool!! I love it! And while I’m not a beer drinker, there are so many neat Halloween wine bottles out there that I could do this with the wine bottle!! Thanks for a great tip!!!

  6. November 22, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I love that idea! I hope I remember it next time Halloween comes around. Then again, it might work well with Christmas beer too. So festive!

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