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Make Your Own Pumpkin Keg

October 24, 2012 3 comments

Easy DIY Pumpkin keg pours whatever you put in it, like your favorite pumpkin beer. Or try root beer, butter beer (Harry Potter cookbook) or apple cider for the kiddies! (photo by http://www.celebrations.com)

What better way to serve a pumpkin beer – and a host of other fall beers and beverages – than in your own homemade pumpkin keg.  No fancy brewing equipment or extreme sanitation methods required…I promise!

Celebrations.com came up with this great tutorial for creating your Halloween party masterpiece.


This idea is not limited to just pumpkins.  I can’t wait to try it next summer using a watermelon.  Fill with your favorite watermelon lager, summer beer or beverage.

Serve your favorite summer beer or beverage in a watermelon keg!                                    (photo courtesy of http://www.celebrations.com)

Visit Celebrations.com for the written instructions and for other great party ideas.

Happy Halloween!  

Cheers Beers

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Carving and Illuminating Pumpkin Beer Bottles for Halloween

October 31, 2011 8 comments

 

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!

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