It’s officially spooky season, and Natural Light already has its costume ready. The beer brand unveiled new limited edition Halloween cans yesterday, aptly changing their name to Natural Fright for the occasion.
“IT’S HERE. LET’S GET SPOOKY,” the brand captioned the Instagram post. “The official beer of spooky szn is NATTY FRIGHT. Available in limited quantities nationwide. Tag who you’ll be drinking these with.”
The cans are frightfully festive, featuring a graveyard and haunted house scene followed by black, orange, and white bands around the bottom of the cans. There’s no seasonal beer inside those cans, though; it’s still good old reliable Natty Light. Don’t take my word for it, though, it’s right there on the cans: Same Beer, Just Spooky. Those cans sure would look good at your upcoming Halloween party, and that’s a fact.
The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
Every year for seventeen years, Seattle-based youth organization the Vera Project has been putting on the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival. And every year, they hollow out a several-hundred-pound pumpkin and fill it with beer.
This year is no different; first, farmers from all around the area bring their largest pumpkins to the festival a week early for the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Then, the winning pumpkin gets hollowed out and filled with beer, then tapped and served at the festival.
According to Sip Magazine, the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival features more than 80 specifically seasonal beers from all over the country, as well as 20 from Seattle-based Elysian Brewing. That’s a lot of seasonal brews.
But not only is the festival a time to celebrate farming, food, and pumpkin beer; it’s a good time for a good cause. Proceeds from the festival go directly to the Vera Project. The youth organization is an “all-ages nonprofit space dedicated to fostering personal and community transformation through collaborative, youth-driven engagement in music and art.” The Vera Project is big on DIY, youth-centered social causes, and spreading the joy of music.
The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival is held on October 1st and 2nd, so the festival is half over at this point; but, there’s always next year if you want to drink seasonal beer out of a giant pumpkin. Make sure to mark your calendars.
Yuengling’s Hershey’s Chocolate Porter
Originally released over Valentine’s Day three years ago, Yuengling is bringing back their Hershey’s chocolate porter for Halloween.
The beer is made with Hershey’s cocoa powder and chocolate nibs added during the brewing process, which takes nine months. After the beautiful chocolatey baby is born, Yuengling takes it on a road trip; that’s right, the brewing company is planning on what they’re calling a “Scary Delicious Tour” to promote their chocolate beer.
According to Yuengling’s Twitter page, the brewery will be making a whistle-stop tour of Pennsylvania Halloween events. So, lucky you if you’re in Pennsylvania. Everyone else, you can get the beer within Yuengling’s 22 state distribution region.