Guide to Craft Beer Focused Halloween Events in Austin

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 3.29.45 PMWhen it comes to mouthwatering Halloween treats, candy bars are great and all, but beer is really (obviously) our indulgence of choice.

Luckily for fellow Austinites who have aged out of the ol’ trick-or-treat game, Halloween happens to fall during another one of our favorite holidays–Austin Beer Week. In that spirit, the ABW Calendar contains numerous craft beer-centric Halloween events being hosted at bars and breweries all over town. So, check out the following events planned for Friday, October 31 below and start planning out that costume.

Banger’s Halloween Party

Time: all day, live music starting at 7pm
Location: Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden, 79 Rainey St. 78701
Details: This Halloween Banger’s will be featuring  beer specials from Deschutes Brewery, and will be adding an extra spooky and special blood pudding sausage to their menu.The beer garden will be decorated with pumpkins and hay bales to set the scene for live music from The Utes (7pm), Relentless Jones (8pm), and Bare Feet (10pm).

Adelbert’s Halloween Party & Costume Contest

Time: 5pm
Location: Adelberts, 2314 Rutland Drive, Suite 100 Austin TX, 78758
Details: Halloween party featuring a costume contest for prizes + beer, of course.

Circle Brewing Halloween Happy Hour

Time: 5-10pm
Location: Circle Brewing Company, 2340 W Braker Ln, Austin, TX 78758
Details: Check out the flyer below!Halloween-HH

Real Ale Cask Tapping Party

Time: 6pm
Location: Radio Coffee and Beer, 4204 Manchaca Rd. 78704
Details: Four different Real Ale specialty casks will be tapped in honor of Halloween. Attendees who sport their costumes will receive $1 off each pour of cask beer until it’s gone.

Craft Pride Halloween Costume Party + Pumpkin Beer Tappings

Time: 6pm
Location: Craft Pride, 61 Rainey St. 78701
Details: Halloween party featuring at least five different pumpkin brews on tap, cask and nitro! Costumes encouraged, but not required.

Pumpkinator Cask Tapping

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Billy’s on Burnet, 2105 Hancock Dr. 78756
Details: Billy’s will tap a Halloween cask of Saint Arnold Pumpkinator with souvenir glassware.

Hops & Grain Halloween Party

Time: 7pm
Location: Hops & Grain, 507 Calles St. 78701
Details: Hops and Grain’s second annual Halloween bash tickets are available for a $20 purchase.  Attendees will receive a special H&G mug + four beers at that rate, with additional fills available. The evening will also feature live music and a costume contest. Important to note that there’s no entry after 10pm and last call will be at 11pm.

Blood, Guts & Beer Costume Party w. Infamous Brewing

Time: 8pm
Location: Schoolhouse Pub,
Details: A Halloween costume party featuring Infamous Brewing’s Pumpkin Massacre. Winner of the costume contest will receive a $100 gift certificate grand prize which will be announced at 10pm. “Blood” sausages and “gut” pâtés will be on the menu to pair with Infamous brews.

Bonus! –Hangover Brunch

Warning! Self Promotion Ahead!
Bitch Beer is teaming up with our friends at Hi Hat Public House to host a Halloween Hangover Brunch on the morning of November 1. Join us starting at 11am for special breakfast beers including Founders Breakfast Stout, Real Ale Coffee Porter CASK and Ballast Point Victory at Sea, plus Beermosas and Bitchin’ Benedicts. More info here. We promise not to judge you if you show up still in the previous night’s costume.



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