So for the past 3 years I have hollowed out a pumpkin, filled it with beer and hammered a tap into its side. I am always afraid that the pumpkin is going to crack and beer will spill everywhere. I present exhibit A. While tapping last years pumpkin (which weighed in at 168 lbs.) I asked the crowd to back up because I wasn’t paying for shoes if the pumpkin cracked.
After seeing how much fun everybody has had the last couple years, I am finally hosting a Tapping of the Pumpkins party. Pumpkins, plural. I am tapping TWO GIANT PUMPKINS this year. Along with the tapping of the pumpkins we are having a costume contests for guests, and one for all the Iron Hill employees. The kitchen didn’t want to be left out so our Head Chef Dave Foster-a.k.a. Rojo Grande is going to make a bunch of pumpkin flavored goodies, last year his pumpkin cookies were AMAZING. I know he has more planned for this year as well. As if that wasn’t enough, we are also handing out a bunch of prizes for the best costumes! So plan on getting dressed up. We do have one other thing going on. Actually 7 more things going on, the 7 pumpkin beers we are putting on tap and having a separate sampler for. So for those of you keeping score at home that is 7 pumpkin beers for the sampler and two secret beers pouring out of BIG pumpkins.
We have 4 beers from Iron Hill – Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Pumpkin Berliner Weisse, Pumpkin Ale, and the http://www.zoowithroy.com/ sanctioned Doctoberfest. The Doctoberfest is one of the fastest moving beers I have ever made. I had to set a keg aside about 3 weeks ago just for this event because every time I put a keg on tap Donkey Nation showed up in full effect and it was gone in a matter of minutes.
One beer from The Cambridge Brewing Co. – The Great Pumpkin Ale
Two beers from The Elysian Brewing Co. – Pk-47, and Dark O’ The Moon Stout. I am still shocked that we have two beers from these guys. They are amazing. I can’t wait to drink them myself.
Pumpkins being tapped, costume contest, pumpkin goodies from the kitchen, and 9 pumpkin beers to choose from. Beat that! The fun starts at 5 p.m. and when a beer kicks, it kicks so get here early.
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