Spiteful Brewing Releases Jackass O’ Lantern
(Chicago, IL) — With autumn comes the release of Spiteful Brewing’s annual pumpkin beer, Jackass O’ Lantern. Brewed with roasted sugar pumpkins and traditional pumpkin pie spices, the beer is indicative of Spiteful embracing the spirit of the season. “Say what you will about spiced beers, I think they’re seasonally appropriate. They don’t have to taste like canned pumpkin pie filling. They can be brewed with balance in mind,” Spiteful representative Calvin Fredrickson says. “Ours is meant to address the festive jackassery associated with Halloween.”
For Jackass O’ Lantern, all five Spiteful employees were tasked with roasting sugar pumpkins in their ovens at home, lending the beer its caramelized pumpkin flavor. “We don’t brew with extract. It doesn’t taste the same as real ingredients,” Co-founder and Brewer Brad Shaffer says. “In some cases using extract is like cheating.”
Spiteful Creative Director Luke Snobeck collaborated with Joelle Tafoya in creating the label for Jackass O’ Lantern. “Her work fits our attitude,” Snobeck says. “Once I got the drawing from her I filled in the colors and modified the layout. Jackass O’ Lantern turned out spot on.” The label for Jackass O’ Lantern features the head of a heehawing donkey bursting from a pumpkin.
Jackass O’ Lantern is 6.66% ABV and packaged in 22-oz bottles, seeing distribution across the Chicagoland area this week. For information about where to find Spiteful beer, visit www.spitefulbrewing.com/pages/find-spiteful-beer.
ABOUT SPITEFUL BREWING
Established in 2011, Spiteful Brewing’s production-only facility is dedicated to brewing small-batch beers with spite. Located in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, Spiteful brews five and seven barrel batches within a 950-square-foot space, packaging in 22-oz bottles, 16-oz cans, 12-oz cans, and limited quantities of 1/6 bbl kegs. Spiteful packages by hand and self-distributes beer across the Chicagoland area.