Freaktoberfest: Get Your Halloween Beer Freak On
THIS IS NOT OKTOBERFEST…THIS IS FREAKTOBERFEST
The hour is upon us when the harvest moon and eerie twilight signal the arrival of Coney Island FREAKTOBERFEST, the craft beer of choice for the living and undead alike. Conjured from 6 malts and 6 hops, this 6.66% ABV lager is infused with the blood of free-range, organic zombies from the haunts of Coney Island itself.
Over the next few weeks we have celebrations of this libation across the nation, so please see the listings below.
4TH Annual Freaktoberfest Boutique Beer & Music Festival | Brooklyn, NY
We had blast kicking off NY Craft Beer Week at FREAKTOBERFEST with our fellow brewers and brew lovers and in the midst of several top-notch bands, including SKI Beer’s own WORKOUT, burlesque performers, and our favorite MC, Mr. Donny Vomit. Here are some pictures of the merry mayhem!
* Saturday, October 15; 8-10pm; Hamilton Tavern, 5517 Harford Rd., Baltimore, MD
Come one, come all to Hamilton Tavern, a Lauraville institution, to sample Chef Sarah Thall’s lengendary cuisine paired with Coney Island’s finest Craft Lagers. Marvel at the interplay between the House Cured Salmon Flatbread and world-class lager. You’ll be amazed at the balancing act between Chef Thall’s Ginger and Coconut Curry Steamed Mussels and Coney Island Albino Python, a White Lager brewed with ginger, sweet orange peel, and crushed fennel seed.
* Freaktoberfest at Harlem Tavern – Saturday, October 15; 3-6pm; Harlem Tavern, 2153 Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY
‘Tis the season to while away a Saturday afternoon drinking great beer with friends. Check out Coney Island Freaktoberfest, the only non-Oktoberfest Halloween blood lager, and enter the raffle for a shot at winning sweet Coney Island Craft Lagers prizes.
* They’re Alive! Coney Island Craft Lagers + Donny Vomit – Thursday, October 20; 6-9pm; The Wherehouse, 119 Liberty St., Newbury, NY
Celebrate Halloween early with Donny Vomit, former MC of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, as he perform dazzling and death-defying sideshow stunts, including his signature Human Blockhead. Coney Island Craft Lagers will take over the taps this evening, so don’t miss Human Blockhead (10% ABV Imperial American Bock) or seasonal Freaktoberfest (6.66% ABV Halloween Lager)!
* Halloween Supper – Monday, October 31; Fish Tag, 222 W 79th St., New York, NY
* Coney Island Craft Lagers Night – Tuesday, October 25; 6-10pm; Carrollwood World of Beer, 12904 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL
Calling all Beer Freaks to the famous World of Beer in Carrollwood, Tampa! Enjoy our entire Coney Island Craft Lagers line-up on draft, including Freaktoberfest. Pay as you drink!
* 3rd Annual Chicagoland Freaktoberfest – Thursday, October 27; Cigars and Stripes, 6715 W. Ogden, Berwyn, IL
Coney Island comes to the famed haunted bar, Cigars and Stripes! Join beer geeks and true freaks in an actual Ringling Bros sideshow tent to indulge in 16 Shmaltz Brewing drafts on tap all night long, including blood-red Freaktoberfest, while sideshow and burlesque acts shock, amaze, and tantalize.
Music by Uto Hartung.
Appearances by Happy the Human Pincushion and Iron Balls McCarthur.
Co-hosted by Glunz Beer Distributors. No cover; beer tasting tickets for purchase.
* 2nd Annual FREAKTOBERFEST Boutique Beer and Music Festival – Sunday, October 30; 12-5pm; Beer Revolution, 464 3rd St., Oakland, CA
Ale Freaks and Lager Geeks: step right up! Join the West Coast Shmaltz Brewing crew at the 2nd Annual FREAKTOBERFEST – NorCal style! Sample approximately 60 beers from 25 local and national craft breweries, nosh on street grub, and enjoy entertainment from local music and burlesque acts.
1 ticket = 4oz sample
2 tickets = half-pour
3 tickets = full pour
1 ticket = $2
6 tickets = $10
10 tickets = $15
Confirmed Breweries: Shmaltz Brewing Company, Elevation 66, Almanac Beer Company, Bison Brewing, Dogfish Head, Lagunitas, Speakeasy, Iron Springs, Oakland Brewing Company, Moylan’s Ale Industries, and many more!
Music: Sex with No Hands, Pit Bull Rodeo (a new music project by beer guru, Ken Gross)