Halloween Beer Cocktails 2017

As we get closer to Halloween, we wanted to share a couple delicious Pumpkin Beer Cocktail recipe that was created by our very own Tangletown bartender, Travers. Make a Night Moves with Punkuccino, Harvest Moon with Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, or a Great Pumpkin Beer Festival Old Fashioned (G.P.B.F.O.F.) with Dark O’ The Moon either at home, or even better, order one up at Elysian Tangletown. Recipes below. 




- 1 oz rum (suggest Denizen)

- 3/4 oz cold brew

- 1/5 oz condensed milk

- 1/5 oz Falernum

- 1 bottle of Elysian’s Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale 

Combine rum, cold brew, condensed milk and Falernum. Pour over Ice, and top with Punkuccino.






•  1.5 oz Old Log Cabin Whiskey

•  3/4 oz grapefruit juice

•  1/5 oz honey syrup (recipe below)

•  1/4 Pimento Dram (allspice liqueur)

•  1 bottle of Elysian’s Night Owl Pumpkin Ale

•  2 cinnamon sticks

•  3 cloves

•  1 grapefruit (for peel and juice)


Instructions for honey syrup:

•  Honey syrup is 2 parts honey to 1 part water.

•  For a 16 oz portion, simmer  honey, water, 2 cinnamon sticks, 3 cloves, and peel of 1 grapefruit on low for 10 to 15 minutes.

•  Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.


Mix together whiskey, grapefruit juice, honey syrup and allspice liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Pour over ice. Top with Elysian’s Night Owl and garnish with grapefruit wedge.




•  2 oz Old Log Cabin Whiskey

•  1/5 oz Elysian’s Dark O’ Moon syrup (recipe below will need 1 22 oz. bottle of Dark O’ Moon Pumpkin Stout)

•  2 dashes of bitters

•  1 orange for peel

•  Demerara or brown sugar


Instructions for Dark O’ Moon syrup:

For this recipe you will need equal parts Dark O’ Moon beer to sugar. We recommend Demerara sugar over brown sugar as it provides a richer flavor profile. Simmer beer on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. After 15 to 20 minutes add equal parts sugar to the remaining beer


Instructions for drink:

Combine Dark O’ Moon syrup and bitters. Add whiskey and pour over ice. Garnish with an orange peel.