Halloween Beer Cocktails 2017

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 by Travers at Elysian Tangletown

Night Moves


  • 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.

Harvest Moon


  • 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.