Halloween Cans: 2016
I was planning on my annual round-up of new Halloween cans, but this year has seen a lot fewer new ones than previous years. I'll be adding them here as I find them, but here is what I have so far.
From maryland's Jailbreak Brewing. Has a carrot Jack O'Lantern.
|Iron Jack from Lionstone.|
From Iron Hill. Photo found online. I do not have this one yet.
|Pumpkin Ale from Half Full in Stamford, Connecticut. Not a Halloween theme, but I like the pumpkin.|
|Lord of the Gourd by Barley Mow Brewing in Florida. I show the side here because I thought it adds to the Halloween theme.|
Some Non-US cans
|Sapporo Gold from Japan.|
|Sapporo Platinum Clear with another nice Halloween design.|
|Asahi Red Eye. Are those tomato's??|
|Halloween Beer from Poland.|
|Budweiser Halloween cabottle from China.|
|Hobgoblin gallon can from Britain's Wychwood Brewery.|
From Orion in Japan.
I wasn't able to aquire this one.
There were also some re-releases of annual favorites such as Shipyard's Pumpkinhead, but I generally don't show re-releases here.
Pumpkin Beer: Less Popular?
According to one food and drink blog, Eater, Pumpkin Beer has dropped in popularity a great deal since 2014. They cited one "bottle shop owner" who "recently pointed to a quintessential pumpkin brew and reported selling just three cases last year, after going through 13 in 2014. In my regular trips to the places where I look for new micro cans (Westover Market, Norms, and Total Wine) I did see fewer Pumpkin beers that before, although that's not a scientific measurement. Moreover, the overwhelmingly majority was in bottles. I counted over two dozen different Pumpkin/Halloween beer in one trip to Total Beverage in early October, but the only can they had was the annual Shipyard Pumpkinhead. Unlike past years, I did not pick up a single new can with a Halloween theme at the store in 2016. Everyone I found this year I found on eBay, on a beer can collectors' Facebook page, or got from a friend elsewhere in the country.