• Pumpkin Ale!
  • Ghoul food
  • Halloween interactive game for kids
  • Live entertainment
  • Prize for the best dressed boy & girl

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November 2018

Pumpkin Ale and Bat Wings are some of the weird and wonderful delights being served up at Murray’s Brewery this Halloween weekend, alongside great entertainment, tours and tastings.

Murray’s Pumpkin Ale is one of the craft brewer’s most sought-after specialty beers, loved by all. But according to the brewers, the fun starts only when you get to drink the end brew.

“The kitchen team has the joy of peeling and dry roasting around 40 kilograms of pumpkin – and believe me, there’s not many volunteers! They also select the best cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice for the beer,” says brewer, Sean Costigan.

“Everyone agrees that the end result makes the pain worthwhile, and the brew really does taste like pumpkin pie in a glass. Its low bitterness level, distinct colour and flavour and good drinkability at 5.2% abv makes it a perennial favourite.”

The annual collaboration between brewers and chefs has extended from beer to also include food, with the Brewery kitchen team creating some seriously spooky creations.

“The food highlight will be our ‘Bat Wings’ – specially presented marinated chicken wings. Who could resist?”

“And there’ll be lots of fun for the kids. Pirate Bob’s Scavenger Hunt, Murray’s interactive kids’ game, gets a spooky make-over for the weekend. This ghoulish game leads the players on a Haunted Halloween themed tour of Bobs Farm, solving puzzles to collect their treat,” says Murray.

Murray’s Pumpkin Ale is a special spiced beer. In addition to British and German malts, the beer has cooked pumpkin added to the mash. The pumpkin adds a subtle sweetness and pumpkin aroma and flavour that is enhanced by the addition of the spices.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are believed to have made ales using pumpkin. Due to water unreliability at the time, pumpkin ale was most likely the drink served at the earliest Thanksgiving events in America. Later, the American colonists used pumpkins as a fermentable base for beer, as English barley was both expensive and scarce.

  • What: Murray’s Halloween Weekend – Pumpkin Ale, Ghoulish Food Specials, entertainment, Brewery Tours
  • Where: Murray’s Brewery and Port Stephens Winery, 3443 Nelson Bay Rd, Bobs Farm in Port Stephens, NSW
  • Entry: FREE
  • When: Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November (or until Pumpkin Ale sold out)
  • More: Call 4982 6411 or visit www.murraysbrewingco.com.au

Brewery Bus operating Saturday and Sunday from Nelson Bay.