Burnley brewery to host Hallowe’en beer festival

Moorhouses Brewery Halloween beer festival
Moorhouses Brewery Halloween beer festival

A ghostbusting Hallowe’en beer festival is set to bring out all the witches and wizards.

The two-day event at Moorhouse’s Brewery in Burnley will feature 20 real ales, including the famous “Ectomobile’’ Cadillac from the iconic Ghostbuster movies.

The festival runs on Friday and Saturday, October 25th and 26th and will also include some of the brewery’s own selected specials and several guest beers in addition to its five core brands – Black Cat, former CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain; Pride of Pendle (4.1%), former Champion Cask Ale Brewing Industry International Awards, and premier Pendle Witches Brew (5.1%).

A choice of special brews includes golden wheat beer White Mist (4.2%abv), and fruity blonde style White Witch (3.9%abv) an easy drinking ale which is hugely popular and dark red Ruby Witch (4.6%abv), designed to match the season as a medium strength ‘dark ruby coloured full bodied ale with subtle roast flavours, hints of spice and tangerine notes from Crystal and Cascade hops’.

David Grant, Moorhouse’s managing director, said: “With the strength of our new brewery we are able to put on this event in our impressive bar and visitor suite to underscore our place as the foremost brewer for Hallowe’en.’’

Sessions are Friday 5pm to 11pm, Saturday noon to 6pm and 7pm to midnight for the fancy dress party night. Doors close at 10pm.

Entrance for each session is £3 for ‘mortals’ and £2 for ‘witches and wizards’.