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Halloween brews

This entry was posted on Sunday, November 1st, 2015 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: silly, pretty things, happy, entertainment, drink, celebrations, budget

Yesterday was Halloween. And Halloween means playing dress up. It was also the Alloa Real Ale Festival. And that means drinking beer. And as I love dressing up for Halloween and drinking beer, I spent the day in costume at a beer festival.

I have a rule that I don’t spend more than £5 on my Halloween costumes, so I had to work with what I had on hand. My costume would also need to be something that was easy to move around in—and easy to sit down in. So, I looked to my closet for inspiration.

And what did I find? A whole load of mismatched polka dot clothes. And so, Dottie Longstockings, Pippi’s way-cooler American cousin, was born! And the best part about that? I didn’t have to buy anything to make the costume work. So that means I saved £5 on Halloween this year. Yay!

Of course, the £5 savings didn’t last too long, as I spent the day at the real ale festival. But I saved £2 on my entry because I’m a CAMRA member, and I was only drinking third-pints because I can sample more brews that way.

So all told, I was only out of pocket £13 this Halloween. Which isn’t bad for an entire day’s fun and entertainment!!

Anyhow, I won’t go through a list of all of the beers I had, but I will give a shout-out to my favourite brew of the day: Fallen Brewery’s Track 29. It was billed as “an American-style wheat beer” and it had a nice bite to it. Yes, it was a bit of hoppy, hefe heaven! Definitely something I’d like to try again, and maybe something I’ll try to recreate when I get my home brewery, RyanBrew, up-and-running.

I’m looking forward to the next couple of weekends when I’ll be out and about sampling more beer. I might even find some time to see some great sites, too. So you can look forward to posts about those adventures soon!

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