THE DRINK NATION IS A FREE RESOURCE FOR FINDING EVERYTHING AWESOME ABOUT DRINKING IN YOUR LOCATION
The Drink Nation Home Bar Project Cover

Halloween Party: How to Make a Pumpkin Keg

by The Drink Nation on Oct 29, 2012 in Culture
Halloween Party: How to Make a Pumpkin Keg

There's one thing better than pumpkin beer, and you don’t even have to argue about whether it's hitting the shelves too early. That's because you make it yourself. Pumpkins are easily hollowed out, as we gather every year around this time, but instead of creating a jack-o-lantern, why not give your party extra pizzaz by creating a keg out of that orange squash?

The folks at Celebrations.com posted a video explanation, and the process is pretty easy.

You will need:


- 1 large pumpkin
- 1 tap spigot
- a serrated knife (best if you have two sizes, large and small)

Steps:

1) Cut a circle around the top stem with the large knife (just like you’re making a jack-o-lantern) and pull it off to access the inside.

2) Scoop out all the pulp and seeds and pumpkin guts. Scrape the interior sides so you don’t end up with extra veggie flavor in your beer.

3) Draw a small circle near the bottom of the pumpkin where your spigot will go, and carefully cut around it. Use a serrated knife, as you want to be pretty precise, and err on the side of making it too small. The hole must be slightly smaller than the spigot.

4) Pop the spigot in the hole, and twist and turn to make sure it gets all the way through the wall of pumpkin.

5) Pour beer into the pumpkin.

6) Drink, without delay. This is really only a good trick if you have several brew-loving friends around, as beer in a pumpkin will spoil pretty fast, as well as get absorbed into the squash walls. But, if you’re having a party, nothing’s better.

Happy Halloween!

Photo via Celebrations.com

Recent Articles

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Pedialyte Has a New Product That Might Help Cure Your Next Hangover

Pedialyte Has a New Product That Might Help Cure Your Next Hangover

If you've been picking up Pedialyte at the corner store after a long night of drinking, you're not alone — a...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 4, 2019
Amy Poehler Has Opened a Wine Store in Brooklyn

Amy Poehler Has Opened a Wine Store in Brooklyn

Amy Poehler has a new role - she has opened a wine store, Zula Wines & Spirits, in Brooklyn's Park Slope, according to Eater. ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Dec 11, 2018
Red Spot Whiskey Has Returned after 50 Years Out of Production

Red Spot Whiskey Has Returned after 50 Years Out of Production

After 50 years out of production, Red Spot Whiskey has returned to join the Spot Whiskeys family once again....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 26, 2018
SPONSORED
Drink Nation Store Rectangle
Miller High Life is Now Available in Champagne Bottles

Miller High Life is Now Available in Champagne Bottles

Miller High Life, commonly known as the 'Champagne of Beers,' is now available in actual champagne bottles for a limited run during the holiday season...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 13, 2018
Jack Daniels is Making a Whiskey Advent Calendar For the Holiday Season

Jack Daniels is Making a Whiskey Advent Calendar For the Holiday Season

Jack Daniels has debuted a boozy advent calendar filled with, naturally, whiskey, just in time for the holiday...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Nov 13, 2018
Behind the Bar: Jason Wise, Director of the SOMM Documentary Film Series

Behind the Bar: Jason Wise, Director of the SOMM Documentary Film Series

For this installment of Behind the Bar, we spoke to Jason Wise, documentary filmmaker and director of the new ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 31, 2018
Beam Suntory Has Launched a Japanese Vodka & Gin

Beam Suntory Has Launched a Japanese Vodka & Gin

Beam Suntory, one of the largest producers of both American and Japanese whiskeys in the world, has introduced two new clear spirits to its lineup: Ha...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 29, 2018
You Can Now Minor in Bourbon at This Kentucky University

You Can Now Minor in Bourbon at This Kentucky University

Thanks to the booming bourbon tourism industry in Kentucky, the state's Midway University now offers a minor in Bourbon Studies as part of their under...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 29, 2018
You Can Make Your Own Whiskey at This Virginia Beach Hotel

You Can Make Your Own Whiskey at This Virginia Beach Hotel

If you've always wanted to make your own whiskey, you're in luck - a hotel in Virginia Beach is letting guests make their own barrels of whiskey....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 15, 2018
Bono Has Purchased a Stake in a New Irish Whiskey Distillery

Bono Has Purchased a Stake in a New Irish Whiskey Distillery

Lots of celebrities have been partnering with distilleries lately, and now, U2's Bono is the latest star to form a partnership with a liquor company....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Oct 15, 2018
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close