All Hallows' Eve is well spent with samplings from the Wychwood Brewery of Witney in Oxfordshire. I've enjoyed the charms of the Black Wych, and am currently squaring off with the Hobgoblin. We just had our first six trick-or-treaters, btw - 5:20pm.
Here is what the brewery says about the Hobgoblin (click on the image for a nice larger view):
Hobgoblin Strong Dark Ale is "a powerful full-bodied copper red, well-balanced brew. Strong in roasted malt with a moderate hoppy bitterness and slight fruity character that lasts through to the end." 5.2%...and here is what the brewery says about the Black Wych Stout (click away for that larger view):
Black Wych Spell-Binding Stout is "a beguiling traditional English dark stout, silky smooth, soft and seductive. A heady brew, which entices you to lose your senses and fall for the charms of The Black Wych. It is to be embibed with caution: a tribute to the Witch Folk of Wych Wood. The mysterious character of The Black Witch in British folklore is mirrored in this beguiling brew, as black as her robes and as opaque as her motives. In folklore, the Black Witch is known to concoct potions of seduction for those lovelorn souls brave enough to approach her. But beware her charms, lest you fall under her spell too deeply." 5.0%