Skip the haunted houses this Halloween and head to Brooklyn Brewery's Beer Mansion instead.
The New York-based brewery is teaming up with area restaurants and beer makers to bring this massive party tour to Boston this fall. The festivities are set to touch down in the Hub on Oct. 27 and 28 at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End.
According to Gabe Barry, Brooklyn Brewery's beer education and community ambassador, the event is an "off-the-beaten path" beer festival that tries to immerse itself into the culture of each host city.
"For us, beer has always been a cultural connector in our communities," Barry says. "From beer nerds to somebody who's still stuck on the Bud train, there's something for everyone."
Attendees will receieve access to unlimited tastings at each of the Beer Mansion's five tasting rooms, which vary by taste and style.
"We break up our party into flavors and vibes," Barry says. "There are five different rooms that basically end up making our wild, weird party the choose your own adventure journey that it is."
Fans of sours will enjoy the Tart of the Tropics room, featuring sour ales and citrus-infused IPAs, as well as the Anatomy of a Beer room, which includes a "deconstructed tasting" of Brooklyn Brewery's limited release sour ale, Kiwi's Playhouse. Other rooms include the Darkness, which highlights porters and stouts, the blondes and pilsner-filled Stoop, and the Forest, featuring tastings of hoppy lagers and piney IPAs.
Guests will get the chance to fuel up on grub from area restaurants as well, including Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Pennypacker’s and Tenoch Mexican.
In addition to all the food and brews, the Beer Mansion will have arts, games and more, plus live music from Spirit Ghost, Black Beach and Today Junior.
If you go:
Oct. 27-28,Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St., Boston, $45+, brooklynbrewerymash.com/boston