“Sandy Claws” – Pumpkin Porter

Kidnap the Sandy Claws
Beat him with a stick
Lock him up for ninety years, see what
Makes him tick
Kidnap the Sandy Claws
Chop him into bits
Mr. Oogie Boogie
Is sure to get his kicks
Kidnap the Sandy Claws
See what we will see
Lock him in a cage
And then throw away the key
– The Nightmare Before Christmas

Available now at Daft Brewing – Sandy Claws, our Pumpkin Porter.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas is definitely on my list of ‘must watch movies’,” CEO Adam Rondeau explained in regards to the name of this latest release, “It is the perfect name for our new Pumpkin Porter, which I’d say, is definitely on my list of ‘must try beers. I’m usually pretty neutral on pumpkin beers, (and Ryan’s beers), but every once and awhile I’m surprised with a good one. Sandy Claws is hands down the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.”

Sandy Claws is an American style porter made with dark roasted barley, crates of pie pumpkins smoked in house, a healthy dose of roasted pumpkin seeds, fresh madagascar vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. The pie pumpkins add a creaminess to the beer and give a hint of smokiness that blends well with the roasted malt. The result is a bold roasty beer with balanced spice and a nice persistent creamy head.

When asked to describe his latest release, Ryan shrugged and said “If pumpkins and spice are basic then strap me into Uggs and sign me up for a “Live, Laugh, Love” tattoo.” Then he broke into chants of “Pump-Kin Porter!” to drown out any further questions.

Turning to Addie, the Assistant to the Regional Brewer, for help did not produce better results as all she yelled was “It’s roasty toasty!”

Head of In House Pumpkin Carving, Nathan, stepped up with useful notes, saying “In the aroma, you will get chocolate, coffee, and a splash of spice that will make you think of Grandma’s fresh pumpkin pie. The flavour starts with chocolatey roastiness that blends nicely with the well-balanced spices. It’s the first time I’ve had a pumpkin beer that was so dark and I can easily say it’s the best pumpkin beer I’ve ever had.”

Sandy Claws is available now flowing from the taps of Daft Brewing and in to go bottles from our bottleshop. Grab it now, because just like Sandy Claws in the movie, once it is gone, the recipe will be locked up for ninety years (or just till next year).

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