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How to turn a pumpkin into a keg for your Halloween party [video]

October 29, 2012 By: mike Category: How to, Oddities, Video

Got a spigot and a giant pumpkin?

The folks at Celebrations.com have come up with a simple, yet awesome idea: turn your pumpkin into a keg to serve beer at your upcoming Halloween party.

All you do is scoop it out, attach the spigot and pour a sixer in, preferably a beer that will taste good with a little raw pumpkin mixed in.

If anyone tries this, take some photos and let me know how it worked!

Beer party idea: Fill up some kiddie pools!

June 06, 2011 By: mike Category: Oddities

Beer party - kiddie pools!

This past weekend, my brother Mark celebrated his 30th birthday, and we resurrected an idea for a party I helped host a decade ago.

The idea is simple: grab a few kiddie pools and fill ’em with ice. Invite your friends and have them each bring a six-pack of craft or import beer. Chill the beers in the pool and then pick and choose different beers all night.

My roommates and I used to have a beer party like this every summer a decade ago on McLean in Midtown and had a live band and something like 300 people at our house, which always drew the cops. It was nuts.

Turns out the last time we did this my brother was celebrating his 21st birthday. So nine years later, we did it again.

This one was a little more low-key, but it was a lot of fun. I brought a “tacklebox” mixer of 12 beers from Sweet Water Brewing Company, which went pretty quick. The pools had lots of Hefeweizens and summer seasonals and then a mix of other styles.

To whomever brought the Stone IPA and Stone Pale Ale, thank you! I had one of each, and they were delicious.

Beer party - pink poolThe FuzzyBrew crew surrounded the pink pool and claimed all its contents.

Beer party - What's in the poolBeers on ice.

Beer party - blue poolThe blue pool.