Here at the Devil’s Demons, if there’s one thing we really love, it’s the sauce (apologies for sounding like a broken record). Daddy’s cough medicine. Old faithfuls. The whole lot.
Anywho, while we really enjoy drinking any day of the week, we get REALLY excited for the drinking we get to do around Halloween. There are so many activities that lend themselves to drinking:
Watching movies at home
Watching movies in a theater
Attending Halloween parties
Halloween-themed (or metal in general) concerts
So I would like to start dedicating more time on the blog to writing about some of our favorite booze to consume during the season. I’ll rate the booze in 3 categories: packaging, taste, and brutality.
Let’s start with an obvious but proven choice, Hobgoblin’s legendary Ruby Beer, brewed by Wychwood Brewery.
We got our fill of Hobgoblin at Bloodstock this year, at which Hobgoblin was pretty much the official beer. They even had their mascot there!
Go play around on the brewery’s website, it’s pretty slick and will tell you all kinds of facts about their beers, as well as some cool extras.
Packaging: 4.5 out of 5
The Hobgoblin itself is worthy of a 4. A hobgoblin is an obvious Halloween creature. I give the extra .5 point here because of Wychwood’s other brews (check out the site for the other brands).
Taste: 4 out of 5
Damn fine beer, we got drunk as shit off of it, and it was pretty delicious.
Brutality: 4 out of 5
Shit was stronger than the other weak-ass beers at the festival. American strength = American brutality.
I plan on writing an in-depth review of the festival later (these things take a bit of time to digest), but here is a summary of things that came out it:
We saw a ton of amazing bands that we had already loved, but more importantly learned of a bunch of new ones
We drank stupid amounts of beer
We got jealous of everyone’s patch jackets so we decided that we would make our own. We bought 13 patches a piece.
We saw lots of people dressed in silly outfits.
We saw lots of actual blood.
We smelled like manure
For first-time multi-day festival goers, we were in for a lot of surprises. However, we can honestly say that the experience was magical, and we’re already planning next years’ fests (that’s plural, hopefully).