Halloween Fun: Turn your pumpkin into a keg

Want a way to spice up your Halloween party and you think pumpkin carving is fun? Now that it’s fall, it’s time to try turning your pumpkins into a kegs. Just like you would when you are carving your favorite scary faces into a pumpkin, for a keg, the steps will be quite similar. Follow this guide and you’ll have a pumpkin keg in minutes.

  1. Carve a circle around the pumpkin stem to create the “top” of the pumpkin.
  2. Take out the “guts” of the pumpkin – get every last seed, as even one could clog your keg!
  3. Pick the sturdiest part of the pumpkin for spigot placement and trace a hole for cutting. Note: Don’t make the hole too big! Carve it a little smaller so you can force the spigot through and create as tight of a connection as possible.
  4. Pour your favorite fall beer into the pumpkin and enjoy. Try your favorite pumpkin ales or other similar beers.  Just don’t leave them sitting too long with beer in them or they’ll get soggy.

Hint: Place your pumpkin keg on an elevated surface so your guests can easily serve themselves. A cake stand is a perfect solution for this.