Halloween Highlights: Paintball, concerts and beer make their way to Boulder residents

Wanna get scared?  Check out our Halloween guide

Boulder and the surrounding areas have no shortage of events to get you in the Halloween spirit.

Families may want to try Grampa Bardeen’s live pumpkin carving at 11 a.m. Oct. 24, at McGuckin Hardware in Boulder.  Watch an experienced carver give live demonstrations and practice yourself using his high-quality tools to carve out any design you wish. The best part?  It’s free.

For those looking for something a bit more active than Grampa Bardeen, check out the Zombie Paintball House of Horrors in Longmont.  Destroy zombies with paint ball style handguns and find the zombie antidote before it’s too late! You won’t be too late if you register for this event here and get there either on Oct. 24 or Oct. 30-31.

For other ideas, check out the full list at the “Boulder Daily Camera.”

Spook Symphony

Boulder’s Chamber Orchestra is not above catering their musical program to the fast-approaching day of tricks and treats.

“Spook Symphony” concerts held on Halloween weekend will feature Boulder pianist Mina Gajic. Along with Gajic, the orchestra will be playing tunes from Franz Liszt, Carl Nielsen and Mozart among others on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Learn more about the concert, ticket options and the one-of-a-kind piano Gajic will be playing here.

8 local pumpkin brews to seek out this fall

Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery and Avery Brewing have no shortage of Boulder patrons looking for a refreshing beer.  However, if you drive 30 minutes southeast you may discover some new favorites among the pumpkin brews offered this fall in Denver.

If you don’t mind porters and you’re ready to get more alcohol for your money then Epic Brewing Company is the place to visit.  Their Fermentation Without Representation Imperial Pumpkin Porter (8.5 percent ABV) is described by “5280 Magazine” as “a much heavier—and stronger—sudsy rendition, brewed with fresh pumpkin and Madagascar vanilla.”

Copper Kettle Brewing Company is creating small batch creations open to tasting in the weeks leading up to Halloween: Toasted Oats ‘n’ Honey Pumpkin Ale (Oct. 21), Pumpkin Saison (Oct. 28), and the Pumpkin Spice Latte (Oct. 31). Their Pumpkin Porter is available on tap all month.

More seasonal beers here!

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