Brooklyn, NY (October 2017) – This Halloween, Coney Island Brewery is forgoing the typical costume party and inviting you to enjoy the celebrated holiday their way. The Brewery will be hosting two late-October events including a freakishly inspired beer dinner and a live, interactive murder mystery party. Costumes encouraged!

On Thursday, October 26th, acclaimed Executive Chef Kate O’Donnell will return to Coney Island Brewery for a Halloween Beer Dinner starting at 7pm. The $60 ticket includes a four-course guided beer dinner led by Chef O’Donnell and Coney Island’s own Certified Cicerone Devin O’Brien, plus a VIP brewery tour. The pairing menu includes warm barley salad with duck confit and beer braised short ribs. For those who like adventure, there’s also a freaky dish featuring edible, dried scorpions. Featured beers for the event include Tilly Kettle Soured Red Saison and Time Bender, an Imperial Stout fermented on cocoa nibs and vanilla beans, among others. For more information, visit the event page.

“We’ve done several beer dinners to date with Chef Kate and what’s great is that each one is entirely unique,” said Devin O’Brien, Assistant General Manager at the Coney Island Brewery. “She really takes the time to craft the perfect pairing, sourcing ingredients locally that showcase the season. As the seasons change, so do the beers that we offer at the brewery and she always does a great job complementing the wide array of flavors. We’re lucky to have such a wonderfully collaborative relationship with such a talented chef.”

Additionally, on Saturday, October 28th the Brewery will host FreakoWeen, a Masquerade Murder Mystery Party. Coney Island is joining forces with New York’s Murder Mystery Co., experts in murder mystery entertainment, for this live and interactive event. Participants are encouraged to come in costume and join in on the hunt to crack the case. Each ticket includes participation in the murder mystery (approximately two hours), snacks and a token to exchange for one of those delicious featured beers, or another on rotation. Included in the Freak-o-Ween tap line-up is the 2016 Brew Your City contest winning beer, Gravesend Ghoul. The contest asked locals to name what they would brew at Coney Island if they had a chance, the Belgian-Spiced Ale brewed with Honey, Ginger and Blood Orange won out. Additional beer will be available for purchase. A limited number of $30 early bird tickets are available, then the price will go up to $40. For more information, visit the event page.

Both events will take place at the Coney Island Brewery located at 1904 Surf Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are available and required advance purchase. Click here for tickets to the Halloween Beer Dinner and here for the Freak-O-Ween Murder Mystery Masquerade.

About Coney Island Brewing Company:

The mission of Coney Island Brewing is to brew craft beer that captures the spirit, flavor and romance that is Coney Island. For more information, visit us online at:, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @coneyislandbeer. Coney Island Brewing Company is an A&S Brewing Collaborative brand, a subsidiary of the Boston Beer Company.


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