‘Dark side’ to new Surrey brew

A Surrey brewery is spicing things up with the launch of a new brew for the fall harvest.

A Surrey brewery is spicing things up with the launch of a new brew for the fall harvest.

Central City Brewers & Distillers announced its Patrick O’ Pumpkin Barrel-Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale Tuesday with a storyline describing “a seasoned and embittered lawman who has fallen to the dark side.”

“Patrick O’Pumpkin is as ruthless as they come, squashing even the scariest jack-o’-lanterns with no tricks or treats, confronting Detective Saison,” a release states.

“In a city where corruption and crime rule all, justice is brewing…”

Tim Barnes, the brewery’s vice-president of sales and marketing, described the storyline as “a fun way to showcase our seasonal (character) beers.”

The pumpkin ale is described as a spicy, robust beer brewed for the seasoned craft-beer drinker.

In addition, Red Racer Spiced Pumpkin Ale is making a return as a limited release.

Both ales are to be in liquor stores by late September.

For more information, visit www.centralcitybrewing.com