The third batch of Allagash Ghoulschip was brewed on Halloween 2012. Ghoulschip is our version of a pumpkin beer. It was brewed with a monster mash that included Maine pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. After much toil and some trouble, molasses was added to the boil.
The wort then spent the night outside in our coolship, possessed by the yeasts of beers past. In the morning, the cooled wort was racked into oak barrels and pitched with our house yeast. Ghoulschip will be fermented and aged in the dark recesses of our cellars for around three years. The resulting beer will be light bodied and pumpkiny in color.
The flavor profile is scarily clean, with a dry, tart finish that will haunt you. Boo.