Halloween party showcases lineup of rare beers from popular Estonian brewery Pohjala.

The Whale:: A Craft Beer Collective is thrilled to celebrate Halloween with a party highlighting one of the world’s most highly regarded dark beer producers, Põhjala, on Saturday, October 26th.

Not content to rest on an impeccable beer list, The Whale will also be holding a pre-carved pumpkin contest (no knives, please) and a costume contest, with Whale gift cards going to the winners. “With the changing of the seasons, nothing excites us more than dark beer,” says Whale co-owner Andrew Ross. “Põhjala is making some of the best dark beers in the world, and we can’t think of a better time to pour some of the darkest, dankest stuff from our favorite Estonian brewery than Halloween, so that’s how the idea for Põhjalaween was born.”

Based in Tallinn, Estonia, Põhjala has developed international renown as a brewer of diverse offerings, ranging from barrel-aged stouts and Baltic porters to innovative sours and IPAs that make use of natural ingredients foraged from a forest adjacent to the brewery. Põhjalaween will feature four draft lines and eleven bottle options highlighting some of the brewery’s most sought-after beers, including a very limited Port Barrel Aged Baltic Porter brewed in collaboration with Jester King.

For those too scared to commit to a full bottle of 11.5 percent ABV Cognac Barrel Aged Imperial Baltic Porter, five-ounce pours of each of the bottled beers will be available on a rotating basis, with a different beer opened every half-hour from 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

A full schedule of half-pour availability can be found at the Põhjalaween event page in the days leading up to the party. Costume and jack-o-lantern judging will be held at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. respectively, with $25 Whale gift cards issued to winners on-site.

As with all Whale events, Põjhalaween promises to be well attended, so enthusiasts are encouraged to arrive early and stay late in order to get the rarest beers — this Halloween at the Whale, the only thing you have to fear, is fear of missing out.