Barley's Smokehouse & Brewpub in Columbus will release Banshee, a bourbon barrel-aged imperial pumpkin porter, on Thursday. (Oct. 31)



"We know pumpkin beers aren't for everyone, but much to our surprise, our non barrel-conditioned version, Punkt, may be our fastest selling new beer ever," co-owner Lenny Kolada said in an email. "We tapped it earlier this month and we may not have it on tap by Halloween. We're hoping to serve Banshee exclusively on nitro. What we're shooting for is bourbon infused whipped cream on top of rich pumpkin pie. Of course, as always, we aren't quite sure what we've got until we tap it!"