For those sick of the sweet on Halloween, John Harvard’s is keeping it spicy, with a Three Witches Caldron Brew (jalapeño, red cherry pepper and mango-infused tequila with John Harvard’s Pale Ale served in smoking cauldrons) and ghost rider nachos topped with three alarm chilies, three hot peppers, and a three-cheese blend. Can’t handle the heat? Try their new Harvest Spiced Ale. Beer tastes better when you’re wearing a ridiculous costume, so dress up for a chance to win the grand prize $100 John Harvard’s gift card.
[Wed 10.31.12. 33 Dunster St., Harvard Sq., Cambridge. 8pm/21+/free. @BrewersJHBH1. johnharvards.com]