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San Diego breweries get into the Halloween spirit

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CADIU106 07.08.2015 | As Comic-Con prepares Wednesday afternoon for preview night, zombies from AMC The Walking Dead rehearse their characters before the official opening Wednesday night. | MANDATORY CREDIT: San Diego Union-Tribune photo by Nelvin C. Cepeda, 2015. NO SALES, NO ARCHIVING, TV OUT, MAGS OUT, TABLOIDS OUT. WIDE WORLD OUT

The Zombie Apocalypse is coming. Have you stockpiled enough beer?

Spooky but true: Halloween is a huge day for U.S. beer consumption, especially among adult trick-or-treaters who are going out for the evening.

San Diego’s beer elite are on top of this trend. For instance:

AleSmith: Friday from 6:30 until 11 p.m., the brewery is the site of “Night of the Evil Dead… Red!” Besides AleSmith’s hoppy red ale, Evil Dead Red, my Ouija board — or was that a press release? — tells me to expect live music for dancing and a costume party. Tickets, $35, can be bought at alesmith.com.

Second Chance: The brewery’s North Park Beer Lounge is hosting its first anniversary/Halloweekend party. Festivities start at 10 a.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. Look for holiday-themed brews — Pumpkin Pi, Candied Apple Mulligan and more.

Modern Times: Tuesday, the Point Loma Fermentorium will hold a pumpkin-carving party. Tickets, $25, can be bought at moderntimes.com and come with a pint, a pumpkin and the use of appropriate carving implements.

Saint Archer: On Halloween, the Miramar brewery will sponsor a costume competition and roll out its latest beer, Citra 7 IPA. 4 p.m. until closing.

O’Brien’s Pub: The Kearny Mesa pub’s tradition of Haloween hysteria will be honored by the annual costume party Wednesday. Didn’t get your fill of Evil Dead Red at AleSmith? A fresh keg will be tapped.