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Market Garden Brewery kicks off 5-day Pumpkin Beer Fest

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Market Garden Brewery’s ninth annual Pumpkin Beer Fest is under way – with a few twists thanks to Covid, of course.

Instead of one day, it’s a week, co-owner Sam McNulty said. The previous fests were held over one day. But to disburse crowds the brewery decided to space this year’s fest over five days, running today through Sunday, Oct. 11.

“With distancing and all the Covid protocols, instead of having one packed festival evening, it’s the entire week,” he said.

On tap:

• Franklin Castle Pumpkin Spice Ale

• Magis Cider with a pumpkin-spice rim

• Magis Peary Cider

• Mulled Magis Cider cocktail (“for those cooler nights around the fireplace,” McNulty said.)

• Market Garden fall seasonal cocktail line-up. He said the brewery is down to its last few kegs of Summer Shandy, so “we’re bridging summer and fall” by concocting cocktails with it.

The brewery launched Magis Cider a year ago.

Also, a surprise guest tap will be poured daily.

“Between the pumpkin beers and the pumpkin cocktails we’re really tripling down the autumnal (flavors) to round things out,” he said.

Chef Andrew Bower is preparing dishes to pair with the seasonal drinks, McNulty said, including:

• Homemade pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream

• Pork belly and pumpkin pizza with black garlic miso, fresh sage and tamari peanuts

• Beet and carrot salad with spiced barley and Boss Amber Lager vinaigrette

McNulty and brewer Andy Tveekrem always get in the spirit of the event. Hay bales and pumpkins for carving were dropped off at the brewpub today.

Market Garden is at 1947 W. 25th St.

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Tottenham dumps Chelsea out of League Cup on penalty kicks

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham staged a second-half comeback before eliminating Chelsea on penalties to reach the quarterfinals of the League Cup on Tuesday.

The first nine penalties were all successfully converted before Chelsea’s Mason Mount missed the target to ensure Tottenham advanced 5-4 in the shootout after the game ended 1-1.

Tottenham, playing its second of three games in a four-day span, was completely overwhelmed by Chelsea in a first half when Timo Werner scored his first goal for the west London club.

Sergio Reguilón gave the ball away on his Tottenham debut at left back before Werner scored in the 19th minute. 

But the recruit from Real Madrid made amends in the second half when Jose Mourinho’s side was transformed, showing the threat missing before the break.

Reguilón chipped the ball over for Erik Lamela, who got ahead of Emerson Palmieri to net the equalizer in the 83rd minute past goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who was making his debut in the Chelsea goal.

No extra time is played in the League Cup, so the game went straight to penalties and Tottenham scored all its spot kicks in a shootout without the usual pressure coming from the stands. Games are being played in empty stadiums still due to the pandemic.

“We fought until the end and got the draw to go ahead with the penalties,” Lamela said. “This team really wanted to win and now I want to enjoy it. We’re very happy to win the game, it means a lot and every day we need to play like this.

“The first half was difficult, they had a lot of possession and we tried to press but it was difficult. In the second half we pressed higher and started to play like we wanted.”

Tottenham, which was held to a draw