Who is excited for pumpkin in the summer?! Yeahhhh!! Oh, no one? Too bad, because the seasonal beer encroachment continues, and it’s time to talk about the ultimate pumpkin beer event, Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, taking place this October 3rd and 4th and moving to a new larger venue this year. EDIT 7/23/2014 Elysian changed their mind and is sticking with their Airport Way location in Georgetown and not relocating.
Reality is setting in…pumpkin beers, including Elysian’s 2014 lineup of four different varieties, are hitting shelves within the next few weeks.
Elysian’s flagship pumpkin brew, Night Owl, is brewed with over seven pounds of Oregon pumpkin per barrel and spiced with the classic pie blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and allspice. Night Owl will be available in six-packs, 22-ounce bottles, and on draft in all of Elysian’s markets throughout the Northwest and beyond.
From Elysian’s GPBF announcement:
This year GPBF will be held at Seattle Center, right in the middle of it all. More than eighty pumpkin beers are expected to be available, including twenty or so from the mad brewers of Elysian and their collaborators. The event will be produced in part with local indie radio stalwart KEXP, themselves celebrating moving into more spacious new studios in Seattle Center. DJs Riz Rollins and Stevie Zoom will be spinning at the fest on successive days. Giant pumpkins galore will also be on hand, scooped, scorched, sealed, conditioned and tapped, provided through the joint efforts of Elysian and Krainick Dairy Farms in Enumclaw. Once again the festival will be 21 and over. Look for some very special brews from some breweries whose beer you may never have had.