When fall hits the Pacific Northwest, Elysian Brewing Company works closely with local farmers to hand-select pumpkins worthy of being bottled! To honor this great tradition, on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30, 2017, Elysian will host the 13th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival at Seattle Center!
Wear your best orange outfit and bring your friends to sample the tapped giant pumpkin with beer for all, sample 80 pumpkin-inspired brews, and cheer on the winner of the Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off (free to the public)!
In addition to the best brews, the event will feature local food trucks, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, KEXP DJs Riz Rollins and Stevie Zoom and tons of fun festivities throughout the event. Continuing its partnership with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Elysian will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the organization.
Some of Elysian’s fall beers include:
• Night Owl (6.7% ABV; in 12 oz. 22 oz. draft) – A very drinkable pumpkin ale—brewed with seven and a half pounds of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.
• The Great Pumpkin (8.1% ABV; in 22 oz. draft) – Pours deep copper with ghostly white head. Intense pumpkin, sugar and spice on the nose with a nice bready and malty backdrop to tame all those autumn spices into a remarkably smooth, balanced and delectable fall treat. Extra pumpkin and roasted seeds are added to the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.
• Dark O’ The Moon (7.5% ABV; in 22 oz. draft) – Pours dark as night with a creamy tan head. A slight smokiness on the nose with malty bittersweet chocolate and a little coffee with subtle earthy pumpkin and spices for an overall nice and creamy mouth.
• Punkuccino – (6% ABV; in 22 oz. draft) – Beer and caffeine. A pumpkin ale with the attitude of a world-weary barista, Punkuccino packs a short shot of Stumptown coffee in your pint with just a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Friday, September 29 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, September 30 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
Tickets start at $28. Please click here to purchase tickets.