Elysian Brewing Company –the undisputed king of pumpkin beers– may have helped set the trend, but a lot of breweries now dabble in the art of pumpkin beer. Along with a host of our local breweries, Beer Valley Brewing, The Bruery, and Uinta Brewing are just a few of the breweries featured at the first-ever Pumpkin Junction (Oct. 13-19). In fact, this week-long celebration of pumpkin beers even offers an opportunity to try a Pumpkin cider. The event also features the first pumpkin lambic to ever pour in Washington and beer floats made with ice cream from the world famous Husky Deli. Think of Pumpkin Junction as a week-long pre-function for the Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (Oct. 19-20).
The Beer Junction (blog sponsor) will dedicate half of its 16 taps (soon to be 20 taps) to a rotating selection of pumpkin beers from breweries near and far. Pumpkin Junction runs from October 13 through October 19. Taster trays are available and so are growlers to go. Of course, you can also just enjoy a pint. A complete list of the beers is included in the press release below.
In case you’ve never been, or have not been since they moved into their new digs on California Avenue, the Beer Junction offers the beer selection of a great bottleshop (something like 1,200 beers) combined with a rotating selection of beers on tap. They sell pints and have growlers to go. The Beer Junction is a 21+ establishment located in the heart of The Junction business district–aka, downtown West Seattle.
Here is the Pumpkin Junction press release:
The Beer Junction proudly presents the first annual Pumpkin Junction from Saturday, October 13 through Friday, October 19th!
All week long half of our rotating taps (currently 16 but soon to be 20) will be rotating through the finest pumpkin brews around!
Sampler trays available- try them all or grab a full pour of your favorite or a growler to go. We’ll also be mixing up beer floats and shakes with West Seattle’s Husky Deli ice cream!
Saturday October 13th – Pumpkin Kick Off!
Opening Pumpkin List
1. Elysian Dark O’ The Moon Pumpkin Stout (Seattle, WA)
2. Elysian The Great Pumpkin (Seattle, WA)
3. Elysian Hop Squash Pumpkin IPA (Seattle, WA)
4. Epic Ales Pumpkin Pie Gose (Seattle, WA)
5. Puyallup River Jack O’Lahar (Puyallup, WA)
6. Southern Tier Pumking (Lakewood, NY)
7. Midnight Sun T.R.E.A.T. Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter (Anchorage, AK)
8. Ace Pumpkin Cider (Sebastopol, CA)
9. Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale (Portland, ME)
10. Uinta Punk’N (Salt Lake City, UT)
Pumpkin Beers on Deck
The more we pour the faster we get to the ones you want! For each pumpkin pour, sampler tray, or growler you buy, you’ll get to cast a vote for the next one to go on!
Beer Valley Jackalope Pumpkin Porter (Ontario, OR)
Dogfish Head Punkin (Milton, DE)
Elysian Hansel & Gretel Pumpkin Pilsner (Seattle, WA)
Elysian Night Owl (Seattle, WA)
Elysian Blight Pumpkin Ale (9th of the “12 Beers of the Apocalypse”) (Seattle, WA)
Howe Sound Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale (Squamish, Canada)
Laurelwood Stingy Jack (Portland, OR)
Pike Harlot’s Harvest Belgian-style Dark Pumpkin (Seattle, WA)
Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin (Boston, MA)
The Bruery Autumn Maple (brewed with yams instead of pumpkins!) (Placentia, CA)
Two Beers Pumpkin Spice (Seattle, WA)
Woodchuck Pumpkin Cider (Middlebury, VT)
Not available until the last couple days of the Pumpkin Junction:
7 Seas Pumpkin Porter (Gig Harbor, WA)
Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale (Newport, OR)
Oakshire Big Black Jack Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter (Eugene, OR)
Puyallup River Pumpkin Saison Regal (Puyallup, WA)
Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus (the first pumpkin lambic seen in the WA market!) (Itterbeek, Belgium)
Pumpkin Milk Shakes/Floats!
Don’t think beer and ice cream go together? Think again! All week long we can make you up a pumpkin beer float or pumpkin beer shake with West Seattle’s Husky Deli Ice Cream. Go with one of our tried and tested recipes or if you know what you’re doing (or feel adventurous) we’ll mix up your own concoction. Husky Deli Ice Cream flavors available: Pumpkin, Vanilla Bean, and Chocolate.
Pumpkin Junction shirts are available for purchase starting Saturday October 13th
*Saturday October 13th
Kick off party- Washington versus Everyone Else! We’ll have 9 pumpkin beers and 1 pumpkin cider on tap (5 from Washington State and 5 from elsewhere). Get a sampler tray and try them all and then decide if Washington comes out ahead.
College football on all day (including the USC v. UW game at 4PM with sound). Oh—and we’re unveiling 4 new taps! Yep we’re going from 16 taps up to 20!
*Sunday October 14th
NFL Sunday (with Seahawks game on at 1PM with sound). Last call on Sunday is at 6pm.
*Monday October 15th
Brief interruption—sorry we’re always closed on Mondays.
*Tuesday October 16th & Wednesday October 17th
Pumpkin Growler Special! All pumpkin growlers will be $2 off their regular price. Halloween movies played all day with sound.
*Thursday October 18th
We always have a tasting event on Thursday nights and this week is no different. Join us from 5-8PM as wild man Devon Simonsen showcases five of our pumpkin beers. Try five 3 oz pours for just $4!
*Friday October 19th
Final Day—Pumpkin Beer Ballot and bring your costume!
All Day (11AM to 10PM): All week long you’ve sampled the best pumpkin beers out there—now cast your vote for the winner! Bring your costume and get $1 off pumpkin pours/sampler trays and $2 off pumpkin growlers.
7-8PM Pumpkin Junction Raffle. We’ll be raffling off fabulous prizes including two Beer Junction gift cards, Pumpkin Junction shirts, and Southern Tier Pumking glass goblets!
We also have a huge selection of pumpkin beers in bottles!
Below is our current inventory. Full case orders receive 10% off.
Ace Pumpkin Cider
Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin
Buffalo Bills Original Pumpkin Ale
Dogfish Head Punkin
Elysian Pumpkin Patch Box Set (comes with the box exclusive Hansel & Gretel Pumpkin Pilsner)
Elysian Night Owl
Elysian The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Elysian Dark O’ The Moon Pumpkin Stout
Elysian Blight 9th Beer of the Apocalypse (limited)
Howe Sound Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Laurelwood Stingy Jack
McAuslan St-Ambroise Citrouille
Midnight Sun T.R.E.A.T. Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter (limited)
Pike Harlot’s Harvest Belgian-style Dark
Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin
Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat
Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Pumpkin Ale
The Bruery Autumn Maple
Two Beers Pumpkin Spice
Uinta Jacked Oak Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale
About The Beer Junction:
SEATTLE’S LARGEST BEER SELECTION!
Located in the heart of West Seattle, The Beer Junction is a family owned and operated bottle shop and beer bar offering over 1,200 different domestic and imported beers from over 50 countries as well as 16 rotating taps (soon to be 20) to enjoy in-house or for filling growlers to go.
ENJOY CRAFT BEER WHILE YOU SHOP!
With 16 rotating taps, there’s something for everyone! You can sit down at our custom made copper bar, grab a table by our open air windows (when the weather cooperates of course) or browse our selection of 1500 different beers, ciders, meads, and wines with your pint in hand.
KEGS TO GO!
Need a keg? We have access to hundreds of different kegs in all sizes (from the 5 gallon up to the 15 gallon).
We offer gift cards and carry a large selection of glassware, T-shirts, and other gift ideas.
LEARN ABOUT BEER!
Every Thursday from 5-8PM we host a beer tasting event featuring a different brewery or style of beer. At these events you can sample 5 different beers for just $4! It’s a great way to learn about different beer styles and meet many of the local and regional craft breweries!
Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or at TheBeerJunction.com to keep up on the latest bottle arrivals and changes to our tap list!
Sunday 11AM to 6PM
Tuesday 11AM to 9PM
Wednesday 11AM to 9PM
Thursday 11AM to 9PM
Friday 11AM to 10PM
Saturday 11AM to 10PM
The Beer Junction :
4511 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116