Tickets are going fast for this weekend’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival. Especially for the Saturday session, which we have just learned is very close to selling out. Elysian Brewing Company, which hosts the annual event, assures us that there will be plenty of beer for both days. What’s more, they’re saving a few treats to pour on Sunday only.
The event takes place at Elysian’s new production brewery in Georgetown, which is located at 5510 Airport Way S, Seattle. Tickets are available via Brown Paper Tickets. Online ticket sales will be shutting down very soon! Purchase tickets offline at Full Throttle Bottles in Georgetown or at any of the three Elysian pubs (Capitol Hill, Tangletown, or Elysian Fields). See our previous post for more information about the festival.
“Compared with past years, the 2011 Great Pumpkin Beer Fest (the Granddaddy of ’em All) promises to be a two-day event in a new way,” said Elysian’s Dick Cantwell, the mad genius behind the pumpkin beer festival. “Where before we would pour the beers we still had on hand on Sunday, resulting in a mellower and more manageable second day, this year we’ve both made and ordered enough additional beer to ensure that we’ll have just as interesting and populous a selection on Sunday as we will on Saturday.
“Not only that, we’ll be holding back some very special beers for Sunday that won’t even be available on Saturday,” said Cantwell. “Here’s the kicker: each of the three pumpkins we’ll be tapping (two on Saturday – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., with another on Sunday at 4:00 p.m.) will be filled with a different beer! Saturday’s pumpkins will be filled with The Great Pumpkin Imperial and something new–the Orange Manalishi (with the Four-Pronged Crown), a Belgian-style (should such a thing ever be brewed in Belgium) Pumpkin Quad. Sunday’s pumpkin will be filled with mellow and cinnamony Dark o’ the Moon. As if things weren’t crazily interesting enough.”