Elysian Brewing Company’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival is now fully underway. Friday is in the books, Saturday is sold out too, but there are still a precious few tickets available for Sunday’s session. Whenever you make it down to Georgetown for this kickbutt pumpkin-inspired beer festival, know that about 60 great pumpkin beers await you.
We were there on Friday evening to get a taste of what you can expect all weekend. First of all, this is one of Seattle’s most beloved beer festivals. Check our previous posts about this event. If you plan to go on Saturday or Sunday –and you should— here are a few things we recommend. Seriously, just a few thoughts. There are a lot of great beers and the lineup will rotate and include things we didn’t have chance to try. We cannot say exactly what will be on tap when you get there. Except to say that there will be a lot of great beer waiting for you.
If you go hungry, you might want to jump in line for the food trucks early. The lines were getting pretty long by around 6:30. Where Ya At Matt, Snout & Co, Happy Grillmore and Bluebird Ice Cream were some of the trucks we saw on Friday night.
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Anything from Cascade Barrel House. Period.
Reuben’s Brews – Pfeiffer’s Pumpkin Rye.
Cambridge Brewing Company – Brett Sematary Sour Pumpkin Ale.
Georgetown Brewing – Pump-kin Barrel Age Porter.
Hopworks Urban Brewery – El Gourdo.
Elysian/New Belgian Brewing – Kick, sour cranberry pumpkin ale.
Fremont Brewing – Pumpkin B-Bomb, if there’s any left on Sunday. Maybe?
Beaus and Elysian – Oiseau De Nuit Pumpkin Gruit.
Elysian/21st Amendment Brewing – He Said (two versions, both excellent)
Also – “Kim Said” – Beers that weren’t on tap Friday that we would watch for if we were going Saturday or Sunday: Allagash Ghouleschip, anything from Midnight Sun, Russian River 2011 Sour Pumpkin Ale, Stone/The Bruery/Elysian La Citrueille Celeste de Citracado and Uinta Punk’n.