Author Archives: Jon Abernathy

Great Pumpkin Beer Fest wrap-up and gallery

I’m only about a week behind on writing about last weekend’s Great Pumpkin Beer Fest at Elysian Brewing in Seattle (at their Georgetown brewery, really), but I have to say it was again an epic beer festival and reaffirms my notion last year that this is right at the top of my list of favorite fests. This year was theĀ 10th annual iteration of Elysian’s fest and like last year, we got in with media credentials … Continue reading →

The Session #92: How Did Homebrewing Change Your View of Beer?

I wish I could say it was because I was at Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival this past Friday that I missed posting for The Session, and that’s mostly true, but frankly I also just forgot the lead-up in time to get a post in the queue. But, since it was also the weekend of the Great American Beer Festival, I figure there was likely a fair chunk of folks who didn’t get to … Continue reading →

Elysian Brewing’s 10th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Fest

Elysian Brewing’s 10th annual Great Pumpkin Beer Fest kicks off today in Seattle, and I’m on my way. There will be more to write about later, and pictures, but in the meantime keep an eye on the social feeds for all the pumpkiny goodnees: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Untappd.

Sisters Fresh Hop Fest, and some thoughts on fresh hop beers

I attended and thoroughly enjoyed this year’s Sisters Fresh Hop Festival this past Saturday, and while I don’t have a review with pictures per se (as the setting, layout, attendance, and so on was basically the same as in past years, and you can review some of my past reviews and photos for it here and here), I do have some commentary about it and some general thoughts on fresh hop beers. All in all … Continue reading →

Received: Coors Colorado Native IPL

I recently got onto the Coors mailing list (technically MillerCoors), and today received a package from the AC Golden Brewing Company which is a subsidiary venture in the vein of Blue Moon. That package contained AC Golden’s Colorado Native India Pale Lager. Now, I’m not going to get into that whole goofy “craft vs. crafty” debate, simply because it’s a marketing ploy. As far as I’m concerned, the main question should be: Is the beer … Continue reading →