Category Archives: Events

Elysian GPBF, day 2

On Friday we were able to enter Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival an hour early thanks to the media passes that Elysian provided, and yesterday we lined up with the crowd to enter at noon (the media passes being only for the one day). And when I write “crowd” I’m not kidding—the line of people extended from the gates to the Brewery down the block, and up and along the overpass that wraps around Elysian—probably … Continue reading →

Visiting the Great Pumpkin Beer Fest (day 1)

Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival has been on my “bucket list” of beer events to attend for a while now (since I love pumpkin beers, as long-time followers know), and this year was finally it. I’ll have more to write about the Festival after this weekend, for now some images and notes from yesterday’s Day One. We’re here with a media pass (of course), which allowed us and the other media to enter at … Continue reading →

Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

This weekend Seattle’s Elysian Brewing‘s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival returns for its 9th annual showing, bringing a huge selection of pumpkin beers—they will be pouring something like 64 pumpkin beers at one time!—across three six-hour sessions over three days, starting tomorrow. From the press release: Who would have known a funny little obsession with pumpkin beers would grow into one of the Northwest’s Largest Fall Beer Events?! Elysian Brewing’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival started in … Continue reading →

Sisters Fresh Hop Festival in review

On Saturday we attended the Sisters Fresh Hop Festival that took place in, er, Sisters, and even though the weather wasn’t nearly as nice as in past years (it was drizzly and cool, which meant we spent all of the time under the main tent), we had a good time and enjoyed a wider selection of fresh hop beers than ever. Herewith are some notes and pictures. The press release had listed 17 breweries, and … Continue reading →

Festival weekend

There are a bunch of beer festivals taking place this weekend, and today in particular, across Oregon; here’s a roundup if you don’t already have beer plans today. Hood River Hops Fest: The big one taking place starting at noon in Hood River, featuring more than 60(!) fresh hop beers—more in one location than any other place at one time, maybe ever. $10 for the glass and 4 tokens, $1 per token after that. Sisters … Continue reading →