For the last several years Elysian Brewing has been following up their Great Pumpkin Beer Fest with a smaller-scale, traveling version: their Pumpkin Roadshow which is landing in Eugene tomorrow and running through the rest of the month. Here’s the press release:
Couldn’t make it up to Seattle for Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Fest this year?
Good news!! Elysian is taking their Great Pumpkin Beer Fest on the road via their GREAT PUMPKIN ROADSHOWS!!
Known for being the nation’s most pumpkin obsessed Brewery, Elysian just held their 10th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in Seattle, where they featured over 80 pumpkin beers and tapped several 1000 pound pumpkins full of beer for a sold out crowd!
For the Elysian Great Pumpkin Roadshow’s, one location per city is chosen to host the pumpkin party and feature Elysian’s super limited pumpkin beers on tap. Here is a list of places you’ll find the Roadshows this month in Oregon, plus a heads up on their new Belmont Beer Crawl:
October 17th – EUGENE – The Bier Stein
October 18th – PORTLAND – The Killer Pumpkin Fest at the Green Dragon
October 23rd – BEND – The Platypus Pub
October 29th – SALEM – Venti’s Taphouse & Cafe
October 30th – PORTLAND – The Great Pumpkin Belmont Beer Crawl – Circa 33, Belmont Inn, Side Street, Barebones, Triple Nickel
Orange attire and costumes encouraged!!
Of course, I’m excited to see it come to Bend this year (next Thursday the 23rd), and have some details about what’s coming up at the Platypus Pub next week: it runs from 6 to 8pm and will be featuring 11 of Elysisian’s pumpkin beers on tap, and four others. Check out this list:
- Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
- Dark O’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout
- Great Pumpkin Imperial
- Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale
- Lost Abbey Collaboration Sardonic Dark Pumpkin Wit
- Gourdfather Pumpkin Barleywine
- Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner
- Orange Is The New Black Chocolate & Orange Pumpkin Stout
- Mr. Yuck Pumpkin Sour
- P. Smoov Nitro Pumpkin Cream Ale
- Gourdgia on mind Pecan Peach Pumpkin Amber
Those are just the Elysian beers, and while you might have had the first four (which are in bottles this year), the only other place to have tried the other seven before this would have been at the Great Pumpkin Beer Fest. (I don’t know for sure what the four others will be.)
This will be a great series of events and these are all great pumpkin beers, so don’t miss out! I would love to see a big turnout for Bend especially so Elysian will bring it back here again next year, but even if you can’t make it on the 23rd be sure to hit up one of the other stops. You won’t regret it! (Unless you hate pumpkin beers or something crazy like that.)