EventsKiller Pumpkin Fest postponed; Elysian Pumpkin in Canby 

The  Brewpublic Killer Pumpkin Festival that was originally scheduled for today at The Green Dragon has been postponed due to the crazy storm weather. (Did you see the tornado in Manzanita yesterday?) Instead it has been moved to Saturday, October 29. Meanwhile the Elysian Brewing Pumpkin Roadshow has been making the rounds, … Continue reading

ReviewsTuesday Tastings: Harvest Season

For this week’s Tuesday Tastings I’m going very seasonal, with a selection of harvest beers appropriate for the autumn. Gilgamesh Brewing Fresh Prince of Ales Gilgamesh Brewing out of Salem, Oregon, brews a number of unusual ales (including Mamba—not hopped but steeped instead with black tea, which is not my … Continue reading

BloggingWeek in review: It’s pumpkin (fest) season

This past week in beer for The Brew Site was a little bit spontaneous, and a little (lot) bit pumpkin. Wednesday, the 14th, the Elysian Brewing Great Pumpkin Roadshow came to Bend, landing at the Platypus Pub with eight of their pumpkin beers and, for the first time ever in … Continue reading

EventsElysian Great Pumpkin Roadshow

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 … Continue reading

EventsGreat 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 … Continue reading

ReviewsGetting Squashed at 10 Barrel

This past Saturday 10 Barrel Brewing here in Bend held their first-ever pumpkin beer fest, dubbed “Get Squashed”, where they featured five pumpkin beers on tap, pumpkin food, live music, and more. Not too many breweries brew a pumpkin beer, much less five (really four, but read on for how … Continue reading

EventsPictures from Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest

Better late than never: a big collection of pictures I took at the Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest at the beginning of this month. (See also my earlier wrap up.) Not much to explain here, just enjoy!

EventsGreat Pumpkin Beer Festival wrap-up

Looking back in retrospect on the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival we attended in Seattle this past weekend, there’s really not much more I can add to my day 1 and day 2 summaries except for the beers I sampled (for day 2) and any final notes. I also have quite … Continue reading

EventsElysian 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 … Continue reading

EventsVisiting 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 … Continue reading