Tag Archives: Pumpkin

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 →

Reviews: A trio of pumpkin beers

We are definitely smack dab in the heart of pumpkin beer season: more bottled pumpkin beers than ever are on the shelves, this past weekend saw the eighth annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival from Elysian Brewing, tonight at the Green Dragon Brewpublic’s second annual Killer Pumpkin Fest is taking over Portland… the list goes on. For my part I’ve been trying every pumpkin beer I can find (or I was—I’m starting to fall behind with so … Continue reading →

Homebrewing pumpkin tips

Via my Google News alerts, I found this article that offers tips for homebrewing with pumpkin. Nothing too earth-shaking, but I thought it was interesting and there are a couple of points of note: The author recommends “small cheese pumpkins” as the best variety to use: a variety also called “Long Island cheese pumpkin” that is of the same family as the butternut squash. (I’ve seen another source recommending butternut squash as a better source … Continue reading →