It may still be August and it should reach over 90 degrees out there today, but don't forget that October and this year's Great Pumpkin Beer Festival are only 2 months away. This is the second year the festival will be held at Elysian Brewing's new commercial brewing facility in Seattle's Georgetown neighborhood.
This year's fest will feature over 60 different pumpkin beers; 13 of which are from Elysian Brewing Company, including: Mr. Yuck Sour Pumpkin Ale, Night Owl, Great Pumpkin, Dark o' the Moon Pumpkin Stout, Hansel and Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pils, Coche de Medianoche (new!), Kürbitinus, PK-47 Pumpkin Malt Liquor, Headless Horsey (new!), Ursa Orange (new!) Mens Room Original Pumpkin Ale (new!) and Orange Manalishi (new!). Wow!
Things have changed a bit this year regarding tickets for the festival. All tickets will be pre-sold, and go on sale tomorrow, 8/17, at all Elysian Pubs (Capitol Hill, Tangletown & Elysian Fields). You'll need one ticket for each session:
SESSION 1 : FRI OCT 19 from 4pm-10pm
SESSION 2 : SAT OCT 20 from 11am-4pm
SESSION 3 : SAT OCT 20 from 5pm-10pm
If you want to make sure you can attend the session(s) you want, don't delay. Get down to one of Elysian's locations tomorrow to grab your tickets ASAP. Tickets are also available at Full Throttle Bottles on Airport Way South - or online at Brown Paper Tickets starting on the 24th.
Tapping One Of Last Year's Great Pumpkins
Then put your ticket(s) somewhere safe and enjoy the rest of our Summer while it's here. And I don't want to hear any whining about the heat. Seattle Summers are short. Get out there and enjoy the heat while we have it. Then get ready to bundle up as Fall comes on, with a great pumpkin beer! For more details, check out the official web page for this year's festival.
P.S. Watch for this blog to move to CraftBeerMonger.com any day now. Cheers!
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.