Linus waited all night in the Pumpkin Patch for the Great Pumpkin but you can don’t have to wait for the Great Pumpkin Beer Fest at the Elysian.  This weekend is the 6th annual Great Pumpkin Beer Fest at the Capital Hill Elysian Brew Pub.

 Pumpkin Beer

Jack O Bite Pumpkin Beer

When you think of pumpkin, you might think of sugar and spice. You will find some pumpkin beers will remind you of pumpkin pie. BUT that is not all that you will find. You will find dark and brooding beers as well as intriguing sour beers. The 40 different beers range from Hefeweizen to stouts to everything in-between. Kegs will rotate through out the weekend.

Known for their Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, the Elysian hosts this annual brewfest to celebrate creative Pumpkin beers from near and far.

From the Elysian Brewery:

  • Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
  • The Great Pumpkin
  • Dark o’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout – This just won Silver at GABF last month
  • Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner
  • Kaiser Kurbis Pumpkin Hefeweizen
  • Mr. Yuck Sour Pumpkin Ale
  • Surprise new brew

Guest Pumpkin Beers From:

  • Big Time Brewery
  • Silver City Brewery
  • Snipes Mountain Brewery
  • Naked City Tap House and Brewery
  • Elliott Bay Brewery
  • Schooner Exact Rock Bottom Brewery
  • Fremont Brewery
  • Diamond Knot Brewery
  • Anacortes Brewery
  • Ram Brewery – Puyallup
  • Rogue Brewery -Issaquah
  • Allagash Brewery
  • Russian River Brewery
  • Iron Hill Brewery
  • Cambridge Brewery
  • Nodding Head
  • Jolly Pumpkin
  • Two Beers Brewery
  • Dogfish Head
  • Stewart’s
  • Beer Valley
  • Laurelwood
Pumpkin fest

Great Pumpkin Fest

In addition to the pumpkin beer, there will be themed food for purchase in the brew pub. The back parking lot will be converted into a fun and festive brewfest.

Great Pumpkin Fest is October 16 & 17, 2010.
On Saturday, the Pumpkin Brew Fest runs from 12-10pm. On Sunday, Pumpkin Brew Fest runs from 12-6pm.

Great Pumpkin Keg

Great Pumpkin Keg

At 4pm each day, they will tap the Great Pumpkin keg.  Admission is $18 and includes 6 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets are available for $2.   Come early in the day for best selection. The most popular beers may run out but will be replaced by a different pumpkin beer for you to try! Last year I went on Sunday so I missed some of the faves on Saturday but I got to taste some great pumpkin beers that weren’t tapped until Sunday.