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The Great Pumpkin is Coming!

The 12th Annual Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Festival is coming to Elysian Fields and the North Lot of CenturyLink Field on October 8, 2016. Pumpkin Beers The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival features 80 different pumpkin beers from all over the country, including 20 different pumpkin beers from the pumpkin obsessed Elysian brewers. (I think that is a question on the Elysian’s brewer’s application... read more

Sip & Slurp: Beer & Oyster Pairing Competition

Saturday May 12, 2012 was the first annual Sip & Slurp: Beer & Oyster Pairing Competition. Wine World (blog sponsor) and Taylor Shellfish teamed with breweries to offer this tasty and fun event for Seattle Beer Week. The classic beer pairing with oysters is a stout or porter. On our advice, Wine World sought out a diverse assortment of beers with an emphasis on Washington beers. 17 beers were... read more

Belgianfest 2011- Sold Out Success

W ashington Beer Commission’s 2nd annual Belgianfest was a showcase for Washington brewers’ skill and creativity in crafting Belgian style brews. Although last year’s inaugural Belgianfest was relatively small, this year’s boasted a bigger location, more brewers and more beer! Even with a bigger location at Magnuson Park, both tasting sessions of Belgianfest 2011 sold out. It was... read more

Great Pumpkin Beer Fest Attracts Huge Crowds Saturday

Gone are the days of people pooh poohing pumpkin beer. Before noon, eager beer lovers lined up for the Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Fest. At noon, patrons paid $18 to be equipped with a pumpkin glass, six beer tickets and a beer guide. Outside in the back parking lot, five beer stations were set up with six taps each. Thirty pumpkin beers from around the country were first up on tap. 13 other pumpkin beers... read more

The Great Pumpkin (beer) is coming this weekend

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. 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... read more

Beer, Brats and the Chicken dance at Spokane Oktoberfest 2010

The first annual Spokane Oktoberfest opened under cloudy skies, and with a relatively small crowd at 4pm Sept 24, 2010. That first wave through the gates was small but enthusiastic about trying the diverse selection of Washington beers on tap. When the Riverfront Clock Tower struck 5pm, there was a small line to get into the brewfest and a nice size crowd mingling the grounds and enjoying the sun breaks.... read more

One eye on the prize at Elysian Cyclops Olympics

The Cyclops Olympics celebrates the Elysian Brewing Company Cyclops Barleywine on 5/16/10. As part of Seattle Beer Week 2010, the Cyclops Olympics included Cyclops style competition and a vertical tasting of Cyclops Barleywine. Cyclops Barleywine The vertical barley wine tasting included five different vintages. The first three were on cask: 2004, 2005 and 2006. The 2007 vintage was not available but the... read more

Brouwer’s Back in Black Stout Fest

Do you like your stouts big and black? If so, you would have been very happy sampling stouts at Brouwer’s Cafe on Friday, as part of Seattle Beer Week.  Forty big, black stouts were on tap from all over the world, including eight from Washington state. Big Time Old Rip Chuckanut Export Foreign Stout Dick’s  Woodford BBN Oak Cream Stout Elysian Dragonstooth Stout Hales Machete Odin Sour... read more

Seattle Beer Week: Featured Brewery 5/10

How can we pick a single Washington Brewery for May when so many Washington breweries are doing such great things for Seattle Beer Week? Seattle Beer Week actually lasts eleven days because hey who is going to say no to more reasons to drink beer?  Over 200 events provide you with opportunities to drink beer from near and far. Brewmasters from the smallest local nano breweries like Epic Ales to famous... read more

Cask Fest Preview Parties!

Did you miss out on tickets for the sold out Washington Beer Commission Cask Beer Fest? Or are you a ticket holder but just can’t wait to start tasting those cask beers? Check out one of the Cask Fest Preview Parties! Thursday, March 25 Check out the Cask Fest preview at Latona Pub. Big Al Sourlicious, Big Time Lil’ General & Herbert’s will be on tap. In addition, there will be a raffle for... read more

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