September 2017 • basil & salt
It’s that time of the year again! Fall is quickly approaching and Elysian Brewing’s iconic pumpkin beer lineup has arrived!
As the founders of the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (in its 13th year!) with over two decades of brewing pumpkin-infused brews, Elysian is not only obsessed with pumpkins but committed to brewing the perfect recipe. With four pumpkin-infused beers, Elysian remains committed to innovation and reinvention, as showcased in its two decade history of brewing unique, pumpkin-infused ales. The lineup is as follows:
- Night Owl Pumpkin Ale (6.7% ABV; in 12 oz; 22 oz, draft) – A very drinkable pumpkin ale —brewed with seven and a half pounds of pumpkin per barrel and spiced in conditioning with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.
- The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale (8.4% ABV; in 22 oz, draft) – Pours deep copper with ghostly white head. Intense pumpkin, sugar and spice on the nose with a nice bready and malty backdrop to tame all those autumn spices into a remarkably smooth, balanced and delectable fall treat. Extra pumpkin and roasted seeds are added to the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.
- Dark O’ The Moon Pumpkin Stout (7.5% ABV; in 22 oz, draft) – This pumpkin stout pours dark as night with a creamy tan head. A slight smokiness on the nose with malty bittersweet chocolate and a little coffee with subtle earthy pumpkin and spices for an overall nice and creamy mouth.
- Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale – (6% ABV; in 22 oz, draft) – Beer and caffeine. Why not? A pumpkin ale with the attitude of a world-weary barista, Punkuccino packs a short shot of Stumptown coffee in your pint with just a shake of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Each will be available in select markets starting in September, as well as on-site at Elysian’s 13th annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival.
Save the Date!! Friday September 29th and Saturday September 30th at the Seattle Center. Purchase tickets here.
In addition to loads of pumpkin brews, local food trucks, Chaotic Noise Marching Corps, KEXP DJs Riz Rollins & Stevie Zoom, pumpkin carving, and fall festivities scattered throughout the event – New to GPBF this year (drumroll please…) we are partnering with FRED HUTCH!
What is Elysian’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, you ask?
The annual celebration of pumpkin brews will showcase over 80 unique pumpkin beers from brewers across the country, including 20 or more from Elysian’s pumpkin-crazed brewers and their collaborators. For those who haven’t been to GPBF – we have a giant, several hundred pound pumpkin that is scooped, scorched, filled with Elysian pumpkin beer, sealed, conditioned, and then tapped at the fest for all to enjoy.