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Pumpkin to the people! November 9, 2011

Filed under: beer,breweries,Holiday Ales,Micro brew,Pumpkin Beer — pnwbeerchick @ 8:01 pm

While supplies last BJ’s Brewery is now pouring their delicious autumn seasonal Pumpkin Ale! Pretty, reddish-amber color and the aroma is quite mouth-watering. The taste is simply delightful with flavors of pumpkin pie and spices swirling around. It is medium bodied, malty and clean with a nice cinnamon and nutmeg finish that lingers. Sweet and spicy this ale would go great with BJ’s pork chops, desserts and even the famous Giant Stuffed Baked Potato (which is what I had). BJ’s even offers to top the Pumpkin Ale with whipped cream to enjoy as a dessert if you wish! And at 4.7% ABV you can enjoy a couple.  Now I know the hardcore beer geeks are going to say “but PNW Beer Chick… BJ’s is a chain restaurant.” To that I say lighten up kids. Just because a brewery is a chain does not mean they don’t make some great beer! BJ’s also sells growlers of the stuff! $14.00 for the growler and fill up. $2.00 off to refill after that.  Stop in and give it a go before the Great Pumpkin swoops it back to the pumpkin patch.




Elysian Brewing Company’s 2011 Great Pumpkin Beer Festival September 28, 2011

Hey kids! It’s that time of year again! Elysian Brewing Company will be holding their annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in their new location in Seattle’s Georgetown Neighborhood. Elysian will serve 11 of their own beers brewed just for the occasion and 50 guests beers will also be sporting their best. Linus would be so proud!

WHEN: OCTOBER 8-9, 2011
Sat. 10/8 from 12-10PM
Sun. 10/9 from 12-6PM
The Great Pumpkin is tapped at 4PM each day.

WHERE: 5510 Airport Way S., Seattle, WA 98108

HOW MUCH: $20 Presale and $25 at the door – includes souvenir pumpkin glass and 6 drink tickets. You can purchase tickets through Brown Paper Tickets, at any of Elysian’s pubs, or from Full Throttle Bottles.

ELYSIAN BEERS: 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!) and another TBA. Elysian collaborations will also be poured: Kick Sour Cranberry Pumpkin Ale (New Belgium), Saison of the Witch (Tom Douglas) and Le Citrueille Celest de Citricado (Stone, The Bruery).

GUEST BREWERS: Silver City, Big Time, Rock Bottom, Ram, Schooner Exact, Fremont, Georgetown, Naked City, Black Raven, Snoqualmie, Elliott Bay, Pike, Anacortes, Rogue, Anderson Valley, Russian River, Allagash, Jolly Pumpkin, Avery, Cambridge, Iron Hill, Howe Sound, St. Arnold, Utah Brewers Collective, Nøgne Ø and more TBA!

 Food trucks will be on-site.

See you there!!!


Liz  or 206.860.3977



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