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Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, Charlie Brown

Posted by on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 10:24 AM

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Pumpkin beer, apparently quite popular (to the point of being practically unobtainable) around Halloween and Thanksgiving, is not only the fuel but also the exalted deity of the annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival and Elysian Brewing Production Brewery. Brewers come from near (next door!) and far (Norway!) to showcase their autumn squash nectars, bringing more than 60 pumpkin beers to be tasted, sipped, guzzled, and chugged. In Georgetown on Friday and Saturday, the traditional giant pumpkin cask will be tapped, its heavenly juices will flow, and good times will be had by all. Welcome, great pumpkin beer.

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jnmend 1
It's also sold out, so if you don't have tickets, you're not going.
Posted by jnmend on October 18, 2012 at 11:01 AM · Report this
rob! 2
It's not pumpkin itself which makes an appealing fall-season beer, of course, because it's bland inoffensive mush, but the fairly distinctive mix of spices we have come to associate with it, which have a warming effect.
Posted by rob! on October 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 3
@2: Unfortunately, many brewers will just add a bunch of sweet shit to make it taste more like pumpkin pie, completely ruining the beer.

A proper cold weather beer should be thick and spiced, but NEVER sweet.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on October 18, 2012 at 11:29 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
Pumpkin Hard Cider.

Just saying ...
Posted by Will in Seattle on October 18, 2012 at 11:48 AM · Report this
LEE. 5

Beer Valley from Oregon makes a stellar imperial pumpkin porter. you can only get it on draft, but it's thick, spiced properly and strong as hell...and there's still room enough in the make up for a shot of bourbon to be dropped in.
Posted by LEE. on October 18, 2012 at 11:34 PM · Report this

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