Two of my biggest passions in life are craft beer and dogs. I’m a huge fan of both, and love it when breweries team up to help our furry friends. Coming up this Saturday, three Seattle breweries: Counterbalance Brewing Company, Tin Dog Brewing Company and Perihelion Brewery, are teaming up with Urban Feed and Garden to host Dogtoberfest, a family friendly event to benefit the Seattle Humane Pet Project.
I know, I know. It’s not Fall yet. However, that doesn’t mean that breweries can’t start bringing us their Fall releases, does it? Elysian Brewing Company doesn’t think so. In fact they’ve already released their Night Owl Pumpkin Ale.
Now, joining Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, three other pumpkin beers are making their annual return from Elysian: Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Dark o’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout, and Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale.
The holidays are upon us, and with them all those glorious Winter seasonal beers are making their return. If you’re a fan of stouts, spiced holiday beers and other Winter seasonals, then you’re probably on your way to Nirvana about now. Make sure you don’t leave though, without picking up some Festivus Holiday Ale from Black Raven Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor).
Set to release next Tuesday, November 4th, this spiced holiday ale is teeming with cirtus peels, cranberries, galangal root and a whole host of secret holiday spices.
Located in Kent, Washington, Airways Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) first opened their doors to the public in March 2010. In October of that same year, they introduced their signature IPA: Sky Hag, the first new beer to be added to the Airways Brewing lineup since their launch earlier in the year.
Now, with Halloween fast approaching, it’s time once again to celebrate Sky Hag’s birthday and Airways Brewing has decided to combine that celebration with a Halloween party and costume contest at the brewery on Friday, October 31st. Also on tap for the celebration will be a keg of Ol’ Wooden Hag – Sky Hag’s ‘sister’ (aged on toasted oak), as well as Loud Lady Imperial IPA.
Fall has arrived in the Great Northwest with a vengeance. We’ve got colder temperatures, abundant rain and bitter wind; but it’s not all bad news. The arrival of Fall also brings Elysian Brewing‘s annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival. Its the biggest annual celebration of pumpkin beer around and has grown into one of the largest Fall events in the Northwest.
This will be the 9th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival Elysian has hosted, and it just keeps getting bigger every year. At this year’s festival, you’ll find over 64 different pumpkin beers all pouring at once (full list below) and you can expect to see the largest ‘Great Pumpkins’ in the history of this illustrious festival. We’re talking HUGE!
This year’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival is scheduled for Friday, October 4th through Sunday, October 6th and will be held at Elysian Brewing‘s production brewery facility in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. This will be the 9th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (GPBF), and it just seems to get bigger and more popular each year. If you’ve never been to the festival and/or have never tried a pumpkin beer, I urge you check it out. You’ll be amazed at the diversity and complexity you’ll find in pumpkin beers.
Are you one of those people who never outgrew Halloween; someone who dresses up each year in an elaborate costume, sometimes to the point of non-recognition? Or are you the more reserved type, prefering to just observe while you go about your business dressed as usual (or, as Wednesday Adams put it: “I’m a homicidal maniac- they look just like everyone else.”)? Either way, weekday or not, there will be a lot of people out tomorrow night to celebrate Halloween. If you’ll be one of them, do you know where you’re going yet? Here are a few optiosn for you (this is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all Halloween gatherings aroud Seattle):