Calling all pumpkinheads! Seattle’s Elysian Brewing, which hosts the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in Seattle every year (this year on Oct. 8), is taking its pumpkin revelry on the road to various locations in Oregon—with a stop at Ben’s Bottle Shop in Vancouver. An Elysian Brewing rep will be on-site at Ben’s Bottle Shop to offer several limited-release pumpkin specialty beers that will only be available at select tour locations. Costumes and pumpkin flare are encouraged.
Ben’s Bottle Shop will have eight (EIGHT!) different kinds of Elysian pumpkin beers on tap from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, with a beer-filled pumpkin firkin ready to be tapped at 6 p.m. There will be swag giveaways, cornhole contests, and did we mention pumpkin beer? Pour the gourd, people, POUR THE GOURD! All of this with no cover charge, and of course Ben’s Bottle Shop will be serving its full, seriously delicious, beer-friendly food like pulled pork sliders with Black Forest ham, the buffalo bacon burger, and mac & cheese with Ben’s special Cheddar stout sauce.
After the pumpkin-mania, feel free to stick around for Ben’s usual late-night Saturday happy hour, from 11 p.m. to close (which usually happens around 2 a.m.). Ben’s Bottle Shop is located at 8052 E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver.