Calling all pumpkinheads! Seattle’s Elysian Brewing—which hosts the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in Seattle every year (this year, it was on Sept. 29-30…so sad to have missed it!)—is taking its pumpkin revelry on the road to various locations in Oregon—with a stop at Ben’s Bottle Shop in Vancouver on Thursday, Oct. 19. Elysian Brewing head brewer Josh Waldman 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 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1—including a beer-filled pumpkin firkin. 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 buffalo bacon Cheddar burgers, sea scallop po’ boys, and mac & cheese with Ben’s special Cheddar stout sauce. Elysian pumpkin brews on tap are:
- Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
- Dark o’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout
- Great Pumpkin Imperial
- Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale
- Dark Knife Pumpkin Swarzbier
- Cursed Hearse Pumpkin Saison
- Gourdfather Pumpkin Barleywine
- Blight Spiced Pumpkin Brown Ale
After the pumpkin-mania, feel free to stick around until closing time (11 p.m.), enjoy some more food, catch some sports on the big-screen TVs, and take home a growler or a bottle from Ben’s huge selection. Ben’s Bottle Shop is located at 8052 E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. Other locations on the Great Pumpkin Roadshow include Bend, Eugene, Salem and Portland; for more details, visit http://www.elysianbrewing.com/calendar/great-pumpkin-beer-festival/.