The event sold out on Friday and Saturday, but at last check the Sunday session had not reached capacity yet. Check out the Elysian site for more information. This festival showcased the old vets from Brooklyn Brewery in New York, Howe Sound from British Columbia, Dogfish Head from Delaware, and the newest newbie, Populuxe from Ballard (ya sure, ya betcha).
There were pumpkin beers with nettles, ginger, and many other ingredients you just do not expect in a pumpkin beer. There were several traditionally spiced beers (clove, nutmeg, allspice). The ABV ranged from session beers at 4% to one-sip-and-yer-done wonders at 11 and 12%. Some were aged in whiskey barrels, and some inside of giant pumpkins.