Great Pumpkin Beer Festival

The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival is this weekend. Like last year, it promises to be a fun-filled adventure through dozens of great pumpkin beers from near and far. Here is the word for the event organizers. The event is sold out for both days.


Where:​ ​Seattle Center (305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA)

Event​ ​Highlights:

  • Beers:​ ​During the festival, 80+ pumpkin beers (and a few additional surprises) will be poured from brewers across the country, including about 20 from Elysian’s own pumpkin-crazed brewers.
  • Giant​ ​Pumpkin:​ ​The Elysian team will tap farmer Joel Holland’s winning Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off 1,790 pound pumpkin (a record!) that has been scooped, scorched, sealed and conditioned, and finally filled with pumpkin beer and tapped for all attendees to enjoy.
  • Festival​ ​Theme:​ ​Guests are encouraged to embrace the color of the festival – orange​ – in every way, shape and form, and Pumpkin Fest judges will be roaming the crowds to select and award the most festive attendees with a thirst-quenching prize.
  • Giving​ ​Back​: New to GPBF this year, Elysian is partnering with Fred Hutch.​ ​We are incredibly proud to say that 100% of the proceeds from GPBF will be provided to Fred Hutch in our joint and continued quest to search for the cure.


FRIDAY,​ ​SEPT.​ ​29

  • 4:00​ ​PM​ – General Admission Gates Open; procession soon to follow
  • 7:30​ ​PM​ – 1,790 lbs. Giant Pumpkin tapping at Pumpkin Alter with Chaotic Noise
  • 10:00​ ​PM​ – Event ends


  • 2:00​ ​PM​ – General Admission Gates Open; procession soon to follow


While Elysian’s brewers create a number of unusual and unique brews, the brewery is notorious for its pumpkin beer series, specifically Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale, and Dark o’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout.

Bob Shoemaker

Grew up in Renton, WA. Writer. Photographer. Homebrewer. Woodworker. Beer lover. UW grad. - 14 years in Marketing and Advertising communications - 16 years in technical product support, quality, loyalty, support analyst - 12 years as communications business owner