It’s been eleven years since Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Company hosted its first annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival. And while the GPBF has the trappings of your run-of-the-mill fall pumpkin events—a giant pumpkin weigh-off, pumpkin carving, a costume contest—the 80 different gourd-inspired beers are what gave the festival its cult-like following.
This year, Elysian is taking its pumpkin beer fest on the road, bringing its award-winning pumpkin brews to some of the best beer cities in the U.S. “We’re taking the show on the road, along with some fan-favorite pumpkin beers, such as Gourdgia On My Mind and Punkaccino. We’re bringing The Pumpkin Roadshow to some of our favorite bars in cities across the country,” said Josh Waldman, the Head Brewer at Elysian. While the brewery has created over 350 recipes since opening in 1996, Elysian Brewing has staked out a reputation for making some of the best pumpkin beers anywhere.