Wednesday, August 22

Elysian Brewings Pumpkin Madness

Elysian to Release Pumpkin Variety Packs 

Long known as the most maniacal of the brewers of the Pumpkin Revolution, Elysian Brewing of Seattle plans to release variety four-packs of 22-oz bottles of four different pumpkin beers. Beers that have only seen limited release before will be available in scary abundance in stores throughout the Northwest, as well as in Elysian's East Coast markets. Release date is set for mid-September.

Leading the group will be Night Owl, Elysian's flagship pumpkin ale, orangey-copper and lightly hopped, with over seven pounds of pumpkin per barrel and a spice mix of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. A duo of GABF and World Beer Cup winners accompanies: Dark o' the Moon, a sturdy pumpkin stout spiced with cinnamon (GABF® Silver 2010, Field Beer), and The Great Pumpkin, the world's first Imperial Pumpkin Ale, weighing in at 8% abv and spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and cloves (GABF® Silver 2007, Fruit and Vegetable Beer, and World Beer Cup Bronze 2012, Field Beer). Never before seen in bottles will be Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner, a crisp and zesty offering bearing a label reminiscent of Fin de Siecle Vienna. 

First brewed in colonial America as an alternative to beers made with expensive imported English malt, pumpkin beers have become an autumn mainstay among craft brewers. Each October Elysian hosts The Great Pumpkin Beer Festival at its South Seattle brewery, offering over fifty different pumpkin beers from across the country and overseas, and tapping The Great Pumpkin itself, beer re-fermented and conditioned in a giant pumpkin. The brewers of Elysian have, over the years, brewed over two dozen different pumpkin beers. This fall brings another first-the first all-pumpkin variety pack.


  -Dick Cantwell

NIGHT OWL PUMPKIN ALE - Our Flagship Pumpkin Beer 

Now Available in SIX PACKS

Night Owl was first brewed at our small Gameworks system in 1998.  It all started with a single four-barrel batch, which proved enough to supply the Capitol Hill pub for about a week.  We decided to brew another couple of batches the following year to meet what we thought demand to be.  This year we'll brew more than three thousand barrels of Nightowl and use a total of around 27,000 pounds of pumpkin and 1200 pounds of pumpkin seeds!

Night Owl is brewed with over 7 lbs. of pumpkin per barrel and includes seven different malt varieties, green and roasted pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin in the mash, boil and fermenter. Bittered with Magnum hops and spiced in conditioning with nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. 
5.9% ABV.

Draft, 22oz bottles and 12oz - Six Packs



The Great Pumpkin was the silver medalist at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival® in the Fruit and Vegetable category and was also the world's first Imperial pumpkin ale. Brewed with Pale, Munich, Cara-Hell, Cara-Vienne, Cara-Munich and Crisp 45° L Crystal malts. Roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash, and extra pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. 8% ABV.

Limited Draft and 22oz Bottles
Available :: SEPT - NOV 2012




A perennial favorite, Dark o' the Moon is brewed with Great Western pale, Crisp 77° Crystal, Munich, Cara-Vienne, roasted, chocolate and Special B malts with roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash.  Pumpkin in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Bittered with Magnum and finished with Saaz and crushed cinnamon. 6.5% ABV

GABF® Silver 2010, Field Beer
Limited Draft and 22oz Bottles
Available :: SEPT-NOV 2012



Brewed with organic pale, Weyermann Munich and Cara-Hell malts, with pumpkin added in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Spiced with fresh ginger and hopped with lots of Czech Saaz hops 4.5% ABV
Exclusively available in Pumpkin Patch Four Pack

Available :: Mid SEPT - NOV 2012


For the first time ever, Elysian is offering a Specialty Four Pack of our most acclaimed autumn pumpkin beers!

Each Pumpkin Patch contains:

1-22oz Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
1-22oz Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale
1-22oz Dark o' the Moon Pumpkin Stout
1-22oz Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner 

Very Limited Availability 
Available :: Mid SEPT - NOV 2012


  1. Awesome! Very much looking forward to the 4-pack.

  2. Any clue of a price?

  3. I have no idea on price at this point, but I would guess about $25 most places.