During the Elysian Brewing Pumpkin Road Show at Peaks and Pints, the Seattle brewery will serve pumpkin beer out of an actual hollowed-out giant pumpkin flowing through a tap, orange spheres will fly through the air into Solo Red Cups and a giant jar of pumpkin seeds will wait for the best count guess.
No, we do not mess around with autumn celebrations here at Peaks and Pints.
This year, Peaks and Pints will host the annual Tacoma Elysian Pumpkin Road Show, a prefunk to the Seattle brewery’s grand pumpkin affair that includes 80-plus pumpkin beers Sept. 29-30 — the Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Festival at the Seattle Center. Peaks and Pints will pour eight Elysian pumpkin beers, including exclusive Gourd Father Barleywine, Blight Pumpkin Ale with spiced Japanese cinnamon, Dark Knife Pumpkin Saison and Cursed Hearse Pumpkin Schwarzbier.
In addition to the pumpkin beers, we’ll present a pumpkin firkin, pumpkin beer pong, pumpkin seed guessing contest, pumpkin goblets and many giveaways, including a pair of tickets to Friday and Saturday versions of the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival in Seattle.
Fall has long been the season of the gourd. Pumpkins are the stars of spice lattes; pie and farmers grow them so large that they're no longer measured in pounds, but in tons. But the simplest pleasure when it comes to the pumpkin is — cue Billy Corgan — drinking gobs of them from a pumpkin goblet.
ELYSIAN PUMPKIN ROAD SHOW TACOMA, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover
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Later Event: September 22Inland Northwest Craft Beer Festival at Avista Stadium