Elysian Brewing Releasing Night Owl Pumpkin Ale

27 July 2016

imageFrom Elysian:

SEATTLE, WA (July 27, 2016) - Seattle-born brewery, Elysian Brewing Company, announces the release of Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, a spiced seasonal beer and the brewery’s first fall release of the season.

Brewed with seven and a half pounds of pumpkin per barrel and spiced with the classic pie blend of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice, Night Owl (6.7% ABV) is a scarily-good pumpkin beer with all the flavors of fall. Perfectly spiced, Night Owl is a balanced, drinkable pumpkin ale and the standard for all of Elysian’s pumpkin beers.  

Known for their innovative pumpkin-packed beers including The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Dark o’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout, and Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale, Elysian’s brewers work with local farmers in the Pacific Northwest to source the best pumpkins for these complex seasonal beers, including their flagship, Night Owl.

“Pumpkin season is a big time of year for us. No question,” said Elysian Head Brewer Josh Waldman. "The process begins by adding pumpkin along with toasted & raw pumpkin seeds to the mash, and combining Pale, Munich, Crystal and Caramel malts with Magnum hops for a subtle bitterness. Finally, in conditioning, we blend in the perfect combination of spices to create a flavorful, complex, and balanced beer.”

Night Owl arrives across the US just in time to toast to the return of Elysian’s 2nd annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off (October 1st) and 12th annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival (October 8th). With an ever increasing demand, the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival has expanded to Elysian Fields and the North Lot of CenturyLink Field for a one-day only event. GPBF will showcase over 80 unique pumpkin beers from brewers across the country, including 20 or so from Elysian’s pumpkin-crazed brewers and their collaborators. Tickets for GPBF go on sale August 1st for those 21+.  The Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off is free and open to all ages.  Additional festival details can be found at www.elysianbrewing.com/great-pumpkin-beer-fest/.

Night Owl is available in August through the end of October in select US markets in 22 oz. bottles, 6-packs, and on draft. Use the Elysian Beer Locator to find a beer near you.

For more information on Elysian Brewing, visit www.ElysianBrewing.com or follow them on Instagram and Twitter @ElysianBrewing and on Facebook at Facebook.com/ElysianBrewingCompany.

The orange-minded brewers at Elysian have been thinking, breathing, and brewing pumpkin to prepare for its return to the shelves this August. This seasonally unseasonal tradition is part of the fabric of the brewing team and, each year, it all begins with the return of Night Owl, Elysian's flagship pumpkin beer.

Night Owl is brewed with over seven pounds of pumpkin per barrel and spiced with the classic pie blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice.

Night Owl will be available August 1 in six-packs, 22-ounce bottles, and on draft in all of Elysian's markets throughout the Northwest and beyond.



Elysian's pumpkin patch grows with the return of The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale and Dark o' the Moon Pumpkin Stout, along with Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale. These coveted specialty brews can be found in limited 22-ounce bottles and draft.

Elysian's four bottled pumpkin beers are just the tip of the gourd: This year's 12th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival is ONE DAY ONLY on Saturday, October 8 at a brand new location outside of Elysian Fields. Entry to the event is on the Occidental Ave side of Elysian Fields at the North Lot of CenturyLink Field :: 542 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104.

What: For its 12th year, Elysian Brewing Company will move its Great Pumpkin Beer Festival to Elysian Fields and the North Lot of CenturyLink Field for one day only. During the pumpkin-themed event, more than 80 pumpkin beers will be poured, including Night Owl, The Great Pumpkin, Dark o’ the Moon and Punkuccino from Elysian’s pumpkin-crazed brewers, along with pumpkin beers from around the country.

Also during the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, the Elysian team will officially tap a giant, several-hundred pound pumpkin that has been scooped, scorched, filled with delicious pumpkin beer and then sealed and conditioned for all attendees to enjoy.



Guests are encouraged to embrace the color of the festival – orange – in any way they would like to represent. Pumpkin Fest judges will wade through the crowds to select the most festive to win a thirst-quenching prize including Elysian swag.

The event arrives one week after Elysian’s 2nd annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 1st.  Free and open to all ages, the event will feature the biggest and best pumpkins grown from the local farmers, and the winning pumpkin will receive the honor of being tapped at GPBF.

Tickets: Tickets are $28 per person and will be available for purchase for those 21+ at all four Elysian locations and online starting Aug. 1. A designated driver ticket is available for $5 per person online only.

When: Saturday, Oct. 8, 3 – 10 p.m.

Where: Elysian Fields and North Lot of CenturyLink Field, 542 1st Ave S., entrance on Occidental Ave S.

Fun Festival: Take a look at last year’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival by the numbers:

Facts:  4,000: Costume-clad beer lovers packed Elysian’s Georgetown location during last year’s 11th annual festival that spanned over two days.

1,750 pounds: The largest pumpkin in festival history was hollowed out, filled with Elysian’s

pumpkin beer, and tapped for all festival goers.

80+: Number of pumpkin beers poured at the festival. More than 20 of which are unique Elysian beers.

60: Participating breweries from around the U.S. brought to the festival.

More: For more information on the 12th Annual Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, visit www.elysianbrewing.com/calendar/great-pumpkin-beer-fest/

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