SEATTLE, WA — 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 and 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.
ABOUT ELYSIAN BREWING
Three-time Large Brewpub of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival, Elysian Brewing Company operates four neighborhood restaurants and a production brewery in Seattle, Washington. Known both for classic styles and for flexibility and innovation, Elysian has brewed over 350 different recipes since opening in 1996. While Elysian’s brewers use a variety of unusual ingredients, they are seasonally notorious for their pumpkin beers. Each year Elysian hosts the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival, where dozens of different pumpkin beers are poured, some of them from giant pumpkins.