Elysian Brewing Company’s Great Pumpkin Beer Festival
October 4–6, times vary
Georgetown, 5510 Airport Way S; 206.860.3977; elysianbrewing.com/great-pumpkin-beer-fest
Choose from more than 60 appropriately autumnal beers or, even better, vie for a pour out of the giant, tapped pumpkin.
21 and older only. Tickets: $25 [ONLY AVAILABLE FOR SUNDAY; TICKETS HAVE SOLD OUT FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY]
Fresh Hop Ale Festival
October 5, 5–10 p.m.
Yakima, Millennium Arts Plaza, Yakima Avenue and S Third St.; 509.966.0930;
And they really mean fresh—only beers produced with Yakima hops picked, at most, 24 hours before brewing will qualify for this festival/brew-off. 21 and older only.
November 14, 6 to 9 p.m.
Axis, Pioneer Square, 310 1st Ave. S
Cups will runneth over at Seattle magazine’s BREW Seattle tasting event. The inaugural tasting event features more than 20 local breweries.
Winter Beer Festival
December 6–7, times vary
Sand Point, Hangar 30,
Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand
Point Way NE; 206.767.1989;
Warm up with the best of Washington brewers’ robust, dark, malty (etc.) seasonals, and with tasty (read: chocolaty) sweets to boot. 21 and older only. Tickets: $25–$30