We are happy to announce another year of our annual Killer Pumpkin Festival returning to Green Dragon on Saturday, October 18th as part of Killer Beer Week. Yes, it’s that time of year for pumpkin beers and we’ve got plenty of pumpkins for pumpkin smashing, pumpkin bowling and other fun games. And the folks at Green Dragon and Rogue have come through on offering Portland the largest selection of pumpkin beers imaginable. The lineup on Saturday will feature over 45 pumpkin beers being poured throughout the day. This is gonna be one Killer Day!
Activities begin at 11:00am with live music from 2:00 to 4:00pm that is followed by the highly anticipated Elysian Pumpkin Tapping at 5:00pm. This is when Elysian Brewing Capitol Hill Brewer, Kevin Watson and local Elysian representative David Chappell will tap a gigantic gourd full of a special Elysian pumpkin beer for all in attendance to share.
Expel every last bit of your pent-up energy by furiously bashing a GYO Rogue Farms pumpkin with a sledge hammer for the low price of $1.00 per pumpkin. As the guts of this unfortunate gourd spray everywhere and all over you, you can remind yourself that this is for a good cause. All proceeds raised from pumpkin smashing goes to Camp Ukandu, a summer camp for kids with cancer. So bash that pumpkin in, and bash it good. Once you’ve got it all out of your system, grab a drink, you earned it.
Throughout the day Green Dragon will tap over 45 incredible pumpkin beers, including Rogue Ales, Buckman Botanical Brewery, Elysian Brewing, 21st Amendment Brewery, Laurelwood Public House & Brewery, Oakshire Brewing, Fort George Brewery and oh so many more. Below is the list of Pumpkin Beers that will be pouring throughout the day:
10 Barrel Brewing – Big Ol’ Pumpkin Ale
21st Amendment & Elysian Brewing – He said/He Said Baltic Porter
21st Amendment & Elysian Brewing – He said/He said Belgian-style Pumpkin Tripel
Agrarian Ales – Cucurbita
Anderson Valley – Pinchy Jeek Barl Bourbon Pumpkin
Beer Valley – Jackalope Imperial Pumpkin Porter
Boneyard – Orange is the New Jack
Brasserie Vapur – Potironne
Cascade Brewing – Pumpkin Smash
Coronado Brewing – Punk n’ Drublic Imperial Pumpkin Ale
Doc’s Cider – Pumpkin Cider
Dogfish Head – Punkin’
Elysian – Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
Elysian – Dark O’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout
Elysian – The Great Pumpkin Imperial
Elysian – Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale
Elysian – The Gourdfather Pumpkin Barleywine
Elysian – Gourdgia On My Mind Pecan Peach Pumpkin Amber
Elysian – Hansel & Gretel Ginger Pumpkin Pilsner
Elysian – Mr. Yuck Sour Pumpkin Ale
Elysian – Orange is The New Black Orange and Chocolate Pumpkin Stout
Elysian – P Smoove Nitro Pumpkin Cream Ale
Elysian Brewing/Ninkasi – Hop Squash
Elysian/Lost Abbey – Sardonic Dark Wit
Epic Brewing – DC Brau Fermentation w/o Representation
Gigantic Brewing/Commons Brewery – Pumpkin Dinner, not Dessert
Good Life – Jack O Lantern
Hopworks – Gourd, Bad, Ugly
Kasteel Ingelmunster Pumpkin
Laurelwood – Stingy Jack Pumpkin Ale
Machine House – Cask Pumpkin
Midnight Sun – Trickster
Midnight Sun – Treat
New Belgium – Pumpkick
No Li – Krumpkin
Oakshire – Big Black Jack
Oakshire – Barrel-Aged Big Black Jack
Pfriem – Pumpkin
Rogue Soda – Pumpkin Spice Soda
Rogue Farms – Pumpkin Patch Ale
Silver Moon – Twisted Gourd
Southern Tier – Pumpking
Stormbreaker – Pumpkin Pedaler
Two Beers – Pumpkin Spice Ale
Uinta – Punk’n
Vertigo – We Know Jack
Pair your brews with a pumpkin menu or try a pumpkin cocktail instead. Killer Pumpkin Fest is family friendly so make sure not to leave anyone at home.
Kids and dogs are welcome too. So let your kids make a mess on SE 9th ave! They can paint and decorate pumpkins for $3 and all donated money will be going to Camp Ukandu. Killer Pumpkin Festival is a benefit for Camp Ukandu with a suggested donation of $5 at the door. Last year the crowds were large and a fun time was had by all.
Keep up to date on Killer Pumpkin Festival by following the event’s Facebook Page.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.