Today's release of the long awaited Dark O'the Moon Pumpkin Stout from Elysian coincides with their Great Pumpkin Beer Festival at the Capitol Hill brew pub, Saturday and Sunday. A modest fee gets you several tastes and a chance to sample 9 Elysian pumpkin ales and a slew of guest taps! Word is that a keg of Dark O' the Moon will be tapped each day so those going on Sunday have a chance at tasting the beer. Check out the event poster.
Dark O' the Moon: Spookily smooth and chocolatey, with a touch of cinnamon. Pale, Munich Cara-vienne, Cara-munich, Special B, Chocolate and Roasted malts, with roasted pumpkin seeds in the mash and pumpkin in the mash, kettle and fermenter. Bittered with Magnum and finished with Czech Saaz, with cinnamon added to the boil and in conditioning.