Elysian Brewing and Tom Douglas Restaurants’ Prosser Farm have teamed up to create Saison of the Witch, a pumpkin saison–just in time for Oktoberfest activities and harvest pairings in the restaurants. The brew was made from 120 pounds of roasted Baby Pam pumpkins, from just across the pass in sunny eastern Washington. Fennel fronds and bulbs also went into the mash to lend some aromatics and a soft herbal background. This saison will make an exciting showing with a medium amber-peach color and a 5.6% ABV.
The brew will be available at many of the Tom Douglas restaurants for the month of October (or as long as it lasts!). Customers can expect to find pairing menus and harvest celebration functions highlighting the close of the season at the farm, and the beginning of gourd-worship. The debut of Saison of the Witch will be tonight, September 20, at the Oktoberfest dinner at Brave Horse Tavern (tickets are sold out). The company-wide debut of the beer will be Friday, October 2.