We have some great news for anyone within driving distance of Boston... Cambridge Brewing Company is having their first annual Great Pumpkin Festival on Halloween this year! For those not within driving distance, we caution you against reading further as it will most likely just make you very very jealous of those who are.
Will Myers, brewer for CBC sent us over this info yesterday and we had to share it.
The Great Pumpkin Festival! or "How we learned to stop worrying & love the pumpkin"
This Halloween, CBC goes a little nutty with our first ever Pumpkin Festival.
The preliminary details:
*4 different CBC-brewed Pumpkin Ales, including our famous Great Pumpkin Ale, a pumpkin saison, Spinal Pumpkin (11% Imperial pumpkin with 11 different heirloom pumpkin varietals), and a pumpkin ale cask-conditioned in and served from a giant pumpkin.
*4 guest pumpkin beers! Expect some unique offerings from breweries otherwise unavailable in these parts. More info to come.
*A special pumpkin-themed beer-friendly menu from Executive Chef David Drew!
*Fun stuff like a costume contest, pumpkin smash, pumpkin baseball, whatever other wierdness we can dream up.
We're super-lucky to be expecting pumpkin beers from Dick Cantwell at Elysian Brewing Company in Seattle, and Ron Jeffries with Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales in Michigan! And to keep it local,
our friend Tod Mott from Portsmouth Brewing Company in NH will be sending a little pumpkin love, PLUS John Kimmich of the Alchemist in Waterbury, VT is threatening to make his first ever pumpkin beer, just to taunt us.