Two of the best beer events of the year are coming…

And you won’t want to miss out. So what two things should you do today? Well, aside from drink plenty of H20 because it’s ungodly hot out: 1) Buy your tickets for Craft Beer + Food and 2) Buy your tickets for the Elysian Great Pumpkin Beer Festival.

First, let me clarify. The online ticket purchases for GPBF are not going to be available until next week. But, you can purchase your tickets starting today at any of the Elysian Pub locations (Capitol Hill, Elysian Fields or Tangletown). GPBF will be down at the Georgetown Elysian Brewing campus again this year. Biggest change in the event is that there will be one evening session on Friday, October 19 from 4–10 p.m. and then two sessions the following day, Saturday, October 20; one from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and then one from 5–10 p.m.

Now, as for Craft Beer + Food, tickets will start being sold online at promptly 12 p.m. PST on Brown Paper Tickets. Last year, the tickets sold out online relatively quickly and, along with GBBF, is pretty much the beer event of the fall. I highly encourage you to read my post from last year, as I went through and talked in-depth about the event and posted many mouth-watering photos. The event is Wednesday, September 19 from 5– 8 p.m. at the Yacht Club on Lake Union. This year’s line-up is even more spectacular than last year’s with the same great venue and non-profit project, which the proceeds go to are the same. Again, I cannot emphasis enough, buy your tickets early. As in now.

Restaurants include Brave Horse Tavern, Emmer & Rye, Matt’s in the Market, Quinn’s, Ravish and more. Breweries include Airways, American, Elysian, Fremont and many more. Check out their website for details.