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Second Annual Fierce Ladies Beer Fest at Optimism Brewing Company
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Second Annual Fierce Ladies Beer Fest at Optimism Brewing Company

Drink Beer, Stay Fierce!

We're hosting our second annual Fierce Ladies Beer Fest, a craft-beer fest featuring women-brewed beers!

The fierce ladies from all over Washington state breweries dedicated International Womxn's Day to brew up a batch of beer with the YCH Pink Boots Society Hop Blend featuring Loral, Mosaic, Simcoe, Sabro, and Glacier hops!

The beers and the festival will benefit Pink Boots Society, an organization that assists, inspires and encourages women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education.

Tickets are $27 for 10 tokens (4oz pours in a commemorative glass to take home with you!).

This is an ALL-GENDER event, everyone is welcome to come celebrate some awesome brews from some awesome ladies. We are kid- and dog-friendly, but you do have to be 21+ to partake in the drinking.

Stay tuned for a list of participating breweries and more info!

 
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"Cheese Wars: The Fromage Awakens" at Hellbent Brewing Company
May
11
4:00 PM16:00

"Cheese Wars: The Fromage Awakens" at Hellbent Brewing Company

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, To celebrate Seattle Beer Week and raise money for Seattle Children's hospital, Peach & the Pig and Wicked Good Grinders go head to head in a Star Wars themed intergalactic battle for the best cheese sandwich. The 501st Legion and The Rebel Legion will come outfitted as your favorite Star Wars characters to aid fundraising efforts. New to this year’s event is axe throwing. PNW AXE Throwing Company will be there with their axe throwing trailer to host a open session as well as a “Axe Saber” throwing competition. All of the money raised from the “Axe Saber”competition will go to Seattle Children’s. Also a portion of every Cheese War ticket sold will benefit Seattle Children's Hospital.

Tickets are $25.00, and include:

- A ballot to vote for your favorite sandwich,
- Any Hellbent beer,
- Two half sandwiches
- A $5 donation for Seattle Children's Hospital.

Come support a great cause and enjoy this cheesy event!

 
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Fort George Lupulin Ecstacy at Flavel Mansion
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Fort George Lupulin Ecstacy at Flavel Mansion

image courtesy Fort George Brewery

image courtesy Fort George Brewery

Press Release

Journey to a mystical realm, where the skies are filled with wonder and fields burst in a glorious green. Tour the grand history of Astoria as you wander the halls of the Flavel Mansion. Expand your hop-perception sipping lupulin delights in the Flavel Garden, with an assortment of fanciful creations from all of the 3-Way IPA collaboration breweries throughout the years. Then, explore the grounds to discover a carefully curated collection of live music, special attractions, and street tacos. Fort George cordially invites you to a festival of Lupulin Ecstasy.

SEASON FOR FRIENDSHIP
It’s a magical time of year on the North Coast. Astorians are rolling out their barbecues, pulling on their warmer weather hoodies, and getting together with friends to collaborate on fresh summer seasonals. 3-Way IPA is on the way, this year with our good buddies from Cloudburst and Ruse. And to really mark the occasion with maximum friendship, we’re inviting all of our 3-Way IPA friends together in a celebration of Lupulin Ecstasy.

Tickets to Lupulin Ecstasy are on sale now. Your purchase grants you admission to Lupulin Ecstasy attractions & live performances, a festival glass & eight tasting tickets, access to fest beers sprinkled around the grounds, and entry into the Captain George Flavel Mansion for the day. Plus, don’t forget those tacos.

MANSION GROUNDS
The Flavel Museum is a classic Queen Anne style home, sitting in downtown Astoria at the foot of 8th Street. Constructed in 1885 by Captain George Flavel, a river pilot and Astoria’s first millionaire, the house and grounds are now owned and operated by the Clatsop County Historical Society. George was a great supporter of Astoria and lavish parties, much like Fort George.

THE CAUSE
A portion of the ticket price will go to the Clatsop County Historical Society, supporting the Uppertown Firefighter’s Museum, the Heritage Museum, and the Flavel House. More information can be found at www.cumtux.org.

ECSTASY
Special selections will be pouring from all of our 3-Way IPA friends - Gigantic, Lompoc, Block 15, Boneyard, Georgetown, pFriem, Melvin, Barley Brown’s, Reuben’s Brews, Great Notion, Holy Mountain, Modern Times, Ruse, Cloudburst, and Fort George. And 3-Way IPA (2019) will make its debut for the summer. Each ticket holder will receive a tasting glass and 8 tasting tickets. Pours are all 6-ounces. Tasting tickets are used for both beer and food at the festival. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase. You must be 21+ to purchase and redeem a festival ticket, however minors are welcome when accompanied by a ticket holder.

To purchase tickets go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lupulin-ecstasy-festival-tickets-58462549058 or find updated information at lupulinecstasy.com.

We cannot think of a finer way to release 3-Way IPA than with all of our collaborators, surrounded by our friends, and drinking lupulin delights right in the heart of the City of Dreams.

Event Details:
Captain George Flavel Mansion
441 8th Street
Astoria, Oregon
Saturday, May 25th
Noon to 6pm
lupulinecstasy.com

Brought to You By:
Fort George Brewery
1483 Duane Street
Astoria, Oregon 97103
(503) 325-PINT
fortgeorgebrewery.com

 
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4th Annual Kettle Sour Fest at Stickmen Brewing Company
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

4th Annual Kettle Sour Fest at Stickmen Brewing Company

SAVE THE DATE!
Every year we showcase 15-20 local kettle soured beers and sour ciders on our lake front patio in Lake Oswego, OR.
Fest entry includes a custom tasting glass and a 8 drink tickets. Extra drink tickets $1/each.

Our non-profit partner this year is With Love Oregon. Their mission is to help foster families change the lives of children ages 0-6 by providing resources that nurture dignity, hope and community.
Seventy percent of the Kettle Sour Fest proceeds will go to With Love to help support their great cause!

Read more about With Love Oregon here...
https://www.withloveoregon.org/

Online tickets- $20
Door Sales June 1st - $25

Participating Breweries & Cideries (updated as more join):
Stickmen Brewing Company
Yakima Craft Brewing Co.
Ecliptic Brewing
Reverend Nat's Hard Cider
Vanguard Brewing
Oregon City Brewing Company


*Rain or Shine event*
*Kid Friendly*


Contact Lauren Satterfield with event questions or for brewery participation: events@stickmenbeer.com

 
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Bend Summer Festival near Downtown Bend
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Bend Summer Festival near Downtown Bend

Enjoy 29 years of kicking off the summer season, with the First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival Friday, July 12, through Sunday, July 14.  Featuring fine food and libations, talented artists, three stages of first class blues, rock and jazz from Central Oregon and across the nation. The Bend Summer Festival is more than an event—it is a destination. From the Family Play Zone, Souk Marketplace and the Center Ring, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

Summer Festival

Friday, July 12
5pm-11pm
Saturday, July 13
11am-11pm
Sunday, July 14
11am-5pm

The Bend Summer Festival draws more than 40 thousand locals and visitors each year for a weekend like no other.

Live Music:

Three stages and three days of Rock, Jazz, Americana and everything in between.

Gourmet Jazz, Food & Wine Street – Saturday & Sunday all day
Minnesota Street becomes the hub for gourmet artisans from the Pacific Northwest to sip, graze and absorb the best free live jazz in Oregon! This year, we pair a stellar line up of jazz musicians with world-class wines from Oregon. You will also find salts, oils, spices, exotic prepared food and more.

Family Play Zone – Saturday 11am-6pm & Sunday 11am-5pm
Enjoy two days of family fun at the First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival. Bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, gardening activities, kids activities and more!

Fine Arts Promenade and SOUK – Saturday & Sunday all day
Shop through more than 100 fine artists and craftspeople as they fill the street with their handwork, design and artistry. Traveling to Bend from all over the state, region and country, these fine artists bring color and life to the First Interstate Bank Bend Summer Festival! A sampling of this year’s art include pottery, photography, fiber arts and clothing, 2D fine art, 3D fine art and sculpture, home and garden adornments, jewelry and more.

The SOUK is a section of our festival focusing on items from all over the world, as well as products that reflects the lifestyle and values of our community at large.

Bend Business Showcase – Saturday & Sunday all day
The Bend Business Showcase is a valuable opportunity to highlight central Oregon’s businesses while attracting thousands of local residents during the Bend Summer and Fall Festivals. Our visitors are pleasantly surprised to discover who’s who and who’s doing what in the Central Oregon area and are able to make more informed decisions when researching and seeking products and services.

The Center Ring – Saturday & Sunday schedule TBA
Returning this year is Bend Summer Festival’s Center Ring! This area highlights much of the talent in the area with a variety of wonderful performances!

New this year: PacificSource Kids Rock The Races Droplet Dash Saturday 12pm, at Troy Field
A kid's fun run with water worms, water guns, and waterslides! It sure to help these little runners cool off!

Bend Summer Festival 2019 is open to the entire community thanks to our generous sponsors:

Lay It Out Events produces more than 20 festivals, races and contract events each year. Events include Oregon WinterFest, Bend Fall and Summer Festivals, Bite of Bend, The Little Woody, Cascades Wedding Show, Balloons Over Bend Children's Festival and Theater in the Park. LIOE Races include the Happy Girls Run Series, Haulin' Aspen, Salmon Run and Kids Rock the Races. For each ticketed event and race, LIOE donates a portion of proceeds to local nonprofit organizations. Through our beneficiaries, we raise awareness and much-needed funds for vital nonprofit groups across the Northwest. In the past 10 years, LIOE has donated over $225,000 to local charities and nonprofits. We look forward to seeing you at the event, we couldn’t do it without you!

Beer garden sponsored by Deschutes Brewery.

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Outdoor Odysseys 3-Day Kayaking and Brewery Tour with Wander Brewing
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Outdoor Odysseys 3-Day Kayaking and Brewery Tour with Wander Brewing

  • Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Outdoor Odysseys Sea Kayaking is partnering with award winning Wander Brewing of Bellingham for a multi-day adventure of kayaking, wildlife viewing, and pairing locally crafted beers with delicious camp cuisine; spend three days paddling the San Juan Islands and two nights enjoying local craft beers as our expertly guided sea-kayaking tour by day becomes a waterfront tasting room by night.

The head brewers from Wander will be paddling with us out to Jones Island and setting up a waterfront tasting room of their classic Wanderale, our guide-favorite Dog Lost Pilsner, and hopefully some new summer brews, while you relax on the beach keeping your eyes peeled for orcas, humpbacks, seals, bald eagles and more.

Outdoor Odysseys provides all the kayaking gear, camp equipment, and gourmet meals thoughtfully prepared from local and organic ingredients; all you need to bring are your personal items, love of craft beer, and a sense of adventure. 

 
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Outdoor Odysseys 3-Day Kayaking and Brewery Tour with Fremont Brewing
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Outdoor Odysseys 3-Day Kayaking and Brewery Tour with Fremont Brewing

  • Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Outdoor Odysseys Sea Kayaking is partnering with award winning Fremont Brewing of Seattle for a multi-day adventure of kayaking, wildlife viewing, and pairing locally crafted beers with delicious camp cuisine; spend three days paddling the San Juan Islands and two nights enjoying local craft beers as our expertly guided sea-kayaking tour by day becomes a waterfront tasting room by night. Fremont’s head brewers will be loading up our kayaks with cans and crowlers of fan favorites like the Universal Pale Ale, seasonal Summer Ale, and the ModPod - which honors our three pods of Southern Resident orca whales, who might even swim past the west side of the island as you lounge on the beach drinking their namesake IPA.

Outdoor Odysseys provides all the kayaking gear, camp equipment, and gourmet meals thoughtfully prepared from local and organic ingredients; all you need to bring are your personal items, love of craft beer, and a sense of adventure.

 
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Gruff Brewing - Atwood Ales Assistant to the Regional Manager release at Gruff Brewing
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Gruff Brewing - Atwood Ales Assistant to the Regional Manager release at Gruff Brewing

Friday, April 19th, Gruff Brewing and Atwood Ales celebrate the release of their collaboration ale, “Assistant to the Regional Manager". A Belgian-style saison made with estate-grown beets, the release celebrates two of Whatcom County's two smallest breweries coming together. As Atwood Ales recalls it the conversation started when Atwood Ales volunteered their golden beets, grown on their farm near Blaine, Washington. The result is a beer that imparts earthy notes, inter-played with the soft breadiness provided by the malts, and a balanced bitterness throughout.

Look for this to be released at Gruff Brewing's taproom, just down the street from Boundary Bay Brewing Company & Bistro.

While you're there, enjoy "The Office"-themed trivia for $1 per person (with a maximum of 6 per team), a costume contest, and of course "Assistant to the Regional Manager" on draft. Everything starts at 6 pm with the release of Assistant to the Regional Manager, followed by trivia at 7 pm.

Gruff Brewing is located at 104 E Maple St #101, Bellingham, WA 98225. For more information visit https://www.gruff-brewing.com/.

About Gruff Brewing Company

When describing the origins of a business it can be easy to list the details while losing sight of the excitement that led to them. You can say something about how Gruff Brewing was started in a garage in 2013 by three friends who were born and raised in Bellingham Washington. You can go further into the details by talking about how those same three friends spent their childhood winters plowing through the powder at Mt. Baker together, and spent summers exploring the Pacific Northwest and skating every piece of fresh pavement they could find. But those details don’t describe the excitement that led three childhood friends to spend every free moment they had brewing beer together, the joy of sharing a new creation with friends in a soaking wet garage with the doors open on a frigid February afternoon, or the hope that others will enjoy their beer as much as they’ve enjoyed making it.

About Atwood Ales

Established in 2016 in rural, northwest Washington State, our small, family farm grows ingredients for the on-site brewery where we produce unique ales inspired by French and Belgian farmhouse brewing traditions.

We start with local ingredients: water from our local aquifer; malt from less than 50 miles away in the Skagit Valley; and our estate-grown hops. Then, we add other ingredients sourced from our own farm; gathered and foraged from the peripheries of our property; or purchased from local organic farmers, producers and processors. Finally, we ferment at ambient temperatures, in open tanks, with expressive yeast strains, before packaging and bottle conditioning the vast majority of our beers. Our beers are meant to represent some aspect of time and place, with the ingredients, seasons, weather, microbes and our brewer all having both intentional and spontaneous influences on the flavors of our beers.

Our unique, bottle conditioned and draft farmhouse ales are available throughout western Washington and in limited quantities in British Columbia and Florida.

 
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23rd Annual Olympic Club Brewfest at McMenamins' Olympic Club
Apr
19
to Apr 20

23rd Annual Olympic Club Brewfest at McMenamins' Olympic Club

  • McMenamins Olympic Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Olympic Club Brewfest is back, and it’s a two day event again this year! We're kicking things off on Friday night, so join us to start sampling over 40 handcrafted beers and ciders from McMenamins and guests from the Pacific Northwest, and let the good times roll right into Saturday night. 

Participants to come…

Music:

Olympic Club Theater
Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders • Honky tonk • 6 - 8 pm

The Resolectrics • Rock rhythm n blues soul  • 9 - 11 pm

Take the train! We've partnered with Amtrak Cascades so you could be whisked right to the stop next to the Fest. Look for flyers with Amtrak 2-for-1 vouchers with a code circulated throughout McMenamins.

Overnight Details:

While our rooms are sold out, we’ve teamed up with the nearby Holiday Inn Express & Suites. Enjoy the Olympic Club’s annual Brewfest and leave the driving to us! Brewfest room rates are based on double occupancy using the promo code OBF. Each reservation comes with 2 tickets to Brewfest, 2 Brewfest glasses and a complimentary shuttle ride to and from Brewfest. It will be $20/person for each person over double occupancy. Make sure to call 360-740-1800.

About The Resolectrics

Swampy groovy R&B

The Resolectrics at heart are a classic rhythm & blues band. But like the pioneers of rock & roll in the 50's, 60's and 70's, The Resolectrics draw inspiration from many sources in the roots of American music to create an original and soulful blend of rock, classic r&b, and folk. Their ragged-yet-heartfelt harmonies, bluesy riffs and swampy grooves are sure to move you.

Bandcamp:http://www.resolectrics.bandcamp.com
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/resolectrics
Vimeo:http://vimeo.com/56408046

About Gary Bennett

Co-founder of BR549 and three-time Grammy nominee Gary Bennettgrew up in Texas and Washington State. He received his first guitar and wrote his first songs at eight-years-old. He played bass in a local, traveling country gospel band when he was 16.

He worked as a timber cutter before playing in Portland country bands full time at 25-years-old. He moved to Nashville in 1993 and met Chuck Mead to start BR549. The band travelled the world many times over while recording five albums on Arista Records.

Besides earning 3 Grammy nods, Gary has appeared on countless TV shows such as Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Nashville TV and more. In 2013 Gary returned to the Pacific NW, bought the home he was raised in and started the Coattail Riders. 

Shawn O'Connor grew up in Kelso, Washington and began playing guitar at age 10. He's been a regular on the Portland music scene for over 20-years. 
He's worked with Nicolette Larsen, Bobby Bare, Little Jimmy Dickens, Joni Harms and has shared the stage with Randy Travis, Blackhawk, Diamond Rio, Lonestar and Mark Collie to name a few.

Rudi Spain bass player worked with such notable Portland bands as Buckboard and has been on the Portland music scene for over 30-years.

Website:http://www.gbatctr.com/

 
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Il Solito + Cascade Brewing Pairing Dinner
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Il Solito + Cascade Brewing Pairing Dinner

LOVE SOUR BEER?

Ale, Yeah! For one night, enjoy our Italian American food paired with beer from our friends at Cascade Brewing.

April 18th 6-9pm

TIckets $95 - Includes 4 courses with beer pairings, reception with bites & beer and gratuity.

Reception:

Lamb tartare, sumac, cara cara, yogurt, flatbread

Crispy pork trotter, sultana relish

Paired: sang du chene, triple ale

First course:

Beets, caciotta di bufala, dried blueberry mostarda, pear, pistachio

Paired: snow cap raspberry

Second course:

Duck gnudi, braised duck leg, dark chocolate, cocoa nib, oil cured olive

Paired: primordial noir

Third course:

Boar collar, smoked onion soubise, cherry relish, brown butter roasted carrots, lovage, beer jus

Paired: kriek

Dessert course:

olive oil cake, malted strawberry gelato, strawberry chocolate mousse, pineapple gastrique

Paired: framblanc (white raspberry)

 
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Ballard Brewed Spring Beer Festival at Hale's Ales Palladium
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Ballard Brewed Spring Beer Festival at Hale's Ales Palladium

SEATTLE --- Building on the popularity of the Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival, the eleven breweries that comprise the Ballard Brewery District have once again joined forces to raise money forBellwether Housing, Seattle’s largest private, nonprofit affordable housing provider.

On Saturday, April 13, Bad Jimmy’s, Hales Ales Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lucky Envelope Brewing, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company, NW Peaks Brewery, Obec Brewing, Peddler Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing will come together under one roof, Hale’s Palladium, to pour tastings of their Spring beers and ales.  Each will bring two beers,one of which will be released for the first time that day.

Due to popular demand (the Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival sold out!), the breweries have chosen to add a second session to the event.

Session one will run from 2 – 4:00 PM and feature music by Honey Mustard.

Session two will run from 5 – 7:00 PM and feature music by the Tall Boys.

Food will be available for purchase at both sessions from Chavoya’s Hot Dogs and Big Mario’s Pizza.

“We are so thankful to the Ballard Brewery District,” says Amy Besunder, Director of Fund Development and Communications, Bellwether Housing. “To date, they have raised $18,000 through events to support affordable housing in the Seattle area. We are happy to have their partnership in this critical effort.”

ADMISSION
Advance tickets now available at 
Eventbrite
$30 advance/$40 advance with commemorative t-shirt
$35 at the door
Admission includes a tasting glass and eleven 4 ounce pours

About Bellwether Housing:

Bellwether Housing builds and manages affordable housing that makes opportunity accessible to people of diverse backgrounds. We envision communities where people of all incomes and backgrounds share in the opportunity and prosperity of our region.  Bellwether has developed, owned and operated housing for low-income individuals, families, seniors and households transitioning out of homelessness since 1980 --in total, 2,100 units in 32 buildings throughout Seattle serving 3200 people.

 About the Ballard Brewery District:

The Ballard Brewery District in Seattle is home to eleven craft brewing establishments all within walking distance to one another. Each brewery has a unique and eclectic vibe. From IPA’s to saisons, cask brews to pale ales, blondes to browns, the District has a beer bounty sure to appeal to every beer lover.

 
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Ballard Brewed Spring Beer Festival at Hale's Ales Palladium
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Ballard Brewed Spring Beer Festival at Hale's Ales Palladium

SEATTLE --- Building on the popularity of the Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival, the eleven breweries that comprise the Ballard Brewery District have once again joined forces to raise money forBellwether Housing, Seattle’s largest private, nonprofit affordable housing provider.

On Saturday, April 13, Bad Jimmy’s, Hales Ales Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lucky Envelope Brewing, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company, NW Peaks Brewery, Obec Brewing, Peddler Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing will come together under one roof, Hale’s Palladium, to pour tastings of their Spring beers and ales.  Each will bring two beers,one of which will be released for the first time that day.

Due to popular demand (the Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival sold out!), the breweries have chosen to add a second session to the event.

Session one will run from 2 – 4:00 PM and feature music by Honey Mustard.

Session two will run from 5 – 7:00 PM and feature music by the Tall Boys.

Food will be available for purchase at both sessions from Chavoya’s Hot Dogs and Big Mario’s Pizza.

“We are so thankful to the Ballard Brewery District,” says Amy Besunder, Director of Fund Development and Communications, Bellwether Housing. “To date, they have raised $18,000 through events to support affordable housing in the Seattle area. We are happy to have their partnership in this critical effort.”

ADMISSION
Advance tickets now available at 
Eventbrite
$30 advance/$40 advance with commemorative t-shirt
$35 at the door
Admission includes a tasting glass and eleven 4 ounce pours

About Bellwether Housing:

Bellwether Housing builds and manages affordable housing that makes opportunity accessible to people of diverse backgrounds. We envision communities where people of all incomes and backgrounds share in the opportunity and prosperity of our region.  Bellwether has developed, owned and operated housing for low-income individuals, families, seniors and households transitioning out of homelessness since 1980 --in total, 2,100 units in 32 buildings throughout Seattle serving 3200 people.

 About the Ballard Brewery District:

The Ballard Brewery District in Seattle is home to eleven craft brewing establishments all within walking distance to one another. Each brewery has a unique and eclectic vibe. From IPA’s to saisons, cask brews to pale ales, blondes to browns, the District has a beer bounty sure to appeal to every beer lover.

 
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Bale Breaker’s 6th Birthday Party at Bale Breaker Brewing Company
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

Bale Breaker’s 6th Birthday Party at Bale Breaker Brewing Company

Bale Breaker is turning 6! Join us as we celebrate our birthday and let you in on a little something special—and when we say special, we're talking rainbows and glitter and garland and lots and lots of serotonin. We're talking the Imagination Station.

The Imagination Station is our psychedelic playground. It’s a funky, free place where just about the only thing that’s taken seriously is our craft and quality—everything else is fun and games and exploration. A mimosa glitter beer? Why not? We’ve done crazier.

Come for the Glitter Princess Birthday Brüt IPA, stay for the face-painting, balloon animals, and rainbow everything. At The Imagination Station, anything goes. If you can dream it, we’ll at least let you try to do it.

We’re ready to surprise you—so come on over, bring a friend, try something weird, and hop on into the Imagination Station.

 
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Dock Sale at Maritime Pacific Brewing Company
Apr
13
12:00 PM12:00

Dock Sale at Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

  • Maritime Pacific Brewing Company & Jolly Roger Taproom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
image courtesy Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

image courtesy Maritime Pacific Brewing Company

This Saturday, 2 days before Federal and State Tax filings are due, Seattle’s Maritime Pacific Brewing Company invites you to take a before April 15th. As Ballard's oldest continually operating brewery, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company will host a dock sale from noon to 4 pm featuring limited-edition bottled beers sold side-by-side with some of your favorites. While you're there, don't forget to stop into the brewery's Jolly Roger Taproom to scarf down Jolly Royal Beef or Veggie Sliders or a pint of their latest IPA or classic beers.

Seeking clarification on what was for sale, the brewery sent this list which includes 12-ounce and 22-ounce cases.

$20 per case

  • Maritime Pacific Imperial IPA

  • Maritime Pacific Islander Pale Ale

  • Maritime Pacific Flagship Red Alt Ale

  • Maritime Pacific Nightwatch Dark Ale

  • Maritime Pacific Portage Bay Pilsner

$10- $12 per case

  • Maritime Pacific Old Seattle Lager

$26-$29

  • Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale

  • Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Vintage 2017

Price to be determined based on day-of availability

  • Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Vintage 2010 wax-dipped Jolly Roger Christmas Ale

For more information, including food and other beer information, visit Maritime Pacific Brewing Company's website. at https://www.maritimebrewery.com/

 
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Latona Pub presents Earth Week Handtruckin at Latona Pub
Apr
13
to Apr 23

Latona Pub presents Earth Week Handtruckin at Latona Pub

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Press Release

We here at the Latona Pub have been celebrating Earth Day with a variety of keg walking and sponsorship events for the last 10 years. The goal of our celebration is to raise awareness of our environment, both urban and natural. By remembering how our actions affect the planet, we set out to help some fantastic organizations that work on environmental issues, and remind ourselves what we can individually do to protect our cherished resources.

The core of our celebration is delivering beer to the Latona by non-motorized, emission-free means. We live in a unique place where world class beer is merely a walk, sail, or cycle trip away from a plethora of diverse and innovative breweries. For a full week, our entire tap list comes from these non-motorized deliveries—the longest trek this year will be from Rogue Issaquah, as organized by one of our pub regulars, Miles Boucher.

To locally demonstrate an alternative to fossil fuel delivery, we will also walk multiple kegs via hand truck from south Seattle, Greenwood, Magnolia, Fremont, Ballard, Northgate, the U-District, and Lake City. This year, our walks begin on the 13th from Georgetown, followed by a walk on the 14th from Greenwood. On Monday the 15th, we'll be walking from the U-District, where this tradition began 10 years ago.

Wednesday, the 17th, we'll be touring the Ballard brew scene with the Highball String Band fiddling along the route, in a walk supported by Feet First, an organization dedicated to improving the urban walking experience in Seattle. We'll be hosting our annual benefit for them at the Latona the same night at 7pm, with live music and a live auction.

Finally, we'll roll through Lake City on the 19th for our final trek to the Latona.

On Saturday, April 20th at 7pm, we'll be throwing an Earth Day celebration benefitting our friends at the Brewshed Alliance, who work tirelessly to protect the watersheds that are essential to producing the wonderful beer we drink. Then, on Monday, April 22nd at 7pm, we'll be hosting the Northwest Bee Association, the Snohomish Bee Company, and Save Our Wild Salmon for an educational night about bee conservation, with musician Andy Coe taking the stage at 6:30pm.

Our Earth Week keg walks have even spread to Tacoma, where our friends at the Edison City Alehouse will be organizing non-motorized deliveries of their own and will also be holding an event benefitting ForeverGreen Trails on Saturday the 20th.

The Latona strives to be a place not only to discuss the future of the planet, but also to foster a discussion about the steps we can all take to affect change. We welcome you to join us during the week to celebrate our planet and highlight these important issues.

Cheers,
The Latona

 
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3rd Annual Marysville Brew & Cider Fest at the Marysville Opera House
Apr
6
4:00 PM16:00

3rd Annual Marysville Brew & Cider Fest at the Marysville Opera House

  • Three floors of breweries and cider house vendors at the Marysville Opera House

  • Each guest receives a souvenir tasting glass and 5 drink tickets

  • Designated Driver guests recieve food and water

  • Live Entertainment - Harvey Creek Bank and Ardvaarks United

  • Food will be served on the 1st floor, leaving plenty of room on all three floors for beverage vendors, mingling and eating

Fees/Admission:

  • $25 Pre-Sale Feb. 1st - 28th

  • $30 Pre-Sale March 1st - April 5th

  • $35 At the door or $10 Designated Driver 

    Sorry, No Refunds

Participating breweries, wineries, and cideries include:

  • Scuttlebutt Brewery

  • Pasek Cellars Winery

  • Diamond Knot Brewery

  • 5 Rights Brewing

  • Whitewall Brewing

  • 2 Town Ciderhouse

  • SnoTown Brewing

  • Winsome Cider

  • Wander Brewing

  • 7 Seas Brewing

 
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Brewery Collaboration Night and Tasting with Grains of Wrath & Trap Door at Belmont Station
Apr
6
1:00 PM13:00

Brewery Collaboration Night and Tasting with Grains of Wrath & Trap Door at Belmont Station

Grains of Wrath AND Trap Door? Yes please!

Here's the deal: GoW (Grains of Wrath) and Trap Door made the same base IPA in their respective breweries. One made it hazy (Trap Door) and the other made it a straight-up Northwest-style IPA. We get to try them both side-by-side in the biercafe and there will be some cans available to take home. Members from both brew crews will be on hand for the celebration! Watch next week's newsletter for more details.

 
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Brewery Night and Tasting with Sunriver at Belmont Station
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

Brewery Night and Tasting with Sunriver at Belmont Station

SunRiver is releasing their Sunny D New England-style IPA in 16-ounce cans, and we are helping celebrate! Come pick up these great-looking new cans to take home, and stick around to taste among some of their other great beers in the bottle shop:

  • Sunny D IPA

  • Vicious Mosquito IPA

  • Rippin' Northwest Ale

  • Cocoa Cow Milk Stout

 
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Skagit Beer Week Roadshow at Elizabeth Station
Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

Skagit Beer Week Roadshow at Elizabeth Station

image courtesy Farmstrong Brewing Company

image courtesy Farmstrong Brewing Company

In honor of Skagit Beer Week, Farmstrong, Bastion, Chuckanut, Garden Path, and Anacortes are doing a joint brewers night at the following locations. Come meet brewers and owners of a collection of Skagit Valley brewer’s each with a unique style to showcase. Have flights curated and described by all members, get to know our staff, and possibly win swag.

 
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Skagit Beer Week Roadshow at Beer Star
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Skagit Beer Week Roadshow at Beer Star

image courtesy Farmstrong Brewing Company

image courtesy Farmstrong Brewing Company

In honor of Skagit Beer Week, Farmstrong, Bastion, Chuckanut, Garden Path, and Anacortes are doing a joint brewers night at the following locations. Come meet brewers and owners of a collection of Skagit Valley brewer’s each with a unique style to showcase. Have flights curated and described by all members, get to know our staff, and possibly win swag.

 
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Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Boneyard Pub
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Boneyard Pub

The Brian Grant Foundation is heading to  Bend for a party on March 28, 2019 at Boneyard Pub. This event is open to the public and $1 of every beer purchased that night supports our programs. You’ll also get a chance to pre-purchase your $25 Pints Passport before Parkinson's Awareness Month in April. Throughout April and May you can use your passport to get 10 pints at any of the locations participating in Pints for Parkinson's (one pint per location). Come out and help us kick off Parkinson's Awareness Month!

 
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"Going Under the Knife Night", a benefit for American Brain Tumor Association at Ounces.
Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

"Going Under the Knife Night", a benefit for American Brain Tumor Association at Ounces.

Hi friends, Laurel here, owner of Ounces! Hoping you'll join me and our brewery friends to help raise money for a cause very personal to me. I was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor and will be going under the knife (hence the name, lol) on April 3rd to have it removed.

Before the surgery, I'd love for you to come have beer with me and help raise a bunch of money for brain tumor research!

Here's how the fundraiser works: We've partnered with 13 of our brewery friends to raise funds for the American Brain Tumor Association (or ABTA). For 1 night only, both us and the 13 breweries will be tapping up a specific beer and donating $1 of every pint sold (us at Ounces and each of the breweries at their respective taprooms).

So on Thursday, 3/28... head to Ounces or one of the below breweries and lets all drink beer for a good cause!

Partner Breweries: (exact taplist posted at later date)

Holy Mountain Brewing
Stoup Brewing
Urban Family Brewing Company
Matchless Brewing
Aslan Brewing Company
Lowercase Brewing
Georgetown Brewing
Rooftop Brewing Company
Chainline Brewing Company
Counterbalance Brewing Company
Standard Brewing
Optimism Brewing Company
Jellyfish Brewing Company

 
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Skagit Beer Week Roadshow at Special Brews
Mar
27
to Mar 28

Skagit Beer Week Roadshow at Special Brews

image courtesy Farmstrong Brewing Company

image courtesy Farmstrong Brewing Company

In honor of Skagit Beer Week, Farmstrong, Bastion, Chuckanut, Garden Path, and Anacortes are doing a joint brewers night at the following locations. Come meet brewers and owners of a collection of Skagit Valley brewer’s each with a unique style to showcase. Have flights curated and described by all members, get to know our staff, and possibly win swag.

 
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Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Urban Studio
Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Pints for Parkinson's Kick Off Party at Urban Studio

Join us for the Pints for Parkinson's kick off party! We'll be showing the Blazers game with food, drinks and a chance to pre-purchase your $25 Pints Passport before Parkinson's Awareness Month in April. Throughout April and May you can use your passport to get 10 pints at any of the locations participating in Pints for Parkinson's (one pint per location). Come out and help us kick off Parkinson's Awareness Month!

 
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Skagit Beer Week Roadshow at Growler Guys
Mar
26
to Mar 27

Skagit Beer Week Roadshow at Growler Guys

image courtesy Farmstrong Brewing Company

image courtesy Farmstrong Brewing Company

In honor of Skagit Beer Week, Farmstrong, Bastion, Chuckanut, Garden Path, and Anacortes are doing a joint brewers night at the following locations. Come meet brewers and owners of a collection of Skagit Valley brewer’s each with a unique style to showcase. Have flights curated and described by all members, get to know our staff, and possibly win swag.

 
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Populuxe Brewing's 6th Anniversary "Retro Game Show Night" at Populuxe Brewing
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Populuxe Brewing's 6th Anniversary "Retro Game Show Night" at Populuxe Brewing

  • Populuxe Brewing Company and Taproom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Next month, on the 23rd of March, Populuxe Brewing will celebrate their 6th year in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Inspired by retro game shows, the brewery will entertain you with unique prize contests, limited-edition beers, and even a friendly game of Family Feud between nearby Reuben's Brews and Populuxe Brewing.

From the beginning, the first 20 customers will receive a free commemorative t-shirt with purchase, before being entertained by Betty Wetter. At 5 pm, guests will have a chance to parody the Price is Right, estimating the costs of various with the winner getting a prize. Then at 7:30, teams of four will face off in a mock game of Family Feud, before being entertained as breweries Populuxe and Reuben's Brews compete for best brewery in a special round of the 'Feud.

If you're interested in being a contestant during the party, you can visit Populuxe's Facebook or Instagram page in the coming weeks.

Besides games, Populuxe Brewing will releases three unique India Pale Ales and one sour. Breaking it down, here are the beers.

  • Contestant #1 India Pale Ale
    West Coast IPA brewed with Experimental Hop 07270. Dank and resinous, this big IPA has a strong, spicy hop-forward character. Double dry hopped to really help the aroma of 07270 to fill the glass. 7.5%ABV, 65IBU

  • Contestant #2 India Pale Ale
    An IPA brewed with Experimental Hop 10416, Contestant #2 has fruit forward orange, citrus, pine and mint aromas. A simple malt bill of organic 2-row and white wheat keep the hop character front and center. 6%ABV, 65IBU

  • Contestant #3 India Pale Ale
    Buddahs Hand Lemondrop Brut IPA! This IPA is brewed with 100% Lemondrop hops with a Pilsner malt and Flaked Rice grist. Buddahs Hand was added post fermentation to help the citrusy Lemondrop hops really pop. Bone dry and bright! 6.5%ABV, 40IBU

  • Survey Says Sour
    American Sour ale brewed with Soursop and Tangerine. Fruity and tart, this refreshing experimental sour bursts with tropical flavor. 5%, 1IBU

Finally, the brewery encourages you to leave the cooking to guest food truck, Peasant Food Manifesto, as they serve up TV dinner-inspired recipes with varying prices.

Populuxe Brewing Company is located at 826 NW 49th Street in Seattle, Washington and Retro Game Show Night is sponsored by Verity Credit Union.

ABOUT POPULUXE BREWING:
Populuxe Brewing was founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife team Peter Charbonnier and Amy Besunder. The brewery offers a variety of rotating taps including IPAs, CDAs, saisons, sours, brown ales and more, and features Ballard’s largest beer garden and an arcade. Populuxe Brewing won Washington’s Small Brewery of the Year award for 2018.

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"Bigger Badder Blacker Weekend!" at Belmont Station
Mar
23
to Mar 25

"Bigger Badder Blacker Weekend!" at Belmont Station

Our celebration of all beers big, dark and tasty!

Dieu du Ciel kicks things off on Saturday with our Péché Mortel Day (see above) and 'Manic Monday with a Menagerie of Fremont' ends our long weekend (think: Dark Star & variants & Rusty Nail ...). Also look for a side-by-side tasting of two vintages of Dogfish Head Worldwide Stout: 2016 & 2017 with vanilla beans!

 
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"Péché Mortel Day Kicks Off Bigger Badder Blacker Weekend!" at Belmont Station
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

"Péché Mortel Day Kicks Off Bigger Badder Blacker Weekend!" at Belmont Station

We are excited to be a part of this celebration once again and to honor Quebec's Dieu du Ciel, which has been making some pretty awesome beer for a long time. And this year's event kicks off our weekend showcase of big, dark beers that we like to call Bigger Badder Blacker! (See below for more details.)

The first Péché Day was held in November 2011. It was a modest affair to start, where Dieu du Ciel served several variations of Péché Mortel at their Montreal pub. It has since evolved into an international event, with more than 60 participating bars this year around the world!

So join us for another fun event that honors one of the world's best breweries, with a fantastic lineup of Péché Morte and its variants.

Draft list will include:

  • Péché Mortel -- Imperial coffee stout

  • Péché Mortel Bourbon 2019 -- Bourbon barrel-aged imperial coffee stout

  • Péché Mortel Bourbon 2018 -- Bourbon barrel-aged imperial coffee stout

  • Péché Mortel Islay 2019 -- Islay barrel-aged imperial coffee stout

  • Péché Mortel -- Coconut Imperial coffee & coconut stout

  • Péché Mortel Cerise -- Imperial coffee & cherry stout

  • Péché Moka -- Imperial coffee & cocoa stout

 
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Brewery Night & Tasting with Bend Brewing at Belmont Station
Mar
22
5:00 PM17:00

Brewery Night & Tasting with Bend Brewing at Belmont Station

Bend Brewing introduces two new beers in cans. The first is the ever-prestigious, award-winning Ching Ching (Pomegranate, Hibiscus Sour Ale). The second will be the brand new Devil’s Cabbage, a NW IPA with a focus on a “dank” hop character. The Devil’s Cabbage will also be the first release in BBC’s High Desert Hop Series.

The BBC crew will be here to to share their story and pour samples of their ever popular, and award winning brews.We also will be pouring a rare keg of their Dark Cherry Sour Ale in the biercafe.

Tasting will include:

  • Hop Head - Double IPA

  • Tropic Pines - Juicy IPA

  • Trade War - Export Stout

  • Ching Ching (NEW! in cans) - Pommegranet/Hibiscus Sour

  • Devil’s Cabbage (NEW BEER!) - Dank IPA

 
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