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Brewery Tasting with Fort George at The Beer Junction
Aug
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Brewery Tasting with Fort George at The Beer Junction

Meet Hoyt Smith from Astoria's Fort George Brewery. Hoyt is bringing up a couple special kegs for this event! First up is Oubliette, a barrel aged wild blend. We'll also have Olde Girl, a 4 Roses Barrel Aged 10% Olde Ale! Also on tap will be their flagship Vortex IPA, plus two more to be named next week. 

Lastly, while not part of the tasting event, we'll also have on tap a February 2014 Vintage of Bourbon Barrel Aged Cavatica from our cellar!
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"Come All Ye BELLINGHAM Beer Lovers" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom
Aug
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

"Come All Ye BELLINGHAM Beer Lovers" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom

Want to drink some amazing beers from Bellingham?  Interested in rubbing elbows with some rad brewers?  Join us at Naked City to Meet and Drink with Bellingham's own Aslan brews and brewers.

The brews will be tapped at 6 pm and the beer will flow until the kegs kick!!  There will be a raffle for a chance at winning awesome prizes and swag.  No purchase required.

Beer Info and more details to be announced soon.

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Beaverton Craft Beer Festival VIP Event at The 9900
Aug
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Beaverton Craft Beer Festival VIP Event at The 9900

Meet some of the breweries that will be at the Beaverton Craft Beer Festival during an intimate reception at The 9900! Enjoy appetizers made with their beer and 2 beers.

This is a great opportunity to really chat wth brewery reps and learn more about their beer and brewing process.

Must be 21 and older 

Thank you to our sponsors:

The Westgate Bourbon Bar & Taphouse

Farmers Insurance - Matthew Harris Agency

Pacific Continental Bank

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"Yard Party" at Stoup Brewing
Aug
26
12:00pm12:00pm

"Yard Party" at Stoup Brewing

Press Release

SEATTLE, August 14, 2017 – Stoup Brewing is excited to announce their largest event of the summer: a yard party! On Saturday, August 26th they are taking over the yard adjacent to the beer garden and setting up a main stage for music.

“Taking over this area for the day will effectively quadruple our outdoor space,” said Lara Zahaba, one of Stoup’s Co-Owners. “And one more bar in the yard means we will have 4 places for customers to easily grab a beer.”

Live music will kick off at 2pm with BRAWNS, a funk/rock/jazz influenced quartet that features Cam Hancock from Stoup Brewing. SILVER TREASON is bringing a little bit of country and a little bit of Rock-n-Roll from their hometown Spokane. Local beer legend Larry Rock’s band, PLANET FLY will get funky at 6pm and GOLDEN IDOLS are headlining at 8pm with a promise to ‘make you dance, and laugh, and have the best time ever in the history of anything.’

Seattle Children’s Museum will also be on site with activities for the whole family. “This is not a drop-off area,” cautions Zahaba, “but parents will be able to enjoy a beer while helping their little ones with a fun project.”

And if you are wondering what to eat, they have you covered. Wicked Good Grinders will be in front of the garage door from 1-8pm with Nutty Squirrel Gelato from  2-6pm. Raney Bro’s BBQ will be in the yard near the stage from 2-9pm and Beez Neez Sausages join from 3-7pm.

Guests should arrive via the main entrance where adults will be carded and given a wrist band for easy identification at any of the four bars. Beer will be available in the main tap room, outside in the beer garden, Upstairs (our 21+, pet free zone) and by the stage in the extended yard. This 4th bar will be a cash bar though tokens good for one pint may also be purchased inside with a credit card.

Stoup Brewing is located at 1108 NW 52nd Street - Seattle, WA 98107 and is open 3-9pm Monday through Thursday, 3–10pm on Friday; 12-10pm on Saturday and 12-9pm on Sunday. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 3-5pm. For more information, visit www.stoupbrewing.com or call 206.457.5524.

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"Poverty Bay Blues Festival" at Des Moines Beach Park
Aug
26
12:00pm12:00pm

"Poverty Bay Blues Festival" at Des Moines Beach Park

The Des Moines Rotary Club invites you to attend the 7th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest on Saturday August 26, 2017. This event is the prime fundraiser for our Highline Music4Life program expanding music to youth in our local schools.  

Enjoy  a day on the shores of Puget Sound, listening and dancing to the tunes of Polly O'Keary and the Rhythm Method 12:30 - 2:00, Willie & the Whips 2:30 - 4:00, Stacy Jones Band 4:30 - 6:00, Lisa Mann Band 6:30 - 8:00.

To complement your blues and brews, we will be featuring a variety of fine foods.  The Festival will be located on the shores of Puget Sound  at the Des Moines Beach Park.  This is an outdoor event  and will be held rain or shine, you must be 21 or older to attend and no pets will be allowed inside the event.  

Micro-Brews, Wines and Hard Ciders featured include:

Airways Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Schooner Exact Brewing Company, Pike Brewing Company, Georgetown Brewing Company, Aslan Brewing Company, Bad Jimmys Brewing Company, Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Flying Lion Brewing, Schilling Cider, Stoup Brewing, Ghostfish Brewing Company, Chatter Creek Cider, Half Lion Brewing Co., Tin Dog Brewing, CounterBalance Brewing, Fremont Brewing and more to come!

No outside food or beverages allowed. Low lawn chairs and picnic blankets allowed.  There will be plenty of parking with a free shuttle circulating town on a regular basis.  While you are in town, you might want to visit the Des Moines Farmer's Market. 

Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 at the gate. Five tasting tokens included with the price of admission. All beer tastings are one Token! 100% of the net proceed support the Des Moines Rotary's charitable projects including our primary beneficiary  Highline Music4Life
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Hayday! at Haystack Gardens
Aug
26
1:00pm 1:00pm

Hayday! at Haystack Gardens

Press Release

CANNON BEACH, Ore. ... Public Coast Brewing Co., named after Oregon’s 363 miles of free and open coastline, is the presenting sponsor of HAYDAY!  40 Oregon Beers, 1 Epic Beer Fest. Taking place on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Haystack Gardens in Cannon Beach, the event will feature 40 Oregon craft brews, including coastal breweries and beyond and - of course - the new People’s Pale from Public Coast.

“We are so proud to be a part of Oregon’s renowned beer industry. When we opened our doors in 2016, we truly felt the camaraderie and collaboration from our peers,” said Ryan Snyder, owner of Public Coast. “As the inaugural Cannon Beach beer festival, HAYDAY! is our way to showcase all those breweries who helped us from the start, and bring together some of our closest industry friends for a day filled with great beer, awesome food and a ton of fun.”

Guests will enjoy fantastic eats from the Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge’s Executive Chef Josh Archibald and his mobile smokehouse, with desserts by Ruby Jewel Ice Cream. Music to be performed by Nate Bodsford.

Where: Haystack Gardens, 148 E. Gower, Cannon Beach, Ore. 97110

When: Saturday, Aug. 26 from 1 p.m. through 5 p.m. (VIP access begins at noon)

Admission:

  • General: $25 (includes commemorative glass, lanyard and six event tokens)

  • VIP: $50 (includes early entry to the event, special barrel tastings, commemorative glass, lanyard, six event tokens, food voucher, non-alcoholic beverage offerings and a pretzel necklace)

  • Designated driver VIP: $15

No pets or minors will be permitted at HAYDAY!

To purchase tickets, please visit: www.haydayfest.com. Call 503.436.1197 with any questions.

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About Haystack Gardens
Long loved as a wedding venue, Haystack Gardens was fully remodeled in 2017 and now hosts what are sure to be staple Cannon Beach events, including Garden Flix Movie Nights and HAYDAY! The venue features an expansive private garden and year-round lawn surrounded by evergreens and flowering borders providing a lush setting for group events. An adjacent banquet room and covered patio with large glass windows and doors offer a gorgeous view onto the gardens. For more information, please visit: surfsand.com/meeting-facilities/haystack-gardens/.

About Public Coast Brewing
Located just 70 miles west of Portland in Cannon Beach, Ore., Public Coast Brewing is named after one of the only true public coastlines in America - the Oregon coast. The brewery features a 10bbl brewhouse with one 20-barrel fermenter and two 10-barrel fermenters. Public Coast Brewing also offers fresh and delicious food from local farms and ranches for adults and children alike (with many gluten-free options). Boasting a large pet-friendly patio, wrap-around bar, shuffle board and tall windows for peering into the brewery, Public Coast Brewing offers a relaxed and welcoming spot for the whole family. For more information please visit, publiccoastbrewing.com/.

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Boundary Bay Brews Cruise through Bellingham Bay
Aug
30
9:00pm 9:00pm

Boundary Bay Brews Cruise through Bellingham Bay

  • Stay cool this summer with our popular series of beer tasting cruises on Wednesday evenings in June, July, August and September aboard the Victoria Star 2.
  • Each week Boundary Bay Brewery will serve a variety of their award-winning beers, joined by 2 other Northwest breweries serving up their best brews.
  • It’s just $39/adult for this cruise around Bellingham Bay & Chuckanut Bay, which includes tastings of 3 different beers from each brewery and various snacks.
  • These cruises will sell out quickly – You can reserve online, or by calling 1-800-443-4552 or (360) 738-8099.
  • Depart from the Alaska Ferry Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat leaves at 6:30 pm – please check in about 30 minutes prior to pick up your tickets. 
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"Three Magnets Town & Country Open House" at Tavour
Aug
31
5:30pm 5:30pm

"Three Magnets Town & Country Open House" at Tavour

Three Magnets Town & Country Open House @ Tavour! Thursday Aug. 31st from 5:30-8:00pm. 55 S. Atlantic St. Seattle, WA 98134. 
Three Mags will be here showcasing beer from their Town and Country Series! Come hang out with us as we taste some incredible beer!

TOWN SERIES
Little Juice IPA
Big Juice DIPA – SMOOTHIE EDITION
GoldStorm Double India Pale Ale

COUNTRY SERIES
2016 Autumnal Solera – Dark Farmhouse Ale
2016 Because Ghosts – Lightly Smoked Farmhouse Ale
2016 2nd Anniversary – Sour Rye Ale

Get your free ticket today at Event Brite! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-magnets-town-country-open-house-tavour-tickets-37107700130
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"4th Annual Alpenfire Cider Dinner" at Watershed Pub & Kitchen
Sep
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

"4th Annual Alpenfire Cider Dinner" at Watershed Pub & Kitchen

image courtesy Watershed Pub & Kitchen

Press Release

SEATTLE, WA – A very special preview to Seattle Cider Week, Watershed Pub & Kitchen presents our 4th Annual Alpenfire Cider Dinner on Wednesday, September 6th starting at 6pm. $60 per person includes gluten-free multiple course pairing dinner, drinks, tax and gratuity. Tickets are now on sale; space is limited.

Alpenfire Cider, Port Townsend, is a very unique and special cidery. Family-owned and operated, Alpenfire produces the west coast first organic hard cider, made from their estate and locally grown organic apples. The WSDA certified organic orchard was planted in 2003 with over 800 trees, 10 varieties of English, French and Early American cider specific apples, now just shy of 1,000 trees. The family initially learned cider making from touring cideries in England, France and Spain, and from English cider master Peter Mitchell. The high quality of Alpenfire ciders has been recognized by multiple awards. (For more about Alpenfire Cider: http://alpenfirecider.com/)

Our guests will have the opportunity to dine with the cider maker and to learn more about each cider served.

The pairing menu, presented by the Watershed Pub kitchen staff: 

⦁    Starting with award-winning “Spark” cider (New World Traditional style), paired with caramel apple salad with walnuts and arugula, dressed in Alpenfire “Elderperry” vinaigrette.
⦁    Followed by “Glow,” a New World Traditional style rosé cider made from a unique red-fleshed apple. Served with pork belly with strawberry horseradish vinaigrette, bleu cheese and alfalfa sprouts.
⦁    Next, award-winning “Ember,” an Old World Traditional style cider made from estate grown late season French and English bittersweet apple varieties, paired with blackened salmon with beet puree and charred citrus
⦁    Alpenfire’s flagship cider, “Pirate’s Plank,” also award-winning and also Old World Traditional style, will be served with a shrimp cocktail with jicama, celery, citrus and Saint’s Spicy Ketchup
⦁    Finally, “Calypso,” a Northwest style cider with local blackberries added, will be paired with cannoli, sweet cream and berries.

Testimonial for previous Alpenfire Cider Dinner at the Watershed:
 “I went to Watershed for their Alpenfire Cider Tasting and GF Food pairings, and what the experience!!  …We were treated to one of the best tasting menus I have had!  The staff was generous with the rounds of cider, and Alpenfire is not your run of the mill grown up Martinelli's.  Alpenfire uses the finest ingredients like organic apples, and their rep was fun and knowledgeable.  The Exec Chef and Team nailed the pairings--crispy cider with Cajun jerk pork--heaven!  I was thoroughly impressed with the plating and quality of the ingredients--seemed way above what you may think would be ‘pub food.’ “ (Tiffany H)

Tickets are available for purchase at Watershed Pub & Kitchen or by calling (206)729-7433
Online purchase:  https://watershedpub.com 

"Family owned, community founded, globally minded"

Watershed Pub & Kitchen – in Thornton Place, south of the Northgate Mall
10104 3rd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98015
(206) 729-7433
https://watershedpub.com/

For more information about this event, please visit us online: https://www.facebook.com/events/1826443987670261/

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Brewery Dinner with pFriem at Michael Jordan's Steak House
Sep
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Brewery Dinner with pFriem at Michael Jordan's Steak House

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Join us at Michael Jordan's Steak House for a pFriem Family Brewers Beer Dinner.

Tuesday, September 12 | 6 -8:30PM 100 dollars per person (all inclusive)

Exclusive beers from pFriem paired with world class cuisine!

HOR D'OEUVRES COURSE
Peach Goat Cheese Bite / Summer Pale Al

FIRST COURSE
Chipotle Lime Cocktail Shrimp / Mexican Lage

SECOND COURSE
Handcrafted Charcuterie / Brett IP

THIRD COURSE
Yellowtail Crudo / Flanders Style Blond

FOURTH COURSE
MJ's Demonico / IP

FIFTH COURSE
Chocolate Cake / Belgian Strong Dark
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Feast Portland in Portland, Oregon
Sep
14
to Sep 17

Feast Portland in Portland, Oregon

Feast Portland is more than a food and drink festival. It’s a movement that showcases the energy, creativity and enthusiasm that’s driving America’s food revolution while celebrating two of the culinary world’s most inspiring places: Portland and Oregon. From spirited one-of-a-kind large-scale events featuring trendsetting chefs from all over the country and the world, to intimate hands-on classes, collaborative dinners and panels, Feast offers some of the most compelling experiences and original programming in the modern food festival conversation.

Founded in 2012 by Mike Thelin and Carrie Welch, Feast is also a festival that puts charity at the core of its mission. Since its inception, Feast has donated more than $300,000 to help end childhood hunger in Oregon and across the country. In 2017 Feast Portland is proud to support  Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon as its exclusive charity partner. Entering its sixth year, Feast Portland has been called “the best food festival in the country” by Thrillist, the “food festival to beat” by Tasting Table and has been applauded by local and national media alike, including USA Today, Eater National, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Paste, Huffington Post, The Daily Meal, Zagat, The Oregonian, Portland Monthly magazine, Seattle Met magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Fodor’s Travel “North America’s Top 15 Food Festivals.”

THE TEAM:

  • Mike Thelin – Co-Founder
  • Carrie Welch – Co-Founder
  • Emily Crowley – Director
  • Jannie Huang – Creative Director
  • Elizabeth Roberts – Assistant Director
  • Haehee Joung-Phillips – Associate Producer
  • Maureen Hidalgo – Festival Coordinator
  • Olivia Brockman – Intern

OUR FRIENDS:

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"East Ballard Oktoberfest" at Stoup Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben's Brews & Lucky Envelope Brewing
Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

"East Ballard Oktoberfest" at Stoup Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben's Brews & Lucky Envelope Brewing

Press Release

SEATTLE, WASH. (August 16, 2017) – Dust off your lederhosen and get ready to put a little oompah in your day. The Ballard Oktoberfest is coming back for its third year!

On Saturday, Sept. 16, four Ballard breweries will bring a little bit of Bavaria to the Ballard corridor with a neighborhood Oktoberfest crawl made possible in part by returning sponsor Verity Credit Union.

“Once again, Verity Credit Union is thrilled to team up with the Ballard brewing community to sponsor the Third Annual East Ballard Oktoberfest”, says Alicia Diefenbach, Community Relations Specialist.  “Spending the afternoon with our neighbors, brewers, and an amazing Oompah band is the perfect way to celebrate this community tradition.  We look forward to passing out pretzel bites and souvenir Polaroids to help attendees commemorate the day”.

The event will kick off in festive fashion with a traveling oompah band. The Oompah Machine will start playing at Stoup Brewing at 1 p.m. They will then will march revelers to Populuxe Brewing at 2 p.m., Lucky Envelope at 3 p.m. and Reuben’s Brews at 4 p.m.

Each brewery will have at least one special Oktoberfest brew and a limited-edition 0.5 liter commemorative stein or boot. You can purchase glassware for $6 empty or $10 filled.

And because it’s not a party without great food, revelers will have several options to choose from. In addition to pretzel bites provided by Verity Credit Union, each brewery will also have a food truck on site.

Here are some of the seasonal brews and bites the breweries plan to have at the celebration:

Stoup Brewing
Beer:
 Bavarian-style Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen, German Pilsner & Marzen
Food Truck: The ever creative Napkin Friends is hard at work on a special that will embrace the Bavarian festivities of the day between 2 Latke potato pancakes of course! 

Populuxe Brewing
Beer:
 Populuxe Oktoberfest and Kolsc
Food Truck: A true taste of Bavaria with schnitzel, kraut and fritz from Itty Bitty Schnitty

Lucky Envelope Brewing
Beer:
 Oktoberfest Vienna Lager, Helles Lager and Smoked Tea Rauch Helles
Food Truck: Ravenleaf Food Truck will serve southwest and Caribbean barbecue prepared with fresh northwest ingredients.

Reuben’s Brews
Beer: 
Märzen, Gose, Roggenbier, and other German styles
Food Truck: Burgerphenia will be featuring the Prague Dog: bratwurst, red kraut, spicy mustard on a brioche bun.  They'll also be serving scrumptious burgers and dangerously delicious fries. Lekker! 

Lucky Envelope Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing are local, family-owned craft breweries and taprooms in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.

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image courtesy Populuxe Brewing Company

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"Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles" at Oregon State University in Corvallis
Sep
16
to Sep 17

"Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles" at Oregon State University in Corvallis

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An international leader in brewing science and education, Oregon State University has been turning out craft beverage industry innovators for decades. Origins of Beer Flavors and Styles workshop is an experiential sensory course that will lead participants – by way of guided tastings and hands-on activities – through the brewing process from raw materials to finished beer, granting mastery over how the essential raw materials used in brewing process (malt, water, hops, and yeast) impact beer flavor and aroma.

This two-day workshop is taught by world-renown OSU fermentation science experts, Tom Shellhammer, Ph.D., and Jeff Clawson, and is designed for novice and advanced beer enthusiasts alike.

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Stoup Brewing hosts "Barrel Blending w/Stoup & Wander Brewers" at Stoup Brewing
Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Stoup Brewing hosts "Barrel Blending w/Stoup & Wander Brewers" at Stoup Brewing

Believe it or not, there was a time when pubs would make their own beer. It's true. Back in the days of England, breweries would produce several unique beers made with the intent on being blended together to make the three threads, which would later be called Entire and shortly after, the Porter. But the English aren't the only ones who blended their beers. In fact, the Belgians continue this practice today, selling blended beers aged in barrels made from both young (often less than 6 months old) and old (often a year or more) to form blended beers like Lambic. Of course, this is educational but it doesn't explain why Stoup is hosting a unique event. Or does it? 

Starting at 6 pm, and limited to the first 40 who register, Stoup Brewing is hosting a blending session, hosted by Stoup Brewing and their Collaboration Beer Festival partner Wander Brewing. Included with your $65 admission you get the following:

A one-of-a-kind experience as you are educated by award winning brewers Brad Benson (Stoup), Robyn Schumacher (Stoup), and Chad Kuehl (Wander).
Experience the process with your own blending exercise
4 tasters, including 2 collaboration beers + 1 beer from both Stoup Brewing and Wander Brewing
1 Pint of your choice from the 4 beers featured at the event
1 500ml bottle from each of the 2 collaboration beers made exclusively for the event

To purchase tickets email info@stoupbrewing and provide a phone number which will be used to provide payment information, prior to reservation. Note, emails will be responded to in the order they are received.

Stoup Brewing is located at 1108 NW 52nd St, Seattle, WA 98107 and open on average from 3pm to 9pm. For current day hours, visit http://www.stoupbrewing.com.

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"Hood River Hops Fest" in the Columbia Parking Lot in Hood River
Sep
23
12:00pm12:00pm

"Hood River Hops Fest" in the Columbia Parking Lot in Hood River

Presented by CH2M and awarded silver medal for best beer festival from the Willamette Week, Oregon Beer Awards, the Hood River Hops Fest is an annual celebration of beer’s bitter friend, freshly harvested hops. Hood River County is surrounded by world-renowned hop growing regions, and since 2003 brewers have gathered each September in downtown Hood River to share their fresh-hop beer creations. The family friendly event features a variety of food vendors, over 50 breweries with over 75 fresh hop beers, rocking live music, and an awesome collectable mug. Mark your calendars this is a festival not to be missed!

  • 21+ Entry Only Ticket: $10
  • 21+ Beer Garden Ticket: $15 presale; $20 day-of. Includes entry, commemorative glass mug and five 3.5 oz. taste tokens
  • Under 21: Free admission. Note: The venue is open to people 21 or older only from 5pm until closing at 8pm

Live Music Line-up:

12pm to 1:05pm – The Antonyms, Hood River, OR
1:25pm to 2:30pm – Oakenfir, Hood River, OR
2:50pm to 4:20pm – Kris Deelane & The Hurt, Portland, OR
4:40pm to 6:10pm – PigWar, Portland, OR
6:30pm to 8pm – Hillstomp, Portland, OR

The Hood River Hops Fest gives back to the community! This year the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce and Hood River Hops Fest volunteer grant program donated $3250.00 in total to the following non-profit organizations:

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"Hoptober Freshtival" at Boise Brewing Company
Sep
30
11:00am11:00am

"Hoptober Freshtival" at Boise Brewing Company

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image from Boise Brewing Company in conjunction with Hoptober Freshtival

image from Boise Brewing Company in conjunction with Hoptober Freshtival

Press Release

Boise, ID ... Boise Brewing announces the return of Hoptober Freshtival, Idaho’s largest fresh hop beer festival happening on Saturday, September 30, 2017. The brewery will be hosting a block party-style festival on the street in front of their building as well as adjoining 6th street. On tap will be 60+ different beers from 30+ different breweries, with a focus on seasonal fresh-hopped beers. Participants can play festival games and enjoy food from local food trucks while sipping beers and rubbing elbows with the hop farmers that make the beer possible.

Tickets cost $35 at the door, or can be purchased in advance for discounted prices at http://www.HoptoberFreshtival.com. Hoptober Freshtival is offering discounted “Early Bird” tickets in the months leading up to the event. Participants will receive a commemorative sample cup along with 10 drink tickets they can use to sample the fresh hopped and seasonal brews. There will also be additional tickets available for purchase at the event. The festival will run from noon to 8:00 PM. It is a 21 and over event.

“Hoptober Freshtival is an awesome celebration of craft beer and fresh hops! Brewers from all over the country have been invited to join us downtown Boise for the event” says event coordinator Sheila Francis. “While the event focuses on fresh hop beers, we will have a great selection of other beers so there will be something for everyone to enjoy! Hops are a unique agricultural product and Western Idaho is the prime location for growing hops. In addition to a flourishing craft beer industry, Idaho’s hop industry is growing and expanding. We’re all excited for the addition of Mill 95, a hop processing facility, to continue to grow Idaho’s contribution to the beer world.”

The festival focuses on specialty “once a year” fresh hop beers. The beer style involves harvesting whole cone hops straight from the farm and then using them immediately in the brewing process. Many of local breweries actually drive directly out to the hop farms and help harvest the hops for their brew. Idaho is one of the top hop-producing states in the country which allows brewers easy access to fresh, locally grown hops for their beers. The festival has grown from 25 to over 30 breweries this year, bringing in more unique offerings from local and regional breweries for guests to sample.

For more information on Hoptober Freshtival and purchase tickets, visit HoptoberFreshtival.com.

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"Total Eclipse of My Heart Comes Undone" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom
Aug
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

"Total Eclipse of My Heart Comes Undone" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom

The Live Music Project presents an evening with composer Judah Adashi and cellist Lavena Johanson.

Married last year in Seattle (Lavena’s hometown) and living in Baltimore (Judah’s hometown), these two musicians are passionate about creating inviting concert experiences, exploring the continuum between classical music and other genres, and engaging the world beyond music in their work.

The centerpiece of their concert will be a piece that Judah wrote for Lavena in 2014, "my heart comes undone." The piece takes its title and inspiration from a song by Björk. When we approached Lavena and Judah to schedule this event, we found that our schedules aligned on the night of the first total eclipse of the sun since 1979. Judah jokingly suggested that we call the event “Total Eclipse of My Heart Comes Undone,” and it stuck!

This event is 21+. Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door. Add $10 to your ticket and we'll send you home with mystery vinyl curated by Spin Cycle records.

Doors open at 6:30pm; food and drink will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Proceeds benefit the Live Music Project.

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"Tumwater Artesian Brewfest" at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range
Aug
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

"Tumwater Artesian Brewfest" at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range

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Tumwater has a long history associated with brewing beer. To celebrate and preserve the history, the Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB) and the City of Tumwater joined together to create an annual event. In 2013, the event was titled Tumwater Oktoberfest, however in order to better honor the tradition of brewing in Tumwater and the Olympia Brewing Company, the event is now called Tumwater Artesian Brewfest.

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"30 Years of Craft Beer" at the Latona Pub
Aug
19
12:00pm12:00pm

"30 Years of Craft Beer" at the Latona Pub

For 30 years, the Latona has enjoyed the community that comes from supporting independently owned craft beer. Without that community, we'd never have made it as far as we have - and we'd have so many less stories to tell. On Saturday, August 19th, we'll be celebrating independent craft beer with one of the best tap lists you'll find in Seattle, made up of brews from our friends at Georgetown, Wander (who will be bringing something special out of their barrel room), Matchless, Three Magnets, Reuben's Stoup, Seapine, Anacortes, Cloudburst, and several others. Solo singer/songwriter Eric Miller will be playing from 7pm-9pm, and we'll be running BBQ food specials throughout the day.
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Collaboration Fest at South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn
Aug
19
12:00pm12:00pm

Collaboration Fest at South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn

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The Washington Beer Commission is excited to announce that the Washington Beer Collaboration Festival will return to the South Lake Union Discovery Center lawn on August 19, 2017. This festival will feature 27 unique collaboration beers from 50 different Washington breweries. These beers will highlight the creativity and collaborative spirit of the Washington Beer community. This is an outdoor event. 

Collaborating Brewery Pairs:

20 Corners BrewingBig Block Brewing

54 40 Brewing CoWadell’s Brewing 

Anacortes BreweryBastion Brewing

Ashtown Brewing Redhook Brewery

Aslan Brewing Reuben’s Brews

At Large BrewingWhitewall Brewing

Backwoods Brewing Loowit Brewing

Bale Breaker Brewing Georgetown Brewing

Cash Brewing Naked City Brewery

Cloudburst BrewingFremont Brewing

Counterbalance Brewing Floating Bridge Brewing

Crucible BrewingPostdoc Brewing

Dreadnought Brewing Lost Canoe Brewing 

Dru Bru BreweryIcicle Brewing 

Dystopian StateWingman Brewers

Flying Lion BrewingPike Brewing 

Foggy Noggin BrewingMac & Jack’s

Kulshan Brewing Old Schoolhouse Brewery

Lowercase BrewingStormy Mountain Brewing

Lumber House Brewery, Old Opera Brewing 

Matchless BrewingTriceratops Brewing

Middleton BrewingSound to Summit

MolluskRooftop Brewing

Scuttlebutt Brewing Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

Stoup Brewing
Sumerian Brewing Wander Brewing
Melvin Brewing 

Three Magnets Brewing Skookum Brewing

Boundary Bay BreweryIron Goat Brewing

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"Sunset Supper" at the Pike Place Market
Aug
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

"Sunset Supper" at the Pike Place Market

NOW is the time to start planning for Pike Place Market’s annual Sunset Supper! This event gives you the opportunity to sip and savor the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of gourmet food, wine, brews and liquor. It will be a night to remember, complete with a raffle and dancing under the stars. And, what you’ve all been waiting for: this year’s Sunset Supper will finally be able to expand onto the new MarketFront Plaza and Canopy, providing unparalleled views of the Puget Sound.

On top of the superb food, drink and entertainment this is an amazing opportunity to help give back to the Market community. The funds raised benefit the mission of the Pike Place Market Foundation and support the thriving, caring community at Pike Place Market. This year our goal is to raise $350K for the Market community.

Tickets:
General Admission | $175 | 
7:30PM admission. Enjoy food, wine, spirits and dancing under the stars on the NEW MarketFront!

Patron table (10 seats) | $2,750 | Reserve a table for 10 guests! 7PM admission. A place for you and your friends and family to retreat to under a tent with exclusive beverage and wine service. Enjoy impressive waterfront views on the NEW MarketFront!

Individual Patron Seating | $275 | Reserve seats at a table for you and your guests! 7PM admission. A place for you and your guest(s) to retreat to under a tent with exclusive beverage and wine service. We will assign you a table! Enjoy impressive waterfront views on the NEW MarketFront! Please indicate upon checkout if you would like us to seat you with specific guests and we will do our best to accommodate.

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, August 18, 2017 7:00PM – 11:00PM. To get your tickets click here. All food and drink is included with your ticket purchase. 

For more information about Sunset Supper please contact Tiffany Swanson at 206-774-5233 or tiffany.swanson@pikeplacemarket.org

If you are interested in volunteering at Sunset Supper feel free to sign up for a shift here. If you have questions about volunteering please contact Lindsey Falkenburg at 206-774-5255 or lindsey.falkenburg@gmail.com.

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"The Music of the Latona" at the Latona Pub
Aug
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

"The Music of the Latona" at the Latona Pub

Way back in the day - 1992, to be exact - Boots, Barrie, and Murray played every Friday night during happy hour. That torch was was eventually passed to bassist and bandleader extraordinaire Phil Sparks in 2009. On Friday, Phil will play an extended set at the Latona, followed by guitarist Leif Totusek - the first musician Bob ever booked at the Latona.
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Foggy Noggin - Mac & Jack's You Say Old, I Say New release at Foggy Noggin
Aug
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

Foggy Noggin - Mac & Jack's You Say Old, I Say New release at Foggy Noggin

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Collaboration beer release at Foggy Noggin Brewing's tasting room.  Foggy Noggin and Mac & Jacks have teamed up to brew You Say Old, I Say New (Pale Ale) 5.0% ABV - 35 IBU. This special special beer has English Malts and yeast, matched with Eureka! and 07270 American hops to put a twist on this beer style.  Brewed twice, on the big Mac & Jacks system and on the tiny Foggy Noggin system. Both versions will be on tap and brewers from both breweries will be present to discuss this beer.  This is a once in a lifetime chance to mingle with this amazing collaboration team. This collaboration beer has created a big buzz, you won't want to miss out on this event.
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Redmond Brewfest at American Legion Park
Aug
18
to Aug 20

Redmond Brewfest at American Legion Park

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With nearly 30 craft breweries, Central Oregon has staked its claim as a true Beervana for hops and barley aficionados. Throw in a Brewfest nearly every month of the year and there’s truly no shortage of opportunities to taste everything we have to offer.

Add another one to the mix: The inaugural Redmond Brewfest, August 18 & 19 at American Legion Park in Redmond’s beautiful Dry Canyon.

The event happens from noon to 10 p.m. each day and promises more than 300 beers, ciders, and wines from 75 local, regional and national breweries, cideries and wineries. There will be live music, plenty of great food options (20 food trucks!) and more over the two days – including kids events like face painting and an arts and crafts booth.

Admission is free. Beer tickets are $25 through August 17th and go up to $30 at the door. Your ticket includes a custom souvenir mug and five 4 oz. tasting tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased in groups of  5 for $5.

The proceeds from the sale of the beer will be donated to Redmond Area Parks and Recreation District (RAPRD), REACH, Rock of Redmond Wrestling Club, and the Redmond Parks Foundation.

Organizers are expecting a huge turnout for the event thanks, in part, to it being on Eclipse Weekend here in the High Desert. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to converge on the region for what’s expected to be an amazing view of the total solar eclipse.

Cheers to those visitors coming here thirsty!

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"CASK NIGHT" at the Latona Pub
Aug
17
5:30pm 5:30pm

"CASK NIGHT" at the Latona Pub

At the Latona, casks are tradition. It's the freshest beer you'll ever have, and when it's gone - it's gone forever. We've gathered up a bunch of our friends from local breweries like Cloudburst, Fremont, Two Beers, Stoup, Reuben's and Machine House (who specialize in casks) to bring you some unique, dry hopped IPAs.
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Brewery Tasting with Double Mountain at Boise Co-Op Northend
Aug
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

Brewery Tasting with Double Mountain at Boise Co-Op Northend

Mariah from Ten Pin Brewing will be here, along with Devon "Randaaaaalllllll" Simonson!  They will pouring their Groove Pineapple Wheat, Angle Amber, Head Pin IPA, Snake Eye Stout, and one more!  Ten Pin Brewing's tasting room is located inside Lake Bowl, a bowling alley in Moses Lake founded by their family in 1957.  Learn more about their history in this Washington Beer Blog article (posted last year) or on Ten Pin's website.
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"Collaboration Festival Preview" at Beveridge Place Pub
Aug
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

"Collaboration Festival Preview" at Beveridge Place Pub

The Washington Beer Commission is hosting Collaboration Fest on August 19thin South Lake Union with over 50 breweries involved! We're having a preview event with six of those beers, including breweries like Aslan, Bale Breaker, Counterbalance, Cloudburst, Georgetown, Fremont, Reuben's Brews, & Stoup!

For more about the festival, visit washingtonbeer.com 

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"Out of Towner's Night" at the Latona Pub
Aug
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

"Out of Towner's Night" at the Latona Pub

We love Washington beer. However, there was a time - many years ago - where we had to lean on our friends from other states to get our hands on more than a handful of local unique hand-crafted beers. Back then, we turned to breweries like Rogue, Sierra Nevada, and New Belgium. We'll be pouring some classices like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - the gateway craft beer, if you will - as well as some really limited stuff like River Ryed IPA, New Belgium's Blackberry Oscar Sour, and Rogue's Luna Red Lager. Additionally, we plan to have some other fun surprises from outside of Washington state. 

Tonight, visiting hours go until closing - and we'll be celebrating our friends from other states until the beer stops flowing.
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"Legacy Brewers Night" at the Latona Pub
Aug
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

"Legacy Brewers Night" at the Latona Pub

Pike Brewing, Hale's Ales, Big Time, and Maritime Brewing are cornerstones of the Seattle brewing community - without them, the craft beer community we all love so much wouldn't exist. On Tuesday, 8/15, we pay homage to the countless talented brewers who have supported us for the last 30 years. 

The second night of our 30th Anniversary celebrate sees the return of Big Time's Bhagwan's Best IPA -  brewed by a collective who's who of former Big Time brewers like Dick Cantwell, Kevin Forhan, Bill Jenkins, Drew Cluley and current brewmaster Bradley ZImmeran - and a special Latona Pike IPA brewed on their pilot system. Additionall, we'll be featuring Supergoose, Maritime's Nightwatch Coldbrew Coffee Ale alongside offerings from the aforementioned brewers' current taprooms - Flying Bike, Beardslee Public House, and RAM Brewing.
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"Brewshed Battle of the Brewers" at Flatstick Pub in Seattle
Aug
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

"Brewshed Battle of the Brewers" at Flatstick Pub in Seattle

Join us and 23 of Washington’s breweries at Flatstick Pub for an awesome night of beer, putt putt and friendly competition, all in support of clean water & better beer! Here’s your chance to team up with a local brewery in a mini golf tournament to benefit the Washington Wild Brewshed® Alliance. There will be 23 different brewery teams and they each need 1 player from the general public to join their team and help them win this friendly competition in a battle of breweries! 

The winning brewery gets to takeover 1 tap at Flatstick for a month and Flatstick will donate $1 for every beer sold from that tap for the whole month. The public player (that’s you!) on the winning team gets a $50 gift card from Flatstick to spend on whatever you like. 

Entry fee is only $15 and all of the money goes to Washington Wild to support their nonprofit work to protect wild places and healthy watersheds in our state! Your ticket includes a $5 token to spend on whatever you want at the bar, a round of mini golf and duffleboard in the tournament, and swag from the brewery you are teaming up with.

There will be one ticket available per participating brewery. Once that brewery's ticket has been purchased, that specific brewery is no longer available to pick as a teammate so sign up soon if you want to be partnered with one in particular. 

Tournament Structure:
Each team plays one round of mini golf (9 holes) and one round of duffleboard (12 holes). We will then combine the scores of both players to get the total score for the team. The 7 teams with the lowest scores will advance to the playoff round.

Playoffs:
All 7 teams choose one player to play the 1st golf hole. The team with the worst score on the 1st playoff hole is eliminated. The remaining 6 teams move on to the 2nd golf hole and their other player plays this time. Again, the worst score is eliminated, and the top 5 continue to hole 3. This will continue on until there is one team left. In an event of a tie for worst score, then all team's advance to the next hole.

Flatstick and all of the Breweries will also be donating $1 for every beer sold that day of the event to Washington Wild! That’s $2 of every pint that goes back to protecting healthy forests and watersheds! Each of the 23 participating breweries will have a keg on tap at Flatstick for the event

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Brewery Release Night with Stoup "30th Anniversary Flanders Red" at the Latona Pub
Aug
14
8:30pm 8:30pm

Brewery Release Night with Stoup "30th Anniversary Flanders Red" at the Latona Pub

Join us in celebrating the release of our 30th Anniversary Barrel Aged Latona Flemish Red. We’re truly enjoyed a mutal respect and friendship with Stoup’s head brewer/founder Brad Benson and his wife Lara Zahaba that extends all the way through the brewery - from brewer Robyn Schumacher, to sales guru Jason Bass, and everyone working day in and day out of the taproom. This beer is the result of that bond, and it’s been aging gracefully in barrels for over 8 months so that we can share it with you.
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"Opera On Tap" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom
Aug
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

"Opera On Tap" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom

Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to break down the stereo-type that opera is a stuffy or elitist art form by bringing it to bars. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after hours back stage party, singing some of opera's best known and little known pieces in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Details for this performance will be announced soon our our website and Facebook page.

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"Shriek! A Women of Horror Film Class" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom
Aug
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

"Shriek! A Women of Horror Film Class" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom

SHRIEK is a community class merging film with education and offering an accessible forum outside of academia. The goal is to offer low-cost opportunities to learn about film and women's studies and to inspire more diverse filmmakers to get involved as creators in the genre.  This session will be the viewing of a film to be announced.

General Admission: $10 in advance at StrangerTickets.com

Teachers/Professors, Seniors 65+, Veterans, and Students with ID: $5 per session (register at event)

Day-of and point-of-sale registration also welcome!

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Brewfest on the Skagit at Skagit Riverwalk Park
Aug
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

Brewfest on the Skagit at Skagit Riverwalk Park

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Saturday, Aug 12, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Advanced Tickets are $25 + applicable fees and include 5 tastes. Additional scrip for tastes will be available for $2 each at the fest. A special $15 ticket without scrip is available for 'designated drivers'. $2 off for Lincoln Theatre Members. Tickets will be $5 more day of event.

Our 15th annual BrewFest on the Skagit, the Skagit's longest running Craft Brew Festival, is set for Saturday, August 12th from 4:00 to 9:00pm at Skagit Riverwalk Park in downtown Mount Vernon, featuring dozens of local craft brews, three of the regions most popular bands, leisure games, and local food trucks.

Music:

  • The Margaret Wilder Band - 4:30 to 5:30pm
  • CC Adams Band - 6:00 to 7:00pm
  • The Chris Eger Band - 7:30 to 9:00pm

Emcee:

  • David Johnson

List of Brewers (current as of June 6):

  • 192 Brewing
  • Anacortes Brewery
  • Aslan Brewery
  • Bastion Brewery Co.
  • Birdsview Brewing Company
  • Boundary Bay Brewery
  • BridgePort Brewing Company
  • Cardinal Craft Brewing Academy
  • Chuckanut Brewery
  • Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
  • Farmstrong Brewing Company
  • Flyers Restaurant and Brewery
  • Georgetown Brewing Company
  • Kulshan Brewing Company
  • LaConner Brewing Company
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • North Sound Brewing Co.
  • Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Skagit River Brewery
  • Sky River Meadery
  • Stones Throw Brewery

Food Vendors:

  • Vagabond Trailer Food
  • Random Acts of Food
  • Taste of India

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Sponsor: 

  • BrandQuery

Supporters: 

  • Mount Vernon Farmers Market
  • Mount Vernon Downtown Association
  • City of Mount Vernon

In-Kind:

  • Commercial Cold Storage
  • Westar Solutions
  • Kapteins Ace Hardware

Donations:

  • Skagit Cycle
  • Walton Beverage

This event is our most consistent yearly fundraiser, so please bring your friends to soak up the sun and support the Lincoln! 

Raffle Tickets for cool stuff will be available!

Brewfest on the Skagit is a 21 and over event! ID required.

We love dogs, but please no pets except for service animals.

And special thanks to our downtown neighbors for their support of this annual community event!

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"4-Corners Brewfest" at Innis Arden Clubhouse
Aug
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

"4-Corners Brewfest" at Innis Arden Clubhouse

The 4-Corners BrewFest fundraiser at the Innis Arden Clubhouse, 1430 NW 188th Street, on August 12, 2017 from 3-7 pm, is a showcase for the many Puget Sound independent breweries. In all, 20 local craft breweries will be pouring some of their best ales, pilsners, IPAs, hefeweizens, ciders and more at the event.

Admission includes ten 5 oz. tastes, food, non-alcoholic beverages, and live music by Celt Check.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. We offer a limited number of $15 designated driver tickets (DDs get everything but the alcohol), and tickets are on sale both through Brown Paper Tickets and at local Shoreline business Beach House Greetings

Proceeds will be donated back to the four neighborhood associations of Richmond Beach, Richmond Highlands, Innis Arden, and Hillwood - the 4 Corners, and (this year's charity) the Shoreline Historical Museum.

So... what do you bring?
Your ID. Yep, EVERYONE gets carded, even if you have grey hair and are married to our mom.
Your wallet. Just kidding, you can leave that at home (except for that ID). The ticket is all-inclusive, so you won't need a fat wallet. 

our friends.
Your neighbors.
Your out-of-town guests.
Your favorite beer-lover.

What do you leave at home?
Your wallet (see above). You cannot purchase extra tastes (an insurance thing), so cash will just take up room in your pocket.
Your kids. This is a 21+ event, so even babes-in-arms cannot attend. Even if they love good craft brews.
Your dogs. It gets pretty crowded out there, and often a little hot too, so please leave the happy pups at home.
Your favorite stein. Yeah, we have tasting glasses. You won't get served in a 60-oz mug.
image courtesy 4-Corners Brewfest

image courtesy 4-Corners Brewfest

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Far West Beer Fest at 7 Cedars Casino
Aug
12
1:00pm 1:00pm

Far West Beer Fest at 7 Cedars Casino

2017 Far West Beer Fest

Join us for the 5th Annual Far West Beer Fest!

Located at the base of the Olympic Mountains, in sunny Sequim WA, 7 Cedars Casino will host this outdoor event, with plenty of parking, food, and entertainment on site.

Event Details:
- Saturday, August 12th 2017: 1pm - 7pm
- 20+ Craft Breweries & Cideries in attendance.
- Live Music, Entertainment, & Delicious Festival Food!
- Games, Contests, and More! 
Includes: 5 Tasting Tokens & a 5oz Souvenir Tasting Glass*
- Samples pours cost 1 token and are 4-5oz.
- Additional tokens available: 4 for $5
- 21 & Over w/ID.
- Proceeds Benefit the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Education Foundation.

TICKETS:
Tier 1 - Early Bird Tickets (Very Limited): $15
Tier 2 - Advance Tickets (Very Limited): $20
Tier 3 - Advance Tickets: $25
Tier 4 - Day of Event: $30

Traveling from out of the area? Mention 7 Cedars Casino for the best rates at these local hotels:
Olympic View Inn: (360) 681-4195
Quality Inn & Suites: (360) 683-2800
Holiday Inn Express: (360) 681-8756
Sunset Marine Resort: (360) 591-4303


*While supplies last.
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