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McMenamins School Summer School Brewfest at Anderson School
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

McMenamins School Summer School Brewfest at Anderson School

Head to school in late July of every year for this education in local brews. Its debut in 2017 featured 59 handcrafted ales and 8 ciders from McMenamins and local guest breweries and cideries – McMenamins’ biggest brewfest offering yet!

It’s free admission and entertainment; go on a brewery tour, and jam to multiple bands playing live music outdoors. Just pace yourself with all these tasters!

Ever wanted to the roam the halls of a school, while sipping on something a principal or teacher might expel you for? Then how about a visit to Anderson School for their Summer School Brewfest. On Saturday, July 21st, McMenamins' Anderson School hosts an event featuring live music, drinks and of course food at one of three pubs onsite at McMenamins' Anderson School. 

For more information or to add this to your calendar, visit https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/183164-2nd-annual-anderson-summer-school-brewfest. 

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Cornhole for a Cause at Beardslee Public House
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Cornhole for a Cause at Beardslee Public House

Join Chef John Howie for the first annual Kick Hunger Challenge Cornhole Tournament. Show off your throwing skills, indulge in corny food ($1 corn dogs) and compete for a chance to win one of three tournament prizes. Win or lose, every player will take home a John Howie Restaurant swag bag.

Tournament will be conducted via bracket play – four teams per division and each team is guaranteed at least 3 games. The best record will move up to the next round. The tournament will be capped at 48 teams, so purchase tickets in advance to guarantee your spot.

Every team ticket sold will enable Food Lifeline to provide 200 meals to hungry neighbors in Western Washington.

Event Details:
Saturday, July 22nd
10:00 am    Check in
11:00 am    Play begins
3:30 pm      Tournament Ends

Tickets: 21+ only; $50 for team of two – purchase in advance at https://cornholeforacause.brownpapertickets.com

Beardslee Public House
19116 Beardslee Boulevard in Bothell

Prizes:
1st – 2 (one each) $100. Gift cards to BPH
2nd- 2 (one each) $50. Gift cards to BPH
3rd – 2 (one each) $25. Gift cards to BPH

All players receive a John Howie Restaurants swag bag ($35 value)

What is the Kick Hunger Challenge?
The Taste of the NFL's Kick Hunger Challenge is a friendly fundraising competition between all 32 NFL teams to raise money for food banks nationwide. All Seattle team proceeds go to Food Lifeline, Washington State’s largest hunger relief network.

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McMenamins presents Sundown Grand Ol' Country Festival at Grand Lodge
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

McMenamins presents Sundown Grand Ol' Country Festival at Grand Lodge

 image courtesy McMenamins Brewing Company

image courtesy McMenamins Brewing Company

Fixin’ to don your boots and find a line dancing partner? Well, ya should! McMenamins second annual Sundown Grand ol’ Country Festival takes place Sunday, July 22 at Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, and it’s gonna be fun!

A handful of local and nationally renowned country, bluegrass and Americana artists will perform across two stages on the Grand Lodge’s sprawling green lawn.

In addition to the lively tunes, visitors can join hand-in-hand for free line dancing lessons and get some retail therapy with handmade crafts from local artisans including hand-tooled leather products, jewelry and vintage garments.

A complete schedule of artists, stage times and info about the vendors are included below.

MAIN STAGE ON THE LAWN:

  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Caleb Caudle
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Bastards Sons of Johnny Cash
  • 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Los Supremos De Los Hermanos Flores
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Cloverdayle

AMERICANA STAGE AT PAT’S CORNER:

  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Silver Lake 66
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jawbone Flats
  • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Lonesomes
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Connie Jo Collins, CJ’s Country Dance Instruction

GARAGE DOOR:

  • 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders
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Brewery Historian Ron Pattinson at Foggy Noggin
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Brewery Historian Ron Pattinson at Foggy Noggin

Ron Pattinson is officially returning to Foggy Noggin for a Historical Beer Event.  Ron's previous visit in 2014, sold out (standing room only) and 30 beer enthusiasts were captivated during the evening with Ron's gifted story telling and historical beer knowledge.

Ron Pattinson is the quintessential authority on historical beer.  He has written countless books about beer and the history of beer.  His visits to archives has discovered many historical recipes just waiting to be re-created.  Ron posts daily on this blog Shut Up About Barclay Perkins - http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/, which is always informational and entertaining.  A daily dose of Ron is always a highlight in everyone's day.  He is a exceptional Master of Ceremonies and mesmerizes the audience with his wit, stories and knowledge.  

Friday - August 10th (6pm - 8:30pm) - Scotch Ale Historical Beer Tasting with Ron Pattinson at Foggy Noggin Brewing (Bothell, WA)

Take the journey tasting 6 historical Scottish Ales with a story behind each beer told by British Beer Historian Ron Pattinson. Everyone attending will get two 10 ounce event tasting glasses for use at the event at to take home to cherish forever.

Only 50 spots available for this event of a lifetime. For an enhanced experience, grab one of our limited VIP options, which includes the event plus:
VIP#1 - only 6 spots - having a beer before the event with Ron, then you will be in the right mindset to enjoy the main event.
VIP#2 - only 6 spots - having a beer after the event with Ron, after the amazing event you can wind down with Ron.

Tickets can be purchased at this link - https://squareup.com/store/foggy-noggin-brewing

Bring your Ron Pattinson books to get signed. You can order them on line - http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/andrewsblag - his book titled Scotland! Vol. 2 would be perfect reading before the event.

Carpooling encouraged and Uber transportation suggested, since these beer are higher ABV. Bring your own chair to be comfortable.

21+

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Masters of IPA Invitational at Ecliptic Brewing
Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Masters of IPA Invitational at Ecliptic Brewing

Portland, Oregon. Earth ... On Friday, June 15, from 4-9pm Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing will host the Masters of IPA Invitational, a featured event during Portland Beer Week.This year’s event returns bigger, badder, danker and juicier than ever as the ultimate showdown of the best India Pale Ale.

“I’m excited to welcome back the fourth year of the Masters of IPA Invitational. This is a real showcase for some of the best IPA Brewers in the country.” said co-organizer of the event, Erin Grey Kemplin. 

22 breweries will be pouring over 40 beers outside of Ecliptic Brewing. Most breweries will have their Brewmasters in attendance so come hang out with your heros! Event attendees will get a custom piece of glassware, a full guide to all beers being poured, and 5 tasting tickets with their $10 entry free. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $2 at the event. 

Participating breweries include Reuben’s Brews, Pizza Port Brewing Company, Cloudburst Brewing, Sunriver Brewing Company, Block 15 Brewing Company, Grains of Wrath Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Fort George Brewery, Barley Brown’s Beer, Boneyard Beer, Great Notion Brewing, Cellarmaker Brewing Company, Three Magnets Brewing Company, Noble Ale Works, Matchless Brewing, Comrade Brewing Company, Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Breakside Brewery, Modern Times Beer, Ecliptic Brewing, Revision Brewing Company, and Beachwood Brewing.

Masters of IPA Invitational:

When: June 15th, 4-9pm
Where: Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N. Cook Street.
What: A beer festival devoted to IPA’s!

For up to date details on the event, visit the Facebook page here.

About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old-world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Starburst IPA, Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit: www.eclipticbrewing.com.

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).

 About Portland Beer Week
Portland Beer Week is eleven days of fun, educational, eye and palate opening eating and drinking events in the greatest beer city on earth. More than just a beer festival, Portland Beer Week is a celebration of craft beer culture and all of its tangents from food pairings to beer ice cream, artwork and design, film and science. Though our namesake is for the city of Portland, Oregon, we are not exclusive to only local brands and companies, we wish to bring the best of the beer world to Portland. Our goals are to showcase the world of beer in the greatest beer city on earth from brewer’s dinners, to tastings, seminars, festivals and games. Our grass roots organization was founded by beer journalists, taproom and bottle shop owners, craft beer entrepreneurs and brewery marketing experts in an effort to expand beer education and promote our city.

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3rd Anniversary at Hellbent Brewing Company
Jun
9
to Jun 10

3rd Anniversary at Hellbent Brewing Company

  • Hellbent Brewing Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's that time again. Time to celebrate another year with Lake City Way's Hellbent Brewing Company. Started in 2015, Hellbent was started with the goal of giving Lake City and North Seattle choices on where they had a beer. Based on the positive feedback and a brewery not willing to rest until it's made every style and come up with every name, we think they will be around for years to come. But enough about forecasts, let's talk about June 9th.

Starting at 12 pm, the brewery's taproom opens with their usual assortment of beers, as well as two new ones in Anniversary IPA and Peanut Butter and Jelly Stout. Besides beers, the brewery will host food trucks Lil J's SuperDawgsIsland blends acaiMoonshine-BBQWicked Good Grinders, and Bella M'Briana Food Truck. Finally, guests should expect entertainment from Collection of Lone Souljahs -Island Reggae, Alki Jones LIVE -Rock, Brass Monkeys - and Beastie Boys Tribute

Unfortunately, all will come to pass at the stroke of around 12 am, as they brewery looks forward to their 4th year, in 2019. For more information on music and food truck start/stop times, as well as this year's limited release beers, continue reading below.

Hellbent Anniversary IPA. 7% ABV | 63 IBUs

In honor of Hellbent's third anniversary we have produced an ultra premium IPA to celebrate. This beer bursts with citrus followed by a pungent pine punch and finishing with mellow tropical hop aromas. It is unfiltered for maximum hop flavor. 

Small Tank Series: Peanut Butter and Jelly Stout. 6.4%

Peanut butter and raspberry are added to this light-bodied, “summer stout” to make your inner child giddy with delight. 

Music Schedule

Food Truck Schedule

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Brother's Barrel's Birthday Bash with Copperworks Distilling at The Brother Barrel
May
27
4:00 PM16:00

Brother's Barrel's Birthday Bash with Copperworks Distilling at The Brother Barrel

We'll be hosting Brother Barrel's Birthday Bash with our friends at Copperworks Distilling. Tickets will go on sale soon, but for $30 you get a flight of beers aged in Copperworks barrels, paired bites from the kitchen, and a spirits tasting with the Copperworks crew. In addition, the bar will be open and all 12 taps will be pouring Elliott Bay barrel-aged beer and there will be a special cocktail menu featuring Copperworks spirits. The event will run 3-7pm. More details will be released this week on our social media.
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Stout It Out Loud, Elliott Bay Brewing vs. the rest of the country, at Brother Barrel
May
15
to May 20

Stout It Out Loud, Elliott Bay Brewing vs. the rest of the country, at Brother Barrel

Visit Elliott Bay Brewing's sister pub, Brother Barrel, in Lake City during Seattle Beer Week for "Stout It Out Loud", an opportunity to enjoy 4 editions of Elliott Bay Brewing's Fauntleroy Imperial stout paired against Imperial Stouts from across the country. 

  • Elliott Bay Fauntleroy Imperial Stout, version 1
  • Elliott Bay Fauntleroy Imperial Stout, version 2
  • Elliott Bay Fauntleroy Imperial Stout, version 3
  • Elliott Bay Fauntleroy Imperial Stout, version 4
  • Firestone Walker's Parabola
  • Deschutes' The Abyss
  • The Bruery's So Happens it's Tuesday
  • Dogfish Head's Oak-aged Vanilla World Wide Stout.

The event will run from May 15th thru May 20th.

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"Women In Beer" at Pike Brewing Company
May
14
5:00 PM17:00

"Women In Beer" at Pike Brewing Company

A Seattle Beer Week event at Pike Brewing Company celebrating women in the Northwest craft beer industry along with women owned and led restaurants, distilleries, chocolatiers and more. Now in its 7th year, Women In Beer proudly benefits Planned Parenthood of The Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands. 

Event attendees will be treated to tastes and bites from over 35 notable Seattle names as well as newcomers to our food and drink industry. Participating businesses will be updated shortly.

Pike Morning After Pale is the official beer of Women In Beer. This women-brewed beer also benefits Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands.

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Hellbent Brewing presents Cheesewars - The Last Cheddai
May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Hellbent Brewing presents Cheesewars - The Last Cheddai

Only slightly half-way through April and we are already reminding folks about events in May. One in particular, which benefits Seattle' Children's Hospital charity, is Cheese Wars. 

Hosted and produced by Hellbent Brewing Company, this event is a unique opportunity to sample dishes from two food trucks, with only one crowned the winner. 

Two food trucks... The Last Cheddai and all the beer!!!! We are closing down the parking lot and having a Seattle Beer Week head to head battle between two food trucks: Peach & the Pig and Wicked Good Grinders for a Star Wars themed intergalactic battle for the best cheddar sandwich.
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The great people from the 501st and Rebel Legion will be in full costume, of authentic Star Wars characters, to help fundraise. Also the 8 bit brass band will be performing some of your favorite cantina classics.
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Come support a great cause and enjoy this cheesy event!

Tickets for this event are $29 (plus tax) which gets you a ballot for voting your favorite sandwich, 2 Hellbent beer, 2 half sandwiches, 2 sides (e.g. one side one sandwich from each truck), and the knowledge that a portion of your ticket goes to Seattle Children's Hospital.

For more information, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3394198. 

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Northwest vs. The Rest, A sour beer flight off! at Brother Barrel
May
10
to May 14

Northwest vs. The Rest, A sour beer flight off! at Brother Barrel

Visit Elliott Bay Brewing's sister pub, Brother Barrel, in Lake City during Seattle Beer Week with Northwest vs. The Rest. A sour beer flight off. 

Starting with the Northwest, look for: 

  • Elliott Bay Brewing Ambrosia Kriek
  • Engine House No. 9 Wild Tacoma Table Sour
  • pFriem Oude Kriek
  • deGarde Anianish

The rest? Well thats:

  • Crooked Stave's Petite Sour Rose
  • Almanac's Splendid Population
  • Grand Teton's Mahogany Kriek
  • Rodenbach's Grand Cru.

The event will run from May 13th thru May 20th.

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Gigantic 6th Anniversary at Gigantic Brewing Company
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Gigantic 6th Anniversary at Gigantic Brewing Company

Seriously, we will be the first to admit this got lost in the mailbox. Maybe it was our overly aggressive spam filter, or maybe it was we forgot that Tuesday, May 8th, is Gigantic Brewing Company's 6th BIRTHDAY!

But rather than make a big deal of it, the brewery is keeping things casual with $3 pints all day. 

Nope, that's it. Just stop in May 8th, drink a few pints and maybe by a shirt or something. 

Cheers

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SMASH Fest at Stones Throw Brewery
Apr
27
5:00 PM17:00

SMASH Fest at Stones Throw Brewery

Celebrating the underdog of ales - the SMaSH ale, single malt, single hopped beer. Menace Brewery and Aslan Brewery will have guest taps at our block party, with Badd Dog Blues Society howlin' and Big Stick BBQ, & Street Dogz serving up food. Stones Throw Block Parties are kid-friendly and free!
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Hop Planting at Stones Throw Brewery
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Hop Planting at Stones Throw Brewery

Stones Throw Brewery will be working with our neighbors to plant hops at the
Chuckanut Center, a community garden on Old Fairhaven Parkway. The hops will be used to brew a community hopped beer in October. So, come down, learn more about Chuckanut Center, and help your neighborhood brewery do some planting for Earth Day. We’ll enjoy some beers at Stones Throw afterwards.

Contact: info@stonesthrowbrewco.com if you are interested in volunteering.
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"Present" Brewers Dinner with Pelican at Pelican Brewing in Pacific City
Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

"Present" Brewers Dinner with Pelican at Pelican Brewing in Pacific City

Our 2018 Brewers Dinner themes have been decided! Each of our dinners, Past, Present and Future will tell a story throughout the year and will each feature a six course gourmet meal paired with Pelican Beers. Our Present dinner will focus on our current relationships with food and locally sourced products. Must be 21+ to attend.
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Spring Case Goods Dock Sale at Maritime Pacific Brewing
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Spring Case Goods Dock Sale at Maritime Pacific Brewing

  • Maritime Pacific Brewery and Jolly Roger Taproom (map)
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Despite the ominous association, there's nothing special about Friday the 13th. This, of course, hasn't stopped countless superstitious associations, from black cats walking across your path to spilling salt. If you're someone looking for a good excuse to get out of the house and making the drive to Maritime Pacific, they're glad to have you. If instead, the idea of driving into Ballard seems daunting until Saturday, the 14th, the brewery is hosting their annual Spring Case Goods Dock Sale

Starting at noon and running through 4 pm, the brewery will be selling cases of the following beers: 

  • Maritime Pacific Islander Pale Ale
  • Maritime Pacific Flagship Red Ale
  • Maritime Pacific Nightwatch Dark Ale
  • Maritime Pacific Portage Bay Pilsner
  • Maritime Pacific Old Seattle Lager
  • Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale

Besides discounted cases of beer, the brewery is also hosting a luau featuring an all-day food special,  Hawaiian BBQ Chicken and Ribs, as well as $1 discount off your pint either paired with some BBQ chicken or if you wear a Hawaiian shirt.

For more information, call (206) 782-6181 or visit the Jolly Roger Taproom at 1111 NW Ballard Way in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood.

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"Voici le Solei" - April Brewmaster Dinner
Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

"Voici le Solei" - April Brewmaster Dinner

Join us for our final Brewmaster Dinner of the season.

April Brewmaster Dinner – “Voici le Solei”

Spring Asparagus and Potato Vichyssoise
Chilled creamy potato soup with asparagus, Meyer lemon, and lavender. Garnished with finishing oil and nasturtium flower.
Full Sail Blood Orange Wheat Ale

Baked Chevre Salad
Baked chevre, poached egg, prosciutto, frisée and arugula with balsamic reduction.
KYLA Hard Kombucha Ginger Tangerine

Rabbit Cassoulet
Braised rabbit, chicken sausage and pork lardon accompanied by flageolet beans, buttered peas, and roasted purple radish. Topped with a lemony gremolata.
Full Sail Amber Ale

Crème Caramel
Egg custard drenched in a decadent caramel sauce. Sugar art garnish.
Full Sail Top Sail Bourbon Porter

$45 Per Person – Limited Seating.

Our Brewmaster Dinners are held the second Thursday of each month October through April.

CALL FOR RESERVATIONS: 541-386-2247

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"Espacio Release Fiesta!" at Ecliptic Brewery and Taproom
Apr
5
3:00 PM15:00

"Espacio Release Fiesta!" at Ecliptic Brewery and Taproom

Can we taco bout something? We are throwing a fiesta!

Please join us on April 5th for a taco takeover and release party in the pub to celebrate our newest seasonal beer, Espacio Mexican-Style Lager.

Our team is hard at work cooking up a special menu featuring an assortment of tacos, desserts, margaritas, and of course, ESPACIO...Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more details!
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Anniversary & Block Party at Stones Throw Brewery
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Anniversary & Block Party at Stones Throw Brewery

A block party to celebrate a milestone in the life of Stones Throw Brewery, its 2nd Birthday and thank our neighbors who have made our existence possible. Food trucks (Back East BBQ, Brotha Dude & Kurly’s Kart), games, beer and great local music (High Mountain String Band, JP Falcon & The Ringtail Cats) will be the order of the day, so our neighborhood can get together and share in our success. As always free, and family-friendly.
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Brewery Release "Pau Hana IPA Passion-Orange-Guava version" at Hellbent Brewery and Taproom
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Brewery Release "Pau Hana IPA Passion-Orange-Guava version" at Hellbent Brewery and Taproom

Small Tank Series

Smaller can be better, especially when it comes to batches of craft beer, and we’re embracing that idea with a new series of tiny batch, one-off creations. We acquired an eight barrel brite tank so that we can divert portions from our larger batches and augment them with new processes and ingredients. We love wondrous variety, and we think  atyou do, too. So, please keep an eye out for these rare, special beers. And the first beer in this series is…...

More on "Pau Hana IPA Passion-Orange-Guava version"

Our Pau Hana Tropical IPA starts with our New England style IPA, Haze Rider, as its base, and it’s infused with a POG blend (passionfruit, orange, guava) to create a tiny tropical paradise in every glass. This is a small batch beer, so it won’t be available for long.

6.0% ABV | 45 IBU

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"Poke and Pints for Public Lands" at Hellbent Brewery and Taproom
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

"Poke and Pints for Public Lands" at Hellbent Brewery and Taproom

Hellbent is hosting Washington Wild Brewshed Alliance for, you guessed it, Poke and Pints! $1 from each Hellbent Brewing Company pint and $1 from each Big Boys Kainan and Food Truck Poke bowl will be donated to Washington Wild to protect public lands and waters in our state!

Live music will be performed throughout the day, and early evening. Washington Wild will be on hand with raffle tickets for some awesome prizes, postcards for you to write to your Senator about protecting public lands, and providing info on what they are all about. Come and get involved in Washington Wild's efforts to protect Washington's wild lands and waters! As always, this is a 21 and over only event.
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Anniversary Party at Airways Brewery and Bistro
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

Anniversary Party at Airways Brewery and Bistro

We turn eight years old in March and this year's anniversary party at the Tap Room promises to be our biggest yet. From 3-7 pm, we'll feature special beers (including our amazing 8th anniversary secret IPA), music from Planet Fly & DJWick, Woodfired Pizza from "A Fire Inside," plus Airways prize giveaways. More details as we get closer.

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Orval Day
Mar
24
to Mar 25

Orval Day

Orval Trappist Ale: your favorite star pro brewer's favorite beer.

Brewed at one of the world's eleven Trappist breweries, Orval has earned global recognition. Beer salespeople often say "there is no other beer like this one," but this is Orval: made from pale & caramel malts, with liquid candi sugar; fermented by Orval yeast; dry-hopped, then bottle-conditioned with Brettanomyces, a yeast that slowly consumes complex sugars. This leads to Orval's ageworthiness; its dry finish; a bold, acidic sharpness; and a sourness that is somehow soft and appealing.

Orval Day started as a way to recall this wonderful ale, to experience the flavor, and to increase sales of Orval. And while profits from Orval and other Trappist breweries go to charity at the brewery level, Merchant du Vin will donate fifty cents for every bottle of Orval sold in the US in March '18 to our charity partner, MAP International, a global health organization that provides life-saving medicines to people living in poverty. Join us Saturday, March 24 at hundreds of accounts around the country: have a delicious treat for a great cause. One dollar donated to MAP yields $80 worth of prescription medicine, and we'd like to bring a million-dollar benefit to the people around the world helped by this great charity.   map.org

Merchant du Vin imports Samuel Smith's from England; Traquair House from Scotland; Ayinger and the organic beers of Pinkus from Germany. Our offerings from Belgium include Lindemans lambics, Green's gluten-free beers, Du Bocq and the Trappist beers of Orval, Westmalle & Rochefort.

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Foggy Noggin Anniversary Ale at Foggy Noggin Brewery & Taproom
Mar
23
to Mar 25

Foggy Noggin Anniversary Ale at Foggy Noggin Brewery & Taproom

  • Foggy Noggin Brewery & Taproom (map)
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Hard to believe it, but Foggy Noggin Brewing turns 8 years old this month.  In many ways it seems like yesterday, but it has been 1,600 batches ago.

Annually, we release our vintage Anniversary Ale (English Old Ale) 6.8% ABV - 55 IBU. Anniversaries should be celebrated with a rich, full-bodied ale with lots of flavor and a hoppy balance to make a memorable experience. This wonderful Old Ale is ready to drink now, but will develop a more complex flavor profile with 3-5 years of proper cellaring.

Because 8 years is such a huge milestone, we will open our tasting room Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 23rd - 25th) to meet the thirsty needs of Washington beer lovers.  Our annual vertical tasting event of all past years of Anniversary Ale, sold out in record time.  This is the first chance to taste the current vintage and compare to years past, an excellent way to gauge the aging of years past and determine how many bottles/cases of 2018 to purchase.

Each of the three days will have our 2018 Anniversary Ale on tap and 22 ounce bottles will be for sale, as long as they last.

Friday - March 23rd (3-7pm) - Join us as we celebrate our 8th Anniversary this weekend.  We release our 2018 Anniversary Ale (English Old Ale) 6.8% ABV - 55 IBU on tap and limited 22 ounce bottles ($5/bottle).  We will have some vintage years of Anniversary Ale on tap, until the kegs are blown. FRIDAY SPECIAL EVENT - We will tap a Cask of 2018 Anniversary Ale at 3pm, this is the first time this beer has ever been cask conditioned. We will pour this Cask all weekend, until it runs out. 

Saturday - March 24th (12-5pm) - Join us as we celebrate our 8th Anniversary this weekend.  We release our 2018 Anniversary Ale (English Old Ale) 6.8% ABV - 55 IBU on tap and limited 22 ounce bottles ($5/bottle).  We will have some vintage years of Anniversary Ale on tap, until the kegs are blown. SATURDAY SPECIAL EVENT - Enjoy our Fn beers and have a piece of Anniversary Cake, while it lasts.

Sunday - March 25th (12-5pm) - Join us as we celebrate our 8th Anniversary this weekend.  We release our 2018 Anniversary Ale (English Old Ale) 6.8% ABV - 55 IBU on tap and limited 22 ounce bottles ($5/bottle).  We will have some vintage years of Anniversary Ale on tap, until the kegs are blown. SUNDAY SPECIAL EVENT - Every Fn beer you order will give you a ticket for drawings hourly for cool Fn merchandise.

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Brewery Release "Haze Rider IPA" at Hellbent Brewery and Taproom
Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

Brewery Release "Haze Rider IPA" at Hellbent Brewery and Taproom

Available March 21st, 2018

Small Tank Series

Smaller can be better, especially when it comes to batches of craft beer, and we’re embracing that idea with a new series of tiny batch, one-off creations. We acquired an eight barrel brite tank so that we can divert portions from our larger batches and augment them with new processes and ingredients. We love wondrous variety, and we think  atyou do, too. So, please keep an eye out for these rare, special beers. ...

More on "Haze Rider IPA"

This IPA is made “New England style,” meaning it’s extremely hazy and extensively dry hopped.  We chose Mosaic, Denali, Citra, Ekuanot, and Simcoe hops to create a tropical citrus hop aroma with mild pine notes. For the mash, we used pale malt, Cara 8, malted white wheat, and rolled oats. The result is an IPA that’s a delightful departure from the Northwest styles we’ve offered in the past.

6.2% ABV | 50 IBU

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Saint Patrick's Day Celebration at participating McMenamins Pubs
Mar
17
to Mar 19

Saint Patrick's Day Celebration at participating McMenamins Pubs

We're marking our favorite holiday with seasonal McMenamins Irish Stout, Irish Coffee, Irish Reuben & Irish Stew. Bring your Passport to getthe green just-for-fun stamp, just for stopping by! 

For the first time, we’ll have cans of our Foggy Dew Irish Lager to go, $3 each. 

At select locations, we'll sell a limited supply of our distilleries' two versions of 2018 Devils Bit Whiskey, barrel-aged and released on St. Pat's and only available until it sells out--which is often the same day! Each 200ml bottle will be $23, and the limit is two per person.

Want to extend your St. Patrick’s Day Passport fun beyond our pub? These multiple Passport Discovery Hunts span Saturday, March 17 AND Sunday, March 18:

Portland-Metro: Edgefield, Kennedy School, Wilsonville Old Church & Pub, Cedar Hills Pub, Grand Lodge & Cornelius Pass Roadhouse*

Note: You must finish up at Edgefield, Kennedy School or Grand Lodge to get the overall priz

Willamette Valley: McMenamins on Monroe, Corvallis Pub, East 19th Street Café, High Street Brewery & Café & North Bank
Note: You must finish up at Corvallis Pub to get the overall prize

Seattle Area: McMenamins Anderson School, Mill Creek Brewpub, Queen Anne & Six Arm

Note: You must finish up at Anderson School to get the overall priz

Food Specials

Irish Stout
Irish Coffee
Irish Reuben
Irish Ste

Plus
Bagpipers
and don't forget your Just-for-Fun Passport stamp!
Where to Buy
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Saint Patrick's Day at Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen
Mar
17
11:00 AM11:00

Saint Patrick's Day at Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen

Press Release

There is plenty to look forward to this St. Patrick’s Day at both Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at 601 W Holly St, Bellingham and Chuckanut Brewery South Nut at 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington. The month of March will include Irish inspired food and beers at the Kitchen and live music on March 17 at both North and South Nut.

Chuckanut’s Irish Stout will be tapped mid March at both locations to get the celebrations started. Chuckanut’s housemade Corned Beef (braised in Chuckanut beer) & Cabbage entrée will be served up at the Kitchen beginning March 9 up to March 17 and as long as it lasts. Then on March 17th watch for Chuckanut at the Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade with their very own float! After the parade, head to Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen for real Irish style celebrations. Or head to South Nut in the heart of Skagit Valley.

Chuckanut has you covered on St. Patrick’s Day with Irish stew or corned beef, drink, and live music! Enjoy Chuckanut’s food specials tastefully paired with the Irish Stout while listening to a live performance by The Celtic Musicians starting at 6:30pm at the Bellingham location. At South Nut you’ll find Barry & Friend playing Irish music from 5-7 pm. Hillbilly Gyros food truck will be on hand to serve the hungry and include some Irish stew on their menu.  All ages are welcome at both Chuckanut sites so celebrate with the entire family.

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen located at 601 West Holly St, Bellingham was awarded the National Small Brewpub/Brewer of the Year 2009 and National Small Brewery/Brewer of the Year 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The full service “Kitchen” serves from11:00am every day to guests of all ages with an eclectic fresh local menu. South Nut’s Tap Room is in the heart of Skagit Valley, 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington and welcomes guests of all ages. Check out additional information about Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen at http://www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com/

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Belltown Brewing's 1st Anniversary
Mar
17
10:00 AM10:00

Belltown Brewing's 1st Anniversary

This Saturday, March 17 is Belltown Brewing’s first anniversary! They are celebrating with a new beer release, pig roast, drink specials, giveaways and more!

Festivities begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday with their new weekend brunch menu, and here’s the rundown of what’s in store:

  • Giveaways of Belltown Brewing swag every hour on the hour from 12-8 p.m. Raffle tickets are handed out with every purchase of a Belltown Brewing beer.
  • Belltown Big Red release! An Imperial Red Ale brewed special for the anniversary and hopped with Citra and Simcoe. This beer has big, bold flavors of pine and citrus, and 8.6% ABV (because they didn’t call it Big Red for nothing!).
  • Pig Roast! The Belltown Brewing culinary team will be roasting a whole pig outside the restaurant, marinated in Big Red beer. It will be available starting at 4 p.m. for $20 per person and served on a Macrina potato bun with potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw and bbq sauce. 
  • Jameson drink specials: Jameson Caskmates IPA edition with Belltown Brewing Speakeasy IPA, Jameson and Ginger cocktails, and Jameson shot specials.
  • Plus bar games and more!
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Kells Brewery presents the "Irish Beer Festival"
Mar
16
to Mar 18

Kells Brewery presents the "Irish Beer Festival"

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. ... Portland’s second annual Irish Beer Festival will feature specialty Irish style beer and cider from a score of Northwest breweries and cidermakers, plus two from Ireland. The event will take place on March 16 from 12pm to 1am and March 17 from 11am to 1am in the tented and heated parking lot of Kells Brewery, located at 210 NW 21st Ave. Minors are welcome each day until 4pm.

The Irish Beer Festival will also present Irish dancers, bagpipers, fortune tellers, and meet the brewer sessions. Attendees are encouraged to travel between the Irish Beer Festival and the 27th annual Kells Irish Festival, taking place inside the brewpub next door, with live music, dancing, bagpipers, and Irish food specials.

Festival participants include 54°40' Brewing Co., Ancestry Brewing, Cider Riot!, Coalition Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Grixsen Brewing Co., Ground Breaker Brewing, Kells Brewery, Lucky Lab Brewing, McMenamins Edgefield Brewery, Migration Brewing, Mt. Hood Brewing Co., Ninkasi Brewing Co., O’Hara’s Brewery (Ireland), Old Town Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, PINTS Brewing Co., Portland Cider Co., Soul Water Creative Beer Project (Ireland), Sunriver Brewing Co., and Widmer Bros. Brewing. Each brewery or cidery is serving an Irish themed product, ranging from Irish red ales, stouts, and cream ales, to Irish ciders, bitters, and lagers.

General admission, which includes a souvenir festival glass and seven tokens, will cost $10 for Friday between Noon and 5pm; $20 for Friday from 5pm to 1pm; and $20 all day Saturday. Most beers will cost one token for a taste or five tokens for a full glass; both ciders and select beers will cost additional tokens. Ticket will go on sale on Feb. 14 on the event website.

The Irish Beer Festival is part of the 27th annual Kells Irish Festival, the largest Saint Patrick’s Day Festival in the Northwest, taking place March 16 through March 18 at three venues: inside the original downtown Kells Irish Pub at 112 SW 2nd Ave.; in a festival tent located in the parking lot directly behind the pub; and at Kells Brewery. 

For more information about the Irish Beer Festival, visit KellsBrewery.com or follow @IrishBeerFestPDX on Facebook and Instagram and @IrishFestPDX on Twitter. For more information on the Kells Irish Festival, visit KellsPortland.com.

About Kells Brewery
Kells Brewery is an Irish family-owned and operated 10-barrel brewery located in the heart of Northwest Portland. The brewery, which offers a full service bar and restaurant, is open to all ages from 11:30 a.m. to close seven days a week. Learn more at www.kellsbrewery.com and @kellsbrewery on social media. For more information, call 503-719-7175.

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Saint Patrick's Day at Airways Brewery and Taproom
Mar
16
to Mar 17

Saint Patrick's Day at Airways Brewery and Taproom

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Stop by the Tap Room after work on Friday, March 16th, and get the St. Patrick's weekend started. We’ll have live music from the traditional Irish band The Surly Goats playing at 6 pm as we release the return of our amazingly smooth Irish Stout. Head over to The Bistro on Saturday the 17th, where we’ll have a selection of tasty Irish inspired dishes for the day including rustic Irish stew and reubens on marble rye using our house corned beef.
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5th Anniversary at Populuxe Brewery and Taproom
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

5th Anniversary at Populuxe Brewery and Taproom

On Saturday, March 10th from noon to 10:00 PM, Populuxe Brewing will celebrate their 5th Anniversary with a beach-themed blowout bash. Wax up your board, don your wetsuit and celebrate this momentous occasion with Pete, Amy and the Populuxe gang!

The event, which is sponsored in part by Verity Credit Union, kicks off at noon.  The first 100 customers will receive a free beach ball featuring the Populuxe logo with their beer purchase.

There will be giveaways and prizes handed out throughout the day. Unique kegs and pins will be tapped in the Beach Shack (aka Populuxe’s original location). =Coconut Porter, Anniversary IPA, Populuxe Genuine Draft American lager and Populuxe Pineapple Sour will be on draft.

Live entertainment starts at 5 PM with All Ages Bingo hosted by Sylvia O'Stayformore.

From 8 - 10 PM enjoy surf and lounge music by Johnny Astro.

Also, Populuxe will be releasing a limited bottle release of their Pineapple Sour. Only 100 bottles available on a first come, first serve basis. Limit two per person. 

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ABOUT POPULUXE BREWING:
Co-founders and husband/wife Peter Charbonnier and Amy Besunder started Populuxe Brewing in 2012. Peter had been a home brewer for many years and as his brewing equipment began to outgrow their garage, they began to seek out a commercial space. They found a slightly larger garage within two blocks of their longtime home in Ballard and after 8 months of rushing home after work to do demo and construction, filling out paperwork with various government agencies, piecing together furnishings and basically DYI'ing together a brewery, they opened the doors to their nanobrewery. They entire project cost the couple less than $30,000. 

The immediate response was overwhelmingly positive with neighbors praising the quality of the beersand the casual and fun environment. Populuxe hosted family happy hours, live music, local artists and the best food trucks in town. Populuxe is also home to Ballard's largest beer garden.
 

In 2016 a larger space became available on the same lot and Peter and Amy decided to expand. In September of 2017, Populuxe moved across the beer garden to a state of the tasting room complete with a full arcade. This project cost a whole lot more than $30,000.

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Bike Swap, presented by Shifting Gears and Boundary Bay Brewery
Mar
10
12:00 PM12:00

Bike Swap, presented by Shifting Gears and Boundary Bay Brewery

Press Release

Shifting Gears is partnering with Boundary Bay Brewery to host the 2018 Bellingham Bike Swap. The event will take place On March 10th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mountain Room at Boundary Bay. Entry is free and the event is open to guests of all ages.

The swap will provide the perfect opportunity for local adventurers to update their collection of cycling and hiking gear at an affordable cost, while supporting community-focused recreational programs.

“We spend winters dreaming about summertime adventures - what to do, where to go and of course, what new gear to add to our wishlists. The Bellingham Bike Swap comes at the perfect time to spring clean the garage, ridding it of usable items no longer needed, and to start gearing up for upcoming seasons,” says Kari Humphreys, Shifting Gears co-founder.

New and used bicycles, as well as a wide variety of biking gear and clothing will be available for sale. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will benefit new recreational programs through Shifting Gears.

Those who would like their gear to be sold at the swap can register at www.letsshiftgears.com/bike-swap . A $20 booth fee applies to participating local businesses. Individuals can register for free.

Shifting Gears is a local non-profit organization that provides cycling and hiking programs for the community. The organization is  passionate about biking, hiking, finding joy and freedom, women’s empowerment, and equity in recreation and the community.    Information about programs and workshops is available at www.letsshiftgears.com .

Boundary Bay Brewery is an independently owned and operated brewpub located in downtown Bellingham. Since 1995, they’ve been making handcrafted beer and fresh, local food for the Bellingham community. Boundary Bay Brewery houses a Taproom, family-friendly Bistro, outdoor dining with a patio and a beer garden.

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Fremont Snowpack Pale Ale release at Fremont Brewery and Urban Beer Garden
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

Fremont Snowpack Pale Ale release at Fremont Brewery and Urban Beer Garden

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Snowpack Pale Ale was brewed to support SheJumps and their mission of women getting outside, having fun in the snow, hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking, and reaching their highest potential through outdoor education and adventures. Proceeds from Snowpack Pale Ale will support avalanche education classes offered by the Northwest Avalanche Center and SheJumps. Snowpack Pale Ale is made possible by K2 Skis and Fremont joining hands and supporting this most worthy cause by offering dozens of scholarships to women who sign up.
SNOWPACK
Pale Ale
Down & Dirty: 2-Row Pale, Obsidian, and Skagit NZ-151 malts with Flaked Oats, and Vic Secret and Centennial hops.
ABV: 5.0% IBU: 50
Color: Honey-yellow
Aroma: Tropical, floral, lemon
Flavor: Mango, citrus, pine
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