(WA) Wandering the Hop Fields, July 14th

     Sitting in one of the many chairs throughout the city of Seattle I am reflecting on Stage 10's finish with the sound of birds chirping and the temperature not quite classified as 'summer-ish'. I just got word regarding a couple of upcoming events on the calendar. The first one is tonight and although its not a member of the Northwest family, this is still an event not to be missed.

July 14th, 2009

Seattle, WA

All Day
India Pale Taste Off, Hale's Ales
4301 Leary Way NW Seattle, WA 98107-4538 (206) 706-1544
"3 Great IPA's on tap @ Hale's Pub:Terminal gravity, Firestone, Supergoose IPA. Enjoy these beers side by side this week at Hale's Pub!" -source, Hale's Twitter status

7:00 PM PST
Allagash Night, Whiskey Bar
2000 2nd Ave # 101 Seattle, WA 98121-2219 (206) 443-4490
The evening features on draft Allagash Tripple, Curieux, Burnam Road, White and Double. Additional incentive in the form of giveaways at the door.

July 16th, 2009

Seattle, WA

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST
Christmas in July promotion, Beer Authority
12716 Lake City Way NE Suite A Seattle, WA 98125 (206) 417-9629
"It's Christmas in July at The Beer Authority this Thursday from 5-7 pm.  We'll be tasting 8 different winter beers from last years stock so drop by the store for your sample.  Tastings will be poured by a couple of industry experts and costs $2, which is waived if you make a purchase.  We'll see you here!" -source, Beer Authority Newsletter

July 26th, 2009

Seattle, WA

Victory Brewing Bike Giveaway, Montlake Alehouse
2307 24th Avenue East Seattle, WA 98112-2606 (206) 726-5968
Pop into the Montlake Alehouse on the last day of the tour for an opportunity to win a bicycle sponsored by Pennsylvania's Victory Brewing.

July 26th, 2009

Bellingham, WA

2:00 PM PST to 6:00 PM PST
Brewer's on the bay Beerfest, Bellingham, WA
A fundraiser for Hospice House presented by Bellingham Bay Rotary, Brewers by the Bay is in it's 3rd year. Last year featured 27 brewers and more are expected this year. Held at the Depot Market Square in downtown Bellingham, the festival has both indoor and outdoor aspects.
There will be live music from three local bands, and there is food available for sale. Another nice feature is that the festival is directly across the street from Boundary Bay Brewery giving a great pre or post fest option.
Tickets are $25 and advance purchase is recommended. The fest site is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute cab ride from the local strip of motels.


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