Pacific Northwest – It’s unavoidable to be sure, but that date hangs there staring at you for an entire year, New Year’s Eve. Oh sure you could sit at home, take up dance lessons, or spend a night in a drunken haze while singing cover songs from a karaoke machine, or you can try one of these ideas. As always if you think something was severely missed, lemme know and I will post an update as well as get it in the calendar.

Bellingham, WA

image courtesy of Chuckanut's Fan page on Facebook Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen 8:00 PM PST to 11:00 PM
601 W Holly Street Bellingham, WA 98225 (360) 752-3377
Celebrate the New Year’s Eve at the brewery and kitchen with this string band. Featured tonight is All Hail the Rain a string band that will race your pulse and keep those toes tapping on the floor.

image courtesy of Boundary Bay's website Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro 10:00 PM PST to Close
1107 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham, WA (360) 647-5593‎
Cover is $6. Bring in the New Year with No-Fi Soul Rebellion, Guinness and the Reparations, and DJ Idlhnds. More information can be found here.


Seattle, WA

Big Al Brewing 3:00 PM PST to 6:00 PM PST
9832 14th Avenue Southwest Seattle, WA 98106 (206) 453-4487
Although they aren’t sponsoring a party at the tasting room, they are encouraging people to come and fill up a growler. On the 30th and 31st they will be taking a buck off their regularly priced ($8.50) growler fills.

imageElysian Brewing “Capitol Hill” 9:00 PM PST to Close
1221 East Pike Street Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 860-1920
If you have been to an Elysian Brewer’s Night, or a beer festival you have probably seen this shirt / hoodie and wondered where you can find this beer. Tonight at the Capitol Hill location they are releasing this beer after a five year hiatus. AK-47 is a unique Malt Liquor unlike its more domestic cousins. While there enjoy the other beers they will have on draft throughout the night.


Naked City Brewery & Taphouse 4:00 PM to Close
8564 Greenwood Avenue North Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 838-6299
Co-Owner and Head Brewer Don Webb has informed us that they will be doing something special during the evening tonight. As always there is a Happy Hour special from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM should need a pick me up before you big night.

Beveridge Place Pub 3:00 PM PST to Close
6413 California Ave SW Seattle, WA 98136
Goofy hats, establishing new and continued conversations with fellow enthusiasts, and midnight toasts await. Look for bottles of Deus, Malheur Brut, Black Bubbles, Delmas Blanquette de Limoux, Codorniu Pinot Noir Cava Brut, or another tasty beverage, being uncorked at midnight. If you need something less memorable you can swing in for a pint of cask condition Elliott Bay Demolition IPA. And for those that hang out for the long haul a cask of Diamond Knot Industrial IPA.

Also, if you need a little pick me up the following day BPP will be featuring draft pours of Stone Double Bastard, 21st Amendment Monk’s Blood, and Slaapmutske Tripel Nightcap.

Uber Tavern 4:00 PM PST to 2:00 AM
7517 Aurora Avenue North Seattle, WA 98103-4747 (206) 782-2337
Although they jumped the gun a bit to release a few of their beers from the cellar this week they still have plenty of awesome beers to taste from. As they have done in the past years they will be pouring a rather large bottle of Chimay Grand Reserve for those who brave the journey and stay for a few drink.

Current lineup of their featured beers.
- Lost Abbey Angel's Share (Brandy Barrel)
- Cascade Sang Noir V2.0
- Cascade Blackberry Nightfall
- Old Lompoc LSD
- Old Lompoc Tavern Rat 11% Barleywine
- Old Lompoc C-Note

Astoria, OR

Fort George Brewing 11:00 PM PST to Close 
1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103-3819 (503) 325-7468
“New Year's Eve we'll be rocking out til 12:30 AM, unfortunately, the Hip Fish miss printed that Ma Barley will be playing but sadly can't” –source, Fort George Brewing’s Facebook Page

Sisters, OR‎

Hoodo Mtn. Resort 8:00 PM PST to 01/01/2010 1:00 AM PST
Hoodo Autobahn Fireworks on the Mountain sponsored by Ninkasi Brewing
Hwy 20, Box 20, Sisers, OR
Nothing more fun than skiing, riding a snowboard, on the slopes at night with the cold air and a nice beer to keep you company. Fireworks to go off around 9 or so and beers will be flowing at the lodge.

As always be safe, be smart (take a cab, bus, or get a friend to drive you), and be nice to your fellow ‘Eve party goer.

Cheers & Happy New Years

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