Olympia, WA - It used to be that if someone wanted to see a sporting event you only had to drive a few miles (well ok 40 minutes) to see a Mariners, Seahawks, or Sonics (moment of silence please) game. Today though, we only have the two professional sports teams and the drive is still 40 minutes. However, those of you that are die hard NBA fans, now have to drive to Portland, to get your hardwood fix.

The same applies to those that are die hard NW craft beer fans. However, when given the options between two highly regarded beer towns (Portland vs. Seattle), people usually well go with the shorter of the two drives and instead head to the Emerald city. On Saturday the 24th of April though, you don't have to choose which way to drive, as Beer Northwest along with NW Epicurean will be driving for you.

“The Integrity of Justice Project is supporting this tour through an educational component on social justice during the drive to Portland. To read more please go to, www.integrityofjustice.org" –source NW Epicurean.com

Starting in Olympia with a relatively normal morning start time (9:15 AM) you are invited, for a fee of $115, to tour some of the breweries (and a bottleshop) in Portland. From 11:30 AM to about 6:45 you will visit Belmont Station, Laurelwood Brewing, Upright Brewing, and Deschutes. By the time the samples, conversations, and food have long since rested in your belly, you will be back in Olympia, with enough time to rest and reflect on your full day in PDX.

Only one day left for this event. Payment is required at least one week prior to tour date. Must be 21 or older.

For more information visit the NW Epicurean’s website story regarding this event.
http://nwepicurean.com/tours/a-brewery-and-culinary-tour-from-olympia-wa-to-portland-or-and-back-april-24-2010/

April 24th, 2010 9:15 AM - 9:00 PM *Starts and Returns to Farmer's Market
Road Trip with Beer Northwest & NW Epicurean, Olympia Farmer's Market
700 Capitol Way North Olympia, WA 98501

  • Arrival 11:30 AM in Portland, OR
  • Belmont Station
  • Arrival 12:30 PM Laurelwood Brewing
  • Arrival 2:15 PM Upright Brewing
  • Arrival 4:00 PM Deschutes Brewery
  • Arrival 9:00 PM Back to Olympia's Farmer's Market

Cheers

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