special thanks to the WABC for the use of the logo Seattle, WA – December 10th is almost here (well practically) and you know what that means, the Winter Beer Festival hosted by Hale’s Ales’ Palladium. Located just off Leary Way (down the street from Brouwer’s Cafe, and Maritime Pacific, Hales Ales has been providing the area with great beer for over 25 years.

But as is their tradition these past few years, Hales is also the home to one of the more unique spots to hold a festival, inside a brewery warehouse.

This year’s lineup of beer will be hosted by 35 Washington breweries pouring over 70 different beers for you to try. From the expected Winter Ale, Winter Warmer, Imp. Stout, Imp. Porter, it’s a safe bet that you will find something festive to consume. But if you are craving something more familiar, you will have plenty of options to choose from in the form of IPAs and other such familiar beers.

Participating Breweries

7 Seas Brewing, Airways Brewing, Anacortes Brewery, Baron Brewing, Big Al Brewing, Big Time Brewery, Black Raven Brewing, Boundary Bay Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery, Diamond Knot Brewing, Elliott Bay Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Fish Brewing, Flyers Brewery, Fremont Brewing,  Gorden Biersch Brew, Hale's Ales Brewery, Harmon Brewing, Hood Canal Brewery,  Iron Horse Brewery, Issaquah Brewhouse/Rogue Ales,  Northern Lights Brewing,  Paradise Creek Brewery, Pike Brewing, Port Townsend Brewing, Redhook Ale Brewery, Rock Bottom Brewery, Schooner Exact Brewing, Scuttlebutt Brewing, Silver City Brewery, Snipes Mountain Brewery, The Ram Brewery, Trade Route Brewing and Two Beers Brewing. –source, Washington Beer Commission

But what’s a beer festival announcement without some suspense. What’s the suspenseful element to this announcement you ask, why the beer of course. Stay tuned to this story, as we will be updating it with the list of beers coming from each brewery. As with everything the list will be subject to change, sometimes the day of.

For more information come back to this website or visit the Washington Beer Commission’s website below.

Advance tickets are $23 per session, $25 at the door (if available).Tickets include six 5oz samples and a tasting cup. Additional tasting tokens may be purchased at $1.50 each. Tickets are on sale now at www.washingtonbeer.com.

Friday December 10th, 2010 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
WABC Winter Beer Festival, Hale's Palladium
4301 Leary Way NW Seattle, WA 98107

Saturday December 11th, 2010 12:00 – 4:00 PM
WABC Winter Beer Festival, Hale's Palladium
4301 Leary Way NW Seattle, WA 98107

Saturday December 11th, 2010 5:30 – 9:30 PM
WABC Winter Beer Festival, Hale's Palladium
4301 Leary Way NW Seattle, WA 98107

About the Washington Beer Commission

The Winter Beer Festival is produced by the Washington Beer Commission, the first commission of its kind in the nation.
Established in July 2007, the Commission represents all 100+ breweries in Washington state. Its mission is to ensure that more beer enjoyed in Washington state is made by WA craft brewers, using ingredients from our state's agricultural industry.
Washington Beer is recognized internationally as being of the highest quality thanks to the dynamic energy and creativity of the brewers and fresh ingredients available in our state.

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