Festival Preview: (WA) Base Camp Winter Ale Fest to benefit Summit Academy is 3/5

image at The Conway Muse courtesy of Jenfzz's Flickr page Given the plethora of festivals, brewers dinners, and brewers nights out there it should come as no shock when you realize how randomly we pick an event to mention.

This Saturday while most of you are returning from some weekend destination the parents of Summit Academy will be hosting a Beer Festival at the Muse.

“The Muse has such great character, with a loft and a stage, and the ambience of an artsy, historic barn right on the edge of Fir Island and the Skagit River,” said Ellen Hiatt, a parent organizer of the event. “It’s the right place to make this event fun.”

Rest assured the children will not be serving up tasters of ale and lagers. But, you will be treated to over 20 local beers from such familiar breweries as Diamond Knot, Chuckanut, Anacortes, and Skookum. Add recently arrived North Sound Brewing and you have the makings of a beer festival.

Lead singer Arlan Lackie with The Crying Shame will perform at the Base Camp Winter Ale Fest. Stanwood’s Summit Academy instructor Christine Kuntz also sings with the band on occasion. Then again it wouldn’t be a responsible alcohol fed event if you weren’t severed up something savory. Which is why Silvana Meats & Taylor’s Shellfish will be on hand serving up locally grown oysters and brats’. Plus for those willing to hang out for a few hours you are welcome to listen to the sounds of Seattle band The Crying Shame.

We have also been informed that the Winter Ale fest will feature a silent auction with your $40 (at the door or $30 online) souvenir tasting guide and glass. Fore more information visit http://www.basecamptickets.com for tickets and additional information.

Saturday March 5th, 2011 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM (360) 445-3000
Base Camp Winter Ale Fest (to benefit Summit Academy), The Conway Muse
18444 Spruce/Main Street Conway, WA 98238

About Base Camp Winter Ale Fest’s Fund Raising Beneficiary Summit Academy

All proceeds benefit Summit Academy, a 501(c)3 non-profit, www.summit-ed.org; Summit Academy is an independent school that uses a field-based approach for intensive study in the environment, arts, sciences and community.


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