Dinner Preview: WA: Widmer Brothers & DRAFT Magazine present Explore Your Craft 11/15

image sourced from ARTCRANK's Flickr page. Please click on the photo to support their worksSeattle, WA – A few weeks ago while executing a few beer related queries we came across this dinner in Seattle, with guest Rob Widmer.

Explore Your Craft, a collaborative effort by Widmer Brothers Brewing and DRAFT magazine, wraps up in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 19, and tickets are available now. A four-part series of events held around the country, Explore Your Craft marries craft brews and food with art and music, featuring inspired menu pairings and unique artistry.

While reading that it might make it sound like some sort of rock concert for beer enthusiasts. But its far from that. In fact this is a combination dinner theater, meets art walk on the grounds of SODO Park. Think of it as SODO Park tour on tape, much like those museum tours you took back East. Throw in some beer and food and well I think we have described this too long.

But what about the beer you ask? Here’s the low down on that action.

Featured beers in Seattle include Widmer Brothers’ winter seasonal Brrr, the newly released O’Ryely IPA from the brewery’s Rotator IPA Series, as well as Widmer Brothers’ core lineup including Drop Top Amber Ale, Drifter Pale Ale, Widmer Hefeweizen, and Pitch Black IPA.

Finally this wouldn’t be a Widmer Brothers event without guest(s) (and brewery founders) Rob Widmer.

And for those who could care less about the beer and more about the art you are in for a treat as local artist Andrew Miller will be on hand.  Music provided by Matt Brown of Ruby Hill.

So what are you waiting for? Get your hands on one of these $75 a head tickets for a three hour evening with Widmer Brothers beers, Rob, Andrew, and Matt.

Preliminary Menu courtesy of Explore your Craft


Artisan Cheese Platter
feta, goat cheese, sharp cheddar, blue cheese and gouda
served with house-select spreads & artisan sliced breads and crackers
*Blue Cheese Paired with Rotator IPA
*All other Cheeses Paired with Nelson IPA


Lamb Meatball Canape
with currant jam
*Paired with BRRR

Our Signature Sweet Potato & Dungeness Crab Cakes
with chipotle remoulade & minced chives
*Paired with Drifter Pale Ale

Chilled Shrimp Cocktail
with house-made citrus cocktail sauce
*Paired with Hefeweizen

Small Composed Plate
fall organic mixed greens, tossed with our maple balsamic vinaigrette & topped with salmon
*Paired with Drop Top Amber Ale


Spicy Pulled Pork & Tillamook & Beef Sliders
served with a spicy cabbage & cilantro slaw
*Paired with Nelson IPA

Pigs In A Blanket
with stone ground mustard BBQ & spicy honey mustard sauces
*Paired with Drifter Pale Ale

Bacon Wrapped Figs
stuffed with smoked turkey and apricot marmalade
*Paired with Pitch Black IPA


Chocolate Truffles
*Paired with Rotator IPA

Caramel Flavored Mini Cheesecakes
*Paired with Drop Top Amber Ale


Saturday, November 19th 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM $75
Explore your Beer hosted by SODO Park
3200 1st Ave. South Seattle, WA

Purchase tickets online at http://www.exploreyourcraft.com

About Widmer Brothers Brewing

What started as a dream for two ordinary brothers who just loved beer has now become a reality for two ordinary brothers who still just love beer. Kurt and Rob Widmer helped lead the Pacific Northwest craft beer movement in 1984 when, in their twenties, they dreamed of brewing American interpretations of authentic European-style beers. In 1986, Widmer Brothers Brewing introduced the first American-style Hefeweizen; today, the unfiltered cloudy beer is the company’s signature brew and one of the best selling wheat beers in the country. Based in Portland, Ore., the brewery currently brews a variety of beers including Drifter Pale Ale, Nelson Imperial IPA, Rotator IPA Series, Drop Top Amber Ale and Pitch Black IPA. For more information about Widmer Brothers Brewing, visit www.widmerbrothers.com.

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