Time flies when your no longer having to think about the next Christmas present, or New Year’s Eve party. And for many of you this past week has provided waaay too much time to be idle. So why not take some of that spent energy and instead use it on something fun, like a beer festival.
This coming Sunday with the prospect of the Seattle weather improving from a blanket of snow to regularly scheduled we invite you to hop the Ferry and head to the 1st Annual New Year Beer Festival.
Sponsored by Fritz European Fry House and joined by a group of West Sound brewers, the New Year Beer Festival is another opportunity for those in Seattle (and beyond) to enjoy Kitsap County’s many breweries.
“Puget Sound has one of the nation’s fastest growing and most diverse craft beer communities, and this festival is an excellent opportunity to sample some of the best beer the region has to offer, while supporting a great cause,” said Jessica Husted, event organizer and co-owner of Der Blokken Brewery and Fritz European Fry House in Bremerton.
Located just off the Ferry at the Kitsap Conference Center, this two session (4 hour each) festival offers you the imbiber the chance to sample 8 different beers.
Included breweries at this event are …
- American Brewing Co.
- Battenkill Brewing Co.
- Big E Ales
- Der Blokken Brewery
- Grove Street Brew House
- Hale’s Ales
- Harmon Brewing Co.
- Hood Canal Brewery
- Port Townsend Brewing Co.
- Schooner Exact Brewing Co.
- 7 Seas Brewing
- Silver City Brewery
- Slippery Pig Brewery
- Sound Brewery
- and Valholl Brewing Co.
Be on the lookout, for Battenkill Brewing Company’s Doppelbock and Double Black Imperial Stout from Der Blokken Brewery.
Proceeds will benefit The Coffee Oasis community outreach efforts to reduce substance abuse, homelessness, gang activity and violence throughout Kitsap County.
For tickets and updated information we ask that you visit the New Year Beer Festival’s website, included below. See ya there!
Sunday January 22nd, 2012 12 – 3 & 4 – 7 $30 (advance purchase) $35 at the door
The New Year Beer Festival at the Kitsap Conference Center
100 Washington Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337
Cost of entry includes eight sample-size drink tickets and a commemorative glass. A limited number of tickets are available, so reserve yours today.
About Coffee Oasis Community Outreach
While serving as a pastor, volunteering as a police chaplain and doing foster care in Bremerton, Washington in the 1990s, Dave and Cindy Frederick began to see a part of Bremerton they had never really noticed before. Drug abuse. Homelessness. Gang activity. Violence. They came face to face with youth whose lives were a spiraling plummet toward lifelong incarceration, addiction or death. They had to do something.
They began Hope in Christ Ministries, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, in November 1996 as a first step toward making a difference in the lives of hurting youth. On July 1, 1997 they purchased The Coffee Oasis, located on 622 Warren Avenue in Bremerton, to provide a place to serve such youth.
Teen Night began at The Coffee Oasis on the first Friday evening of September 1997. What started with 4 youth coming from "smokers' corner" across the street from Bremerton High School to “check it out” has seen hundreds of youth pass through over the past years. Some just come to check out the action. Many make it their regular Friday night place to be.
On July 1, 1998 The Coffee Oasis was relocated to 822 Burwell Street in Bremerton. This provided a much larger space to grow both the business and the ministry.
What began as Teen Night has expanded the ministry to include: Oasis Center, Street Hope, The Refuge, Bible studies, mentoring, job-training, jail visitation, provision of temporary housing, pastoral counseling, helping with community service, a clothing and food bank, tutoring, and special outings such as hiking or camping.