Festival Preview: WA: 7/27 Naked City Taproom hosts Session Fest & presented by Northwest Beer Guide

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-PkhPtpy0Rjk/ThyRpdb9f6I/AAAAAAAACU8/dJvkQbnjuRM/image%25255B6%25255D.pngFinally, Seattle has its Summer weather. What does that mean? Honestly it’s a maelstrom of answers. It’s the opportunity to head outside, mow the lawn, weed the garden, or just sit outside and take in a good book.
Or, or, you can head down to Naked City on July 27th for Session Fest, while taking in a pint or two before venturing off into the night.
So what the heck is Session Fest? Honestly, it’s a rage against all those high gravity beers that populate the landscape, despite the temperature being closer to 70 degrees. It’s a trumpet being sounded to all brewers, that you can only go so high in the alcohol wars, before it’s no longer beer. It’s … well you get the point.
And more to the point, why the hell are you waiting till Wednesday of this week to mention this event? Truth? It’s a festival at a taproom. Which means no admission fee, no tickets to purchase, and above all YOU show up when you want.
Session Fest which is happening next weekend from Friday July 27th thru Sunday July 29th will feature over 25 beers and some 15+ breweries. Although this number sounds small compared to conventional beer festivals, it’s almost the entire draught setup for Naked City, tied up for beers under 5.00%.
IPA lovers don’t fret as the brewery & taproom has committed at least one draught line for your beloved 6.5 or 7.5% beer. Much like running a marathon, this beer will no doubt taste alot stronger than what it really is.
Ok, ok, enough banter here’s the breweries and beers, in no particular order.
Participating Breweries & Beers (whenever listed)
  • Big Al Brewing (Rat City American-style Blonde)
  • Big Time Brewery & Alehouse (S*M*A*S*H* American-style Single Malt & Single Hop Ale)
  • Boundary Bay Brewery & Pub (Irish-style Dry Stout)
  • Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
  • Diamond Knot Brewery & Pub Diamond Knot American-style Blonde)
  • Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub (American-style Black Lager) 
  • Elysian Brewery & Pub
  • Emerald City Brewing (German-style Lager)
  • Foggy Noggin (Bit O'Beaver Enlish-style Special Bitter)
  • Fremont Brewing Co. (American-style Wheat Ale)
  • Georgetown Brewing Co. (American-style Session India Pale Ale)
  • Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub (German-style Kolsch)
  • Maritime Pacific Brewery & Pub (American-style Oatmeal Pale Ale)
  • Northwest Peaks Brewery (Ginger Pale Ale)
  • Oakshire Brewing Co. (Chocolate & Orange Porter)
  • Odin (Belgian-style Wit)
  • Pike Brewery, Pub, & Museum
  • Schooner Exact Brewing (American-style Wheat Ale with Raspberries)
  • Silver City (Mud Puddle Barrel-aged Sour Mash)
  • Sound (Koppern Ketel Belgian-style Pale Ale)
  • Sound (German-style Kristalweizen)
Still interested? Good! Because as a bonus Naked City will be hosting a “Session Brewers Night” featuring as many breweries as can fit in the taproom, to talk about their beers. As usual there will be raffles, sessionable beers and of course you (hopefully).
So stop reading this! Start planning to waste your Friday at a bar, instead of seeing the latest Batman or Pixar film! Or you can have your cake and eat it too by heading to Naked City next Thursday!
July 26th, 2012 7:00 PM
Naked City Taproom & Brewery hosts Session Brewers Night 8564 Greenwood Avenue North Seattle, WA
July 27th, 2012 ‘OPEN’ to ‘Close’
Naked City Taproom & Brewery hosts Session Fest 8564 Greenwood Avenue North Seattle, WA
Once upon a time, there were two dudes named Donald and Don.
One as an engineer toiling away on the super computers of a local university, and the other was a supervisor managing the complex operations of a billionaire.
Both of them love their jobs, but more than their jobs they loved beer.
Each Don had a recurring dream of a magical place without a name, a place where great beers in the world flowed like Salmon le Sac at flood stage, and the fine brewing tradition of the Pacific Northwest stood proudly beside the best concoctions from far-flung breweries across Asia and Across Europe. .... [more] -source, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse
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