image courtesy of +Russ's Flickr page Now that Thanksgiving is over (excluding the leftovers) you can start focusing on December and partying.

Did you think we were going to say shopping? If you did then you're reading from the wrong website. It's the season of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Season's Greetings. It's an alcohol-fueled celebration, after a long day buying online or walking elbow to elbow with your fellow shoppers. If you already have something in mind during the month of December, congratulations. If you don’t then can we entice you to conscider December 7th and December 8th?

The Washington Beer Commission Winter Beer Festival starts in less than two weeks. Of course you already knew this. But if you didn't we thought we would remind you of a simple fact. 1. You haven't purchased a ticket to the event. 2. you have no idea where the event is.

Location? Hale’s Ales Palladium in Seattle at 4301 Leary Way N.W.

"Ok genius where do I get a ticket at?" That's an easy one since there are both online and ‘offline’ options available, for the lazy or adventurous.

'Offline' Ticket locations. Currently the WABC Winter Fest website has indicated that both Hale's Ales in Seattle and 99 Bottles in Federal Way, offer advance ticket sales. This doesn't mean you can't pick a ticket up at the festival entrance. Although we hesitate to encourage any procrastination.

  • Pre-Sale Tickets via 99 Bottles. 35002 Pacific Highway South Federal Way, WA 98003
  • Pre-Sale Tickets via Hale’s Ales Pub. 4301 Leary Way Northwest Seattle, WA 98107

'Online' Ticket locations. This is a much simpler option as Brown Paper tickets are providing a secure option for those that want to buy &  print there tickets in advance.

"So what breweries & beers  are showing up? I don't see much on the Washington Beer Winter Fest website." To be honest we can only confirm the breweries that will be in attendance.

  • Big Time Brewing
  • Black Raven Brewing
  • Boundary Bay Brewery
  • Brickyard Brewing
  • Chuckanut Brewery
  • Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Fish Brewing
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Hale’s Ales
  • Harmon Brewing
  • Hood Canal Brewery
  • Icicle Brewing
  • Iron Horse Brewery
  • Issaquah Brewhouse
  • Laht Neppur Brewing
  • Naked City Brewery
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • No-Li Brewhouse
  • Paradise Creek Brewery
  • Pike Brewing
  • Port Townsend Brewing
  • Ram Restaurant & Brewery
  • Redhook
  • Reuben’s Brews
  • Schooner Exact Brewing
  • Silver City Brewery
  • Two Beers Brewing
  • Wingman Brewers

“I know you said this earlier, but what are the beers being featured at this year’s event?” Honestly we don’t know. But if we hear more we will be sure to update you as soon as we can.

Please purchase tickets in advance.

See you there.

Cheers

About the photo’s author
+Russ is a photo blogger and an avid beer drinker"

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