Can we be honest with you for a moment? For years we've told you what you should or shouldn't do at an event. Is our opinion valued, maybe?
Which is why we are taking a departure from our usual "Must Have" or "Avoid" suggestions to say this, GO! Go out and enjoy Seattle Beer Week. After all there are over 200 different events.
Technically we aren't advocating you go to EVERYTHING. But we are telling you to go do something! We don't care if its shots off a hairy chested bartender or if it's a quiet night at Collins Pub. Just Go!
Starting this Thursday Seattle Beer Week kicks off. Then again every week, day, or weekend, can be Seattle Beer Week.
But I won't reduce the next 10 days to nothing more than a drawn out pub crawl. In fact this writer equates Seattle Beer Week to a craft beer advocates bachelor (or bachelorette) party. Don't believe me? Let's look at the total number of events that one can attempt to enjoy, 200. Nor will I remind you that that almost 100 businesses are hosting a dinner, kegger, or tasting. Top that off with the fact that during any given day or night you have a shot to meet the man (or woman) who brewed the beer that is chilling in your hand!
Get to the damn point!
So here is what I am not going to do. I'm not going to tell you where you are supposed to go. And I am not going to post a lengthy, long-winded, calendar on the website.
Instead I am going to mention where I'll be and it's up to you find me to say "hey", or (god forbid) buy me a drink. See you around.
- Sixgill featuring Cascade Brewing. 3417 Evanston Ave N #014 Seattle WA 98103
Everyone needs a little pre-funking before celebrating at Fremont. Stop in grab a pint or schooner (just ONE) before walking over to Fremont Brewing.
- Fremont Brewing featuring the inaugural KEG of Organic Session Pale Ale, aka Seattle Beer Week in a can.
- Beveridge Place for Cask O Rama.
- Naked City.
- Pine Box.
- Brave Horse Tavern. 310 Terry Avenue North Seattle WA 98109
Seems fitting to stop and say hello to Oakshire & Ninkasi.
- Brouwer's Cafe. 400 N 35th Street Seattle WA 98103.
No determined time other than after regular 9-5 working hours. If you see me I might buy YOU a pint.
- Collins Pub - Mutiny Hall - Hudson - Last Drop. http://www.seattlebeerweek.com/events/865-Pub-Crawl-hosted-by-Collins-Pub
If you love Firestone Walker then you will love this pub crawl with style. Rumor has it the event isn't sold out yet. Call up Tommy (yeah, former employee of Brouwer's Cafe Tommy) and check if I'm lying, (206) 427-9737.
- Maui Brewing at Noble Fir. 5316 Ballard Ave. NW Seattle WA 98107
There is bound to be a rare bird or two during this event. Maybe Mr. Maui himself will make an appearance.
We would like you to visit the Seattle Beer Week site and see if your mom or "mother-type" woman would be interested in having a beer with the kiddo. http://www.seattlebeerweek.com/events/5/12
More to come!