image courtesy +Russ's Flickr pageFriday, June 13th, the Washington Brewers Festival returns to Marymoor Park. As the name implies, this festival is a showcase for Washington breweries. This year should be no exception as there are over 80 breweries registered, to provide over 330 different beers to choose from.
 
Starting on Friday June 13th, with a 21 & over "cask night", festival goers will experience "naturally carbonated" beers delivered via firkin barrels or cask hand-pumps, from over 70 breweries. Saturday June 14th, will feature over 80 breweries promoting numerous ales and lagers, while events like live music and the Brewer's Keg Toss, entertain the audience. Sunday, June 15th, father's will be in attendance, experiencing beers - while watching the Brewer's Keg Toss.
Here are some examples of breweries and beers featured during the festival.
  • 7 Seas Depth Finder India Red Ale
  • Airways Loud Lady IPA (Cask)
  • American Decadence Imperial Stout (Cask)
  • Bale Breaker Raging Ditch Dry-Hopped
  • Boundary Bay Randallized Chocolate Malt IPA
  • Elysian Capitol Hill Beer Smokey Pale Ale (Cask)
  • Geaux Treme IPA
  • Georgetown Le Coq Rouge Saison (Limited)
For those wishing to manufacture a 'must-have list' you are invited to visit the Washington Brewers website (http://washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest/) for details.

The Washington Beer Commission was ratified by the Washington State Legislature on September 6, 2006 as an Agricultural Commodity Commission, becoming the first commodity commission for craft beer in the U.S.Through RCW 15.89 the state granted the commission the opportunity to produce up to 12 beer tasting festivals per year and to use the proceeds to promote and market Washington’s craft breweries. An assessment of ten cents per barrel produced by each brewery (with a cap assessment of $1,000) was also a part of the legislation. Washington state now boasts 162 breweries and is still the only state in the nation with a beer commission.

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