Industry News: WA: Tickets on sale tomorrow (8/14) for "Craft Beer + Food, an Event Celebrating Local Beer and Food"

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The Washington Beer Blog, producers of Craft Beer + Food, announced today that tickets will go on sale Thursday, August 14 for the fourth annual food and beer pairing event. Craft Beer + Food takes place on Wednesday, September 24 in a new location, the Palace Ballroom in downtown Seattle. This year there is also a new event beneficiary, Washington Wild’s Brewshed® Alliance program.

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At the event, guests have an opportunity to sample up to thirteen different food and craft beer pairings provided by local restaurants and breweries. To create unique and delicious pairings, Craft Beer + Food partners select restaurants from around the Seattle area with local breweries. Chefs work side-by-side with brewers to devise outstanding combinations that highlight how beer can be part of an elevated dining experience.

“Our goal with Craft Beer + Food is to demonstrate how craft beer can be served alongside fine cuisine in the same way that people are accustomed to seeing wine served alongside fine cuisine,” says Kendall Jones, Co-Founder of the Washington Beer Blog and one of the event’s organizers. “It is a fun and delicious event that combines two of Seattle’s great passions: craft beer and great food. We also want to draw attention to the fact that more of the area’s fine restaurants are now offering more craft beer choices.”

Among the restaurants participating in Craft Beer + Food, Chef John Howie’s Beardslee Public House will make its debut. The soon-to-be-open restaurant and brewery will serve a dish paired with beer brewed by Beardslee’s Head Brewer Drew Cluley.

Also debuting at the event, Tom Douglas’ new to-be-named Mexican-themed cantina-style eatery, which will serve up food paired with beer from Fremont Brewing Company. 

Other participating restaurants include Bell + Whete, Bookstore Bar & Café, the Dahlia Lounge, Little Water Cantina, Luc, Marination Mobile, Ravish on Eastlake, Schooner Exact, Taylor Shellfish, and Trelllis. 

Brewery participants include Beardslee Brewing, Black Raven Brewing, Chuckanut Brewery, Elysian Brewing, Fremont Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Hi-Fi Brewing, Pike Brewing, Reuben’s Brews, Schooner Exact Brewing, Stoup Brewing, and Two Beers Brewing.  

Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 14, tickets can be purchased online for $40 by visiting the official event website: Craft Beer + Food is an entirely non-profit event, with 100% of proceeds benefiting Washington Wild’s Brewshed Alliance.

Guests are encouraged to enjoy the event responsibly and use Uber for safe transportation. Using the promotional code CBFSEA14, first time Uber users will receive a free ride (up to $20). Uber will also donate $5 to Washington Wild for each first ride taken using the code. To sign up, new users should visit
Craft Beer + Food
Wednesday, September 24
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Palace Ballroom
2100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

For more information, visit
About the Washington Beer Blog: Founded in 2008 by Kendall Jones and Kim Sharpe Jones, the Washington Beer Blog ( is the premier online source for news and information about the local beer and brewing scene. The blog provides a single source for news and information about beer festivals and events, new brewery openings, new beer releases, and anything else related to craft beer in the evergreen state. Kendall Jones is also a freelance writer, providing beer- and travel-related stories to Seattle magazine, SIP Northwest magazine, Outdoors Northwest magazine, and others.  

About Washington Wild and Brewshed Alliance: Washington Wild protects and restores wild lands and waters in Washington State through advocacy, education and civic engagement. The Brewshed® movement is led by Washington Wild in Washington State. A Brewshed is the link between clean healthy watersheds and superior local beers, because clean water makes better beer. The Brewshed movement is a great reason for conservation-minded craft beer-lovers to gather in honor of healthy watersheds and local microbrews, all while supporting local breweries.
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