Festival News: WA: Seattle: The Great Artisan Beverage Company announces the 1st annual “The Great Artisan Beverage Craft Beer Festival”, featuring over 25 breweries & cideries

image courtesy The Great Artisan Beverage Beer Festival

EMP is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock 'n' roll, EMP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At EMP, artists, audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.

Conceived to resemble a smashed, electric, guitar - The EMP has is a sought out destination for it’s vast musical collection and extensive appreciation of science fiction.

Recognizing this, beverage distributor The Great Artisan Beverage Company is happy to announce the 1st Annual “Great Artisan Beverage Craft Beer Festival”. Featuring over 25 (local, regional and nationally-recognized) breweries, the event will showcase beer styles ranging from India Pale Ales to Lagers and event some ciders.

On Friday October 10th, from 7pm to 10pm, your $60 ticket gets you access to a one-of-a-kind event.

Breweries and cideries scheduled to appear include:

  • 7 Seas Brewing
  • 21st Amendment Brewery
  • Ace Cider
  • Artisanal Imports
  • Base Camp Brewing
  • Burnside Brewing
  • Diamond Knot Brewing
  • Dick’s Brewing
  • Goodlife Brewing
  • Green Flash
  • Fish Brewing
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Laurelwood Brewing
  • Merchant du Vin
  • No-Li Brewhouse
  • Oakshire Brewing
  • Schilling Cider
  • Schooner Exact Brewing
  • Silver City Brewing
  • Skagit River Brewery
  • Stone Brewing
  • Victory Brewing
  • and more.

During the event, guests will receive complimentary beer tastings, including access to the EMP galleries and exhibits. Included in the EMP access is Sky Church, Sound Lab, The Lure of Horror, and many more. Additional complimentary items come in the form of food, from Wolfgang Puck Catering.

Lastly, The Great Artisan Beverage Company will be donating net proceeds to the WSU School of Hospitality Management, for the emerging “Beverage Management Program”

“The School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington State University is excited to partner with Great Artisan Beverage for this first annual Craft Festival supporting the vision of a possible expanded Beverage Business Management program. It is because of these great industry partnerships that we can deliver an educational experience second to none. Thank you to all who are and will be attending and Go Cougs!” -Nancy Ann Swanger, Director of the WSU School of Hospitality

Tickets are now on sale, through Brown Paper Tickets, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/669562. Please note that this is a 21 and over event, so ID will be required.

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