Bothell, Wash – The First Annual Bothell Beer Festival will take place onon Festival Street (101st) between Main Street and 183rd Street in historic downtown Bothell. The event features a dozen local breweries, Carolina Smoke BBQ and live music provided by Commander Mojo and the Horns of Discontent as well as The Dogtones. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The ticket price includes admission to the event plus a mug and 6 tastings, additional tastings are available for purchase. The event is sponsored by the Bothell Chamber of Commerce and the City of Bothell
A dozen local breweries are participating, including McMenamins which is renovating Bothell’s art deco-style Anderson Building into a 70-room hotel and brewpub. Foggy Noggin Brewing has brewed a beer specifically for the Bothell Beer Festival: BB14 is an English Pale Ale that uses a special hop blend from Crosby Hop Farm. Eighty percent of the hops in the beer are added very late in the brewing process to create big hop aroma and flavor. Other participating breweries include Dirty Bucket Brewery, Brickyard Brewing, Lazy Boy Brewing, Mt. Pilchuck Brewery, Beta Brewing, Triplehorn Brewing, 192 Brewing Co., Twelve Bar Brews, Salish Sea Brewing, and Hi-Fi Brewing Co.
The festival ends at, but the party goes on: The Hop & Hound on Main Street will be the official 'After Party' where select beers that were featured at the event will be on tap. It’s a great way to end the day with one last pint.
Those coming from out of town can make it a weekend getaway at one of eight nationally branded hotels in Bothell. A few of those hotels are offering up special discounted room rates exclusively for guests of the Bothell Beer Festival.
For tickets and more information, go to www.bothellbeerfest.com.
About the City of Bothell
Bothell citizens, business and community leaders came together several years ago to develop a vision for Bothell’s downtown and for Bothell’s future as a whole. The first downtown revitalization projects broke ground in 2010. To date, the City has invested over $100M in vital capital projects as part of a $150M program initially planned and approved several years ago. These improvements, according to economic studies, will leverage $650M in private investment. Already Bothell has garnered $200M in private investment planned for downtown in the next several years. www.ci.bothell.wa.us
Northwest Beer Guide