Celebrate local breweries and Earth Day, during the Latona Pub's "Handtruckin' Earth Week"

Celebrate local breweries and Earth Day, during the Latona Pub's "Handtruckin' Earth Week"

Make no mistake regarding Earthy Day, it is not on April 20th. Truth, one cannot resist the adolescent snicker that escapes from one's mouth when they envisions millions of tie-dye-wearing, smokers on a day that is really just a normal Saturday (2019). Rather, we want to encourage all to recognize that April 22nd IS Earth Day. With this in mind, we want you to consider not only your own impact on the environment but look forward to a unique opportunity to support your two loves, beer and the earth.

Situated at the intersection of Latona Avenue and 65th Street (at 6423 Latona Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115), the Latona Pub has been a fixture in the Greenlake neighborhood for over 30 years. Long-known for their staunch support for independent, craft beer, the Latona Pub is also known for their Earth Day keg walk which encourages local breweries to deliver their beer by hand-truck or other carbon-neutral methods. In previous years breweries like Astoria's Fort George Brewing Company shipped their beer via bike while Gig Harbor's 7 Seas Brewing Company shipped their beer via kayak. Starting April 13th, 2019, you will have a chance to cheer on local breweries as they travel from brewery to brewery, joining brewers and brewery staff, on their journey to the Latona Pub each day until the conclusion on April 22nd when the Latona Pub celebrates Earth Day with you and numerous breweries.

Breaking each day down, we have the following to report.

Saturday, April 13th, the following breweries are participating from the Georgetown neighborhood.

  • Mirage Beer Company. *currently no public taproom

  • Lowercase Brewing Company. 6235 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

  • Machine House Brewing Company. 5840 Airport Way S #121, Seattle, WA 98108

  • Jelly Fish Brewing Company. 917 S Nebraska St, Seattle, WA 98108

  • Georgetown Brewing company. 5200 Denver Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

  • Two Beers Brewing Company / Seattle Cider Company. 4700 Ohio Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

  • Seapine Brewing Company. 2959 Utah Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

  • Pike Brewing Company. 1415 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Sunday, April 14th, the breweries of Greenwood send their best with:

  • Lantern Brewing Company. 938 N 95th St, Seattle, WA 98103

  • Greenwood Cider. *currently no public taproom

  • Flying Bike Co-Op Beer. 8570 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

  • Naked City Brewing Company. *currently no public taproom

Monday, April 15th, beers will be escaping the University District from:

  • Big Time Brewing Company. 4133 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

  • Floating Bridge Brewing Company. 722 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105

  • Ravenna Brewing Company. 5408 26th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

From Lake City Way, April 19th, the following breweries offer their support:

  • Hellbent Brewing Company. 13035 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125

  • Elliott Bay Brewing Company. 12537 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125

  • Watershed Pub & Kitchen *public house & loyal supporter of craft beer. 10104 3rd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Then on April 20th, the Latona Pub hosts the Brewshed Alliance & Washington Wild for a fundraiser benefiting the Brewshed Alliance & Washington Wild. Besides beers on draft, there will be an auction to benefit Brewshed Alliance and Washington Wild, as well as music by Lief Totusek.

It's worth noting that the following breweries will not be hand-trucking their beers to Latona but will nonetheless be employing carbon-neutral means of getting the beer to you in miles:

  • 13 miles. Skateboard - Future Primitive Brewing Company. 9832 14th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

  • 21 miles Bicycle - Rogue Ales Issaquah Brewhouse. 35 W Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027

  • 38 miles. Bicycle - 7 Seas Brewing Company. 2101 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

  • 76 miles. Sailboat - Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery. 320 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221

  • 85 miles. Bicycle - Kulshan Brewing Company. 1538 Kentucky St, Bellingham, WA 98229

Finally, it all leads up to Monday, April 22nd, when the Latona' celebrates Earth Day with you and all the brewers as well as raising money for All The Bees & Save Our Wild Salmon. Look for special guests to be featured at the event. Regardless of the carbon-neutral way in which these breweries deliver their beer, every day matters when it comes to Earth Day.