Nestled away, far from traffic jams, overpriced high-rises, and city politics lays Sunnyside, Washington. Should one be willing to visit, the rewards include warmer temperatures, a sense of quiet, and above all - Varietal Beer Company. Located a few blocks from Main Street Sunnyside, is one of the areas newest breweries producing traditional India Pale Ales, Pale Ales, lagers, all complemented with the occasional sour or barrel-aged rarity. By now many are asking themselves why they haven't heard of this brewery on your way through Yakima County. Fortunately, you have an excuse to make the trip come this May.
Starting, Saturday, May 11th Varietal hosts guests for Goatfest. A celebration of Spring and the start of the region's growing season, this an opportunity to share in the release of the breweries Maibock, represented by (you guessed it) the goat. From 12 pm to 10 pm, not only will one has the opportunity to sip on Varietal Maibock but also several West Coast breweries all with their personal interpretation of this German-style Spring beer, the Maibock.
This year, look for the following breweries to be in attendance:
Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen from Bellingham, Washington
Three Weavers Brewing from Inglewood, California
Wayfinder Beer from Portland, Oregon
Holy Mountain Brewing from Seattle, Washington
Skookum Brewery from Arlington, Washington
Included in your $25 admission is a souvenir tasting glass, five drink tickets, as well as exclusive access to the Varietal Brewing Company's taproom. Additionally, HopTown Pizza and Mando's Tex-Mex BBW will be onsite with a goat-themed menu including items like goat cheese and roasted goat. Note, Goatfest is an all-ages event from noon to 5 pm before transitioning to an exclusive age 21+ event.
For more information including tickets visit https://goatfest.brownpapertickets.com/.
Varietal Beer Company is located at 416 East Edison Avenue in Sunnyside, Washington 98944. For more information on the brewery visit https://www.varietalbeer.com/.