Posts Tagged ‘washington beer events’

Bremerton Is Accessible By Ferry, Beer Is There.

July 22nd, 2011 No comments

Can't wait for tomorrow.


This year, the Washington Beer Commission added an event to their very popular brewers festival lineup. The Bremerton Summer Brewfest was born out of a need to recognize the wonderful collection of brewers hailing from across the pond. Kitsap and Jefferson Counties have seen a rapid increase in microbreweries over the past two years – why not let the rest of Washington know about it!?


The Bremerton festival goes down this Saturday, July 23, 2011 (that’s tomorrow!) from 12 PM – 9 PM. The event information can be found below, as provided by the Washington Beer Commission. But, the beer list was also published, which you can find by following this link. If you live in Seattle, you have to raise an eyebrow to any of the beers offered by rarely seen Battenkill Brewery, Valholl Brewery, and Slippery Pig Brewery. I have been impressed with what I have seen from Valholl, and this will be my first glimpse of Battenkill and Slippery Pig. Very exciting.


Of course, 7 Seas Brewing and Port Townsend Brewing (oh how I love these guys) will be pouring some goodies. For those of you who have yet to try Port Townsend’s Green Tea Gold, get on it. Also, thanks to Fremont Brewing for breaking out some Kentucky Dark Star – its delicious.


I have already got my ticket, scouted my ferry and mapped my exploration of the island area. I plan on a nice hearty 30 mile bike ride to kick up an appetite for beer. How are you going to get there?



Bremerton Summer BrewFest

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Noon – 9pm


Downtown Bremerton on Pacific Avenue between Burwell and 6th St.

Will Call and Event Entrance will be located at Pacific Avenue and 6th Street.MAP IT.

23 Washington Breweries pouring more than 50 Washington Summer Style Beers.SITE MAP

Click Here For Beer List

Breweries Scheduled to Attend:

American Brewing Co.
Battenkill Brewing Co.
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen
DerBlokken Brewery
Diamond Knot Brewery
Elysian Brewing Company
Fremont Brewing Co.
Georgetown Brewing Co.
Hale’s Ales Brewery
Hood Canal Brewery
Harmon Brewing Co.
Iron Horse brewery
Mac & Jack’s Brewing Co.
Pike Brewing Company
Port Townsend Brewing
Redhook Brewery
Roslyn Brewing Co.
Silver City Brewery
Slippery Pig Brewery
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing
Sound Brewery
Valholl Brewing Co.
7 Seas Brewing


Live Music Stage Featuring:

New Old Stock 1:30pm

Lutes & Liars 4:00pm

Tumbledown 7:00pm


Parking and Transportation

Bremerton Summer BrewFest encourages you to carpool or take public transportation when possible. Free street parking is available in downtownBremerton for 2 to 3 hours. For extended parking, the following rates apply:

Lot 90 1st and Washington Ave Bremerton , WA 98337
0 -2 hrs $3.00
2 -4 hrs $6.00
4 – 12 hrs $8.00
C.A. (10hrs) $4.00
Lot 91 405 Washington Ave Bremerton , WA 98337
0 – 3 hrs $3.25
3 – 10 hrs $6.00
10-24 hrs $7.00

Take the Ferry

Bremerton Summer Brewfest is just a 5 minute walk from the Bremerton Ferry Terminal. If you are coming from Seattle we encourage you to walk on the ferry and avoid the ferry lines. Ferry information and schedules can be found at theWashington State Department of Transportation Website.


Popcorn Chef will be on-site selling popcorn during Bremerton Summer BrewFest. For lunch and dinner options we encourage you to visit one of the many local restaurants located within walking distance of the event.  Paid attendees may leave and re-enter the event by showing their wristband and a piece of ID.



It’s A Gorge Party: New Name, Same Great Booze, Blues and BBQ

June 16th, 2011 No comments

The Gorge in June? Sounds perfect.


Anyone wishing it was a bit warmer here in Seattle? Yep, so are we. So, why not escape next weekend and head down to the Columbia Gorge for some great blues, bbq and brews.


For the past few years, we have come to know the Summer Gorge bacchus as the “Blue Brews and Barbecues,” but apparently they strapped on their marketing helmets and decided to look for a new draw. From that brainstorming birthed the “Gorge Blues and Brews Festival” and now – you want to go. I know you do.


Seriously though, whats not to like? Gorgeous Columbia Gorge weather, beautiful scenery, excellent beer (hello, Walking Man Brewing), and some open pit BBQ. You are crazy if that doesn’t make you want to pull the fire alarm at 1:00 PM next Friday and take off in a speeding daze for Stevenson, WA. The beer list will includes pours from Walking Man and Double Mountain, and rarities Migration Brewing, Big Horse, and Laht Neppur. Nice.


This year, that early Friday exit will be well worth it. There is a free Waterfront Jam from 6PM – 10PM that night. The beer garden will be in full flux, as well.


Get on it. Summer can’t get here sooner.


Here is the press release:


Formerly called Blues Brews and Barbecues, the newly-named Gorge Blues and Brews Festival continues the tradition of musical genius, award-winning microbrews and great cuisine in a scenic setting at the Skamania County Fairgrounds. Join us on next Saturday, June 25, in Stevenson, WA, from noon to 10:00 pm to celebrate the summer and great beers in a perfectly-Northwest location.

Kick-off the weekend with the new FREE Friday Night Waterfront Jam from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on June 24. The evening will feature live music, food and craft vendors, and a beer garden provided by the American Legion.

The main event on Saturday features a soulful line-up singing the blues: “The Knuckleheads” at noon, followed by “The Lloyd Jones Struggle” at 3:00 pm, and finally, “Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King” at 7:00 pm. Some of the best brews in the Northwest can be sampled at Gorge Blues and Brews. Walking Man, Full Sail, Salmon Creek, Everybody’s, Lompoc, Laht Neppur, Double Mountain and Big Horse breweries will all be on tap, just to name a few.

Admission is $15.00 per person and includes your choice of a commemorative beer mug or wine glass. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available now at the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce until Wednesday, June 22. Or, order online at

This is a great excuse for people in Seattle looking to get out of the city for great scenery, music and beers.




Don’t Forget Your Tickets: Washington Brewers Fest is Here!

June 14th, 2011 No comments

Black Raven was the fan fave last year. Can they repeat?


No brainer, right? The best Washington Beer event of the year, nice enough weather (Friday is set for 70 and sun), and my birthday. That’s all the incentive you need to get out to Washington Brewers Festival this weekend.

Set in St. Edwards Park (Kenmore, WA), the Brewers Festival is the largest of the Washington Beer Commission events. Every year, 60+ brewers pour over 200 beers for this amazing outdoor weekend. Add to the pot some excellent food offerings, games for the kids and some green space and you have a heck of a party.

I would implore you to grab tickets ahead of time and save $5.00. Right now, you can grab your Saturday and Sunday tickets for $20.00 at various outlets, or online. The Friday event is a 21+ only event and only $15.00. From past experience, some interesting and special ales get tapped on Friday.

So, jog, bike, bus or drive out to St. Edwards Park this weekend and support your Washington brewers. The shuttle service can get you out there if you want to leave the keys at home.

I won’t beat around the bush, I am most excited for the unveiling of Wingman Brewing. The new Tacoma grog shop is pouring 10 beers! Surely something that you will not want to miss during your adventure through 200 beers.

This year’s Brewers Fest WABL Beer is Big Time Makisupa Stout (6%), dry hopped with Jamaican Jerk spices. WABL members can enjoy that beer throughout the weekend.

Check out the whole like below. I took some time to underline some of the best and brightest new(ish) beers that I look forward to trying. Enjoy.


192 Brewing Co. Kenmore
Shticky Blonde Ale Blonde/Kolsch
Apple Ale Fruit Ale
Kenmore Gold Pale Ale
Another IPA IPA
Nilla Stout* Stout


7 Seas Brewing Gig Harbor
Cascadian Dark Ale CDA
British Pale Ale Pale Ale
Ballz Deep Double IPA Double IPA


Alaskan Brewing Co. Renton
Alaskan Raspberry Wheat Wheat
Alaskan Summer Ale Summer Seasonal


American Brewing Co. Edmonds
Breakaway IPA IPA
American Blonde Blonde Ale
Breakaway Caboose Outmeal Stout
Hop, Skip & Go Natural – Organic Pale Ale*


Anacortes Brewery Anacortes
Anacortes IPA IPA
Anacortes Hefeweizen Hefeweizen
Helles Lager Helles Lager
Locomotive Breath Imperial Stout


Baron Brewing / Three Skulls Seattle
Blood Orange Wit Wit
Imperial Red Red Ale


Big Al Brewing Seattle
Summer Ale Blond Ale
Big Hoppa IPA
Brougham Bitter ESB
Brewers Choice TBA


Big Time Brewery Seattle Sat and Sun Only
Decade IPA Imperial IPA
Cherry Trombipulator Belgian Style Triple


Black Raven Brewing Co. Redmond
Wisdom Seeker Double IPA
Citrus Hefeweizen Hefeweizen
Kentucky Coco Jones Porter
Possum Claus Bourbon Pecan* Nut Ale


Boundary Bay Brewery Bellingham
IPA India Pale Ale
Ginger Peach Fruit Flavored Blonde
Tripel (very good) Belgian
Cascadia Dark CDA
Ski to Sea ESB* ESB


Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen Bellingham
Kolsch Kolsch
Vienna Lager Lager


Deschutes Brewery Bend Sat and Sun Only
Twilight Summer Ale Blonde
Hop In The Dark CDA Cascadian Dark Ale


Double Mountain Brewery
India Red Ale
Hop Lava
Continental Lager

Diamond Knot Brewing Co

Hood River, OR
Dry Hopped Pale Ale
Northwest IPA


Sat and Sun Only
Blonde Ale Blonde Blonde
Indian Pale Ale IPA
“666” Industrial Bavarian* Bavarian


Elliott Bay Brewing Co. Burien
Organic Demolition Strong Pale Pale Ale
One Hop Pale Ale w/citra Pale
West Side Brown Ale Brown Ale
Black Ops Belgian-style CDA Cascadian Dark Ale


Elysian Brewing Co. Seattle
Loser Pale Pale Ale
Prometheus IPA
Avatar Jasmine IPA
Rhubarbarella TBA


Emerald City Beer Seattle
Dottie Seattle Lager American Amber Lager


Firestone Walker Seattle
DBA British Style Pale Ale
Union Jack American IPA
Hemp Ale Brown Ale


Fish Brewing Co. Olympia
Leavenworth Boulder Bend  Dunkel Dunkelweizen
Fish Tale Organic Blonde Ale Blonde
Spire Mountain Dry Cider Dry Cider
Swordfish Double Cascadian Dark CDA


Flyers Restaurant & Brewery Oak Harbor
Pacemaker Porter Robust Porter
Afterburner IPA American Strong Pale Ale
Humbles Blonde Ale Blonde Ale
Barnstormer Brown Ale English Dark Mild
Daybreak Breakfast Stout* Stout


Foggy Noggin Brewing Bothell
Bit O Beaver English Bitter
Christmas Duck Porter
2011 Anniversary Ale-English Old English Ale


Fremont Brewing Co. Seattle
Universale Pale Ale NW Pale
Interurban IPA IPA
Summer Solstice Summer Ale
Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout
The Brother Double IPA (Dry Hopped)


Double IPA
Gallaghers’ Where U Brew Edmonds Sat and Sun Only
The Magic Bus IPA
The Counterfeit Rye Light Rye
The Monk Belgian wheat w/ orange
Georgetown Brewing Co. Seattle
Manny’s Pale Ale Pale Ale
Lucille IPA IPA
Brewer’s Choice TBA


Golden Hills Brewing Co. Reardan
Clem’s Gold Marzen
Lizzy’s Lager Red lager/vienna
Ben’s Brown Dark lager/swartzbier
Em’s Easy Lager


Grove Street Brewhouse Shelton Sat and Sun Only
Rye-rish Red Irish Red with Rye
IPAcalypse IPA


Hale’s Ales Brewery Seattle
Hale’s Supergoose IPA IPA
Hale’s Kolsch Kolsch
Hale’s Pale Ale American Pale Ale Sat and Sun Only


Harmon Brewing Tacoma
Rajah’s Royal IPA IPA
Vanilla Porter Porter


Hood Canal Brewery Kingston
Walker Wheat Wheat Ale
Dabob Bay IPA IPA
Big Beef Oatmeal Stout Stout


Howe Sound Brewing Co. Squamish, BC Sat and Sun Only
King Heffy Imperial Hefeweizen Bavarian Hefeweizen
Howe Sound Lager Dortmunder Style Lager
Total Eclipse of the Hop Imperial IPA
Pothole Filler Imperial Stout


Iron Horse Brewery Ellensburg
Quilter’s Irish death Dark Ale
High Five Hefe Wheat Beer


Issaquah Brewing/Rogue Issaquah
Kolsch Kolsch
Hop Bomb IPA IPA
Blue Square Oatmeal Stout


Kona Brewing Co. Kailua Kona, HI Sat and Sun Only
Longboard Lager Lager
Wailua Wheat Wheat


Mac & Jack’s Brewing Co. Redmond Sat and Sun Only
African Amber Blackcat Porter
IPA Serengeti Wheat
C U Lator Barleywine Ale
Maritime Pacific Brewing Seattle
Decompression Ale American Strong Ale
Extra Pale Ale (X.P.A.) Pale Ale


McMenamin’s Seattle Sat and Sun Only
Terminator Stout
Copper Moon Pale


Naked City Brewery & Taphouse Seattle
Hoptrocity Rye IPA
Yankee Drifter Blonde Ale


New Belgium Brewing Fort Collins, CO
Ranger IPA IPA
Fat Tire Super Cru (WHAT?) Strong Ale
Somersault Summer Ale


Ninkasi Brewing Eugene, OR Sat and Sun Only
Brewer’s Choice TBA


North Sound Brewing Co. Mount Vernon
Hop Chops IPA IPA
Baffing Spoon Scottish Ale Scottish
Bitter Rain ESB ESB


Northern Lights Brewing Co. Spokane Sat and Sun Only
Solar Winds Single Hop Pale Ale
Chocolate Dunkel German Style Dark Ale
Blue Berry Ale Fruit Ale


Odin Brewing Co. Seattle
Thor’s Equinox Strong Ale
Odin’s Pearl Belgian Wheat
Odin’s Gift* Ruby Ale


Old School House Brewery Winthrop
Ruud Awakening IPA IPA
Hooligan Stout Stout


Pike Brewing Company Seattle
Pike Monk’s Uncle Tripel Tripel Belgium
Pike Dry Wit Wheat Beer
Pike IPA India Pale Ale
Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale Scotch Style Ale


Port Townsend Brewing Co. Port Townsend
Oaked Scotch Ale Scotch Ale
Triple Dry Hopped Hop Diggidy IPA
Green Tea Gold Golden Ale


Pyramid Brewery Seattle
Live Wire Imperial Hefeweizen
Uproar Imperial Red
Pyramid Hefeweizen Hefeweizen
Apricot Ale Wheat Ale with Apricot
Ram Restaurant & Brewery Seattle
Berry White Belgian White Ale
CoConut Porter Porter


Redhook Brewery Woodinville
Redhook Pilsner Pilsner
Redhook Wit Belgian Style Wit
Copperhook Copper Ale
Dunkleweizen Dark Wheat


Rock Bottom Bellevue Bellevue
Brewer’s Choice TBA


Roslyn Brewing Co. Roslyn
Roslyn German Style Dark Lager
Brookside German Style Pale Lager
Schooner EXACT Seattle
3-Grid India Pale Ale
Seamstress Union Raspberry Wheat
Schoon Lyte American- style Pilsner
King Street Brown Ale
Bravehorse Pale Ale* Pale


Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. Everett
Gale Force IPA IPA
Nitro Tell Tale Red Ale
The Dirty Blonde Blonde Ale
Scuttlebutt’s Tripel 7*
Silver City Brewery Bremerton
Ziggy Zoggy Zwickelbier (unfiltered lager)
Ridgetop Red Irish Red Ale
Whoop Pass Double IPA


Skookum Brewery Arlington Sat and Sun Only
Murder of Crows Bourbon Stout
Jackass IPA IPA
Effenheffen Hefeweizen
Hooskal Stout (Barrel Aged)
Snipes Mountain Brewing Sunnyside Sat and Sun Only
Moxee Pale Ale American Pale Ale
The Letter “C” American IPA
Lil’ Chief American IPA
Dos Borrachos American Pilsener


Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company Snoqualmie
Plant 1 Powerhouse IPA IPA
Steam Train Porter Porter
Summer Beer Pre Prohibition Style Pilsner
Dry-Hopped Plant 1 Powerhouse IPA* IPA

Sound Brewery

Kristal weizen bavarian kristalweizen
Bevrijder belgium double ipa
koperen ketel belgium pale ale
O’Regans Revenge irish red ale


Stone Brewing Co. Escondido, CA Sat and Sun Only
Stone Smoked Porter Porter


Trade Route Brewing Pacific Sat and Sun Only
Mango Weizen Fruit Beer
Jet Stream Blonde/Cream Ale
Hoppy Bitch IPA American IPA


Two Beers Brewing Co. Seattle
Ginger and Lime Panorama Wheat (Wheat Beer) Wheat Beer
Immersion Amber Amber
Father’s Day Festival Exclusive Infused Evo. IPA IPA
Trailhead ISA (India Session Ale) Session IPA


Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. Portland, OR Sat and Sun Only
Black IPA Black IPA
X114 Rotator IPA IPA
Citra Blonde Blonde Ale


Wingman Brewers Tacoma
Bourbon Barrel Porter* Porter
British Table Beer* Ale
Pocket Aces Double IPA* IPA
Pomegranate Porter (Sat) Porter
Belgian Sour Ale (Sat) Sour Ale
North West Red Ale Red Ale
P-51 Porter (Sun) Porter
Blue Beards Espresso Roast Porter (Sun) Porter
Pin-Up Pale Ale (Sun) Pale Ale


Seattle Beer Week 2011? Already!?

January 13th, 2011 No comments

The 2010 SBW Booze. Whats in store for 2011?

We have the dates for your favorite beer festival! May 19th- May 28th, Seattle will showcase the best in the world’s beer.

If you were lucky enough to live here the past two years, you probably know all about Seattle Beer Week. Its a 10 days celebration of all things barley, hops and yeast.

Last year’s celebration included visits from Port Brewing’s Tomme Arthur, Trappiste Rochefort’s Gumer Santos, and Patrick Rue of The Bruery, among many others. The 2010 variety also included a menagerie of mind bending events, such as 5 Guys, Burgers and Fries – featuring the creations of Sam Calagione, Rob Todd, Tomme Arthur (P, Dick Cantwell (Elysian) and Christian Ettinger (Hopworks).

We expect nothing but the best from the SBW crew. These guys are some of the most important people in the Seattle beer industry; their hard work has made Seattle Beer Week a huge beer destination.

Stay tuned to their website. We expect updates on the first set of events shortly.

Also, there has been some chatter that they are meeting with the SBW brewer this week. The past two years, Pike (09) and Hales (10) have created a Double IPA to commemorate the week. We are very curious to see who has been selected to make this delicious grog this year!

Remember to follow Seattle Beer Week on Twitter and on Facebook for up to date notices. Of course, we’ll be there along the way.


Don't Forget! Book Your Hotel (And Your Beer) For Strange Brewfest 2011

December 13th, 2010 1 comment

don't delay - get a hotel now

Time to start thinking about Strange Brewfest 2011! This festival is a celebration of the unique spirit that the now-closed Water Street Brewing once encompassed. Strange Brewfest is a chance to see the creativity of Washington’s wonderful brewing community.

If this is the first time that you ever read this blog, you might not know about our affinity for a former brew house known as Water Street Brewing. The iconic pub once ruled the streets of Port Townsend, Washington, with incredible food, heartwarming charm and of course – excellent beer. If you need to catch up on why we loved (and still love) it so very much – read this post.

Of course, many of us were concerned that Water Street’s closing spelled the end to this event. But Nina and Mark, the committed owners of the former pub, have made sure that Strange Brewfest continues on!

The event will span across three days this year and be held down the street from the original location at the American Legion Hall. The event will no longer be a Water Street Brewing event, but Nina and Mark will serve as consultants, to ensure that the festival does not lose it luster.

So, book your hotel for January 28-30, 2011. There are a list of suggested hotels on the Strange Brewfest website. Be sure to peruse the rest of their website to find out more info on the event.

If you are a brewer and want to showcase your exotic grog at the festival, please complete this Brewer’s Application and have it submitted by January 14, 2010. Submission instructions are included in the form and you can contact the festival crew at with any questions.

Check in with the Water Street Facebook page to learn more about the event as we inch closed to the big date.