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
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
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.