Beer Festivals: East and West of the Cascades this weekend

The sun is hot and the beer is cold and refreshing on both sides of the WashingtonCascades this weekend. In the west, the Phinney Neighborhood Association is hosting their fifth Annual Summer Beer Taste. On the eastern side, beer lovers will be gathering on Saturday to enjoy the Rails to Ales  Brewfest in South Cle Elum. Both brewfests are not only a celebration of local Northwest beers but also fundraisers to benefit their communities.

Phinney Neighborhood Association Summer Beer Taste

Saturday, July 10, 4-7:30pm

Choose ten tastes of terrific microbrews from participating local breweries, as well as hard cider from Spire Mountain Cider.


Alpine Brewing Co
Baron Brewing Co
Big Al Brewing
Diamond Knot Brewery
Elysian Brewing Co
Fish Brewing Co
Fremont Brewing Co
Georgetown Brewing Co
Hale’s Ales Brewery
Harmon Brewing Co
Home Brew – Hopnosis
Lazy Boy Brewing
Maritime Pacific Brewing Co
Naked City Brewing Company
Odin Brewing
Pike Brewing Co
Schooner Exact
Snoqualmie Falls Brewery
The Ram at Northgate
Trade Route Brewing Co
Two Beers Brewing Co


  • $25 for PNA members
  • $30 for the General Public
  • $10 Designated Driver Tickets

Click here to buy tickets.

Rails to Ales

Saturday, July 10, 4-10:00pm

“Tap in to Good Times!” Party at the Depot and Railyard! Make tracks and bring your thirst for Pacific Northwest microbrews and great live music into the station at the 3rd Annual Rails-To-Ales Brewfest! Nineteen regional breweries and hard cider producers will be pouring samples of their finest brews in the unique setting of the Ironhorse State Park’s Milwaukee Road Depot and Railyard in South Cle Elum, WA.

$15 ticket includes:

  • Admission to the Event (21 & Over, please – ID required for admittance)
  • Live music – 3 live bands
  • 5 Starter Beer Tokens each good for one 5 oz. Beer Sample
  • A Commemorative 5 oz. Sampling Glass with event logo
  • Admission to the Rail Museum
  • Entry into Super Doorprize Drawings
  • Plenty of free parking and free shuttle service from parking lots to event

On-site extras:
Additional Beer Scrip, t-shirts, hats, glasses and posters will be available for sale at the event (cash only for on-site sales.)

The Cascade Rail Foundation, a Washington State nonprofit corporation, is hosting the Brewfest. It is a fund raiser with all of the profits going back into future restoration projects and maintenance of the Historic South Cle Elum Depot, railyard, and substation.

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