The Washington Brewers’ Festival is an annual celebration of Washington craft beer. Held on Father’s Day Weekend, this beer festival is designed for the serious beer geek and the weekend beer drinker. Friday night starts small in terms of the number of brewers and in the quantity of special one-off beers on tap. If you are a beer connoisseur, you want to be sure to get to the Festival on Friday evening to enjoy the unique brews available. Saturday and Sunday, more breweries and more beers take part, creating a big festival for beer lovers and those that love them. In other words, in addition to more beer; there are kids activities, music, cider, wine and soft drinks to enjoy throughout the festival. Friday night is adults only, but families are welcome on Saturday and Sunday.
This year there are even more ways to enjoy your beer. Check out the beers at the brewery tables under the festival tents or check out the new roving beer cart. The Buzz Cart is a roving beer bar that will travel amongst the beer tents with a premium beer every 2 hours. Each beer is a 1/4 bbl or 1/6 bbl and once it’s gone, it’s gone. These special Buzz Cart beers cost 2 tokens per 5.5oz taste. Sometimes a beer sample just won’t do and you want a full pint to savor. Four to five rotating taps of Washington beers will be available by the pint in the adult-only Beer Garden.
Beer Line Up
Over fifty Washington breweries will be pouring at the Washington Beer Commission’s Washington Brewers’ Festival.In addition to the Washington breweries, select breweries ( ie. Firestone Walker and New Belgium) from around the nation will be participating on Saturday and Sunday. Here is the list of Washington breweries and the anticipated beers to be poured. Breweries with a single asterisk* will be pouring on Friday night as well as Saturday and Sunday. Beers with a double asterisk** will only be available on Friday night.
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Washington Beer Lovers (WABL) will receive a special tasting glass, an extra token AND the opportunity to taste the special WABL only beer as long as it lasts: Three Tree Imperial Porter by Elliott Bay Brewing. Sign up for WABL membership before the festival online or at the festival.
Friday, June 18, 4 – 9pm- 21+ only
$15 advance tickets/at the door. (Friday advance tickets available online only)
Friday admission includes a tasting cup and 4 tasting tokens
Saturday, June 19, 11am – 9pm- All Ages
Sunday, June 20, 11am – 6pm- All Ages
$25 at the door or online. Advance price will remain at $20 at local outlets.
Saturday and Sunday admission includes a tasting cup and 6 tasting tokens. Children under 21 get in free when accompanied by a parent. Designated driver admission is $8 and available at the door only.
Additional tasting tokens will be available for purchase on site.
Parking is very limited due to park maintenance. Parking is free on Friday but parking passes are required on Saturday and Sunday. Purchase parking passes online until they are sold out. Consider the free shuttle instead.
Three to four shuttle buses will be running during the festival hours on Saturday and Sunday. The shuttles will be operating between the festival and park and ride parking lots.