Jul 6, 2011
The first annual Bremerton Summer Brewfest is Saturday, July 23rd, noon to 9pm. Bremerton is a pretty port town that knows how to show people a good time. Mountains serve as a dazzling back drop to this town across the sound from Seattle. Although best known for the military presence, Bremerton offers a lot more to it’s visitors. This summer it will be highlighting beer at the first Bremerton Summer...
Jun 18, 2011
Last night was a great time to be drinking beer in the park, especially when we are talking the opening night for the Washington Brewers Festival at St Edwards Park. The sun was shining, the beer was cold, except for the cask conditioned brews :-P, and the crowds were big enough to give it a party like atmosphere but small enough that most of the beer lines were manageable. Friday nights are known to...
Jun 17, 2011
The Washington Brewers’ Festival is the BIGGEST brewfest in Washington state. This annual celebration of beer takes place on Fathers’ Day weekend at St Edwards Park in Kenmore. Saturday and Sunday are designed to be family friendly with kids play areas and lots of picnic areas spread around the festival. A large covered picnic area has been added this year to provide respite from the sun or to...
Apr 4, 2011
It is time to belly up to the bar, err I mean the casks at the annual Washington Beer Commission’s Cask Fest on April 9, 2011. The Cask Fest is a show case event where Washington brewers share over 70 different cask beers from classics to unique one-off brews. You can sample some truly unique beers at this event. Got a hankering for some chocolate in your beer? You can sample beers like Lisa’s...
Jan 27, 2011
Pike Brewing will host its Annual Old Bawdy Vertical Tasting this Sunday, January 30, 2011. This is a unique opportunity to sample rare, archived vintages of Pike Brewing’s Old Bawdy Barleywine. Taste 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and the 2010 vintages side by side.
Unlike most other types of beers, barleywines often improve with age. An aged barleywine can gain additional complexity and luscious...
Jan 23, 2011
W ashington Beer Commission’s 2nd annual Belgianfest was a showcase for Washington brewers’ skill and creativity in crafting Belgian style brews. Although last year’s inaugural Belgianfest was relatively small, this year’s boasted a bigger location, more brewers and more beer!
Even with a bigger location at Magnuson Park, both tasting sessions of Belgianfest 2011 sold out. It was...
Jan 15, 2011
The second annual Washington Beer Commission’s Belgianfest takes place January 22, 2011 at Warren G. Magnuson Park. Belgianfest is a celebration of Belgian style beers crafted by 25 Washington Breweries: Tripels, Dubbles, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. All Washington beers at this festival will be brewed with Belgian yeast. Over 50 beers will be on tap this year, including some of our favorites...
Sep 25, 2010
The first annual Spokane Oktoberfest opened under cloudy skies, and with a relatively small crowd at 4pm Sept 24, 2010. That first wave through the gates was small but enthusiastic about trying the diverse selection of Washington beers on tap. When the Riverfront Clock Tower struck 5pm, there was a small line to get into the brewfest and a nice size crowd mingling the grounds and enjoying the sun breaks....
Sep 23, 2010
The Washington Beer Commission Oktoberfest is coming to Spokane on September 24-September 26, 2010. This is the very first Washington Beer Commission sanctioned event east of the cascades. That is great news for folks in Eastern Washington and a great opportunity to take a trip to Spokane
Spokane Oktoberfest is being held at the beautiful and historic Riverfront park.
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Jun 19, 2010
The annual Washington Brewers’ Festival began with the ringing of the seminary bell on a gorgeous Friday afternoon in St Edwards park. The sun was shining but the temperature was mild as patrons roamed the festival grounds in search of their favorite beers.
Friday night varies from the rest of the festival in three ways:
Friday is adult only, families are welcome the rest of the weekend.