Feb 18, 2017
On February 25th 2017, Washington Breweries will hold special Open Houses from 12-5pm. Across the state, participating Washington Breweries will welcome you with brewery tours, meet and greet with the brewery staff, tastes of new releases or barrel aged beers, tasting trays or special menu items.
Specific Open House activities will vary amongst the 130 different Washington state breweries participating in...
Jan 25, 2017
This weekend marks the eighth annual Washington Belgian Beer Fest. Over a hundred Washington beers, brewed with Belgian yeast, will be poured January 28th, 2017 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion.
Eight years ago, the first Belgian Fest was held in a small So-Do building where a small number of Washington brewers gathered to show off their Belgian style beers to the local beer lovers. It...
Dec 21, 2016
The holidays are fast approaching! Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa start less than a week away and do you have all of your presents for your beer loving, foodie, wine adoring friends? We have some great last minute gift ideas.
Unlike many holiday gift guides, all of our holiday beer, food and wine gift suggestions have been personally tested and approved by one or more Wine Beer Washington writers! In a...
Oct 27, 2016
The 3rd Annual South Sound Craft Beer Festival showcases Washington IPAs and seasonal beers Saturday, November 5, 2016. The Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall will house beer lovers as they celebrate THE classic Northwest style beer, the mighty IPA.
India Pale Ale, IPA, is a hoppy, bitter beer. IPAs are often classified into three main categories: American, English and Double/Imperial but there are many sub...
Apr 19, 2016
The Washington Beer Commission is sponsoring a new beer festival, the Washington Beer Collaboration Festival. this weekend at South Lake Union April 22-23, 2016 featuring beers made by two different breweries. In addition to these special Washington collaboration beers, you can expect to see some flagship beers from each brewery as well as the occasional seasonal surprise.
Besides quality, Washington...
Jun 15, 2015
400 beers, 105 breweries, and 3 days of fun, food and music make up the 10th Annual Washington Brewers Festival June 19-21, 2015 at Marymoore Park in Redmond. Friday night is for adults only where the music plays a little louder and you will find special Friday only brews on tap but not the full consort of breweries. Saturday and Sunday is open to all ages and there is a section full of kid...
Jan 29, 2015
Celebrate Washington beer at the 6th annual Belgianfest. Held on Seahawks Superbowl eve, the Belgianfest is January 31st, 2015. The Belgianfest has an afternoon session 12-4pm and an evening session 5:30-9:30pm. Sponsored by the Washington Beer Commission, Belgianfest will feature more than 80 Washington beers, all brewed with Belgian yeast.
Beers made from Belgian yeast encompass a wide variety of...
Jun 11, 2014
Who is the biggest and baddest one of them all? The Washington Brewers’ Fest held every Fathers’ Day weekend! This year the Washington Brewers’ Fest runs from Friday the 13th 2014 through Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Sponsored by the Washington Beer Commission, the Washington Brewers’ Fest is a weekend celebrating the craft and culture of BEER. The weekend...
Jan 24, 2014
What’s the best way to get pumped up for the Seahawk’s Super Bowl game? Start the celebration at Belgianfest, with Washington State beers. Every beer at the Washington Beer Commission’s 5th Annual Belgianfest is proudly made in Washington and highlight the exciting and delicious diversity accomplished with Belgian yeasts.
It is the diversity of styles and flavors of beers that intrigue me...
Dec 6, 2013
Brrrrr, baby it is COLD outside but Winter Brewfest is here with a lot of winter warmer ales. Normally I list out the beers for upcoming festivals but this year, the Washington Beer Commission 2013 Winter Brewfest beer list is 14 pages long!
For years the Winter Brewfest was held in Hales Palladium, which is snug in terms of space. I have lots of fond memories of Winter Brewfests there. In fact that is...