Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Road Trip for Washington Beer!


Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17  
Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA

64 Participating Breweries Announced

The 7th Annual Washington Brewers Festival is less than a month away and below is the list of 61 Washington craft breweries (and three from outside the state) that will be on hand at King County's Marymoor Park in Redmond the weekend of June 15-17. Washington breweries will occupy 61 of the 64 available pouring stations this year, the highest number ever! (there were 50 Washington breweries last year, the previous high). The Festival kicks off on Friday, June 15 at 4pm, with more than 40 of these breweries on hand. All 64 breweries will be on site pouring more than 200 unique craft beers on Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 14,000 attendees are expected for this Father's Day weekend celebration at the new Marymoor Park venue.

The 64 Breweries pouring at this year’s Washington Brewers Festival:
192 Brewing                            Kenmore
7 Seas Brewing                        Gig Harbor
Airways Brewing                     Kent
Alpine Brewing                        Oroville
American Brewing                   Edmonds
Anacortes Brewery                  Anacortes
Barhop Brewing                       Port Angeles
Big Al Brewing                        Seattle
Big Time Brewery                    Seattle
Black Raven Brewing             Redmond
Boundary Bay Brewery           Bellingham
Brickyard Brewing                   Woodinville
Chuckanut Brewery                 Bellingham
Diamond Knot Brewing           Mukilteo
Dick’s Brewing                        Centralia
Dirty Bucket Brewing             Woodinville
E9 Brewery                              Tacoma
Elliott Bay Brewing                  Seattle/Burien
Elysian Brewing                       Seattle
Emerald City Beer                   Seattle
Fish Brewing                            Olympia
Flyers Brewery                        Oak Harbor
Foggy Noggin Brewing            Bothell
Fremont Brewing                     Seattle
Gallaghers Where U Brew       Edmonds
Georgetown Brewing               Seattle
Golden Hills Brewing             Airway Heights
Hale’s Ales Brewery                Seattle
Harmon Brewing                     Tacoma
Hilliard’s Beer                         Seattle
Ice Harbor Brewing                 Kennewick
Iron Horse Brewery                 Ellensburg
Kona Brewing                          Kailua Kona, HI
Kulshan Brewing                     Bellingham
Lantern Brewing                      Seattle
Mac & Jack’s Brewing             Redmond
McMenamins Breweries          Seattle
Naked City Brewery                Seattle
New Belgium Brewing             Fort Collins, CO          
North Sound Brewing             Mount Vernon
No-Li Brewing                         Spokane
NW Peaks Brewery                  Seattle
Odin Brewing                          Seattle
Old Schoolhouse                     Winthrop
Paradise Creek Brewery           Pullman
Pike Brewing                           Seattle
Port Townsend Brewing           Port Townsend
Ram Brewery                           Seattle
Redhook Brewery                    Woodinville
Riverport Brewing                   Clarkston
Roslyn Brewing                       Roslyn
Schooner Exact Brewing          Seattle
Scuttlebutt Brewing                  Everett
Silver City Brewery                 Bremerton
Skookum Brewery                   Arlington
Snipes Mountain Brewery        Sunnyside
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing       Snoqualmie
Sound Brewery                        Poulsbo
Trade Route Brewing               Pacific
Twelve Bar Brews                   Woodinville
Twelve String Brewing             Spokane Valley
Two Beers Brewing                 Seattle
Widmer Brothers Brewing       Portland, OR
Wingman Brewers                   Tacoma

The complete list of the 200+ beers to be poured will be announced soon!

The Washington Beer Commission Presents
2012 Washington Brewers Festival

DATES           Friday, June 15, 4 - 9pm- 21-and-over only
                        Saturday, June 16, 11am - 9pm- All ages
                        Sunday, June 17, 11am - 6pm- All ages

LOCATION      King County's Marymoor Park
                        6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA
There is a $5 on-site parking fee (just $1 on Friday). Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Metro Bus service is available from Seattle to within a mile of the venue.

ADMISSION     Friday
                        $15 advance tickets/at the door. (Friday advance tickets available online only)
                        Friday admission includes a tasting cup and 4 tasting tokens
                        21+ only

                        Saturday & Sunday
                        $20 advance tickets ($25 online after May 31) or $25 at the door
                        Admission includes a tasting cup and 6 tasting tokens
                        Advance tickets are available online and at local outlets.
                        All Ages. Those under 21 admitted free (must be accompanied by a parent)

                        Designated Drivers
                        Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the gate only. It includes complimentary water, root beer and the entertainment.

BEERS              The Festival is a celebration of world class beer brewed here in Washington, offering a great variety of craft beer including many NW style hoppy beers, refreshing summer seasonal brews and hard-to-find rarities. Friday is a Washington Beer-exclusive event and select Washington breweries will be open (40+ breweries) with many offering Friday-exclusive beers. Saturday and Sunday will feature a 64 brewery lineup with more than 200 beers on tap. 

                        Back this year is the Buzz Cart, a unique beer bar that will tap a special premium kegs at different times each day of the festival.

KIDS                In addition to the spectacular beer selection for dads the Festival offers many activities for the young ones including bouncy toys and a kids’ craft tent where they can make Fathers Day gifts. In addition Washington Beer’s own root beer garden will serve up premium craft root beer brewed by local breweries.

CIDER/WINE   This year’s expanded Cider & Wine Tasting Tent will feature four Washington cider makers and a nice selection of wine from Vessel Wine Company.

LIVE MUSIC     From funk, alt-country rock to blues, just like the beer selection the Festival’s music lineup also features an eclectic blend of the Northwest musical talents. Friday night features Geoffrey Castle and Saturday night features Nigel Mustafa.

FOOD              Fantastic offerings including locally renowned Skillet and Jerk Station making delicious pairings with Washington beer!