Fall my be just getting started, but Winter is right around the corner. That means Winter beers; rich, dark, bold Winter beers – many with an ABV that will help warm you up a bit. The Washington Brewer’s Guild is pleased to present the 2015 Winter Beer Festival, happening December 4th and 5th at Magnuson Park.
Since the festival is not until December, the tap and food lineups have not yet been announced, but at least 50 breweries will be participating and food will be available from several local area food trucks.
Here is the full press release from the Washington Brewer’s Guild:
(Seattle, WA) September 8, 2015- The Washington Brewers Guild will present its annual Winter Beer Festival on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 in the Hagar 30 at Magnuson Park. This annual event showcases some of the finest, most playfully creative beers by Washington Brewers Guild member breweries. More than 50 breweries are scheduled to serve up their seasonal brews and the event is expected to host 3,000 guests over two days.
Winter seasonal beers are typically bold, dark and robust, allowing plenty of room for the brewers to put their holiday spins by barrel-aging or adding spices and other festive ingredients that will warm our hearts and bodies during the cold, gloomy season. And making spirited beer is not the only way the brewers have fun. Expect to see their booths to be decked out with colorful decorations and even some brewers in costumes. People’s Choice Awards will be presented to favorite beers and booth decorations at the end of each session.
2015 Winter Beer Festival
Date & Hours
Session 1: Friday, December 4, 5pm-9pm
Session 2: Saturday, December 5, Noon-4pm
Session 3: Saturday, December 5 5:30pm-9:30pm
Doors open 15 minutes before each session begins. Taps close 30 minutes before each session ends.
Separate tickets required for each session
Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Advance tickets $30
Admission at the door $35 (if still available)
Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and ten 4oz tastes.
Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only.
21 and over only.
Tickets are on sale online at www.washingtonbrewersguild.org. This event may sell out so advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
Over 50 Washington Brewers Guild member breweries will showcase their tastiest, boldest winter seasonals to get you in the holiday spirit! The beer lineup includes dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged gems and many, many more.
Several Food Trucks will be on site to satisfy and compliment the hearty beers.
Washington Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a community of Washington State brewers, advance their common interests through the legislative process and promote the quality and value of their beers.
As noted above, tickets are on sale now. Don’t wait too long, as this festival has sold out in the past. Until then, enjoy all the fall beers showing up now on local taps and bottle shop shelves. I’ve only had one pumpkin beer and one Oktoberfest so far myself so far this year. It might be time to dust off my 1 liter steins and fill a few growlers with some delicious Marzen/Oktoberfest biers. Also, don’t forget that Fremont Oktoberfest starts tomorrow and Renton Oktoberfest kicks off a week from Friday on the 25th.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.