Back in September, I told you about the 2015 Winter Beer Festival. Now, as the festival draws closer, the Washington Brewer’s Guild has announced the full beer lineup for this popular annual festival.
Winter Warmers, Barleywines, Spiced Ales and more; they’re all here and ready to warm you up on those cold Winter days ahead. Get your tickets now before they sell out.
Here is the full press release from the Washington Brewer’s Guild:
(Seattle, WA) November 10, 2015- Washington Brewers Guild will present its annual Winter Beer Festival in the Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5. The event will showcase some of the finest winter seasonal beers brewed by Washington breweries. This year’s festival will feature 54 Washington Brewers Guild members, the biggest brewery lineup to date.
Winter here in the Pacific Northwest is typically dreary and dampening but that’s exactly what inspires brewers to brew up those robust, delightful winter beers that warm our bodies and souls during those cold months. Many of the featured beers are big, full-bodied and flavored, and offer malty, roasty, cholocalety or caramelly notes that snuggle you. Some are brewed with festive ingredients such as cranberries, candy canes, toasted pecans, and various spices to get us into the holiday spirit.
Here are some of the beers that will be pouring at this year’s Winter Beer Festival. See the full beer list at www.washingtonbrewersguild.org/Events.html.
Winter Warmers— Malty, strong, full-bodied Winter Warmers offer great comfort and alcohol warmth. Try Bale Breaker High Camp Winter Warmer, Flying Bike Snow Shield Winter Warmer, and Big Al Winter Warmer.
Grand Barleywines— Winter seasonal beers tend to be robust with high alcohol content. Some of the grandest of all are Barleywines- Barrel Aged Barley Wine by No-Li Brewhouse, Elijah Craig Barrel Aged Old Scoundrel Barleywine by Sound Brewery, Old Sebastes Barley Wine by Anacortes Brewery, Old Bawdy by Pike Brewing and Old Toe Jam Barleywine by Bainbridge Island Brewing.
Sweet Desserts— Skip cakes and cookies and drink your dessert. Try Oatmeal Cookie Brown Ale by Dick’s Brewing, Dark Persuasion German Chocolate Cake Ale by Icicle Brewing, S.P.S. Sidewinder Peppermint Stout (think hot coco and peppermint schnapps) by Beadslee Public House, and Mexican Chocolate Stout by Der Blokken Brewery.
Winter Lagers— After a long, cold fermentation these winter lagers offer smooth comfort: Wonderland by Silver City Brewery, New Trick Barrel Aged Dopplebock by Hale’s Ales Brewery (a collaboration with Chuckanut Brewery), U-Bahn Vienna Lager by Chainline Brewing and Bakke Hill Black Lager by Fish Brewing.
Holiday Spices— Shake off the winter chills with those festive beers brewed with various spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, coriander, orange peel and chili. Try Beer Nog, a spiced Belgian Ale by Odin Brewing, Holiday Jeer! by Wet Coast Brewing Chai and Chai Noäle by Elliott Bay Brewing.
Winter Beer Festival will host three sessions; from 5pm to 9pm on Friday, December 4 and noon to 4pm and 5:30pm to 9:30pm on Saturday, December 5 in the Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park. Admission is $30 in advance or $35 at the door, if tickets are still available. This event may sell out so advance purchase is recommended. Separate tickets are required for each session. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and ten 4oz beer tastes. Tickets are available online at www.washingtonbrewersguild.org and at select ticket outlets. This is a 21-and-over-only event.
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 closing each session.
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 and select ticket outlet: 99 Bottles (Federal Way), Bottleworks (Seattle), Full Throttle Bottles (Seattle) and Malt & Vine (Redmond). 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.
Tease Chocolates will be sampling their handcrafted chocolates and confections. Many of the featured winter brews pair exceptionally well with their single origin bars, truffles and toffees.
Brewmaster’s Bakery will be sampling granola made with spent grain from breweries all over Washington State.
In addition the following food trucks will serve up hearty dishes to complement the beers:
Athena’s Food Truck—Greek gyros & falafels
Bread & Circuses—gastropub eats
Wood Shop BBQ—Kansas City style BBQ
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.
So come on out to Magnuson Park and enjoy some of the boldest, tastiest winter seasonals from over 50 Washington breweries to get you in the holiday spirit. Get your tickets here.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.