Poker N Pints Returns Later This Month


Back in September, I published an article that gave you lots of great reasons to visit some of the breweries in Seattle’s South end (I can’t believe I neglected to include Big Al Brewing Company in that article.  I’m so sorry, Al!  I’ll come by for a visit soon.)  Now I’ve got another reason for you to visit the South end.  Coming up on Saturday, February 20th is South Seattle Poker N Pints.

This one day, multi-brewery event lets you enjoy great craft beer from local breweries and play a little poker to win some swag, all while helping raise funds for the Washington Brewshed Alliance who has taken over the organization of this event this year from Lisa Rough of Tin Dog Brewing Company.

Here is the full press release from the Washington Brewshed Alliance:

Poker N Pints is back, but this time with a fun new twist.  This annual event conceived by Lisa from Tin Dog Brewing will this year be organized by and benefiting the Washington Wild Brewshed® Alliance.  The Brewshed® Alliance helps people make the connection between protected water and superior downstream beer.  Since it began in late 2012 the Brewshed® Alliance has grown to almost 40 brewery and beer community partners and raised over $50,000 total for conservation throughout Washington State.

So what is Poker N Pints?  Poker N Pints is a poker themed self-guided crawl through five participating breweries, which for this event are all located in South Seattle: Big Al Brewing, Tin Dog Brewing, Counterbalance Brewing Company, Machine House Brewery, and Flying Lion Brewery.  Players will visit each brewery to pick up a card to build their hand and at the final brewery they play the house to win a swag bag!  Each brewery will be open from 12 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, February 20th and donate $1 per pint to Washington Wild in honor of the Brewshed® Alliance.  That’s right, all five breweries will be making a donation for all pints purchased throughout the day! Several of the Brewshed® partners will have themes, games, or other surprises going on throughout the day.

The event is free, but players are asked to register as Washington Wild will be sending out rules of play to those registered the night before.

Event Details:

South Seattle Poker N Pints
Date: Saturday, February 20th from 12 PM to 9 PM

Participating Breweries:
Big Al Brewing:  9832 14th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106
Tin Dog Brewing: 309 S Cloverdale St Suite A2, Seattle, WA 98108
Counterbalance Brewing Company:  503B S Michigan St, Seattle, WA 98108
Machine House Brewery:  5840 Airport Way S #121, Seattle, WA 98108
Flying Lion Brewery: 5041 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

Summary of Event:
At each participating brewery you pick up one card and at your final brewery your play the house to win swag!  You can visit the breweries in any order, but each brewery will only give you one card.  You can start playing as early as the third brewery, but your chances will be better if you play at the 5th!  Please drink responsibly and find alternative modes of transportation if you are planning on visiting all 5 partners.  Registration is free and will get you advance information on rules of play and a special deal for our June 4th festival at Hale’s.

Link to Register (free):
Facebook Event:
Brewshed® Website Event:

South Seattle Poker N Pints Poster

Mark your calendar now and start brushing up on your poker face.  This sounds like a great event and a great way to get to know some of the South end breweries you might not get a chance to visit as often.  So come out on the 20th, have a few pints, win a little swag and help Washington Wild and the Washington Brewshed Alliance – for a wild and green Washington full of great beer.

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

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