The Washington Brewer’s Festival Happens This Weekend

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It’s that ‘Dads and Grads’ time of year.  I hope you’ve found the perfect Father’s Day or graduation gift for that special beer lover in your life.  If not then perhaps they’d enjoy a visit to the Washington Brewer’s Festival.  Hosted by the Washington Beer Commission and presented this year by Total Wine & More, the Washington Brewer’s Festival kicks off this Friday, June 17th and runs through Sunday the 19th at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

This all-ages festival is a celebration of craft brewing in Washington State and features over 110 Washington State breweries pouring over 500 different craft beers for you to enjoy.  Whether you attend just one day or all three, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy.  Feeling extra adventurous?  Starting this year, there’s a Washington Beer 5K on Sunday the 19th.  There’s also a full lineup of food trucks, live music, a brewer’s keg toss, a kid’s play area (Saturday & Sunday only), and even a Rootbeer garden.

Here are some more details from the Washington Beer Commission:

Raise a glass with us on Father’s Day weekend as the Washington Beer Commission presents the 11th Annual Washington Brewer’s Festival at King County’s Marymoor Park! The Washington Brewer’s Festival is a unique all-ages beer festival where thousands of beer aficionados can sample more than 500 beers from 110 Washington breweries. In addition, the festival offers wine and cider tastings, great food trucks, live music and all-ages activities.

New This Year, Run For Your Beer!
The inaugural Washington Beer 5k will take place on Sunday morning, June 19 at 10:00am at Marymoor Park. Run registration includes: event shirt, WA beer bottle opener, extra tasting token, and early admission to Sunday’s Washington Brewers Festival! Gates will open for runners at 11:00am, general public admitted at 11:30am.

The Washington Beer Run is limited to the first 1,000 who register! Click Here for run information.

For the complete list of breweries that will be pouring at this year’s festival, CLICK HERE.  Also, you can’t drink without eating, right?  Well, you certainly won’t go hungry at this festival.

Here is the impressive lineup of food truck’s for this year’s festival:

Here is the full music lineup for all three days of the festival:

Friday, June 17th
The Industrials-6:00pm
Heart by Heart-7:30pm
Saturday, June 18th
Lowlands-12:30pm
Longstride-2:30pm
Total Wine & More Brewers Keg Toss-3:30pm
The Fame Riot-5:00pm
Baby Cakes-6:30pm
Sunday, June 19th 
Wings N Things-12:00pm
Total Wine & More Brewers Keg Toss-2:00pm
The Hoyer Brothers-3:30pm

Still not enough?  OK. How about something to please the wine a cider lovers out there too?

Here are the cideries and wineries that will be pouring at this year’s festival:

Between the huge and impressive lineup of breweries pouring, nearly 20 food trucks serving delicious food, live music all weekend long, a play area for the kids, and even wine and cider choices for those not so into beer, the Washington Brewer’s Festival is a great way for the entire family to spend the day.  Just remember that Friday is 21+ only.  Kids are only allowed on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets for the festival are $30 and you’ll need a ticket for each day you want to attend.  The ticket prices includes a souvineer tasting glass and 8 tasting tokens.  Additional tokens may be purchased for $2 each (or 3 for $5).  Designated driver admission is $5.  Admission is free for anyone under 21, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Click HERE to purchase your tickets through Brown Paper Tickets, or you can contact any of the following locations to see if they still have any advance tickets available:

7 Seas Brewing-Gig Harbor
99 Bottles-Federal Way
Beer Authority-Seattle
Bellvue Brewing Company-Redmond
Black Raven Brewing Company-Redmond
Bushnell Craft Brewing-Redmond
Counterbalance Brewing-Seattle
Dreadnought Brewing-Monroe
Foggy Noggin Brewing-Bothell
Ghostfish Brewing-Seattle
Hi-Fi Brewing-Redmond
Pike Brewing-Seattle
Postdoc Brewing-Redmond
Redhook Brewery-Woodinville

In addition, Sumerian Brewing Company just announced a special beer that will be pouring at the festival during the Friday session on the 17th only:

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Announcing the Insanity Triple IPA, ABV: 10.1%  / IBU: 126+
The Insanity released only once a year debuts as a featured pour this Friday, June 17 at the Washington Beer 11th Annual Washington Brewers Festival. Simultaneously available in the pub, and only till it’s gone! Insanity is a very palatable IPA yet packed full of hops! The grain takes a backseat as a finite balance was reached between bittering and aromatic hops. 36 lbs. of hops were used in this batch of beer. Some say that’s insanity, but we say it’s delicious! It’s twice the hops compared to its baby brother, Narcissism IPA.

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

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