Can you have too many craft beer festivals? It’s a quiet, behind-the-scenes type of debate here in the Northwest where breweries and craft beer festivals are plentiful. We have so many annual festivals that some attendees and some breweries can sometimes get festival fatigue. Those on the other side of the coin argue that there can’t be too much of a good thing and any reason one can find to create a new craft beer festival should be taken advantage of.
I can understand the viewpoint on both sides of this debate but I figure, as long as all these festivals can still find enough interested craft beer lovers to attend, then we’ll keep getting more. With that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to the Seattle Harvestfest, which will be coming to Utah Avenue South next Thursday, September 14th. Brought to you by Cask Creek Productions, this festival is a celebration of all the Fall/Harvest season styles we all enjoy.
Here is the full press release from Cask Creek Productions:
SEATTLE, WA – On Thursday, September 14 a new beer festival will be taking place in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle. HARVESTFEST is a special selection of breweries sharing their latest fall ales; including pumpkin brews, barrel-aged releases, fresh hop limited runs, fruit infused specialties and more!
HARVESTFEST 2017: The Best of Fall Brews
Within SoDo, 2916 Utah Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
6 PM to 9 PM on Thursday, September 14th
For tickets and event information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seattle-harvest-brewfest-tickets-35219335982
USE CODE: BREWLOVE for 50% tickets!
Guests will enjoy more than 50 local fall brews, fun food truck faire, and samples from a variety of vendors including cider, sparkling tea, local desserts and other treats!
HARVESTFEST is the latest of the SEATTLE FEST SERIES presented by Cask Creek Productions. The series is a unique lineup of niche-themed micro festivals showcasing special creations and fostering an intimate opportunity for Seattle’s beverage enthusiasts to meet their favorite small producers. The 2017 Series includes four events, which started with the widely popular launch of NANOFEST in May. After HARVESTFEST are GINFEST on October 12th at the new WeWork in Bellevue, WA and WINTER CIDERFEST back at Within Sodo on November 2nd.
“Our festival series is simply designed,” says Andy Petek of Cask Creek. “These ‘micro festivals’ give local brewers a venue to show off their new releases. The smaller nature of the series gives event-goers an opportunity to meet and chat with their favorite brew artisans one-on-one.”
Cask Creek produced four events for 2017 and have 11 scheduled for 2018; including STRANGE BREWFEST, VALENTINE WINEFEST, IPAFEST, FRUITFEST, NANOFEST, ROSEFEST and more! There are at least two focused on each category (beer, cider, wine, spirits) and some that will cross disciplines.
Starting in October, FEST Series fans will be able to purchase season passes for 2018 to share as gifts for the holidays and thoughtful savings for plenty in 2018 libations!
“As the events continue to pick up popularity, we’re getting interest from more producers, sponsors and vendors outside of the core theme, says John Wesley Evan, event manager. “Though it’s a challenge to market a new festival in Seattle, we’re confident we have a great formula that focuses on fun, personal experiences for producers and fans alike. At the end of the day, we just want to throw a fun event with new discoveries our guests can look forward to each month.”
If you’re a fan of Fall Seasonals, then this might be the festival for you. Come out next Thursday evening and enjoy all the styles the season has to offer, such as Fresh Hop, Pumpkin, Barrel-Aged, Spiced and Botanicals, Fruit Beers and more. Tickets are $25 for early birds (don’t delay!) or $35 for general admission, but don’t forget to use the discount code above to cut those prices in half.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.