Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In Ballard With The Parade O’ Pints

Looking for a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Seattle this year?  It’s just one week from Saturday (3/17) and five Ballard breweries are teaming up to bring you the first annual St. Pat’s Parade O’ Pints.

This neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day celebration is being hosted by Lucky Envelope Brewing, Obec Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing, and will include specialty beers, commemorative glassware, t-shirts, food trucks, live entertainment, and more.

Here is the full press release from Lucky Envelope Brewing, Obec Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing:

SEATTLE, March 8, 2018 – Lucky Envelope Brewing, Obec Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing are excited to announce the first annual St. Pat’s Parade O’ Pints, a neighborhood celebration of St. Patrick’s day featuring specialty beers, commemorative glassware, t-shirts, food trucks, live entertainment, & fun!

While not literally a parade, these breweries invite revelers to enjoy unique festivities at each of the five tap rooms in the Gilman Park Neighborhood. All five breweries will have commemorative pint glasses and t-shirts available for sale. Individual activities range from Seattle Firefighter’s Pipes & Drums at Stoup Brewing to Irish Karaoke at Populuxe. Here’s the complete list of offerings at each location:

Lucky Envelope Brewing

Beers: Irish Lager – 5.1% ABV – Irish lager brewed with Skagit Valley Malting Talisman malt and flaked corn. The beer has a toasty, slightly roasty malt flavor from the heirloom UK-based malt. Corn adjunct lends a clean crisp finish.

Irish Red Ale – 5.5% ABV – A velvety smooth and highly-drinkable Irish-style red ale. It is malt-forward with toasted bread notes with a light chocolate finish.

Food Truck: SoSo Good

Obec Brewing

Beer: Dry Irish Stout – Our dry Irish stout has a soft, smooth body and a full roasted barley nose. Light caramel and coffee favors give way to a subtle smoked and roasted malt character. It clocks in at a sessionable 4.2% ABV, perfect for lively debates over the merits of Beckett’s use of long run-on sentences.

Food Truck: BAKED! Fully loaded baked potatoes

Populuxe Brewing

BeerSoda Bread Stout – 4.5% ABV, 30 IBU – Dark and roasty, with creamy chocolate and coffee notes, this is a classic example of a Dry Irish Stout.  Brewed to traditional session strength and served on nitro for an easy drinking, deceptively light beer in spite of it’s full-bodied nature. Get a taste of the Emerald Isle right here in the Emerald City!

Food TruckPeasant Food Manifesto featuring Irish Tacos made with corn beef and cabbage.

Entertainment: Live music by husband and wife duo, The Blaas 4-5:30 pm. They will play an acoustic mix of  of Irish tunes – reels, jigs, polkas, and waltz followed by:

Baby Ketten Karaoke the Celtic Way 7pm – 11pm–  $1/beers for any singer who performs a song by an artist of Irish descent (i.e. Sinead O’Connor, Shane McGowan, the Cranberries – no Enya please).

Reuben’s Brews

BeersNitro Dry Stout -This quintessential Irish style uses a dark, roasty malt to give a relatively bitter and dry finish. The nitro pour provides a nice creaminess to the taste. 

Irish Blood English Heart – This beer derives its name from a much beloved song by a musician who was born in England to Irish parents. This beer uses an Irish yeast strain, which provides bright, fruity notes on an English Brown malt bill. The result is a delicious, drinkable brown ale. 

Irish Red – This deep reddish Amber provides the perfect balance between the caramel malts, fruity Irish yeast, and bitterness. 

Food Truck:  Cheese Wizards

Entertainment: (ALL DAY): We will have the back of the brewery open, so there will plenty of space to enjoy your beers out back with some upbeat, fun Irish music playing. 

Stoup Brewing

BeerExtra Loud Stout – 4.7% ABV 36 IBU – Roasted Barley gives this highly quaffable, dark brew its distinctive flavor and dry finish. The beer is balanced with a hint of bittersweet chocolate and a rich, smooth creaminess from oat malt and a nitrogen pour.

Food TruckNapkin Friends serving up corned beef & cabbage between two latkes

EntertainmentSeattle Firefighter’s Pipes & Drums, the beer’s namesake, will be playing in the tap room from 5-6pm.

Lucky Envelope, Obec Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing are independently owned, craft breweries and taprooms in the Gilman Park neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, just east of the Ballard Bridge.

Lucky Envelope Brewing is located at 907 NW 50th Street – Seattle, WA 98107.  Open W-Th, 3-9pm, Fri-Sat, 12-10pm and Sun 12-9pm.  For more information, visitwww.luckyenvelopebrewing.com or call (206) 659-4057

Obec Brewing is located at 1144 NW 52nd Street – Seattle, WA 98107.  Open W-F, 4-10pm, Sat 12-11pm & Sun 12-9pm. For more information, visitwww.obecbrewing.com or call (206) 659-0082.

Populuxe Brewing is located at 826 NW 49th Street – Seattle, WA 98107.  Hours are M-Th 3-9pm, Fri 3-10pm, Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-9pm.  For more information, visit www.populuxebrewing.com, or call (206) 706-3400.

Reuben’s Brews is located at 5010 14th Avenue NW – Seattle, WA 98107.  Open 7 days a week from 11am-11pm. For more information, visit www.reubensbrews.com, or call (206) 784-2859.

Stoup Brewing is located at 1108 NW 52nd Street – Seattle, WA 98107 and is open M-Th 3-9pm, Fri.3–10pm, Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-9pm. For more information, visitwww.stoupbrewing.com, or call (206) 457.5524.

Aye laddies and lassies, that’s a whole lot of Irish beer, food and entertainment for just one day.  You’ll have to plan carefully if you intend to visit all five breweries.  So put on your best green attire, study up on your Irish slang and prepare for a fun-filled day.

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.


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