The Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival Is Coming Up

I know it’s only Fall.  Winter doesn’t officially arrive until late December, but craft beer has always been a bit ahead of the curve (Pumpkin beers showing up in early August, anyone?)  Being a big fan of Winter beers though, I certainly don’t mind when they start arriving a bit early.

Apparently, nether do many of the breweries in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood.  Because, coming up this coming Saturday, November 3rd is the Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival to Benefit Bellwether Housing.  Drink Winter beers from eleven different Ballard breweries and do your part to help Bellwether Housing – creating affordable housing in Seattle.

Here is the full press release from Bellwether Housing:

SEATTLE — On Saturday, November 3rd from 2:00 – 7:00 PM all eleven breweries in the Ballard Brewing District will come together under one roof, Hale’s Palladium, to pour tastings of their winter beers and ales.  Proceeds will benefit Bellwether Housing, Seattle’s largest private, nonprofit affordable housing provider.

“We recognize that there is a great need for affordable housing in Seattle,” explained Mike Hale, owner/founder of Hale’s Ales Brewery. “We know it will take resources to solve this problem, so we are coming together and doing what we do best to raise funds to build more homes for low-income families while having a fun and festive event.”

Participating breweries include Bad Jimmy’s, Hales Ales Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lucky Envelope Brewing, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company, NW Peaks Brewery, Obec Brewing, Peddler Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing. Each will bring two winter beers, one of which will be released for the first time at the festival.

In addition to delicious beer there will be live music by the Gus Clark Trio at 2:30 PM and Planet Fly at 4:30 PM. Food will be available for purchase from So So Good Food Truck and Big Mario’s Pizza.

“Bellwether Housing is honored to be selected as the beneficiary of this jovial community event,” says Bellwether Housing CEO Susan Boyd. “We’ll raise our glasses while raising money for affordable homes. It’s a win/win!”

Saturday November 3rd, 2 – 7:00 PM

Hale’s Ales Palladium
4301 Leary Way NW

Advance tickets now available at 
$30 advance/$35 at the door
Admission includes a tasting glass and eleven 4 ounce pours

About Bellwether Housing:
Bellwether Housing builds and manages affordable housing that makes opportunity accessible to people of diverse backgrounds. We envision communities where people of all incomes and backgrounds share in the opportunity and prosperity of our region.  Bellwether has developed, owned and operated housing for low-income individuals, families, seniors and households transitioning out of homelessness since 1980 –in total, 2,100 units in 32 buildings throughout Seattle serving 3200 people.

About the Ballard Brewery District:
The Ballard Brewery District in Seattle is home to eleven craft brewing establishments all within walking distance to one another. Each brewery has a unique and eclectic vibe. From IPA’s to saisons, cask brews to pale ales, blondes to browns, the District has a beer bounty sure to appeal to every beer lover.

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Tickets are on sale now and, as noted above, include your 4 oz tasting glass and eleven 4 ounce pours, so you can try at least one beer from each participating brewery.  So come enjoy some Winter beers from some great local breweries, and help provide affordable housing in Seattle.

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

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