Seattle Beer Week has been running for over a decade now. This year’s festivities marked the 11th year for Seattle Beer Week and it shows no signs of slowing down. While it is, of course, Seattle based, Seattle Beer Week featured beers from all around the sound. However, Seattle Beer Week and all of the events surrounding it aren’t always that convenient for people who live over on the East side. So this July, get ready for the first annual Eastside Beer Week,
Like Seattle Beer Week, Eastside Beer Week (EBW) will be 10 days long, and is set to feature events at breweries and craft beer spots along the 1-405 corridor. If you don’t get over to the East side that often, you might not be aware that there are well over 30 breweries on the East side. I’ve been to most of them myself but not all, so this is an excellent excuse for me to visit those I haven’t been to yet. Mark your calendar now for the ‘week’ of July 12th to the 21st, and prepare to head East.
Here is the full press release from Eastside Beer Week:
Eastside (WA): The Eastside breweries are pleased to announce the inaugural Eastside Beer Week, running July 12th -July 21st. The 10-day celebration features events showcasing craft beer brewed up and down the I-405 corridor in Washington. The Eastside includes Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Duvall, Bellevue, Sammamish, Issaquah, Snoqualmie, and Renton. Check out the list of 32 breweries on the Eastside. These breweries also made it a point to develop a community vision (see below) that incorporates how they can support the local community.
The Eastside Beer Week (EBW) kicks off with the release of the 2019 official EBW beer, Eastside Story. A collaboration beer between seven breweries joined with Skagit Valley Malting, Imperial Yeast, and Blindtiger Design to bring you a wrap-around Eastside Story experience.
Additionally, Top Pot Doughnuts, Sip Northwest Magazine, MOViN 92.5 FM, 2 Thumbs Up, and Minuteman Press have supported the EBW events and marketing efforts that have and will bring exciting exposure to the great craft beers offered on the Eastside.
Be sure to check the official EBW Events Page, so you can plan out which event(s) you’d like to hit up. There are currently 27 events listed on the events page. More may be added as July approaches. Also, if you aren’t familiar with all of the East side breweries, you can find a list and a map of them all HERE. See you on the East side.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.