I don’t live in West Seattle, but I do spend quite a bit of time there. It’s one of my favorite Seattle neighborhoods and offers a little something for everyone. There’s a lot to do down by the waterfront, the restaurant scene is great and the craft beer scene is on point with two of Seattle’s best craft beer bars: Beveridge Place Pub and The Beer Junction.
Last year’s first annual West Seattle Beer & Music Festival was a wonderful celebration of microbrews and music from the Northwest, and now it’s set to return for a second year at the Alki Masonic Center on August 23rd & 24th.
Here is the full press release from the West Seattle Beer & Music Festival:
(Seattle WASH) – After a successful inaugural year, West Seattle Beer & Music Festival is excited to announce its return to the Alki Masonic Center this August 23rd and 24th. The two-day festival celebrates microbrews and music from the Northwest and beyond. West Seattle Beer and Music Festival creates an outdoor, summer party vibe, ideal for fostering connections amongst the community. Patrons can taste beers from over 20 local and national breweries while grooving to a mix of funk and soul musical acts. It was started by West Seattle beer and food entrepreneur Joe Jeannot, who felt there was a need for this type of event.
“I’ve always wanted to throw a beer festival. West Seattle doesn’t have a lot of festivals so I thought this was the perfect neighborhood to launch” says Jeannot. “I just love bringing people together, I’ve been doing it my whole life.”
As a city, Seattle knows its beer. According to Forbes magazine, Seattle has the 9th-most breweries per capita of all US cities, and the third-most microbreweries overall. The Festival’s carefully-curated selection of beers aims to keep even Seattleites with the most experienced palettes satisfied. The selection will be wide-ranging, with a focus on specialty batches.
“I love specialty beers that start a conversation and make you check the nose, look and taste the beer” Says Jeannot “I tried to assemble those at the festival.”
The music stage is headlined by New York based teacher-turned-rapper Mega Ran, whom Noisey once called ‘your new favorite rapper’. Last year’s crowd favorite Marmalade headlines the music stage Friday night. For those that don’t want the party to end, there are nightly after parties DJ’d by DJ Indica Jones – beloved amongst Seattle’s hip, underground dance scene. Dogs are also welcome in the Festival on Saturday the 24th from 1-5 PM.
Early bird tickets went on sale on May 9th from Stranger Tickets. Single-day tickets start at $25 for Friday and $30 for Saturday, but the best deal is the two-day VIP pass starting at $65. This pass includes admission to the festival both days with early admission Saturday for an exclusive tasting event, entry to the nightly #NotDoneYetAfterParty, and an exclusive tasting glass with 20 taste tokens to use throughout the weekend. A portion of each ticket sale goes to West Seattle Food Bank.
About West Seattle Beer & Music Festival
West Seattle Beer and Music Festival is a two-day celebration of microbrews and music, taking place on August 23rd-24th 2019 at the Alki Masonic Center. Over 20 microbreweries from Washington and beyond will be present, with a wide-ranging variety of specialty brews. The musical lineup is an eclectic mix of funk and soul acts, with Marmalade headlining Friday and Mega Ran headlining Saturday. Tickets go on sale May 9th at 10 AM from Stranger Tickets. Discounted tickets are available from select vendors, and the full list of vendors is available online. A portion of each ticket sale goes to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank.
For more information visit https://westseattlebeerfest.com/
You can purchase your tickets for the 2019 West Seattle Beer & Music Festival HERE. You’ll have to choose between a one day pass or a two day VIP pass which, as noted above, includes early admission, an exclusive tasting event and admission to the nightly after party.