The Brewmaster’s Taproom Prepares For Their 1st Anniversary

There are quite a few breweries and craft beer bars right in Seattle, North of Seattle and East of Seattle.  South of Seattle though, until you get down closer to Tacoma, breweries and even craft beer bars become more sparse and difficult to find.  As far as breweries south of Seattle city limits go, we’ve got Odin in Tukwila, Elliott Bay in Burien and Airways Brewing (CBM Sponsor) in Kent (plus Strong Arm, Four Generals and Herbert B. Friendly in Renton).

Craft beer bars seem even more sparse South of Seattle.  The only ones that come immediately to mind are the Dog & Pony Alehouse (Renton), Pit Stop Taproom & Pub (Burien) and, of course, The Brewmaster’s Taproom (Renton).  Just a reminder, though, the the grand opening for Burien’s newest craft beer bar, Flight Path, happens tomorrow at 5 pm.

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Seattle Beer Week Starts Tomorrow – Craft Beer Monger’s Picks

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Last week I mentioned that, this year for Seattle Beer Week, I’ll be scaling back my participation a bit from the previous few years.  “This is due primarily to some work and school commitments, but also due to some personal financial considerations.  I may attend more than one event on certain days, but for the most part, one event a day is what I’m budgeted for this year.”  The events I outlined in that post seemed to be the most cost effective for anyone trying to do Seattle Beer Week on a tight budget, while giving you the most overall value for your dollar.  However, they weren’t all necessarily the exact events I plan on attending myself.

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There’s A New Beer Festival In Town

Washington is well known for beer festivals.  We have the Washingon Brewer’s Festival, Belgianfest, the Everett Craft Beef Festival, Sour Fest, the Hard Liver Barleywine Fest and many, many more scattered all around the Seattle area and across the state.  Well, I hope you have room for one more on your craft beer calandar, becuase coming up on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 is the first annual B-Town Brewfest – the Seattle area’s newest beer festival.  Proceeds from this festival will go to benefit Seattle Children’s Hospital

The full brewery lineup for the festival has been announced and will include:

Airways Brewing Co., Kent, WA
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Mukilteo, WA
Elliott Bay Brewing Co., Burien, WA
Harmon Brewing Co., Tacoma, WA
Iron Horse Brewing, Ellensburg, WA
Laurelwood Brewing Co., Portland, OR
Ninkasi Brewing Co., Eugene, OR
Northwest Brewing Co., with Flying Bike Coop Brewery, Pacific, WA
Odin Brewing Co., Seattle, WA
Schooner Exact Brewing Co., Seattle, WA
The Ram Brewery, Seattle, WA
Wingman Brewery, Tacoma, WA

The festival will be held at the Burien Community Center (14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA), and will be divided into two sessions.  The first is from 11:30AM  – 3:30PM and the second will be from 4:30PM – 8:30PM.  Tickets for the festival are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate.  Advance tickets are available for purchase now through  Brown Paper Tickets.  You can also CLICK HERE to sign up as a volunteer for the festival. 

Your ticket price includes admission to the festival, a festival program, a 5oz commemorative taster glass and 9 tasting tokens.  Additional drink tokens will be available for purchase for $2 each.  So mark your calendar now and maybe I’ll see you in Burien on October 13th.  I will be at the festival, working the Northwest Brewing/Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery booth.

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there. 

(Post partially re-created from my original post at beermonger.blogspot.com.)