Today, Monday May 16th, is day number 5 of Seattle Beer Week #8, which means we’re about halfway through. Things kicked off last Thursday at Reuben’s Brews with the official tapping of the first keg of the official Seattle Beer Week beer: Daily Pale, followed by the opening night pub crawl. I had to drop by Reuben’s, of course, for the kickoff and then found my way to Beveridge Place Pub for stop #3 on the crawl.
The 2016 Cask Fest, which I first told you about back in January (with an update in early February), is coming up in about two weeks. This annual celebration of Cask Ale, presented by the Washington Brewer’s Guild, is a mecca for Cask Ale fans, with one-of-a-kind handcrafted cask-conditioned beers from over 40 different Washington State breweries.
Now, with the festival almost here, the Washington Brewer’s Guild has announced the lineup for this year’s event. With 40+ different breweries in attendance, most serving at least two cask ales (and even more from most), you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy. There will even be a special version of Herbert’s Legendary Cask Festival Ale, which was brewed at newly re-branded Mollusk Brewery (exclusive for WABL members).
It’s really pouring out there, but I’m not talking about the weather. It’s raining craft beer events; enough to keep your liver plenty busy between now and the arrival of Spring. Get you calendar out, because I’m going to tell you about 8 local craft beer festivals and other events coming your way between now and March 20; the first day of Spring, 2016.
Most of these upcoming events are free to attend. The amount you’ll spend only depends on how many beers and how much food you decide to purchase. The other two are ticketed events, where you’ll want to get your ticket(s) in advance to make sure you can attend.
(Please note – this is not a comprehensive list of ALL local events happening between now and March 20th. I’m merely highlighting some of the events I think my readers would be most interested in.)