Ten years ago. That’s when it all began. That’s when Seattle area craft beer lovers got to experience the first ever Seattle Beer Week and the first ever official Seattle Beer Week beer (a double IPA from Pike Brewing Company). Back then, many of our favorite local craft breweries and craft beer bars didn’t even exist yet. Whereas today, it seems, we have a craft brewery or craft beer bar around almost every corner.
More craft breweries and more craft beer bars means even more Seattle Beer Week events. Are you ready? Surviving the week (actually 11 days) will take careful planning. I’m here to give you some suggestions on which events you might want to check out. So sit back, if you’ve managed to pick up any yet, grab yourself a can of this year’s official Seattle Beer Week beer – Citrus Galaxy IPA from Georgetown Brewing Company – and take a look a Craft Beer Monger’s Picks for Seattle Beer Week 10.
Do you dominate the outdoors and perpetuate better living in an inspiring way? Many Ninkasi Brewing Company fans do, so Ninkasi is pleased to announce: “Team Total Domination.”
According to Ninkasi: “Team Total Domination is a crew of explorers, adventurers, professional athletes and artists who we think totally dominate. No matter the season or terrain, you’ll find this bunch out in the wild, doing what they love. We’re thrilled to be a part of the action and share a few beers along the way.”
Peddler Brewing Company first opened their doors exactly three years ago today, March 8th, 2013. Founders Haley and David Keller wanted to create a cycling-themed craft brewery and they have done just that, complete with cycle gears and bike chains embedded in the bar top, bike racks for visitors and even a workstation for doing minor maintenance and repairs on your bike during your visit. Now, they’re ready to celebrate their 3rd Anniversary.
Since their launch in 2013 they have expanded their tap selection and even added a beer garden just this past May with more taps, games and a capacity of 400 people. With Spring fast approaching that beer garden will be getting plenty of use, especially during their anniversary celebration where Peddler will have special beers, giveaways, a cornhole tournament, a food truck and live music.