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.
Craft beer is one of my great passions, but it’s still a distant third place behind the first two great passions in my life: My beautiful wife, Lynn and my two furry, four-legged dachshund girls: Brandi & Bailei. I love all dogs, especially dachshunds, which is why I wanted to help Diamond Knot Brewing spread the word about helping out Oregon Dachshund Rescue and their little buddy in need: Kramer. Kramer was born Thanksgiving 2012 with a genetic deformity of extreme knuckling in front paws and knuckles.