I know it’s only Fall. Winter doesn’t officially arrive until late December, but craft beer has always been a bit ahead of the curve (Pumpkin beers showing up in early August, anyone?) Being a big fan of Winter beers though, I certainly don’t mind when they start arriving a bit early.
Apparently, nether do many of the breweries in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Because, coming up this coming Saturday, November 3rd is the Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival to Benefit Bellwether Housing. Drink Winter beers from eleven different Ballard breweries and do your part to help Bellwether Housing – creating affordable housing in Seattle.
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.
In my most recent post, I told you about the 1st year anniversary celebration for Populuxe Brewing. Well, around a year ago when Populuxe Brewing was opening their doors (in fact, it was the very same day), another new brewery just a few blocks away was also debuting to the public. That brewery was Peddler Brewing Company and, like Populuxe, they will also be celebrating their 1 year anniversary next Saturday, March 8th.
It’s been a busy weekend for craft beer lovers in Seattle. Three new breweries opened this weekend: Peddler & Populuxe on Friday and Machine House on Saturday. Also on Saturday, Airways Brewing held their 3rd anniversary celebration along with the release of their first beers in cans. Hitting all four events took a bit of planning, but it was well worth the effort.