One of the events I’ve been looking forward to the most since moving to Seattle is upon us. Seattle Beer Week is 11 days of fun and booze. Including events by heavy hitters such as Cantillon, this lineup is sure not to disappoint. There are tons of events to fit every palate and pocketbook. Here are our top 3 picks for each of the first five days:
Thursday May 8th:
Cascade Brewing Night | 4pm-10pm | The Sixgill
Tapping: Apricot Sour, Shrieking Violet Sour, Grenadine Sour and Honey Ginger Lime.
Cantillon & Drie Fonteinen Night | 5pm-10pm | Urban Family Public House
Tapping: Cantillon – Lou Pepe Framboise, Iris, Fou’Foune and Mamouche
Drie Fonteinen – Hommage and Golden Doesjel
SEATTLE CASK-O-RAMA! | 6pm-11:45pm | Beveridge Place Pub
There will be 18 casks from 18 different breweries. Oh the deliciousness!
Friday May 9th:
Back in Black Stout Fest | 11am-11pm | Brouwer’s Cafe
All the stouts you can drink before you pass out. Check out the full tap list HERE.
Nanobrewery Night | 6pm-9pm | Naked City Taphouse
There will be beers from 21 Washington breweries including the first retail keg from Charging Hippo, Zombie Jesus (Imperial Porter Brewed with Cadbury Creme Eggs and aged on oak and bourbon).
Beer/Cheese/Chocolate with Sierra Nevada | 5pm-8pm | Montlake Traveler
Beer, cheese, chocolate, oh my! Three of our favorite things paired together in one yummy event.
Saturday May 10th:
Brewers Breakfast | 10am-2pm | Burgundian
Tapping: Big Time (Drew Cluley) Legacy IPA | Ninkasi (Jamie Floyd) Oaked aged Sleigh’r | Hair of the Dog (Alan Sprints) Beer Week Pale Lager | Epic Ales (Cody Morris) Lunar Meta-Modulator | Anderson Valley (Fal Allan) Rosy Barl Sour Ale | HUB (Christen Ettinger) Survival Stout | New Belgium (Jamie Mastin) Tart Lychee | Smaltz Brewery (Jeremy Cowan) Tequila Barrel Aged Jewbliation
Saison Fest | 12pm-6pm | Urban Family Public House
Tapping: Jolly Pumpkin, Prairie Artisan Ales, Blaugies, Thiriez, Commons, Upright, Jandrain-Jandrenouille, Anchorage, St. Somewhere, Lost Abbey
Prost! Reise | 3pm-9pm | Prost! Phinney
A beer crawl to all four German pubs in Seattle. For $55 you get a bus ride to all the bars, beer at said bars and dinner. Purchase tickets HERE.
Sunday May 11th:
Kegs ‘N Eggs | 11am-3pm | Bravehorse
Brunch and Beer tappings: Elysian Super Fuzz on Nitro, Mikkeller Brunch Weasel, Reuben’s Breakfast Stout
Iron Brewer Triple Header | 5pm-8pm | Beveridge Place Pub
6 breweries, 6 beers, 1 secret ingredient.
How to Brew With CD Brewing Collective | 5pm-8pm | Chuck’s Central District
Ever wanted to learn how to brew? This is the event for you!
Monday May 12:
This is Washington Damnit! | All Day | Beveridge Place Pub
36 breweries and all pints are $3!
Women in Beer | 6pm-9pm | The Pike Brewing Company
Beer, wine and food pairings for $35 all made by women. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood! Purchase tickets HERE.
The Lion, The Bear, The Bone and The Ape | 6pm-10pm | The Pine Box
Tapping:Boneyard: Black 13 – 5.2% ABV American Stout, Funky Bunch – 6% ABV Sour Ale, Bourbon Barrel Aged Black 13 – 7% ABV Bourbon Barrel Aged American Stout, Notorious Triple IPA – 12% ABV Triple India Pale Ale, Hop Venom Double IPA – 8.9% ABV Double India Pale Ale, Skunkape IRA – 5.5% ABV India Red Ale Brewed For Libtech Snowboards, RPM IPA – 6.6% ABV India Pale Ale Firestone Walker: Parabola – 14% ABV Imperial stout, Parabajava – 14% ABV Coffee Parabola Imperial Stout, Unfiltered DBA – 5.3% ABV Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale, Agrestic Ale – 6.2 ABV Lacto / brett / oaked DBA, Stickee Monkee 2013 – 15% ABV Unblended, Wookie Jack – 8.3% Black Rye IPA, Easy Jack – 4.5% Session IPA
May your first week of Seattle Beer Week be filled with deliciousness! Explore the full list of events HERE.