Cinco de Mayo happenings for beer-lovers

Today is Cinco de Mayo. There is some historic significance to this day, especially for Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals, but in the USA Cinco de Mayo is pretty much just a day designated for drinking. Who am I to argue with tradition?

All joking aside, and looking for a bright side, I think it’s kind of neat that we have a day dedicated to celebrating our neighbors to the south. Sure, it is a bit odd the way we do it, and it is a holiday largely unrecognized in Mexico, but Cinco de Mayo provides an opportunity for all of us Americans to be just a little bit Mexican. It is a day to celebrate all of the great things that Mexican culture contributes to our overall sense of Americana. I mean that quite seriously and sincerely, but if I had a silly sombrero I’d probably wear it tonight.

Eventos para Cinco de Mayo

Looking to get out for a good beer tonight? Here are some opportunities.

Beveridge Place Pub (blog sponsor): 7:00 – 9:00 – Three Matts Brewers Night. Noche de los Tres Matteos will feature the beers of Fremont Brewing, Schooner Exact Brewing and Scuttlebutt Brewing. Not to mention, all three Matts will be there: Matt Lincecum from Fremont, Matt McClung from Schooner Exact and Matt Stromberg from Scuttlebutt. This is where you’ll find the Washington Beer Blog tonight.

The Noble Fir: 4:00 – 11:00 – They will be pouring Two Beers Brewing Evo IPA spiced up with fresh Jalapenos. For at least part of the evening, Joel Vandenbrink will be there if you have questions for the brewmaster.

The Beer Junction (blog sponsor): 5:00 – 7:45 – Summer Beer Tasting. The lineup includes 3 local beers (Fremont Summer Solstice, Iron Horse High Five Hefe, and Snoqualmie Summer Pilsner), a lemonade infused beer (Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy), and an easy drinking import (Newcastle’s Summer Ale).

The Beer Authority: 5:00 – 7:00- Silver City Brewing tasting event. Featuring Fat Woody Scotch Ale, Copper Mountain Maibock, and Ziggy Zoggy Summer Lager.

Cask Nights

Airways Brewing: Cask Night:  Featuring a cask of Chocolate Chili Pepper Stout. Ay caramba, that sounds muy bueno!

Naked City Brewing: Cask Night, featuring a cask of Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA.

Diamond Knot Brewing in Mukilteo. Contact the pub to see what’s in store for tonight.

Stumbling Monk in Seattle. Contact the pub to see what’s in store for tonight.

If you know of something else happening tonight, please leave a comment and share.



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  1. Diamond Knot Alehouse & Brewery will be tapping at 5pm a special cask just for Cinco de Mayo. We will be tapping a cask Jalapeno IPA, so hoppy & spicy all in one glass.

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