Drinking in the rain, Skamania style

This past weekend we pointed the Washington Beer Cruiser south through the torrential rain to Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA, where they were hosting a Celebration of Beer weekend. (Read our prior post about the event.) The planners wisely rented a large tent for the event, and it certainly wasn’t a chilly day, so the crowd enjoyed beer, food and music in warmth and comfort despite the downpour. We heard from folks who came from Washougal, Hood River, Enumclaw and Seattle – so basically from all over the northwest.

Stand-out beers included Killer Green, an outstanding fresh-hop IPA  from Double Mountain, and the two fresh hop beers from Snipes Mountain, 2Fresh and Harvest.

The weekend included a nine-hole golf tourney (12 golfers braved the rain, we did not); a food-and-beer pairing session with Doug Ellenberger from Everybody’s Brewing, the beer fest itself, a beer-centric buffet dinner and a kegs-and-eggs breakfast buffet (at which we didn’t see a soul still drinking).

Enjoy some of our soggy pictures from the weekend –

Jeff Winn from Yakima Craft, Shawn Loring from Lazy Boy and Chris Miller from Snipes Mountain (with Kendall Jones, WA Beer Blog)
Larry and Ana Pratt from Salmon Creek
The South Lawn at Skamania - who's going to let a little rain stop em?
Nice crowd, despite the rain
These musicians jammed for four hours - kudos to them!
Great beer list in the Skamania Lounge after the fest
Serious nachos in the Skamania River Rock lounge


  1. Looks like a wicked weekend. Do you know if there are any beer related events going on in the Seattle area on the November 6&7? making a trip down from Canada. Also, any can’t miss breweries on the way?

  2. Hi Brian – there aren’t any events on our calendar yet that weekend but I wouldn’t be surprised if some were added as we get closer to November. Keep an eye on our calendar, we keep it updated regularly.
    Breweries between Canada and Seattle, I assume on the I-5 corridor? If you haven’t been to Chuckanut or Boundary Bay you can hit both those off the same exit in Bellingham. Skagit in Mt Vernon is good, or for an off-the-beaten-path experience try Birdsview in Concrete, WA (farther from the freeway).
    You can also find links to all these breweries and more on our Washington Breweries page.
    Cheers! Kim

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