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 –