Inaugural Georgetown Beer Festival – September 14th


The Georgetown Merchants Association presents the inaugural Georgetown Beer Festival on Saturday, September 14th. This hyper-local beer festival focuses on breweries located in the Georgetown neighborhood and breweries located in nearby communities like Beacon Hill, South Park, and SoDo. The event takes place at the Georgetown Trailer Park Mall from noon until 5:00.

It used to seem like the Washington Brewers Festival, which featured Washington-brewed beers exclusively, was a local beer festival. None of them out-of-state breweries were allowed. Given the proliferation of breweries across Washington, and across the nation, beer festivals that focus on hyper-local breweries might become more common in the future. For instance, the Ballard-Brewed beer festivals that took place last spring and last winter were both well-attended and very successful. In my opinion, I think we will (and should) see more locally-focused festivals like this, though in most places the scope will need to extend beyond a single neighborhood. Sadly, not every neighborhood enjoys such a high density of breweries as Georgetown and Ballard.

Georgetown has a proud history when it comes to beer. It is the former home of Rainier Beer, which once operated the nation’s sixth-largest brewery along what is now Airport Way. Today the neighborhood is home to six breweries, including Washington’s top-producing craft brewery, Georgetown Brewing Company.

Participating Breweries:

  • Counterbalance Brewing
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Flying Lion Brewing
  • Future Primitive Brewing
  • Georgetown Brewing
  • Ghostfish Brewing
  • Jellyfish Brewing
  • Lowercase Brewing
  • Machine House Brewing
  • Perihelion Brewery
  • Seapine Brewing
  • Tin Dog Brewing

Tickets redeemable for beverages are available on site. The festival is restricted to ages 21 and over with valid ID.


Posted by Kendall Jones.