The Masonry, the beer-focused pizza joint in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, is teaming up with KEXP 90.3 FM for a Farmhouse Fest on Saturday, February 25th. The Farmhouse Fest features farmhouse-style beers from more than a dozen local and not-so-local breweries. The event takes place at KEXP’s Gathering Space at Seattle Center.
Jester King, Jolly Pumpkin, Ale Apothocary, De Garde, and some other heavy hitters will be represented at Farmhouse Fest. See the list of breweries below.
Before you freak out about the price of tickets to the Farmhouse Fest, you should know that this event benefits KEXP. For those who do not know, KEXP is a world-renowned “listener-powered” radio station, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Folks in Seattle are lucky that it’s local. People stream KEXP around the world and the DJ is just as likely to take a request from someone in London as they are someone in Seattle. You can feel good about the money you spend at Farmhouse Fest and know that there are people all over the world who would love the opportunity to support KEXP in this way.
Support KEXP at Farmhouse Fest Because Corporate Radio Sucks
Unlike other radio stations, KEXP is not controlled by corporate overlords. They do not play ten minutes of commercials for every ten minutes of music. They really don’t play commercials at all, they just mention their sponsors unobtrusively. A huge part of KEXP’s support comes from listeners like you and me. (My wife and I donate on a regular basis.) If you listen to KEXP you have probably noticed that a number of local breweries are KEXP supporters.
Best of all, KEXP controls what they play. These days most radio stations play what the corporate overlords dictate, which is really dictated by record companies and even bigger corporate overlords. That’s why Seattle’s KNDD 107.7 The End plays the same music as Charlotte, North Carolina’s WEND 106.5 The End. You did know that damn near all radio stations in America are now owned by one or two corporations, right? Most “local” radio stations have little or no control over what music they play. KEXP is different.
Farmhouse Fest Particulars
KEXP Gathering Space
472 1st Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Saturday, February 25th
Noon – 4 pm
Visit the official Farmhouse Fest website for details and tickets.
Tickets are $120 per person and includes:
- Tastings, all poured straight from the bottle
- Food from the Masonry’s Kitchen
- Commemorative Event glassware
Breweries Participating in Farmhouse Fest
2nd Shift Brewing: St. Louis, MO
Ale Apothecary: Bend, OR
Anchorage Brewing Company: Anchorage, AK
De Garde Brewing: Tillamook, OR
Engine House #9: Tacoma, WA
Fantome Brewery: Belgium
Fonta Flora Brewery: Morganton, NC
Highland Park Brewery: Los Angeles, CA
Holy Mountain Brewing: Seattle, WA
Jester King Brewery: Austin, TX
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales: Ann Arbor, MI
Monkish Brewing Company: Los Angeles, CA
Sante Adairrius Rustic Ales: Capitola, CA
Tired Hands Brewing Company: Ardmore, PA
More breweries will likely be added.
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