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New beer festival coming to Shoreline in August

There’s always room for another beer festival. Today we want to tell you about the inaugural 4-Corners Brewfest in Shoreline, WA. The event takes place on Saturday, August 13th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Innis Arden Clubhouse. Twenty Washington breweries will pour more than 40 beers at the event, which is a fundraiser for the The Washington Beer Blog is happy to welcome the festival as our newest sponsor.

Steve Kerr, speaking on behalf of, told us that they modeled the event after beer tasting events organized by the Phinney Neighborhood Association in Seattle: the PNA Summer Beer Taste and the PNA Winter Beer Taste. Like those events, the 4-Corners Brewfest benefits the neighborhoods that the organization serves, but it also provides the larger community with a fun event.

Last Saturday we attended the PNA Summer Beer Taste. It was a great event and we already look forward to the PNA Winter Beer Taste. If the 4-Corners Brewfest is anything like those events—and by all indications it will be—then it will be an equally successful beer festival.

The 4-Corners Brewfest will feature live music by Takes All Kinds, a Bellingham-based rock-n-blues band. Food, provided by local restaurants, is included in the cost of admision. The event also gives the crowd an opportunity to vote for their favorite beers. Local pubs and bars will then be encouraged to put the winning beers on tap.

About 4-Corners

Four neighborhoods come together at one intersection in Shoreline. The organizers of the event,, have a simple mission: enhance and strengthen community relationships between and among the 4-Corners neighborhoods of Hillwood, Innis Arden, Richmond Beach and Richmond Highlands. The 4-Corners Brewfest will not only earn money for the four neighborhood foundations, it will also strengthen the community by creating a spirit of unity between the four neighborhoods.

The Breweries:

  • 192 Brewing (Kenmore)
  • American Brewing (Edmonds)
  • Big E Ales (Lynnwood)
  • Diamond Knot Brewing (Mukilteo)
  • Elysian Brewing (Seattle)
  • Emerald City Beer Co. (Seattle)
  • Fremont Brewing (Seattle)
  • Gallagher’s Where-U-Brew (Edmonds)
  • Georgetown Brewing (Seattle)
  • Hale’s Ales (Seattle)
  • Hood Canal Brewing (Kingston)
  • Lantern Brewing (Seattle)
  • Mac & Jack Brewery (Redmond)
  • Maritime Pacific Brewing (Seattle)
  • Naked City Brewing (Seattle)
  • Silver City Brewing (Silverdale)
  • Snoqualmie Falls Brewing (Snoqualmie)
  • Sound Brewing (Poulsbo)
  • Two Beers Brewing (Seattle)
  • Wingman Brewer (Tacoma)


Advance tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Beach House Greetings at 626 NW Richmond Beach Road (cash or check) or online at Brown Paper Tickets.  American Brewing, Big E Ales, and Naked City Brewing also have a limited number of tickets for sale in their respective taprooms.  Admission includes ten 5 oz. samples of some of the tastiest craft beers this area has to offer, great food from Shoreline area restaurants, non-alcoholic beverages, live music, and plenty of fun. Space is limited so be sure to get your tickets early.

More Info

For more information on 4-Corners BrewFest, go to or join the 4-Corners BrewFest 2011 Facebook group.

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  1. Those 4 predominantly wealthy neighborhoods need my $30 dollars for “relationship enhancement” like Lake City needs a polo grounds.

    Now if they had a worthy cause, like school maintenance or a homeless shelter on the 18th hole of the Highlands golf course, then I’m might attend…

  2. I’m all for another beer festival…but, I will be at the Pub at Pipers Creek for the Smoke-Off that day. They have a raffle with some pretty great prizes and that money goes to charity. Hope for better planning next year.

  3. At the risk of sounding defensive, I have to disagree with Biliruben’s comments above, which appear to confuse The Highlands with the Richmond Highlands neighborhood.

    Historically, the 13 neighborhood associations of Shoreline have operated fairly autonomously. 4-Corners.Org was created to overcome the balkanization that has developed and to jumpstart greater coordination and sharing of resources. We started with 4 because, geographically, the 4 neighborhoods share a number of common issues as they relate to quality of life, including traffic, safety, and economic, educational, and environmental concerns. All 4 neighborhoods feed into the same Middle School (Einstein) and High School (Shorewood) and all were affected by the closure of an elementary school in Richmond Highlands.

    Of the 4, the Richmond Beach Community Association is the most established. In addition to monthly community meetings on a variety of topics (emergency preparedness, school issues, candidate’s forum, Shoreline Parks Department, traffic, etc.) it hosts a variety of community events throughout the year (Halloween carnival, Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, sandcastle building contest, Youth Jam talent show, park cleanups and graffiti eradication parties, etc.). The RBCA also provides music endowments and photography scholarships for local students and sponsors Night out Against Crime block parties.

    By contrast, The Hillwood Community Network and Richmond Highlands Neighborhood Association are less established. Although both neighborhoods are geographically quite large, only a handful of individuals are keeping both organizations afloat. As a result, outreach efforts (organizing community pea patches, park beautification, providing services for the elderly, etc.) can be challenging. Both associations would like to increase their membership and volunteer bases to improve and increase the services offered.

    The hope is for 4-Corners BrewFest to become an anchor event that will provide traction for the Richmond Highlands and Hillwood neighborhood associations to allow them grow, build up their volunteer rosters, and become more established in their respective communities. At the same time, members of each of the 4 neighborhoods will be expected to jointly contribute to the event’s planning and success. As 4-Corners BrewFest grows, we’ll continually strive to ‘make the circle bigger’ by extending into other neighborhoods.

    Of course the other primary purpose of 4-Corners BrewFest is to bring good beer to an area awash with yellow water from InBev and SABMiller. Aside from Darrell’s, Jersey’s, or the Cabin, Shoreline has become somewhat of a beer wasteland. 4-Corners BrewFest hopes to do what we can to change that. We’ve got an outstanding line up of brewers pouring on our maiden voyage and we’d love to have you join us on August 13th.


    Steve Kerr
    4-Corners BrewFest Co-Chair

  4. You are correct regarding my confusion, though my general conclusion probably won’t change.

    I do appreciate you providing more background details on the event and the communities and groups.

  5. That’s a part of the city I have not visited before. The brewery lineup looks first rate. I look forward to attending.

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