That’s not a typo – Cairn Brewing is not hosting a traditional German-style Oktoberfest. Instead, they are partnering with Friends of the North Creek Forest (FNCF) for OktoberFOREST – a series of events to promote healthy forests, clean water and beer.
This is the second year that Cairn has partnered in this promotion, which is a month-long series of events and benefits. Additionally, Cairn is about to release a new benefit beer, Spruce Hugger. This spruce-infused Red IPA will be available October 4th in draft pours and 16-oz 4-pack sales. Cairn will donate $1/pint and 4-pack to FNCF, a non-profit supporting the City of Bothell’s 64-acre urban forest.
Cairn will also host three related pub talks –
Thursday, October 3rd, 7 p.m. – “What’s new at the North Creek forest” plus Spruce Hugger release party, featuring Brandon and Rachel from Beers at the Bottom.
Thursday, October 10th, 7 p.m. – “Bats, Wonderful Bats: Nature’s Pollinators and Insect Eaters,” with John Basset of Bats Northwest.
Thursday, October 17th, 7 p.m. – “Supporting Our Southern Resident Orca Whales,” with Orca Conservancy and Whale Scout.
Additionally, there is an offsite event on Saturday, October 5th, 10 a.m., the OktoberFOREST Citizen Science Walk – RSVPs requested.
And Cairn is hosting a 50/50 raffle benefit, $5/ticket, drawing to be held at the brewery on Saturday, October 19th at 6 p.m.
Cairn is a family friendly and dog friendly brewpub located at 7204 NE 175th St, Kenmore. For more information on these events, visit the Cairn Brewing Facebook page.