This Saturday, February 24th is Washington Beer Day, a day when the state’s breweries open their doors and invite the public in for special events, brewery tours, seasonal beer releases, barrel tastings, and more. Last week the Governor signed a proclamation declaring February 24th Washington Beer Day, a day to celebrate the states vibrant beer and brewing culture. Until then, it was simply known as Washington Beer Open House. I suppose that’s really what it is. Below I share just a bit of information about what’s happening at some breweries.
Mine is NOT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST and is only offered as an example of what some breweries are doing. Look at the master list of breweries below to get an idea about what each brewery is doing. Also, check with the brewery itself.
Atwood Ales in Blaine – A rare tour of this real real farm house brewery. Because it is a production-only brewery, on a real family farm, this is a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes of their small, unique operation. Tours are available at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm, all you have to do is register for your preferred time. Space is limited to 20 people per tour, due to parking and brewery space constraints. As part of the tour, free beer samples available along with bottles and shirts for sale. More info and registration here.
Black Raven Brewing in Redmond – The brewery will be open for self-guided viewing and self-guided tours, with brewery staff on site to answer questions and discuss beer. Noon until 5:00. The taproom is otherwise open regular hours. 21+. Oh, as an added bonus they will be releasing this year’s version of Wisdom Seeker Double IPA on Saturday.
Chuckanut Brewery in Bellingham and Burlington – At both locations, tours start at noon and 1:30 pm. All ages are welcome at both sites. There will be a food truck a the Burlington location and the kitchen at the Bellingham location opens at 11:00.
Crucible Brewing, Lazy Boy Brewing, and Middleton Brewing in Everett – The annual WA Beer Open House South Everett Pub Craw. Join these three breweries for a fun and walkable pub crawl. They’ll have a special triple-collaboration beer on tap. Different open house events at each brewery.
Georgetown Brewing in Seattle – A rare look into the brewery. Guided 20-minute tours available every hour on the hour, starting at noon, with the last tour departing at 4:00. Spaces are limited, so reservations are required. To sign up for a time, contact the tasting room at 206-766-8055. No open-toed shoes allowed. 21+ only.
SnoTown Brewing in Snohomish – “We have something special planned for this years Wa Beer Open House. Last two years we have collaborated with different local breweries on some brews to be served at each brewery. This year will be very different and very unique. We have reached out to 5 different breweries that have all closed down with in the past year or so. These five brewers/owners are bringing a favorite recipe to be brewed with SnoTown head brewer Frank at SnoTown Brewery. We are calling this: ALL-STAR RESURRECTION BREW PROJECT. All (or most) of the 6 brewers will be in house to answer any questions about the beers.” More details at https://www.facebook.com/events/154738568650398/
North Jetty Brewing in Seaview – Hourly tours of the brewery along with a brief overview of the brewing process and flow of production. They’ll have random trivia questions throughout the day — win some North Jetty swag. Also, a firkin of beer tapped on the bar at noon. They’ll have 16 house-brewed beers on tap, $1.00 off taster flights, and a food truck on site.
Stones Throw Brewing in Bellingham – “Stones Throw Brewery owners, Jack Pflueger & Tony Luciano, will be taking beer lovers on free tours every hour on the hour around their unique brewery which has been built in shipping containers. They will tell the story of the disreputable history of the property, the sustainable building process & of course how they make their beer. Tours will end with tastes straight from the tanks for those who purchased $2 tasters. Family-friendly, dog-friendly.”
That’s just a sample of what’s happening at breweries around Washington this Saturday. See the complete list below, in PDF format. See or download the list here.