This is a great gift idea, and it’s also a great pre-Valentine’s Day plan. Kill two birds with one stone. Dubbed, “foreplay before the big day,” tickets are now on sale for Pike Brewing’s 8th Annual Chocofest, a celebration of all the most beautiful, delicious and decadent things life in Seattle has to offer, with beer, booze and food provided by more than 65 of the area’s breweries, wineries, distilleries, restaurants, cheese makers, bakers and chocolatiers.
This year the event takes place on Sunday, January 31st from 6:00 – 9:00 at the Pike Brewing Company’s brewery and pub near Pike Place Market. Tickets are on sale right now. The price of admission includes ten drink tokens, a commemorative glass, food, live music and discounted parking at a nearby garage.
It’s called Chocofest, but it’s about a lot more than chocolate. Beer is provided by some of the area’s top breweries, including some chocolate-infused cask-conditioned beers. You’ll also sample products from local distillers, wineries, restaurants, bakers, cheese makers, and, of course, chocolatiers. The list of participants is below.
Tickets are $50 with proceeds benefiting Puget Soundkeeper, an organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the waters of Puget Sound. This is a 21+ event. For complete details and tickets visit the official Chocofest website at http://pikebrewing.com/events/chocofest/
Or purchase tickets directly here: http://chocofest16.brownpapertickets.com/
BREWERIES: 7 Seas, Airways, Anderson Valley, Belekus, Cloudburst, Fort George, Georgetown, Ghostfish, Merchant Du Vin, Naked City, Pike Brewing Company, Scuttlebutt, Spinnaker Bay, Wingman
CHOCOLATE & SWEETS: Chukar Cherries, Cupcake Royale, Evolve Truffles, Fran’s Chocolates, Gelatiamo, Hot Cakes, Hot Chocolat, JonBoy Caramels, KuKuRuZa Popcorn, Luv Macarons, Chocolate Krak, Dolcetta Artisan Sweets, Ritrovo Italian Regional Foods, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Tease Chocolates, Theo Chocolate
RESTAURANTS & BAKERIES: Café Lago, Copperleaf at Cedarbrook Lodge, Goldfinch Tavern, Grand Central Bakery, Honest Biscuits, Kaspars, Macrina Bakery, Maximilien, Metropolitan Market, The Pike Pub, Pomegranate Bistro, RN74, Salish Lodge & Spa, The Shelburne Inn, Simple & Crisp, Willapa Hills Cheese
OYSTERS: Hama Hama
SPIRITS: broVo Spirits, Copperworks Distilling, Dry Fly Distilling, Fremont Mischief, Niche, Sidetrack Distillery, Sound Spirits, Westland Distillery, Woodinville Whiskey, Click Wholesale
WINE, CIDER & MEAD: Bronco, Chinook Wines, Classical Wines, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Forgerone Cellars, JM Cellars, Penn Cove Wines, Sky River Brewing
COFFEE: Caffe Vita
ICE SCULPTURE: Creative Ice
Pike Chocofest benefits Puget Soundkeeper with a mission to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound. Soundkeeper actively monitors Puget Sound through kayak patrols and uses the Soundkeeper patrol boat on a weekly basis enlisting a network of trained volunteers to detect and report pollution.