We are now halfway through Seattle Beer Week 2018. The 10th annual, 10-day celebration of Seattle’s vibrant beer culture continues with dozen and dozens of events across the city and around the area. I encourage you to peruse the official events calendar, find some events that interests you, and get out there and do something.
Here are just some of the events happening in the coming days that I find especially compelling. Again, just my picks. There is a lot happening this week beyond what I list below.
Tuesday, May 15 – Can You Handle My Randall at the Pine Box in Seattle (Capitol Hill). They will pour 12 different beers through 12 different Randalls, each packed with lord knows what. Go find out. These guys are the Randall masters! Twelve Randalls? Who does that?
Wednesday, May 16 – Bellingham Beer Night at Ounces in West Seattle. By now you are likely aware that Bellingham is home to several great breweries. Seven of those breweries will have representatives at the event for a joint brewers night celebration. Lots of Bellingham brews will be flowing.
Wednesday, May 16 – Naked City Half-Décima Pig Roast BBQ at Naked City Brewery in Greenwood. It’s time to roast a pig raised on Naked City Brewery’s spent grain. The outdoor BBQ party will feature all of the first five beers in Naked City’s 10th anniversary Décima series.
Thursday, Mat 17 – The Hopnificent Seven Part 2, at Latona Pub in Green Lake. Celebrate seven great breweries at one of Seattle’s oldest, best, and best-loved beer bars. The seven breweries are Pike, Pfriem, Fort George, Breakside, Ecliptic, Reuben’s, and Matchless.
Thursday, May 17 – Bob’s Brown Beer Night, at Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle. Last Saturday, Georgetown Brewing released this year’s version of Bob’s Brown Ale. Actually, four different beers this year. Try four different versions of Bob’s at the Bev. Not sure what this whole Bob’s thing is about? Click here.
Friday, May 18 – Nitro Fest, at Teku Tavern in Seattle (S. Lake Union). If you love beer poured via nitro, don’t miss this event. It’s a complete tap takeover – all 50 taps will be dedicated to nitrogen-pushed beers. The only Guinness that matters at this event is the Guinness Book of World Records, because this might be one. Seriously.
Friday, May 18 – Bodacious Beverages, at Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle. Twenty-five rare and unusual beers on tap for your pleasure. Whether you like hoppy, sour, barrel-aged, or sweet, they’ve got you covered. Taster trays and designated drivers encouraged.
Friday, May 18 – Dick, Kim and Friends, at The Pine Box in Seattle (Capitol Hill). Dick Cantwell and Kim Jordan are legendary figures in the world of American craft beer. They’ll be in the house and will curate a special tap lineup with special treats from New Belgium and others.
Saturday, May 19th – Reuben’s and Friends Invitational Beer Fest, at Reuben’s Brews in Ballard. For the second year, Reuben’s Brews has invited some special guests for a day of guest beers. Specialty and hard-to-find beers from near and far.
Saturday, May 19th – Beers and Birds with Black Raven, at Ounces in West Seattle. Attenntion beer-loving bird nerds, this is exactly what it sounds like. Cool birds on site to help you enjoy your beer. A falconer will be there with birds. Vultures, owls, ravens, etc.
Sunday, May 20th – German-Style vs. German, at die Bierstube, Seattle (Ravenna). Four authentic German-brewed beers on tap alongside four American-brewed versions of the same style. You be the judge. This is the official Beer Week finale.