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Seattle Beer Week Pick: Erik & Rob’s Bluegrass & Beer Festival

See all our posts about Seattle Beer Week 2014. Below, Seattle Beer Week event information.*

Last year, this was one of my favorite events of Seattle Beer Week. Not surprising, really. I love beer and I love bluegrass music. Mom’s a banjo picker, so I was raised on the stuff.

Banjos and beer have something in common: they tend to make people happy. Here is more information about the event directly from the organizers. This year’s event take’s place at Hale’s Paladium on Saturday, May 10. Note – they’re looking for volunteers. Anyone interested, shoot me a message.

Announcing Erik and Rob’s 2nd Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival

What’s better than bluegrass music and beer? 12 local brewers collaborating with other brewers to make new, one-of-a-kind beers AND 4 bluegrass bands, that’s what better!

brewgrass_2013-1Erik and Rob’s 2nd Annual Bluegrass and Beer Festival will be held on May 10, 2014 in the Palladium at Hale’s Brewery from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. All ticket sales will benefit Northwest Harvest to help fight hunger in Washington. Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets for $25 (

This Seattle Beer Week event SOLD OUT last year, and our goal this year is to raise $5000 for Northwest Harvest. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on a cash-only basis, so buy early to secure your place at the party!

This year’s event features more beer and more music, with sets by returning favorites The Tallboys and Spoonshine, and introducing the Porterbelly Stringband and the Warren G Hardings.

Participating breweries will be collaborating with their chosen partners to create new, special release beers just for this event. They’ve also agreed to donate kegs of these rare brews, as well as be on hand to pour them for you. The breweries (and their collaboration partners) include:

Pike Brewing (with Stoup Brewing)

Naked City (with Airways Brewing)

Fremont Brewing (with Oskar Blues)

Scuttlebutt Brewing (with Alpine Brewing)

7 Seas (with Port Townsend Brewing)

Big Al Brewing (with Finn River Cider)

Hale’s Ales (collaboration TBD)

Big Time Brewing (collaboration TBD)

Diamond Knot (with Skagit River brewing)

American Brewing (With Triple Horn Brewing)

Silver City (collaboration TBD)

Tickets include entrance to the event, a tasting glass, and tickets for 8 beer tastes. More tasting tickets can be purchased at the event, as well as selected food offerings from the Hale’s Ales Pub kitchen (all sales cash only). This is a 21+ event; no pets allowed.

Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 350 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools. It provides more than 1.7 million meals every month to feed hungry people in the state.

Erik works for Oskar Blues and lives in Seattle. Rob works for Hale’s and lives in an alternate reality. Follow the BrewGrass Facebook page at

* Seattle Beer Week 2014 runs from May 8th thru 18th this year. If you’re hosting/organizing an event, send me some information. The closer to “publishable” and “complete” your information, the better your chance of seeing it here on the blog. Images help a lot.

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