Strategy for this Saturday’s Washington Beer Open House

I will update this post as information comes to me about individual events. See below.

Also below, a complete list of participating breweries. This is the largest Washington Beer Open House ever, with 110 breweries participating.

The annual statewide celebration of beer is slated for this Saturday, February 20 from noon – 5:00. The Washington Beer Commission invites you to get out there and enjoy Washington Beer Open House. The list of participating breweries is provided below.

All sorts of events at all sorts of breweries, ranging from rare barrel tastings and new seasonal releases to savory food pairings and other unique surprises. For a map and more info, visit the official Washington Beer Open House website.

-GRAB YOUR FRIENDS and make a day of it
-HEAD OUT to a new neighborhood or town you’ve never visited
-LOOK AROUND your local brew house
-SNEAK a PEEK at the cellar tanks
-MEET the BREWERS behind some of your favorite WA brews
-SAMPLE their unique fermented creations
-TAKE HOME some souvenirs
-TWEET your trip using #WAbeerOH
-POST PICS to the Washington Beer Facebook  page


  • Look at the map and devise an itinerary that moves you from far to near. Start the day away. End the day closer to home.
  • Big breakfast; carbohydrates and proteins.
  • Drink plenty of water. Repeat.
  • Work out, go for a walk, or otherwise get some exercise after breakfast. That will get your metabolism cooking.
  • Start early. Be at your first destination when the doors open at noon.
  • Bring water and stay hydrated between stops.
  • Drink plenty of water. Repeat.
  • Snacks. Lots of snacks.
  • Growlers. You never know what you might run into so it is always a good idea to have a growler or two with you, especially considering the next piece of advice.
  • Designate a driver. Buy your DD dinner at the end of the night. Fill a couple of growlers for them along the way. Incentivize the adventure for your driver.
  • Drink plenty of water. Repeat.


Attention Breweries! If you have info to share about Open House events at your location, use the comments section below.

Schooner Exact Brewing: Brewery tours from 12-5 with brite tank tastings. Rare beers including a special cask. Happy Hour food & recommended beer pairings from 12-5. 4 (4 oz) tasters for $5. 10% off merch and beer to go for WABL members.

Chainline Brewing: Brewery Tours on the hour (1-4) with special tastings throughout the day. Stop in as we welcome back The Worksman Coffee IPA- a beer that will make you a believer!

Black Raven Brewing: Our Brewery will be opened up for viewing and touring with brewery staff on site to answer questions and discuss our beers. This is one of the rare opportunities to see the brewery and talk to the crew that makes your Black Raven beers.

Diamond Knot Brewing – Mountlake Terrace Brewpub: We’ll have complimentary beer-inspired grub from our new banquet menu in the Quarter Deck for you to try, and have rare Diamond Knot beers on tap, including Shipwreck XXXIPA! We have brewery tours planned throughout the day, free of charge, but space is limited to 15 people per tour. We will accept guests on a walk-in basis. If you’d like to reserve your spot, we recommend signing up now. Online reservations: http://goo.gl/forms/Atc0acycFF

Top Rung Brewing: We’ll provide tours of the brewery every hour, have pint and beer flight specials, and have on tap our Heavy Irons Double IPA, Pyrolysis Imperial Stout and feature a special Randall beer. And for any DD we will provide free non-alcoholic beverages and $2 off a growler fill.

Two Beers Brewing: Join us for the release of Fall Line Russian Imperial Stout, plus limited edition taps from both Two Beers Brewing Co. and Seattle Cider Company There’s no reason to go hungry! Plan to have lunch and dinner filled with beer-infused menu items at The Woods thanks to Bread and Circuses kitchen space. 10oz pour – $8. 22oz bottle – $14.

Airways Brewing: We’ll have our doors open for brewery tours on the hour and half hour starting at 12:30. Tour takers will get to taste beers right from the tanks.

Chuckanut Brewery: Tours at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30pm. Our brewers will be here to guide the tour and to discuss the technical side of brewing Chuckanut beer. If you are curious to taste the distinctive flavor of our beer or smell the mouth-watering aroma, Keller bier samples will be given to those 21 and over.

Silver City Brewery: Free tours at 1pm & 3pm. Raffle every 30 minutes. 19.99 12oz. Can Case Sale. $23.99 12oz. Bottle Case Sale. Sneak Peak at Upcoming Brews. Rare, Specialty Brews Showcased. Pre-event Instagram contest: Follow us @SilverCityBrewery, Take a picture of your beer with a visible Silver City logo, Upload to Instagram with the #SCBOPENHOUSE hashtag, Tag three of your Instagram friends. If chosen, redeem your prize AT the Open House event. Prizes include t-shirts, hats, and other beer swag!



  1. Join us at Top Rung Brewing down in Lacey as we participate in the WA Beer Open House 2016. We’ll provide tours of the brewery every hour, have pint and beer flight specials, and have on tap our Heavy Irons Double IPA, Pyrolysis Imperial Stout and feature a special Randall beer. And for any DD we will provide free non-alcoholic beverages and $2 off a growler fill. Join us for a great time and celebrate the WA Beer Open House! South Bay BBQ will also be here with great BBQ.

  2. Join us at Silver City Brewery on February 20th for our participation in the Washington Beer Open House!

    -Free Tours at 1pm & 3pm-
    -Raffle Every 30 Minutes-
    -$19.99 12oz. Can Case Sale-
    -$23.99 12oz. Btl Cases-
    -Sneak Peak at Upcoming Brews-
    -Rare, Specialty Brews Showcased-

    We will also be featuring an Instagram contest leading up to the event:

    -Take a Picture of Your Beer WITH a Visible Silver City Logo-
    -Upload to Instagram with the #SCBOPENHOUSE Hashtag-
    -Tag Three of Your Instagram Friends-
    -If Chosen, Redeem Your Prize AT the Open House Event-
    -Prizes Include T-shirts, Hats, Misc. Beer Swag-
    -No Purchase Required. Email [email protected] for alternate entry requirements.-

    All entries must be posted by Feb. 20th!

  3. Here at Maritime Pacific, we’ll be hosting tours every hour, on the quarter hour. Each tour will include samples of 4 specialty beers in the brewery.

    We will have a firkin of our Hop Surge Triple IPA in the taproom, as well as $10 growler fills, $1 off all bottles to go and food specials throughout.

  4. Badass Backyard Brewing will have open brewery viewing from noon to 5 with both Brewers available to ask questions and talk about our Badass super small brewing process. All 6 beers on tap and ready to be enjoyed, flights on sale for $6. Come by and party with us!

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