washington beer open house

Washington Beer Open House – Saturday, February 25

More than 100 breweries have signed up to participate in Washington Beer Open House. What’s that, you may ask? Well, on Saturday, February 25th from noon ’til 5:00, breweries across the state open their doors and invite you in to tour the brewery, sample some beers, enjoy special releases, and more. Each brewery has its own thing going on. Participating breweries are listed below, keep an eye on the official website for updates.

Some of the participating breweries are not regularly open to the public. Some of the breweries are always open to the public but are offering something special for Open House. Barrel tastings, rare beer releases, food and beer pairings, and so on. Like I said, each brewery has its own plan. You’ll need to check with each brewery to know exactly what’s happening.

Are you a Washington Beer Lover? Are beer hunting and brewery hopping part of your lifestyle? Well then, you should be a member of WABL, the official fan club of Washington Beer. During Washington Beer Open House, WABL members are invited to Counterbalance Brewing in Seattle to claim their passport prizes. You can sign up for WABL there, too, if you aren’t already a member or you can sign up online.

Basically, here’s the way WABL works. You sign up to be a member for $30 a year and they give you a WABL T-shirt and passport. You get a new T-shirt each year when you renew your membership. When you visit a Washington brewery, get your passport stamped. Then you turn in your passport and get prizes, get a new passport and do it again. This is a year-round thing, not just an Open House thing. At events throughout the year you can turn in your passport and pick up your prizes.

Currently, the prize package looks like this: After 20 brewery visits you can redeem your passport for your a WABL insulated pint glass and bottle opener set. Fifty brewery visits will earn you a free membership for the following year.

WABL is operated by the Washington Beer Commission. They describe it like this: “WABL is the official Washington Beer Fan Club. WABL’s mission is to build a community of local craft beer enthusiasts who are pursuing an active, responsible, and social lifestyle built around Washington beer. Join today to show your support of and pride in the craft of Washington beer. And meet other beer lovers around the state. This annual membership is perfect for festival-going, brewery-visiting people who love great beer!”


Washington Beer Open House participating breweries (as of Feb. 8th)

192 Brewing
20 Corners Brewing
5 Rights Brewing
54-40 Brewing
7 Seas Brewery and Taproom
7 Seas Brewing
Airways Brewing
Anacortes Brewery
Anacortes Brewery – H2O
Ashtown Brewing Company
Aslan Brewing Co.
At Large Brewing
Bad Jimmys Brewing
Badass Backyard Brewing
Bainbridge Brewing
Bale Breaker Brewing
Bellevue Brewing Company
Black Label Brewing
Black Raven Brewing
Blewett Brewing
Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro
Bushnell Craft Brewing Company
Cairn Brewing
Cardinal Craft Brewing
Cash Brewing Company
Chainline Brewing Company
Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen
Chuckanut Brewery South Nut Taproom
Cloudburst Brewing
Counterbalance Brewing Co
Crucible Brewing Company
Der Blokken Brewery
Diamond Knot Production Brewery & Taproom
Dicks Brewing
Dirty Bucket Brewing
Downpour Brewing
Dreadnought Brewing
Dru Bru
Dystopian State Brewing
English Setter Brewing
Everybodys Brewing
Figurehead Brewing Co
Fish Brewing
Floating Bridge Brewing
Flycaster Brewing
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
Flying Lion Brewing
Foggy Noggin Brewing
Fortside Brewing Company
Fremont Brewing
Geaux Brewing
Georgetown Brewing
Ghost Runner Brewery
Ghostfish Brewing
Gig Harbor Brewing
Haywire Brewing Co.
Heathen Brewing
Heavy Metal Brewing Co.
Hellbent Brewing Company
Hoh River Brewery
Ice Harbor Brewing
Icicle Brewing
Iron Goat Brewing
Justice Brewing
Kulshan Brewery
Kulshan Brewery – K2 Taproom
Lake Stevens Brewing Company
Lantern Brewing
Lazy Boy Brewing
Loowit Brewing
Lowercase Brewing
Lucky Envelope Brewing
Lumber House Brewery
Machine House Brewery
Maritime Pacific Brewing
McMenamins – Columbia
McMenamins – Mill Creek
McMenamins – Queen Anne
McMenamins Anderson School
Middleton Brewing
Mollusk Restaurant & Brewery
Naked City Brewery and Taproom
Narrows Brewing
No Boat Brewing Company
Odin Brewing
Old Stove Brewing Company
Optimism Brewing Co.
Pacific Brewing and Malting
Perry Street Brewing
Pike Brewing
Postdoc Brewing
Propolis Brewing
Rainy Daze Brewing
Ram Brewing – Tacoma
Ravenna Brewing Company
Redhook Ale Brewery
Resonate Brewery & Pizzeria
Reubens Brews
River City Brewing
River Mile 38 Brewing Co.
River Time Brewing
Rooftop Brewing
Schooner Exact Brewing
Scrappy Punk Brewing
Scuttlebutt Brewing
Silver City Brewery and Taproom
Skookum Brewery
Slaughter County Brewing
Slippery Pig Brewing
Sno Town Brewery
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing
Sound Brewery
Sound to Summit Brewing
Steam Plant Brewing Company
Stones Throw Brewing
Stoup Brewing
Sumerian Brewing
Tacoma Brewing Company
Ten Pin Brewing
Tin Dog Brewing
Top Frog Brewery
Top Rung Brewing
Triplehorn Brewing
Trusty Brewing
Twelve Bar Brews
Twelve Strings Brewing Co.
Two Beers Brewing
Vessel Ales
Walking Man Brewing
Wander Brewing
Wet Coast Brewery
Whitewall Brewing
Yakima Craft Brewing
Young Buck Brewing

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  1. I will bring that to the attention of the Washington Beer Commission. I’m sure it was an oversight, not a slight.

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