Washington Beer Open House – This Saturday

Updated Fri. Feb. 21

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Below is a list of what we know to be happening at various breweries this Saturday for Open House. Take pictures and post them to the Washington Beer Facebook page. Tweet about what you’re doing, use #WAbeerOH so we can all follow each others’ adventures. Have fun, stay hydrated, feed yourself, designate a driver, be safe!

Washington Beer Open House takes place on Saturday, February 22nd. Breweries across the state will open their doors and welcome the public to enjoy a variety of special events. New beer releases, rare beer releases, brewery tours, special tasting opportunities, food and beer pairings, and more. The official hours for Open House are Noon until 5:00. See the official press release from the Washington Beer Commission.

Click here to open the official map of WA Beer Open House (google map).

Here is a list of what we know is going on. We will update this post as we learn more. (And we very likely will learn more.) Otherwise, check with your favorite breweries to see what they’ve got planned. At the bottom of this post is a list of all breweries that are participating. Breweries! Click here to send us a message about what you’ve got planned.

Map of Washington’s 200+ active breweries.

Airways Brewing – We will have a special cask of Blueberry Cinnamon ESB in the Tap room, and will also be doing tours on the hour and half hour between noon and 5 pm with tastings directly from the zwickel on the fermenter. Also, 10% off growler fills during the open house

Bellingham Beer Bus – It’s a hop-on, hop-off kind of thing. The bus will roam around town from brewery to brewery. Start our adventure at one brewery and then just hop-on to go to the next brewery, and so on. Participating breweries: Chuckanut Brewery, Boundary Bay Brewing, Kulshan Brewing, Wander, and Aslan Brewing. Even though the last two aren’t open yet, they’d still like to show off their spaces.

Black Raven Brewing – We will be releasing our brand new triple IPA called Birdserker. This will be available in 12oz bottles to go (limit 2) and in limited amounts in the taproom. Other Fun Stuff: Our Brewery will be opened up for viewing and touring with brewery staff on site to answer questions and discuss our beers..

Boundary Bay Brewing – The annual release of the Imperial IPA bottles.

Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen – Tours with the brewers at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30. Keller beer (straight from the fermentation tanks) for those over 21 to taste.

Elysian Brewing – At the Capitol Hill brewpub, they are tapping a handful of specialty beers at noon. Most are of limited supply and will be gone when they’re gone. Brewer Kevin will be there to answer any of your questions.

foggy_noggin_diabloFoggy Noggin Brewing – They’ll be releasing Diablo del Sol – English Pale Ale – SEASONAL. Sparky would be proud of this incredible interpretation of an English Pale Ale. This beer has a bold hoppy aroma that will warn you to apply sunscreen and put on your sunglasses. A huge amount of hops are added to the end of the boil to make this beer pop. Nice balance with a rich malty sweetness and floral aggressive hoppy pressence will have you thinking Spring is already here. ¡Salud!

Geaux Brewing – Opening our brewery doors. Come on down between noon and 8pm to see how we do it—nano style. We’ll be brewing an Orange Wit that day with a fellow homebrewer so you’ll be able to not only talk to the brewers but also see us in action. We’re also releasing a new beer—a Belgian-style pale. It’ll be a fun time. Families welcome!

Iron Horse Brewing – Iron Horse Brewery is proud to open it’s doors and welcome you to tour the brewery this Saturday Feb 22nd. Our handsomest bravest brewers have gotten together to help plan a beer-tacular almost hour-ish of time just for you and those other people who want to come too. Bring Grandma! We will be hosting 3 guided tours, at 12ish, 1ish, and 2ish. These will happen at our production facility, located at 1621 Vantage Hwy** **this is very important. You can tell because there are two asterisks and not just one. your livelihood depends on this. read more…

silver_city_logo_ad_1Justice Brewing – Open from Noon to 5pm for WA Beer Open House. One of the few days a year you can drop by without an appointment. We will have 4 sour beers on tap for samples and growler fills. New sour beers in bottles as well as some limited old ones. Come by early so you don’t miss out. More info.

Machine House Brewing – We will be featuring live music, cask beer info and our latest creation Dandelion Pale Ale!

Maritime Pacific Brewing and the Jolly Roger Taproom – Starting at 12:15PM, we will have tours every hour until the last tour at 4:15PM. Come check out the Jolly Roger Taproom for beer specials and specialty beers! Come in, chat with our brewers, enjoy come fresh and local beer, and check out Maritime Pacific’s brewing facilities! We hope to see you there!

Naked City Brewing – They’ll be pouring samples of Wild At Heart and Whiskey Barrel Aged Sour in the brewery.

No-Li Brewhouse – Brewery tours, meet & chat with the production team & brewers. Special tappings: Mosaic Dry-Hopped Jet Star @ 2pm, Brewers Breakfast Firkin @ 4pm. $5 taster trays. Small plates & beer pairings special menu.

Northwest Peaks Brewing – 1) Tapping the last keg of our whiskey barrel aged double redoubt. We’ll make more, but that’s it for the foreseeable future. 2) Outside patio will be open rain or shine. 3) Kevin (founder/brewer) will tap a cask (or two?) of Challenger IPA on the patio. There’ll be a couple more beers sold on the patio. 4) Kevin will be around to answer q’s about NW Peaks past, present, and future, as well show off NW Peaks’ equipment (when not serving).

Orlison Brewing – Join us as we celebrate our partnership with Team Gleason and the release of our new Pilsner 37 (see our post). Nordic Smoke BBQ will be on site cooking up some mouthwatering barbeque. more info.

reubens_blimey_tripleReuben’s Brews – Blimey (triple ipa) on tap.  Some bottles of Blimey may still be available (release date is Friday at the brewery). Three barrel aged brews: Rare appearance for our Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout (2013 world beer championships gold medal winner).  Bourbon barrel Auld Heritage. Imperial porter aged in rye whisky barrels (brand new beer!)

River City Brewing – River City Brewing will be doing brewery tours at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm where you can meet the brewer, learn about the beer making process, and try out one of our upcoming beers before anyone else!

Rogue’s Issaquah Brewhouse will release a Cherry Stout.

Schooner Exact Brewing – Big Beers and Small Bites. Enjoy beer and food pairings while having the chance to tour the brewery.

Silver City Brewing – (The brewery and taproom in Bremerton). $5 Winter Bock growler fills. Rare & aged beer sample flights from the “Brewmaster’s Secret Library.” Free tours at 1pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm. Special discounts on case beer.

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“Snohomish Brewery Loop Tour” – Part of this year’s WA Beer Open House. Noon – 5 pm. Here’s the Challenge – visit 6 participating breweries in one day. Pick up a stamp book at your first brewery and get your book stamped at each one, turn it in at your last visit and qualify for a drawing – the winner receives the Mother Lode of Swag! Paricipating Breweries: Diamond Knot, Big E Ales, Skuttlebutt, Skookum, Lazy Boy, and American Brewing!

Stoup Brewing – We will be offering brewery tours every hour on the 1/2 hour. First one is at 12:30 and the last is at 4:30.

Spinnaker Bay BrewingOpening early (at noon) instead of the usual 3 pm.

Tacoma Brewing – Stop by between noon and 9 pm. There is sure to be a special beer or two on tap made just for the event!

Tin Dog Brewing – One of Seattle’s newest brewery. Filling growlers and releasing a new beer – Belgian blonde.

Triplehorn Brewing – The grand opening of the new tasting room at Triplehorn Brewing. Later, at 8 pm, they’ll have live music and officially celebrate. Click here for event details.

White Bluffs Brewing – Tours all day, special food.


List of breweries participating in the 2014 Washington Beer Open House

Airways Brewing
American Brewing
Bainbridge Island Brewing
Bale Breaker Brewing
Black Raven Brewing
Boundary Bay Brewery
Brickyard Brewing
Chuckanut Brewery
Der Blokken Brewery
Diamond Knot Brewery
Diamond Knot Brewpub
Diamond Knot Camano
Diamond Knot Pizza House
Diamond Knot Production
Dick’s Brewing
Dirty Bucket Brewing
Elliott Bay Public House
Elysian Brewery
Epic Ales
Foggy Noggin Brewing
Fremont Brewing
Geaux Brewing
Hale’s Ales Pub
Harmon Tap Room
Herbert B. Friendly
Hi-Fi Brewing
Hilliard’s Beer
Hopped Up Brewing
Icicle Brewing
Iron Goat Brewing
Iron Horse Brewery
Issaquah Brewhouse
Justice Brewing
Kulshan Brewing Co
Lazy Boy Brewing
Loowit Brewing
Machine House Brewery
Maritime Pacific Brewing
McMemanins Six Arms
McMenamins Mill Creek
McMenamins Columbia
Middleton Brewing
Mt. Tabor Brewing
No-Li Brewhouse
Northwest Peaks Brewery
Northwest Sausage & Deli
Odin Brewing
Orlison Brewing
Pike Brewing
Ramblin’ Road Brewery
Redhook Brewery
Reuben’s Brews
River City Brewing
Anacortes Brewery
Rooftop Brewing
Schooner EXACT Brewing
Scuttlebutt Brewing
Seapine Brewing
Silver City Brewery
Slaughter County Brewing
Slippery Pig Brewery
Spinnaker Bay Brewing
Stoup Brewing
Tacoma Brewing
Tin Dog Brewing
Triplehorn Brewing
Twelve Bar Brews
Two Beers Brewing
Valholl Brewing
White Bluffs Brewing
Wingman Brewers
Yakima Craft Brewing