Washington Brewers Festival – Participating Breweries & More Info

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Tickets are now on sale for the Washington Brewers Festival. We provide festival details below. Once again the Washington Beer Blog will be onsite all weekend, June 15 – 17, blogging and tweeting live from the event. Stop by our booth; we may have something fun in store for you.

The Washington Beer Commission just released the list of breweries participating at this year’s Washington Brewers Festival. Look forward to more than 200 different beers from 64 different Washington breweries. We list the participating breweries below.

As we reported a few months ago, this year the Washington Brewers Festival moves to a new location: Marymoor Park in Redmond. The new venue offers several advantages, such as ample parking and easier access, while still providing a luscious, tree-lined, park-like atmosphere. Compared to St. Edward State Park in Kenmore, the festival’s previous home, the location just off of the freeway, along two main arterial streets, will make getting in an out of the event seem like a breeze. The Burke-Gilman Trail provides easy access via foot or bicycle. What’s more, there are hotels within walking distance. Here are the event details:

Click here to see the list of participating breweries.

Washington Brewers Festival – Father’s Day Weekend

DATES

  • Friday, June 15, 4 – 9pm- 21-and-over only
  • Saturday, June 16, 11am – 9pm- All ages
  • Sunday, June 17, 11am – 6pm- All ages

LOCATION

King County’s Marymoor Park

6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA

There is a $5 on-site parking fee (just $1 on Friday). Carpooling is strongly encouraged. Metro Bus service is available from Seattle to within a mile of the venue.

ADMISSION

Friday – $15 advance tickets/at the door. 21+ only. (Friday advance tickets available online only.) Friday admission includes a tasting cup and 4 tasting tokens.

Saturday & Sunday – $20 advance tickets ($25 online after May 31) or $25 at the door. Admission includes a tasting cup and 6 tasting tokens. Advance tickets are available online and at local outlets. All Ages. Those under 21 admitted free (must be accompanied by a parent)

Designated Drivers

Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the gate only. It includes complimentary water, root beer and the entertainment.

BEERS

The Festival is a celebration of world class beer brewed here in Washington, offering a great variety of craft beer including many NW style hoppy beers, refreshing summer seasonal brews and hard-to-find rarities. Friday is a Washington Beer-exclusive event and select Washington breweries will be open (40+ breweries) with many offering Friday-exclusive beers. Saturday and Sunday will feature a 64 brewery lineup with more than 200 beers on tap.

Back this year is the Buzz Cart, a unique beer bar that will tap a special premium kegs at different times each day of the festival.

KIDS

In addition to the spectacular beer selection for dads the Festival offers many activities for the young ones including bouncy toys and a kids’ craft tent where they can make Fathers Day gifts. In addition Washington Beer’s own root beer garden will serve up premium craft root beer brewed by local breweries.

CIDER/WINE

This year’s expanded Cider & Wine Tasting Tent will feature four Washington cider makers and a nice selection of wine from Vessel Wine Company.

LIVE MUSIC

From funk, alt-country rock to blues, just like the beer selection the Festival’s music lineup also features an eclectic blend of the Northwest musical talents. Friday night features Geoffrey Castle and Saturday night features Nigel Mustafa.

FOOD

Fantastic offerings including locally renowned Skillet and Jerk Station making delicious pairings with Washington beer!

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES

  • 192 Brewing
  • 7 Seas Brewing
  • Airways Brewing
  • Alpine Brewing
  • American Brewing
  • Anacortes Brewery
  • Barhop Brewing
  • Big Al Brewing
  • Big Time Brewery
  • Black Raven Brewing
  • Boundary Bay Brewery
  • Brickyard Brewing
  • Chuckanut Brewery
  • Diamond Knot Brewing
  • Dick’s Brewing
  • Dirty Bucket Brewing
  • E9 Brewery
  • Elliott Bay Brewing
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Emerald City Beer
  • Fish Brewing
  • Flyers Brewery
  • Foggy Noggin Brewing
  • Fremont Brewing
  • Gallaghers Where U Brew
  • Georgetown Brewing
  • Golden Hills Brewing
  • Hale’s Ales Brewery
  • Harmon Brewing
  • Hilliard’s Beer
  • Ice Harbor Brewing
  • Iron Horse Brewery
  • Kona Brewing
  • Kulshan Brewing
  • Lantern Brewing
  • Mac & Jack’s Brewing
  • McMenamins Breweries
  • Naked City Brewery
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • North Sound Brewing
  • No-Li Brewing
  • NW Peaks Brewery
  • Odin Brewing
  • Old Schoolhouse Brewing
  • Paradise Creek Brewery
  • Pike Brewing
  • Port Townsend Brewing
  • Ram Brewery
  • Redhook Brewery
  • Riverport Brewing
  • Roslyn Brewing
  • Schooner Exact Brewing
  • Scuttlebutt Brewing
  • Silver City Brewery
  • Skookum Brewery
  • Snipes Mountain Brewery
  • Snoqualmie Falls Brewing
  • Sound Brewery
  • Trade Route Brewing
  • Twelve Bar Brews
  • Twelve String Brewing
  • Two Beer
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing
  • Wingman Brewers

10 Responses to Washington Brewers Festival – Participating Breweries & More Info
  1. Paul L
    May 24, 2012 | 11:27 pm

    Looks like the new location sucks for people who want to use the bus to get there. Just one bus route serving the area and then you have to walk almost a mile to the park from the bus stop. Gee thanks. I guess I’ll skip it this year since I’m not going to drive and finding a designated driver isn’t easy. Hopefully they will pick a better location next year that’s more accessible by bus.

  2. Tom
    May 25, 2012 | 7:58 am

    Do you know if they plan on having a shuttle service like in previous years? I couldn’t find anything on the website.

  3. Kendall Jones
    May 25, 2012 | 9:44 am

    As far as I know, no shuttle service. The past few years the shuttle was offered primarily because there was not nearly enough parking at the venue. Marymoor has gobs of parking. I’ll check with the Commission but pretty sure there is no shuttle this year. IF THERE IS a shuttle this year, I will update this post. Otherwise, no shuttle.

  4. Kendall Jones
    May 25, 2012 | 10:02 am

    Paul, I don’t remember it being exactly easy to get to St. Edward State Park on a bus either. Unless you’re talking about the shuttle (see above). I am sorry you will not be attending this year. We will miss you. Do you remember when this event was at the old Herb Farm in Fall City? Boonies. And when it was at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion a few years ago people revolted because kids weren’t allowed (city policy) and the event was inside on a beautiful sunny day. King County is not exactly replete with places that can legally accommodate this kind and size of event. Your comment makes it sound like you have a particular place in mind. Where? Just curious.

  5. Paul L
    May 25, 2012 | 6:38 pm

    Kendall, yes I’m talking about having more bus route options to park and rides and having the shuttle buses run from there. I have only lived in Seattle for 3 years so I wasn’t around for the sites you mentioned. I just wish they could hold the festival near downtown like they do for the Portland Brewers festival. Wishful thinking I know. :)

  6. Chris Clark
    May 25, 2012 | 9:44 pm

    How about Seward Park? There are all sorts of big attendance events there. Not much parking in the park but loads on the streets nearby plus excellent bus service which connects not only to downtown but to the light rail. Ironically the closest thing to the old Herbfarm in terms of sylvan setting (St. Edward Park was confining and the police presence way out of proportion).

  7. Kendall Jones
    May 26, 2012 | 8:36 am

    Seattle city parks are not an option for this kind of event. The City has rules. While you can have a beer garden at Hemp Fest, Folklife, etc. you cannot have a beer festival like this at a city park. Even at Seattle Center it has to be a quarantined area with no kids allowed. Like a beer garden. Or like Seattle International Beer Fest, which is basically a big beer garden (and not nearly big enough for this event). Organizers (and fest goers) seem set on the idea that this event be family friendly–that the Father’s Day Beer Fest should allow kids. Whether you like the new location or not, know that the Commission has an Events Committee that puts a lot of thought and research into this festival. I’d love to see it at Myrtle Edwards Park on the waterfront, but…

  8. Tony B.
    June 6, 2012 | 9:53 am

    Do you know of there are any plans to add a guide to Guidebook (apps available for most smartphones)? Do you think anyone would get mad if I just went ahead and built a simple one based on info that’s been given out publicly? At the very least it would have the list that given here: http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102329572571-64/2012WABFBeerListWebsite.pdf and more if I can find a map before the event.

  9. admin
    June 6, 2012 | 11:09 am

    Tony, I will ask the powers-that-be. I wouldn’t be surprised if something is already in the works. Stay tuned.

  10. admin
    June 6, 2012 | 11:23 am

    It sounds like some sort of mobile guide is in the works. Maybe even added to the WA Beer mobile app.

    Also, I’ll be doing a post late next week, just prior to the festival, that will also provide a lot of useful information. The Washington Beer Blog is optimized for mobile so that will be helpful. It will be available here on the blog and also on WashingtonBeer.com. Last year, people printed my guide and showed up at the festival with it in hand. We’ll try to get a bit more sophisticated this year.