We’re Giving Away Ticket to Saturday’s Rockin’ Sips Event in Woodinville

CONTEST NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to Mark, our winner.

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Rockin Sips, an event happening this Saturday in Woodinville (a $70 value). We’ll tell you how to enter to win in just a moment.

Rockin Sips is a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), a cause that is particularly near and dear to the Washington Beer Blog. The event takes place this Saturday, June 8th at the EFESTĒ winery in Woodinville from 4:00 though 7:00. In addition to live music, pizza and wine, Black Raven Brewing and Pike Brewing will pour beer at the event—they’ll both be pouring Saison for your pleasure.

It’s simple, really. You drink some great beer and wine, eat pizza, rock out to some classic tunes and all the proceeds benefit the LLS. The Slacks, a Seattle-based rock-n-pop cover band with attitude, will provide the music. Let’s just say that these dapper gentlemen provide very well-dressed, high quality entertainment. Click here to learn more about the event and to purchase tickets.

The wine list includes wines from EFESTĒ, Rôtie Cellars, Côte Bonneville, Sparkman Cellars, Treveri Cellars will all pour at the event. Black Raven plans to pour Ferrel Saison and Pike plans to pour Saison Houblon. While you’re in the neighborhood, maybe swing by Brickyard Brewing (blog sponsor), Triplehorn Brewing, or Dirty Bucket Brewing. They are all within shouting distance of EFESTĒ.

To enter the drawing for the tickets, simply leave a comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Tell us why you like wine more than beer, or beer more than wine, or why you appreciate both. On Thursday afternoon we will pick a winner. If you leave a comment here on the blog, make sure you provide the correct email address as that’s how we’ll contact the winner. (Nobody sees the email address but me.)

19730 144th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA



  1. Beer more than wine? Wine more than beer? How does one decide when the fleeting mood for one or the other shifts with each hour? Scallops and wine / burgers and beer – they each have their place in my desires. Bring me an IPA or a Syrah and my choice will tell you my aura.

  2. Are you kidding me? It’s been beer for me since I was 17 years old. And craft beer since I had my first Goose Island Honkers Ale about 1990.

  3. There’s a perfect drink for every occasion—whether it’s beer, wine, or whisky. But beer is the most versatile and the most varied.

  4. I used to be into wine tasting, but have been into beer tasting for the last 5-6 years. I have a passion to making beer, and I can really distinguish between a good beer and not so good “craft beers” understanding the hops and the amount of hops it takes to generate a tasty IPA. the history of beer around the world is quite amazing for their unique ideas for taste.

  5. Have to go with wine over beer. Wine has that distinct ability to transport you to the origin of the wine and whether by sipping or smelling the wine, you feel you are a part of its making and all that it encompasses.

  6. Need to choose wine over beer. What other beverage — unless you have had way too many beers — is able to change the vocabulary of normal speaking people into an encyclopedia describing every possible aroma, scent, and taste and do it with such elegance and style:)

  7. Ahh, I’m a forever Northwest girl who elicits unmatched joy from savoring the “fruits” of our unique state. I grew up surrounded by hops and the earliest state vineyards. I was there when Bert Grant opened the first brewpub and fell in love with beer brewed with love and I met the farmers and tasted the wines when there was but a handful of wineries in central Washington. As they say…It’s all good. I live in Redmond now and all I can say is we are fortunate souls to be able to trek in nearly any direction the compass spins and find ourselves at the homes of some of the finest wine and beer on the planet. Rockin Sips combines the nectars of the Northwest with people making a difference—bravo to all participating!

  8. Lately, we have been enjoying brewing our own beers, whether it is a farmhouse saison or an oak aged stout with a hint of vanilla, they all have a time and place. Wine is the same, on a hot summer day having a refreshing rose or a bold cab with a fatty steak, definitely brings a smile to my face. Can’t say I prefer one or another…lets be real, beer and wine are always necessary.

  9. Beer is better because of the variety of ingredients. And Hops. if they made wine with hops I’d be on the fence.

  10. love the craft beer scene, the explosion of interesting taps and generally how the bar has been raised..therefore beer>wine

  11. That’s hard – I go through phases of one or the other. Currently on beer and definitely appreciating the wide variety of styles as compared to wine.

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