Ivar's Acres of Clams, circa 1938. From www.ivars.com

Winter Beers on Seattle's Waterfront – Ivar's NW Winter Beer Tasting

We are giving away a pair of tickets to this event – Ivar’s NW Winter Beer Tasting on Thursday, Dec. 6th. To enter the drawing, go to our Facebook page and leave a comment about this event, or simply leave a comment below. On Monday, December 3rd we will pick a winner at random from all those who leave comments.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been stepping up to the window at Ivar’s on the Seattle waterfront to order clam chowder. I’m sure that many other people who grew up around Seattle can say the same thing. It was years before I realized there was a restaurant beyond the sidewalk café – Ivar’s Acres of Clams. It took me even longer to realize that the restaurant’s bar served good beer.

Ivar Haglund and the restaurants bearing his name are icons around Seattle. Ivar began serving Seattleites traditional Northwest seafood in 1938. There are other Ivar’s restaurants around town, but “Acres” is the original. In keeping with the spirit of the Northwest, the restaurant also takes pride in its tap list.

On Thursday, December 6, Ivar’s Acres of Clams hosts its annual winter beer event – Ivar’s Northwest Winter Beer Tasting. Details below. Not only does this event showcase some great beers, it also pairs the beers with some delicious food. The Executive Chef, Chris Garr, has devised some special pairings for the event, which will be served buffet-style. We list some of the food items below. In all, ten different northwest breweries will be represented: Diamond Knot Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Maritime Pacific Brewing, Fremont Brewing, Ninakasi Brewing, and more.

Ivar's Acres of Clams, circa 1939. From www.ivars.com

Ivar’s Northwest Winter Beer Tasting
Thursday, December 6
6:00 – 8:30
Ivar’s Acres of Clams
$35 gets you beer and food

For tickets and more info visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/290131


Alaskan, Georgetown, Diamond Knot, Elysian, Fremont, Maritime, Ninkasi, Pike, Pyramid, Red Hook


* House smoked bacon wrapped prawn skewers with porter syrup

* Green peppercorn marinated beef skewers with red wine shallot suace

* Tandoori chicken satay, cilantro creme fraiche

* Uli’s French onion sausage slider, winter beer braised sweet onions, horseradish stoneground mustard aioli, and Essential Baking Co baguette crostini

* Gorgonzola risotto fritter, tomato basil garlic sauce

* Cucina Fresca tortellini, Greek olive oil, proscuitto di Parma, basil

* Fried polenta cake, seared rare top sirloin, piquello pepper coulis


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  1. Ivar Haglund was a Puget Sound legend. I hope we can get a ferry named after him. He would be proud to see these Northwest Intuitions working together. Sounds like good food, great beer and a fun event!

  2. I would totally ride on the M/V Ivar Haglund. I’ve always felt that the ferry system should honor other aspects of Washington state history.

  3. I love trying new local beers and can’t wait to see what Seattle is offering this winter! This sounds like a great chance to try a bunch (and amazing food to boot!). Thanks for sharing this event!


  4. Oh how I love Ivars chowder in the winter months. However I will admit that I wasn’t aware of their beer selection.

  5. This is just what I need, Sounds like a fun night out! A good reason to drive over to a great restaurant.

  6. I would love to win because I’m new to Seattle and am discovering its amazing craft beer scene. (I’m also growing to love the mouth-watering menu at Ivar’s.) Pairing the two in such a fantastic locale has all the makings of a memorable evening.

  7. This sounds awesome! I would love to win especially since I have never been to a beer and food tasting event.

  8. Thank you everyone. The contest is now closed. The winner, picked at random from all who left comments, was Bill Bugert, who left a comment over on the Facebook page.

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