21 June 2010

Back from the Washington Brewers Festival!



Was impressed how many breweries from all over the country showed up at Saint Edwards park in Kenmore this rainy weekend.  I was not expecting so many out of state breweries to be here, but the turnout was amazing.

The park grounds is situated on top of an old Catholic seminary, which I think appropriate, just North and East of Seattle.

For the most part getting a beer was as easy as walking up and asking for one, but there were a few places that had some lines and one in particular that was astonishingly long with respect to the length of the lines anywhere else.  If anyone can guess who that was, I'll send you a t-shirt!

Here is the official lineup as per the festival website:


Washington 
192 Brewing*- Kenmore, WA
7 Seas Brewing*- Gig Harbor, WA
Airways Brewing- Kent, WA
Alpine Brewing- Oroville, WA
Anacortes Brewery*- Anacortes, WA
Baron Brewing/Three Skulls Ales*- Seattle, WA
Big Al Brewing*- Seattle, WA
Big Time Brewery- Seattle, WA
Black Raven Brewing*- Redmond, WA
Boundary Bay Brewery- Bellingham, WA
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen- Bellingham, WA
Diamond Knot Brewing*- Mukilteo, WA
Elliott Bay Brewing- Seattle & Burien, WA
Demolition Ale (Strong Pale Ale)
Wit von Boorian (Belgian Wheat Beer)
Elysian Brewing*- Seattle, WA
Fish Brewing*- Olympia, WA
Flyers Restaurant & Brewery*- Oak Harbor, WA
Foggy Noggin Brewing*- Bothell, WA
Gallagher's Where U Brew- Edmonds, WA
Georgetown Brewing*- Seattle, WA
Hale's Ales Brewery*- Seattle, WA
Harmon Brewing*- Tacoma, WA
Hood Canal Brewery*- Kingston, WA
Iron Horse Brewery*- Ellensburg, WA
Issaquah Brewhouse- Issaquah, WA
Lazy Boy Brewing*- Everett, WA
Mac & Jack's Brewing- Redmond, WA
Maritime Pacific Brewing- Seattle, WA
McMenamin's Brewery*- Seattle, WA
Naked City Brewery*- Seattle, WA
Northern Lights Brewing*- Spokane, WA
Odin Brewing- Seattle, WA
Old Schoolhouse Brewery*- Winthrop, WA
Pike Brewing*- Seattle, WA
Port Townsend Brewing*- Port Townsend, WA
Pyramid Breweries*- Seattle, WA
Ram Restaurant & Brewery*- Seattle, WA
Redhook Ale Brewery*- Woodinville, WA
Rock Bottom Brewery*- Seattle, WA
Rock Bottom Brewery*- Bellevue, WA
Roslyn Brewing- Roslyn, WA
Schooner Exact Brewing*- Seattle, WA
Scuttlebutt Brewing*- Everett, WA
Seattle Beer News/Big Al Brewing*- Seattle, WA
Silver City Brewery*- Silverdale, WA
Skookum Brewery*- Arlington, WA
Snipes Mountain Brewing- Sunnyside, WA
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing*- Snoqualmie, WA
Trade Route Brewing- Pacific, WA
Two Beers Brewing*- Seattle, WA

Alaska
Alaskan Brewing- Juneau, AK

California
Firestone Walker Brewing- Paso Robles, CA
Sierra Nevada Brewing- Chico, CA
Stone Brewing- Escondido, CA

Colorado
New Belgium Brewing- Fort Collins, CO
Oskar Blues Brewery- Lyons, CO

Delaware
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery - Milton, DE

Hawaii 
Kona Brewing- Kailua Kona, HI

Illinois 
Goose Island Beer Co. - Chicago, IL

Missouri
Boulevard Brewing - Kansas City, MO

Oregon
BridgePort Brewing- Portland, OR
Deschutes Brewery- Bend, OR
Double Mountain Brewery- Hood River, OR
Ninkasi Brewing - Eugene, OR
Widmer Brothers Brewing- Portland, OR

I think my favorite beers would have to be Goose Island who brought their "Matilda," a Belgian Pale Ale, and Chuckanut Brewery who served me up a taste of their "Vienna" (delicious).

 


It was a great fathers' day and little Clara enjoyed watching us drink!  :)

Here are some more pics for your pleasure: