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Sumerian Brewing introduces cans to the lineup

Washington Beer News - 3 hours 49 min ago


Sumerian Brewing is getting ready to release its first canned beers. The Woodinville brewery has some special stuff planned surrounding the release. Here’s the info about that, and some other news, straight from the brewery.

May 1st. we’ll be making some BIG waves with our first cans to market of the Holy Water Citra IPA and Hopruption DIPA. The Odom Corporation preordered 600 cases (300 each) of Holy Water / Hopruption. Our 2nd. canning date is May 22nd.  In between the canning cycles, we’ll be bottling our lineup of the Lucidity Pilsner, Narcissism and Hopruption on May 12th, just in time for Mother’s Day!

Notably our local Woodinville Haggen’s Foods has partnered on a first cans to market display in the lobby of the Woodinville store. Whole Foods stores will conduct in store tastings to run in conjunction with Seattle Beer Week on Monday, May 8th, 3-6pm @Redmond, Wednesday, May 10th @Lynnwood. A series of Brewers nights will also showcase our cans (see Brewers nights + other events on our Facebook page here). Additionally, Costco Seattle Roadshows will take place on Friday & Sat. May 19-20.

Outside the excitement of canning, join Sumerian Brewing Company for the movie, “The Bus”, Brews & Vintage Volkswagen’s Show on Sunday, May 21st, 2 PM – 5 PM! See attached imagery to leverage/use J. Come watch the documentary film “The Bus” while enjoying a fantastic brew and gourmet bratwurst! Mingle with Volkswagen Enthusiasts and view a wide range of VWs from rusty patina ones to beautiful restored show cars! Our head Brewer will be showcasing a VW! No entry required! 21-over in the brewpub. This is one of many car, bike events hosted at Sumerian.


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Black Raven Flock Party version 8 – Saturday, May 6th

Washington Beer News - 4 hours 1 min ago


Black Raven Brewing always does it right! The Flock Party is always a stone groove. It’s one of the best brewery parties of the year. The selection of beer is amazing. The music is great and the weather usually cooperates. Next Saturday, May 6th, Black Raven Brewing hosts its 8th Annual Flock Party.

For the event, they take over the parking lot around the brewery, set up extra beer serving stations, and erect a big stage for live music. They pour all the Black Raven regular beers you love, along with rare treats as well. If you want to pair your brew with a stogie, they’ll have an outdoor cigar tent. If you want to bring your well-behaved, leashed dog, that’s fine too. Merchandise booth and food too. No kids, 21+.

The very first Black Raven Flock Party was probably the coolest thing that ever happened in Redmond. And they do it again every year.

Black Raven Flock Party
Saturday, May 6th
Noon – 7:00
(Last call at 6:15)
21+ only

Music Lineup:

Ryan LaPlante Plays Music – 12:30 – 1:45pm
Woodland West- 2:00 – 3:15pm
Dub Lounge International – 3:30 – 4:45 pm
C-Leb & the Kettle Black- 5:00 – 6:15 pm
McTuff – 6:30 – 7:45 pm


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Gig Harbor Brewing introduces new beer, expands taproom hours

Washington Beer News - 4 hours 28 min ago


Here’s the news straight from Gig Harbor Brewing:

New Maibock Lager and Expanded Taproom Hours For Gig Harbor Brewing Co.

Gig Harbor Brewing’s new Spring seasonal Maritime Maibock Lager will debut in their taproom – along with new extended taproom hours – next Tuesday, May 2. This is the brewery’s first lager beer, and the Maibock sytle – a German celebration beer – is frequently associated with springtime and the month of May.

The Maibock Lager has a nice golden color with a creamy white head – typical of the style – and a medium body with a toasted-malt, moderately-hoppy flavor.

Other beer profile information:
ABV: 7%
SRM: 11
IBU: 30
Hops: Hallertauer and Tettnang

New summer taproom hours also begin next Tuesday, May 2, just in time for the warmer weather. The taproom will now be open on Tuesdays and an hour later in the evening.

New taproom hours are:
Tuesday – Saturday, 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM


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Bale Breaker Brewing introduces the official beer of Seattle Beer Week

Washington Beer News - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:56pm


Seattle Beer Week kicks off on Thursday, May 4th and continues for ten beer-fueled days around the city. One of the highlights of the annual celebration is the release of the official Seattle Beer Week beer. This year they went outside the city to find a brewery up to the task. Way outside the city, actually.

Yakima’s Bale Breaker Brewing introduces Fresh off the Farm IPA as the official beer of Seattle Beer Week 2017. The cans have already hit the streets but the draft product gets tapped on Thursday, May 4th at various locations. The beer is magnificently hoppy, with amazing aroma and flavor provided by generous amounts Mosiac, Simcoe, Loral, and Ekuanot hops, along with one experimental hop variety (HBC 630).

Throughout Seattle Beer Week, the Bale Breaker team will visit a total of 21 events around the city (listed below).

Here’s the official announcement from Bale Breaker Brewing.

Fresh off the Farm IPA available on draught May 4 for Seattle Beer Week

The 9th Annual Seattle Beer Week is May 4-14, 2017

Bale Breaker Brewing Co. is honored to be the first Yakima Valley brewery to brew an official Seattle Beer Week beer. Cans are currently available in select locations throughout the state. Kegs will be ceremoniously tapped at participating locations at on May 4 at 5pm to kick off the week.

The Bale Breaker Team will be at 21 events in the Seattle area throughout the week, as well as a kickoff event May 4 at its Yakima Taproom. There are hundreds of beer events of all kinds, so visit your favorite watering hole to find some Fresh off the Farm IPA and celebrate.


The Official Beer of Seattle Beer Week 2017, Fresh off the Farm IPA was brewed in the center of hop field #41, just minutes from downtown Yakima, by Bale Breaker Brewing Company. Founded by fourth-generation hop growers, this truly farm-to-glass brewery crafted a brand-new IPA to celebrate the 9th Annual Seattle Beer Week. A big hop aroma on a clean Pilsner malt base perfectly showcases a few of the newest and most exciting hop varieties off their family’s hop farm. Whirlpool additions of Simcoe® and Mosaic® add depth to the nose generated from a post-fermentation charge of Ekuanot™, Loral™, and the still-experimental HBC 630. From the fields of the Yakima Valley to the streets of Seattle, Fresh off the Farm IPA delivers farm fresh flavor no matter where it’s poured.

Seattle Beer Week (SBW or SBW9) was created to celebrate and showcase the tight-knit beer community of the Northwest. There will be hundreds of events in the city throughout this year’s 9th annual celebration of beer. According to industry sources, suppliers and distributors, SBW is among the top three beer weeks in the country for the originality of events and the number of participants.

For more information on Seattle Beer Week, visit http://www.seattlebeerweek. com/

For Bale Breaker’s Seattle Beer Week events, visit seattlebeerweek/


SBW9 Kick-off @ Flatstick Pub
Cask-O-Rama (Stop #2) @ Beveridge Place Pub
Kickoff Stop #3 @ Brower’s Cafe
Kickoff Stop #4 @ Naked City
Fresh off the Farm IPA Release @ Bale Breaker: Keg Tapped at 5pm!

Hangover Breakfast @ The 5 Point Cafe

Brunch, Burgers & Bags @ Sam’s Tavern Lake Union
Gameday @ Hooverville
Field 41 of Dreams @ Safeco Field (Tickets)

Beer + Yoga @ Queen Anne Beerhall (Tickets)
Sunday Funday @ Queen Anne Beerhall

Wiffle Ball Homerun Derby @ Flatstick Pub-Pioneer Square

Fresh Off The Farm: Bale Breaker Dinner at Dahlia Lounge (Tickets)
Beer, Bourbon & Bingo @ Comet Tavern

Rockin Bale Breaker Concert @ Nectar Lounge, featuring Scott Pemberton Band & Rust on the Rails

Tap Takeover @ Tavern Hall
Tap Takeover @ Beer Junction

Lunch Beers & Sambriches @ Mammoth Sandwiches
FriYAY @ Ounces West Seattle

Reuben & Friends Invitational Beer Festival
Bale Breaker Boat Bash (Tickets Sold Out)    WIN TICKETS! #freshoffthefarm PHOTO CONTEST
Last Chance Party @ Sam’s Tavern

All week: Visit Zeek’s Pizza for Yakima Valley pizza & beer specials. Check with Zeek’s for participating locations.


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Organic Craft BrewFest Debuts In June At Overlook Park

Brewpublic - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:14am
As the (North American) Organic Beer Fest takes the year off, a new festival comes to fill the void for 2017. The Organic Craft BrewFest will debut June 23 through June 25 at Overlook Park in North Portland. The goal of the Organic Craft BrewFest is to raise awareness about organically brewed beverages and sustainable […]
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Hop Shooter IPA – A New IPA From Full Sail Brewing

Brewpublic - Fri, 04/28/2017 - 7:53am
Hood River, Oregon – April 27, 2017 – Grab a fistful of ale! Full Sail Brewing Company’s new Brewmaster Reserve Hop Shooter IPA was dry hopped with four varieties of Northwest hops. This Chinook-forward IPA was “shot” with more than 1.5 pounds of hops per barrel delivering intense piney aromas complemented with hints of tropical fruit. Moderate bitterness balances a foundation […]
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Lucky Envelope Brewing 2nd anniversary celebration and more

Washington Beer News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:01pm


Lucky Envelope Brewing celebrates its two-year anniversary on Saturday, May 6th with the release of a new anniversary IPA and three bottle releases. Then on Saturday, May 13th they’ll celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by releasing another beer.

“This year’s anniversary beer is inspired by New England-style IPAs with heavy doses of Citra and Ekuanot hops in the brew” said Barry Chan, co-founder and Brewmaster. “We are also excited to release our first brett beer in 22 oz. bottles. This brettanomyces barrel projected involved our raspberry sour aged in merlot wine barrels using a house strain of brett.”

Two of Lucky Envelope’s flagship beers will also be released in 22 oz. bottles, including their award-winning ENIAC Mosaic IPA and Helles Lager.

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Lucky Envelope will be releasing a limited quantity of their Mijiaya Historic Chinese beer named after the 5,000 year-old Mijiaya archaeological site in Shaanxi (Northern China) on Saturday, May 13th.

“We first released this beer at our Chinese New Year celebration in January” said Raymond Kwan, co-founder and Director of Operations. “In celebration of our cultural heritage and Seattle Beer Week we decided to brew another small batch to be released at our tasting room.” The Mijiaya beer is a light, flowery, clean beer brewed with barley, Job’s tears, millet, Chinese squash, lily flowers, and yam.

Chavoya’s Hot Dog food cart will be onsite in the afternoon for both events.

About Lucky Envelope Brewing: Lucky Envelope takes its name from the Chinese tradition of elders bestowing often red-and-gold envelopes to loved ones as a gesture of luck and goodwill. Lucky Envelope is a family-friendly craft brewery headquartered in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. The brewery has garnered accolades since its May 2015 opening, including earning a Bronze medal at the prestigious 2015 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) competition and several medals at the 2016 Washington Beer Awards, including Gold for their ENIAC Mosaic IPA.


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Beer Week at the Beveridge Place Pub

Washington Beer News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 1:48pm


The Beveridge Place Pub has some great stuff lined up for Seattle Beer Week (May 4 thru 14). As usual, the Bev kicks things off with Seattle Cask-O-Rama, a celebration of Seattle-brewed, cask-conditioned ales. Other events include an Iron Brewer Triple Header, a night dedicated entirely to Washington-brewed beer, a day dedicated to big, bodacious beers, and more.

Cask-O-Rama is one of my favorite events of the year, Beer Week or not. It’s nice that at least one event during Seattle Beer Week is entirely dedicated to Seattle beer. In many cases, Seattle Beer Week just provides out-of-state breweries with an opportunity to swoop into the city and promote their beers to Seattle beer lovers. That’s fine, but like I said, it’s nice that at least one Seattle Beer Week event is actually a celebration of Seattle beer.

Here’s the Beveridge Place Pub Beer Week events lineup:

THU-FRI, MAY 4-5, 6pm each night
Sixteen Seattle breweries, sixteen casks on the bartop!

SUN, MAY 7, 5-8pm
WE choose the ingredients, THEY brew the beer, YOU decide the winner!

MON, MAY 8, All Day
Thirty-five Washington beers from thirty-five different breweries, All $4 PINTS!

TUE, MAY 9, 7-10PM
Odom Distributing brings us some of the best beers from around the world, but we all know the West Coast is the Best Coast!

FRI, MAY 12, All Day
Twenty-five rare & unusual beers! Taster trays & designated drivers encouraged!

SUN, MAY 14, 6pm
100% of the proceeds from our sales go to Ronald McDonald House Charities!


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Beer Releases, Food Pairings, Beer and Art and More – Beer Events Beginning April 27

Brewpublic - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:48am
This week there are a tremendous amount of beer releases, events from the likes of Little Beast Brewing, Crux Fermentation Project, Baerlic Brewing, and Great Notion Brewing. Plus Falling Sky Brewing brings its meats to Imperial Bottle Shop and the raclette machine is in action at Occidental Wursthaus. Here are the beer events including a […]
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Gigantic Beer Week 5th Anniversary Celebration

Brewpublic - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:54pm
Five years ago on May 9, 2012, Gigantic Brewing opened its doors to the public for the very first time. One of the most talked about brewery openings in Oregon that year, the brewery founded by Van Havig and Ben Love ended up being voted the 5th Best Top New Brewers In The World by […]
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Widmer Brothers Brewing Brings Back Drifter Pale Ale

Brewpublic - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 8:53pm
Drifter Pale Ale, a fan favorite that was originally introduced over 10 years ago that then went on a recent four-year hiatus, now returns from Widmer Brothers Brewing in 2017. Look for Drifter Pale Ale in six and 12-packs of 12oz bottles as well as on draft. To honor the return of Drifter Pale Ale, […]
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Cascade Brewing Introduces Sour Flower Fest

Brewpublic - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 2:01pm
Cascade Brewing is set to host its inaugural Sour Flower Fest from May 18-21 at its two Portland pubs, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House and Raccoon Lodge and Brewpub. As the name of the events states, this new festival will feature sour ales all made with flowers. Entry to Sour Flower Fest is free and will feature the debut […]
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Tom Douglas Restaurants, Brave Horse Tavern upcoming beer events

Washington Beer News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 8:23am


Once again this year, Brave Horse Tavern and Tom Douglas Restaurants have some special stuff planned for Seattle Beer Week (May 4 – 14th). On the docket, a very special reunion dinner featuring pFriem Family Brewers and Chuckanut Brewing. Beer dinners at Brave Horse Tavern are always spectacular, but that event is just one of the things they have planned.

For more info about the events below, visit

Here’s the info, straight from the source.

Family Reunion Dinner with Pfriem Family Brewers and Chuckanut Brewery

Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 pm

Brave Horse is proud to host Pfriem Family Brewers and Chuckanut Brewing for its annual Seattle Beer Week dinner. This collaboration dinner reunites Josh Pfriem with the gang at Chuckanut Brewery, a relationship born many years ago when Josh was the lead brewer at Chuckanut, racking up some of the brewery’s first GABF medals. Then Josh moved the family down to Hood River, where he eventually opened his own brewery, Pfriem Family Brewers.

Chef Brian Walczyk is still ironing out the menu for this one, but Brave Horse beer dinners are always amazing. At $60 per person, it will sell out. I guarantee it. Secure your spot here.

Black Raven Pub Crawl

Saturday, May 13 at 2 pm

Wander the streets of Seattle stopping for tasty brews along the way, from Pike Place Market to South Lake Union. Join the crew from Black Raven Brewing and Brian Dalbey, the beer guru at Brave Horse Tavern, for a walking and drinking tour of some Tom Douglas restaurants. At each stop you will enjoy a small bite to pair with a Black Raven beer.

The crawl starts at Etta’s at 2:00 (near Pike Place Market). Stops include Hot Stove Society (the Tom Douglas cooking school and event venue), Cantina Lena, TanakaSan, Serious Pie, an then the crawl concludes at Brave Horse Tavern where a sausage smorgasbord will be waiting.

The cost is $40. Secure your spot.

Kegs and Eggs

Seattle Beer Week weekends from 10:00 – 3:00

Brunch and beer! This year for Kegs and Eggs the crew at Brave Horse Tavern decided to focus on Ballard breweries. Three Ballard-born brews paired with three special dishes. The menu isn’t quite official yet, but here is what they have so far:
Lucky Envelope Grapefruit Infused Mosaic IPA

Lucky Envelope Grapefruit Infused Mosaic IPA. Paired with smoked trout, pomelo, fennel yogurt sauce, mustard sprouts, toasted brioche.

Stoup Brewing’s Motueka Sour Lime. Paired with green garlic sausage, fried egg, jalapeño, rice.

Something from Reuben’s Brews (beer tbd). Paired with classic English-style breakfast, ham, bacon, tomato, beans, fried egg.

Bourbon Barrel Barbecue

4:00 pm daily during Seattle Beer Week, until supplies run out.

Chef Brian Walczyk is doing barbecue platters with smoked brisket, ribs, hot links, white bread and pickles starting at 4:00 pm each day during Beer Week. Brian Dalbey, the beer guru, will pull out some fun cellared kegs of barrel-aged beers to go with the barbecue.


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Floating Bridge Brewing and Blue Moon Tavern hosting a benefit for immigrant rights

Washington Beer News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:53am

This Sunday, April 29th Floating Bridge Brewing and  its neighbor The Blue Moon Tavern team up for a benefit for immigrant rights. Here’s the scoop from the source.

Event Release:

Defend Immigrant Rights with The Blue Moon and Floating Bridge Brewing

What would America be without its immigrants? Empty.  And your beer glass would be empty too – brewing also was born abroad.

Join Floating Bridge Brewing and The Blue Moon to support immigrant rights on Sunday, April 30.  These University District next door neighbors are hosting events to benefit Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), an organization that defends the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, community education, and systemic advocacy.

Floating Bridge Brewing is donating $1 from each pour, from 1pm-8pm.  NWIRP staff will be available 3-6pm to answer questions about the challenges facing immigrants in the Northwest.  The brewery tap list features a variety of styles, including IPAs and a smoked honey porter. Kids and dogs are welcome.

The Blue Moon, celebrating its 83rd anniversary in April, is showcasing live performances starting at 5pm until midnight.  All proceeds from the door cover will be donated to NWIRP.

The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project defends the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, community education, and systemic advocacy that changes unjust immigration policies and practices. NWIRP keeps families together, protects people from violence, and provides new opportunities in work and education.   NWIRP recently brought suit against the Trump Administration’s latest travel ban.

The Blue Moon and Floating Bridge Brewing are located on the 700 block of NE 45th St.

Immigrants made America and make America great.  Join your neighbors standing up for immigrant rights on April 30.


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Bandapalooza at Des Voigne Brewing on April 29th

Washington Beer News - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:45am


First up, let’s talk about the name of the brewery. B-Side Brewing was the beery half of Des Voignes cellars, which has been making wine in Woodinville for years. In January of 2016 Des Voigne became first winery in Washington to also operate a brewery (legally, that is). Previously, the law did not allow a winery to make beer and vice versa. Read that story here.

In 2016 they opened the brewing half of the business as B-Side Brewing, which was fine until lawyers from B-Side Wine of Sonoma, California came calling. So to avoid legal entanglements, B-Side Brewing of Woodinville is now known by the same name as the winery with which it shares space: Des Voigne Brewing.

By the way, you pronounce Des Voigne the same way you pronounce Des Moinse, Iowa.

On Saturday, April 29th, Des Voigne Cellars and Brewing hosts Bandapalooza, an event at the tasting room in Woodinville that features live music from three bands. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Lake Forest Park Elementary school to help fun its 6th grade camp program, with 50% of the ticket sales and 20% of all wine and beer sales donated.

Band lineup: The Statesmen (featuring the brewery’s own Darren Des Voigne), classic rock tribute band Lago Vista Social Club, and ’80s cover band The Post Punks.

Saturday, April 29th / 5-9pm
$10 cover at the door

Food Truck: Delicious BBQ and mac ‘n’ cheese available from Meat on a Mission


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Beers Made By Walking Announces Its 2017 Portland Hikes

Brewpublic - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 7:14am
Since 2011, Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) has been hosting hikes to get both brewers and beer fans outside on hike to discover nature. It’s on these hikes that brewers talk about native plants that can be used in the process of brewing beer or fermenting cider. During this time BMBW has worked with over […]
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TROOPER Bar Alliance – First Bar Network For Iron Maiden Fans

Brewpublic - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 6:53am
North America (April 25, 2017) – The call has gone out to over 200 bars to join the nationwide “TROOPER Bar Alliance” – the first bar network in the world for rock fans, designed to connect Iron Maiden’s devoted fanbase with the band’s award-winning premium British beer TROOPER. Participating bars or stores will be listed […]
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Portland Brewing Volunteers At Hoyt Arboretum On Earth Day

Brewpublic - Wed, 04/26/2017 - 6:26am
PORTLAND, Ore. (April 25, 2017) — Portland Brewing Company made a positive contribution to the environment this Earth Day by volunteering with the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center. Brewery employees removed ivy and other debris from the Rhododendron collection, improving trails, maintaining the integrity of the trees and sustaining arbor collections. Portland Brewing had 38 employees participate with […]
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Hellbent Brewing presents Roquefort One – A Cheese Wars Story

Washington Beer News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:40am


Hellbent Brewing Company is hosting a fun, Star Wars themed event next month. Roquefort One – A Cheese Wars Story is a benefit for Children’s Hospital. The Star Wars theme includes a doggie dress-up competition, some authentic Star Wars costumes, and also a head-to-head showdown between two food trucks that will each present dishes made using Roquefort Cheese. Get it? Roquefort One – A Cheese Wars Story.  The event takes place on May 6th at the brewery and taproom in Lake City.

Here are details from Hellbent Brewing:

This year we are bringing back The Cheese Wizards to go up against the newcomers Wicked Good Grinders! Members of the 501st and the Rebel Legion (Costumes from the actual Star Wars movies) will be around drumming up donations for Seattle Children’s.

At 1:30pm we will be doing a Star Wars themed Dog Costume Contest followed up by the Food Truck Competition at 4:00pm and goes until 9:00pm.

Tickets are $32.85 which includes: A ballot to vote for your favorite sandwich, 2 Hellbent beers, 2 half sandwiches (one from each truck), a donation for Seattle Children’s Hospital, A surprise gift from Hellbent, and a $1 tip for bar staff. Come support a great cause and enjoy this cheesy event!

Get all the details on the event’s Facebook page.


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Naked City Brewery events for May

Washington Beer News - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:18am


Naked City Brewery and Taphouse has a lot planned for the month of May, including some cool events for Seattle Beer Week.

Here is the info from the brewery:

Mon May 1 – 7 pm

Welcome to Seattle’s only Monday night burlesque revue! We bring a bevy of beauties to our stage–from fresh faces to local favorites–all ready to shimmy to make you smile!

Join us for a rollicking good time at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse! And with a name like that, how could we not take it all off?

Come join our revolving cast of the Puget Sound’s most exciting ecdysiasts, while enjoying Naked City’s bevy of brews!

Tickets are $15 general admission (cabaret tables), and $20 VIP (front row! Comfy couch!)

Boldly Went – Adventure Storytelling
Tue May 2 – 7 pm

We know you have some crazy stories, so at our events, you/’re the show!

Come to the event with a story in mind that can be told in 10 minutes or less.  Fill out the Storyteller Sign-up Form when you check in, and put it in the hat.  Get ready to be selected at random to go in front of a crowd of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts to make us laugh, freak us out, or fill us with awe.

It’s not a competition, but a few judges will be chosen at random from the audience to pick a standout, because you know you want the glory and the fabulous gifts and prizes.

Of course anyone can come and be in the audience, but we know that once things get going you’ll want to talk about that one time with that bear, or that crazy night in Pakistan.  So you might as well act like the former Boy/Girl Scout that we know you are, and be prepared.

Tickets available in advance at

SBW: Seattle Proper Night
Thu May 4 – 6 pm

The best beers in the Seattle city limits, featuring a Delicious and Distinct beer from each brewery.

SBW: Nanobrewery Night
Fri May 5 – 6 pm

The best beers from all the nanobreweries we could find all over Washington State.

On this epic night we celebrate the smallest of the small batch, hand-made, unique craft beers that make Washington so special.  Talk hops with the head brewers from Nanobreweries throughout the state, each offering a Delicious and Distinct beer.

SBW: Barleywood Squares
Sat May 6 – 12 pm

Craft Beer Celebrities compete in a hilarious, beer-centric version of the classic television game show, Hollywood Squares.  Barleywood Squares features the region’s most celebrated brewers firing off witty answers to craft beer-centric questions in a life-size Hollywood Squares tic-tac-toe boardd in the Walrus.  With an all-star line up of breweries and a dozen special and collaboration beers on tap in the Walrus Beer Garden, Barleywood Squares is guaranteed fun!

Featuring celebrity brewers, and beers, hosted by Ninkasi & Naked Cityl.

Colossus of Destiny – A Melvin’s Tale
Sat May 6 – 12 pm

Ninkasi Presents “The Colossus Of Destiny: A Melvin’s Tale”

A film that many have said has long been needed to be made, and which in itself has almost taken just as long to actually be made.  The goal of the film is to bring to the educated and the un-educated alike, an up-to-date visual documentation and celebration of the band The Melvins….without taking itself too seriously.

Doors at 2pm, movie at 3!

Tickets in advaced at

Kortney’s (Stand-Up Style) Comedy Show
Sun May 7 – 7 pm

Get your laugh on with headliner Joe Larson.

While Joe started his career in Seattle, he established himself as a comedian in New York City.  He has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live, NBC’s America’s Got Talent, and the Tonight Show’s Laugh Squad.  He’s also been nominated as Best Up-And-Coming Comedian at the NYC MAC Awards, and has been a finalist in both the Johnny Carson and Boston Comedy Festivals.

Also Showcasing:

Cris Rodriguez – Cris is a regular at The Parlor Live, The Comedy Underground, and is the host and creator of The Hoppy Hour Podcast.

Scott Losse-  He’s a fantastic comic with an original style of comedy.  Scott just recorded his latest comedy album this summer and will be featured on the 3rd season of Laughs TV on Fox.

As always the show is hosted and produced by Kortney Shane Williams. Who is an accomplished comedian that has opened for Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress, and has appeared on The 206 on NBC.

It’s going to be a great night, so get your tickets, $10 in advance, now at StandUpStyle.  $12 at the door, 21+.

Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7pm.

SBW: Battle of the Gorge Night
Mon May 8 – 6 pm

Washington vs. Oregon.  Head to Head.  You crown the champions! Join us for a very special night as the famed breweries of the Columbia Gorge battle it out in a head to head blind taste test–Oregon vs. Washington.

The five styles included in the head-to-head blind tasting are as follows:

IPA, imperial IPA, sour, wit, and stout.

SBW: Wood Aged Washington Night
Tue May 9 – 6 pm

We’ve collected it all for you in one place, for one night.  The finest wood aged beers brewed in all of Washington State, from border to border to border, and everywhere in between.  Talk hops with some of the finest brewers in our great state.

SBW: Oregon Night

Wed May 10 – 6 pm

Meet some of Oregon’s raddest brewers, including Jamie Floyd, founder of Ninkasi.  Talk hops with an all-star cast of brewers while tasting Delicious and Distinct beers from many of Oregon’s finest breweries.

Oregon Night is always a special treat.

SBW: Nearly Nano Night
Thu May 11 – 6 pm

Sometimes a nanobrewery stays small, a clam pressing out pearls.  Other times, nano is a life stage a brewery passes through, like a caterpillar into a butterfly.  Tonight, let’s check with evolution on some of the finest breweries in Washington. (Hint: If a brewery is growing, their beer is probably awesome.) Talk hops with a select group of No-Longer-Nano brewers from throughout the state, each offering a Delicious and Distinct beer.

PhinneyWood Art Walk – Matt Mornick Gallery Opening
Fri May 12 – 5 pm

It’s the second Friday of the month, which means Art Up & Chow Down in PhinneyWood.  And in the Naked City it means the opening of another art installment on our north wall.  This month’s gallery is by artist is Matt Mornick.

SBW: Washers Tournament
Sat May 13 – 1 pm

It’s up to YOU to make sure Don and Isaac don’t defend their crown!

Naked City Brewing presents the 4th Annual Washers Tournament.  The game of brewers is meant to be played with a beer in hand, and there’s no better place to imbibe outdoors than the Walrus Beer Garden at Naked City.

The Washers Tournament invites brewers, beer folk, and all friendly people with a hankering to throw some washers or heckle from the peanut gallery.  All breweries with a team in the tournament will have a special beer on tap in the Walrus Beer Garden.

Open play and lessons begin at 1pm; tournament play starts at 2pm.

Space for 16 teams, two people per team.  Stay tuned on our website for participating breweries and the full list of beers.  Email to register your team while spots are available!

SBW: Silenced Films
Sun May 14 – 7 pm

Looking for some alternative programming?  Chill out and catch up on some beers while DJ Nicfit spins the wheels of steel in a live soundtrack to Alfred Hitchcock’s Mother’s Day classic film, Psycho.  Enjoy full table service and a selection of SBW beers in the Screening Room during the film.

The (Baroque) Trumpet Shall Sound
Tue May 16 – 7 pm

Our sensational season finale features some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest baroque players in a joyful celebration of music from England, Austria, and Bohemia performed by Kris Kwapis (baroque trumpet), Curtis Foster (baroque oboe), Linda Melsted (baroque violin) and more.  Bring mom and celebrate Mother’s Day in high baroque style!

Admission is $20 in advance at and includes a complimentary house beer or glass of wine.

Think & Drink w/ Humanities Washington
Wed May 17 – 7 pm

Our Think & Drink events are hosted conversations at pubs and tasting rooms on provocative topics and new ideas.

Experts, artists, and activists from a variety of disciplines participate in a moderated discussion, with a strong emphasis on audience participation.  Past events tackled topics from consumerism to political polarization, geoengineering, race in the Pacific Northwest, and many more, and sparked lively conversation about morality, religion, history, and politics.

Vinyl Me Please presents THE SPINS
Thu May 18 – 6 pm

If you haven’t already caught on, we’ve been hosting national vinyl listening events every month we call THE SPINS, celebrating our Record of the Month releases at some of our members’ favorite bars and venues! We laugh, we spin vinyl, we drink, we make memories and we take the membership experience into the real world.  If we can say so, we think it’s pretty neat.  This month, we’re featuring an album TBA.

Shriek! A Women of Horror Film Class
Sun May 21 – 6:30 pm

Shriek is a community class merging film with education and offering an accessible forum outside of academia.  The goal is to offer low-cost opportunities to learn about film and women’s studies and to inspire more diverse filmmakers to get involved as creators in the genre.  This sessions film viewing is TBA.

General Admission: $10 in advance at or at the door.

Teacher/Professors, Seniors 65+, Veterans, and Students with ID $5 per session (register at event).

Cine-City: A Community Expose
Mon May 29 – 7 pm.
Cine-City is Seattle’s only consistent film night with bi-monthly (every other month) screenings of local short films.  We will fill up a block of films for 45 minutes to an hour, and at the end of the night the films will be voted on–the most voted film will be announced the next day and will move on to the Best Of The Year event in November.

All proceeds help the Film Non Profit Ardor Creative Media.  Tickets are $8 in advance.

Seating is at 6:30 pm, Show at 7 pm.


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