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Olympia’s Well 80 Brewhouse recreates a legendary, historic beer

Washington Beer News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 9:02am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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The Original Olympia Beer, Leopold’s #1 Lager, recreated for the 21st Century. Release this Saturday

Leopold Schmidt founded the brewery that would become Olympia Brewery in 1896, reportedly because he recognized the quality of the water springing from the artesian wells that lay deep beneath the town. Olympia Beer grew into an iconic brand recognized across the nation and beyond. On Saturday, July 21, Well 80 Brewhouse in Olympia taps into a very special batch of beer: Leopold’s #1 Lager, a recreation of the first beer Leopold Schmidt brewed at his brewery more than 120 years ago.

On Saturday, July 21, at 2:00 p.m. a horse-drawn carriage will deliver a wooden keg filled with the newly brewed historical beer to Well 80 Brewhouse, completing a one-hour journey across town from the Schmidt House in Tumwater. Once the keg arrives, a Leopold Schmidt impersonator will perform the ceremonial tapping of the keg.

Leopold’s #1 Lager | A Taste of History from Flowstate on Vimeo.

The beer was created by Paul Pearson, the brewmaster at Well 80 Brewhouse, and Paul Knight, a brewmaster at Olympia Brewing Company from 1974-1997. The two used Leopold Schmidt’s handwritten notes (translated from German to English) to create a 20-barrel batch of the beer. Reportedly, the original beer was known for its heavy flavor and strong aroma

For every pint of Leopold’s #1 Lager sold, Well 80 Brewhouse will donate $1 to the Olympia-Tumwater Foundation. Other items will be available for auction, including a 1910 piano with the “It’s the Water” insignia.

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Gigantic Brewing Hellboy Abe Sapien Beer Release

Brewpublic - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 6:00am
Now on to its fourth release in the Hellboy Beer Series, Gigantic Brewing is set to officially release Abe Sapien in 500mL bottles on Saturday, July 20th at its brewery beginning at Noon. Abe Sapien will make its way into distribution in the coming days, but if you’re in Portland you can get this beer […]
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Final Draft Taphouse Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary

Brewpublic - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:18pm
Vancouver’s Final Draft Taphouse is getting ready to celebrate its Two-Year Anniversary on July 26th and 27th. This two-day celebration will feature a new TWO-YEAR Anniversary beer brewed in collaboration with Brothers Cascadia Brewing along with barrel-aged beers, Christmas in July and more! Here’s a preview of what to expect on each of the days […]
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Double Mountain Brewery’s Sour Ales – 2017 Vintages of Devil’s Kriek, Tahoma Kriek and Pêche Mode

Brewpublic - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 10:58pm
It’s that time of year again when Double Mountain Brewery releases its sour ales. This time the Hood River brewer will release 2017 vintages of Devil’s Kriek and Tahoma Kriek, both brewed with Cherries. In addition 2017 Pêche Mode brewed with Peaches will also be released all at the same time. “The Hood River Valley […]
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Walking Man is commemorating the first moonwalk with two beer releases

Washington Beer News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:49pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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In Honor Of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, Walking Man Brewing is Releasing Two Beers That Are Out of This World

Walking Man Brewing is excited to announce that it will be releasing two new beers on July 20, 2019 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Due to the limited production of both beers, you’ll want to come and try them before they are gone.

Such a memorable event deserves a memorable beer! Both craft beers were brewed with Galaxy, Comet and Apollo hops. Read the complete Brewmaster descriptions below:

One Small Step India Session Ale (ISA)
4.2% ABV
50 IBU
A small beer with enough flavor to send you to the moon! This India Session Ale was brewed using the hop burst technique where all of the hops go in after the boil, over accentuating hop flavor and aroma over bitterness. 100% hopped with Galaxy, Comet, and Apollo hops not only pay homage to the brave Americans who won the race to the moon but taste amazing in these pair of beers.

One Giant Leap Imperial IPA
9.2% ABV
90 IBU
This giant IPA is brewed in the traditional NW IPA style that helped to define the Pacific Northwest as the IPA capital of the world. Big, full malty body is accentuated by a hefty dosing of Galaxy, Apollo, and Comet hops and has a classic IPA bitter finish. It also packs enough of a punch to fuel your own mission to space.


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Mid-Summer beers from Chuckanut Brewery

Washington Beer News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:38pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Chuckanut Brewery announces a lineup of mid-summer beers. Here’s the release info from the brewery.

Now that summer has arrived and in full swing, Chuckanut Brewery has some new beers to release. The new Dinkel Lager is now on tap at North Nut in Bellingham and soon at South Nut. This is not a misspelling of Dunkel! Dinkel is German for spelt, an ancient grain. Chuckanut Dinkel Lager uses 50% malted spelt giving this lager a creamy mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of fresh baked bread. The use of spelt combined with new world Experimental Hop #04190 culminates in a malty, fruity beer with a creamy finish!

Nut to the Future is a collaboration with the new Seattle brewery Future Primitive made for the Beer Prom event in Bellingham. This prom date beer is a California Common with a German twist. Using lager yeast but fermented at higher temperatures Nut to the Future has the classic character of a California Common. But the all German malt bill of Pilsner, Munich and Vienna malts, mashed up with new age German hops gives this German Common an amber hue and bready, slightly sweet flavor.

The Scarlet Ale (previously know as Ruby Ale) has returned for late summer to fall season. Considered uncommon in the world of beers today Chuckanut is excited to rediscover this old English style, sessionable ale. Its medium body is highlighted by toasted malt flavors balanced with hops, making Chuckanut Scarlet Ale a satisfying any-time-of-day tipple!

Fest Bier 2019 will be released in August to prepare everyone for the coming of Oktoberfest (at Chuckanut’s North Nut September 14). This golden lager emphasizes the use of Vienna malts for a smooth, quaffable Oktoberfest beer light in color just like in Munich, Germany. The aroma and flavors are lightly sweet with a hint of Nobel hops making this medium bodied lager crisp and smooth, perfect in liter mug quantities!

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Summer School beer fest is back for third year at McMenamins Anderson School

Washington Beer News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:12pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Attend Summer School on July 27th at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell

Growing up, summer school was a threat made by my parents. It was a promise to destroy my summer vacation if I didn’t do better during the regular school year. Now, Summer School has a new meaning. It is a beer festival at McMenamins Anderson School in Bothell. This year’s event is slated for Saturday, July 27th from noon until 10:00 PM and features beer tastings from Anderson School’s own brewery as well as a collection of other local breweries (see below). Also, live music and brewery tours.

It’s free to attend the event, tour the brewery, and enjoy the entertainment. If you want in on the beer fest part of the curriculum, then you’ll need a ticket.

In the past, the event has included beers from more than 20 local breweries. This year’s list of participating breweries is forthcoming. We will update this post once we have that information.

3rd Annual Anderson Summer School Brewfest
Facebook event page

Saturday, July 27 from noon – 10 p.m.

McMenamins Anderson School, Haynes’ Hall
18607 Bothell Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

All ages welcome; 21+ to sample

$28 for pint glass + 12 tokens


  • 1-3 p.m. – The Mighty Dreadful Stringband
  • 4-6 p.m. – The Hasslers
  • 7-10 p.m. – Kasey Anderson

Tickets available at the door, but this year you can buy your tickets online.

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Belmont Station’s Puckerfest and three sour beers from Double Mountain Brewing

Washington Beer News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 4:52pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Puckerfest kicked off today (July 18, 2019) at Belmont Station in Portland. This is the 13th annual celebration of all things sour at the venerable beer hall and bottleshop. Among the many delightfully puckerlicious things on tap at the event, three sour ales from Double Mountain Brewing in Hood River: Devil’s Kriek, Tahoma Kriek, and Pêche Mode.

Personally, for the past few years, I have looked forward to the annual release of these beers, which usually happens around the third week of July. I am particularly fond of tasting the two krieks side-by-side and not being able to determine which one is my favorite. Seattle area sour beer fans need not make the trek south: keep an eye out for these beers at local bottleshops.

For more information about Puckerfest, visit the event page on Facebook. Puckerfest runs through Monday, July 22.

Double Mountain Sours

Hood River, Oregon is known for a lot of things, like beer and windsurfing. The micro-region is also recognized as a prolific producer of fruit. When Double Mountain Brewing wants to make a sour beer using local fruit, procuring things like cherries and peaches is easy. In fact, the brewery actually has its own orchards. An estate-grown sour beer? Yep, they got one.

“With excitement, Double Mountain Brewery is releasing the 2017 vintage of the Devil’s and Tahoma Kriek Sour Ales brewed with Cherries, as well as the Pêche Mode Sour Ale brewed with Peaches,” says the annual release notice. “These are some of the most fun, challenging, rewarding, and laborious beers made by Double Mountain. Aside from the cellaring time, the sours take a lot of time, effort, long hours, concentration, and love.”

“Working with agricultural products is wonderful because they differ each year, making replication of the previous production nearly impossible. These vintages sat in the cellars at a slightly elevated temperature to increase the yeast activity in the bottle conditioning. Double Mountain Sours are available in refillable 375 ML bottles and on draft at our Hood River Taproom, SE Portland Taproom in the Woodstock neighborhood, and throughout the Northwest.”

“The Hood River Valley is such a perfect place to make a lambic/fruit style beer,” says owner and brewmaster Matt Swihart. “Combining a great fruit-growing region with dedicated brewmasters makes our valley a destination for sour fruit beers.”

Release Notes:

Devil’s Kriek-2017 Belgian Style Sour Ale with Cherries
9.2 % ABV, 11 BU
Our two house yeast strains share the field with Brettanomyces lambicus and Van and Bing cherries from the Double Mountain Orchards in this Belgian style sour. Resting on the fruit for over a year, time gives way to marionberry, tannic ripe blackberry, and sweet spring strawberry notes, leading through a tart, dry red wine finish.

Tahoma Kriek- 2017 Belgian Style Sour Ale with Rainier Cherries
9.9% ABV, 11 BU
Rainier cherries from the Hood River Valley are harvested and sent to the brewery where they’re crushed, andadded to a strong Belgian blonde base beer. This little gem sat on the fruit with three yeast strains for 13 months in our cellars, surrendering flavors of tart stone fruit, pithy grapefruit, and kumquat.

Pêche Mode- 2017 Belgian Style Sour Ale with Peaches
8.7% ABV, 8 BU
With nearly 500 pounds of peaches, this Belgian Ale ferments on the fruit with our house yeast and Brettanomyces lambicus for nine months. The result is a juicy, paradise. Lightly tart and refreshing, this one drinks easy, with juicy peach and ripe citrus peeking through a farmhouse of funk.


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A bunch of new beers and other news from Kulshan Brewing

Washington Beer News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 1:38pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Just learned about a whole bunch of new beers from Kulshan Brewing. Some are in bottles/cans, some are draft-only beers available at the company’s two locations in Bellingham. Below, details about all the beers.

Also, Kulshan is opening a new outdoor space at the Roosevelt location (K2). The opening of the Keg Yard takes place this Saturday with all-day happy hour pricing,  food truck (Hot Mess), beer garden games, and live music from 5:00-9:00.

New Beers

Raspberry Gose
Bright and highly sessionable, this Raspberry Gose pays homage to Northwest Washington’s unbeatable long summer days and the hardworking raspberry farmers of Whatcom County. Slight tartness melds perfectly with notes of fresh raspberries creating a delicious experience that will appeal to any palate. On tap at Roosevelt and in cans at both locations.

Sunnyland Stomp IPA
The Sunnyland neighborhood is truly one of Bellingham’s special places so it seemed only fitting to brew a beer to pay homage to this funky corner of town, and express our gratitude for being part of it. Similar to our classic Sunnyland IPA, but with some serious haze and big tropical fruit and berry notes, this is a bright and joyous beer, tailor-made for this neighborhood. On tap at Sunnyland and in bottles at both locations.

Inspiration IPA
A finely crafted NW-Style IPA, Inspiration features an assertive hop profile that is nicely balanced by bready and smooth malt notes. Aromas of pine, tangerine, and apricot dance out of the glass to greet the nose, accompanied by light notes of sage and lemongrass. On the tongue, this beer is clean and dry, with slight lingering bitterness and robust citrus and pine flavor notes, making for a classic and smooth drinking IPA. On tap at Roosevelt and in bottles at both locations.

Bingo Bango IIPA
Folks, beer should be fun, and we gotta say, this beer is a whole lot of fun. Big and bold, it offers just enough bready malt tones and slight sweetness to balance out the warming alcohol and enormous hop character that lies within. This beer is of course all about the hops, and it delivers big with zesty notes of tangerine, grapefruit, and pine needles, followed up by subtler notes of black tea and cantaloupe. On tap at Roosevelt.

Goods Hit IPA
A collaboration with our friends over at Goods Local Brews, this hazy pale is the second version of this beer to be brewed and is darned tasty. Silky, smooth malt notes are the foundation of this beer, allowing big juicy hop notes to shine through. Citrus notes of lemon, lime and tangerine predominate, followed up by subtler hints of tropical fruit, candied stone fruit, and coconut. On tap at Sunnyland.

On Tap at Sunnyland

Ocean Eyes Hazy Pale
Fermented with a small amount of mango puree, this hazy pale is fruity, hoppy, smooth, and sublimely delicious. Flaked Oats and unmalted wheat combine to create a balanced and smooth body, while the marriage of mango puree and azacca hops impart juicy notes of ripe mango and tangerine. Full of bright fruity flavors, Ocean Eyes Hazy Pale is an easy-drinking summer beer that will have you coming back for more.

Belgian Wit
A delightful brew, our Wit is a traditional Belgian wheat beer lightly spiced with coriander, orange peel and a hint of chamomile. Light and crisp up front, it features smooth bready flavors, bright citrus notes, and spicy fruit accents from the coriander and traditional wit yeast. Sessionable to its core, Belgian Wit epitomizes the term “Summer Beer.”

Golden Hour French Saison
A rustic yet elegant brew, Golden Hour saison presents the drinker with a sensory sunset of flavor and aroma. Hints of ripe pear and apple, along with notes of fresh cracked wheat and lemon all blend together to form a delightful aroma bouquet. On the tongue, ripe orchard fruit and citrus are still present, with the addition of soothing bready notes and a light and playful boozy heat. Aged patiently and deliberately, this beer has matured exquisitely, and its time to shine has come.

Mango-Strawberry Apero
The third installment in our Apero series, this unusual brut beer is thirst quenching and delightfully refreshing. Sweet strawberry notes are apparent up front, followed by juicy mango accents. Extremely dry and clean, this style is still a staff favorite. Santé!


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Ecliptic Brewing To Release LIGO Key Lime Gose at 2019 Oregon Brewers Festival

Brewpublic - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:29am
When the 2019 Oregon Brewers Festival rolls around next week, Ecliptic Brewing is excited to release LIGO Key Lim Gose at the festival. The beer takes its name after the world’s largest gravitational wave observatory, LIGO Key Lime Gose uses key lime puree as it combines Ecliptic’s house lactobacillus strain with a clean malt profile. […]
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Little Beast Brewing Releases Its 2018 Vintage of Black Cap + Czech Style Pilsner

Brewpublic - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 6:10am
Wed. July 17, Portland, Ore. — Little Beast Brewing announced today the upcoming release of two beers — Czech-Style Pilsner and the 2018 vintage of Black Cap. Both beers are available on draft and in package at the Little Beast Brewing Beer Garden beginning Wednesday, July 24, at 5pm. Czech-Style Pilsner is a simple and […]
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Walking Man Brewing Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with One Small Step and One Giant Leap

Brewpublic - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:32pm
To honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing on July 20, 2019, Walking Man Brewing will release two beers inspired by this famous space landing. The two beers are One Small Step India Session Ale and One Giant Leap Imperial IPA. Both beers will be released at the pub at Walking Man […]
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Von Ebert Brewing to Release Reis Pils + Glass Palace

Brewpublic - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:01pm
It’ll be a Friday twofer at Von Ebert Brewing as the brewer will release two new beers at both of its locations. Both Reis Pils and Glass Palace will be tapped at 11:00am on Friday, July 19th at Von Ebert Brewing in the Pearl District and at Glendoveer. Here’s a description on each of the […]
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Lompoc Brewing Vintage Bottle Sale

Brewpublic - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 6:58pm
Bottles dating back ten years to 2009 will be part of Lompoc Brewing upcoming Vintage Bottle Sale. Marketed as Christmas in July, Lompoc will host a one-day only vintage bottle sale on Saturday, July 27th from Noon-4:00pm at its Sidebar location. “We’ve done our bi-annual cleaning of the library, and decided to make some of […]
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Bailey’s Taproom 12th Anniversary Party + Barrel-Aged Beer Fest

Brewpublic - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 5:00am
Twelve years ago during the summer of 2007, Geoff Phillips opened Bailey’s Taproom in downtown Portland when craft breweries in the United States numbered around 1,400. The beer landscape has changed quite a bit during the past 12 years. That same year in 2007, BridgePort Brewing was the 31st top brewery in the nation and […]
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Gigantic Brewing Summer Beer Releases – Starry Eyes, Cosmic Ascent, and The Tighten Up

Brewpublic - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 4:00am
As we enter the midst of summer, Gigantic Brewing has released a few new beers with the debut of Starry Eyes, Cosmic Ascent, and The Tighten Up. All three beers area available in 16.9oz bottles and on draft. On Tuesday, July 15th, Gigantic Brewing will release Starry Eyes as part of the brewery’s First Taste […]
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Bend Brewing Releases Urban Surfin’ Golden IPA in 16oz Cans

Brewpublic - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:30pm
Bend, OR – Bend Brewing Company is proud to announce the release of Urban Surfin’ Golden IPA in 16 oz cans as the latest release in the brewery’s High Desert Hop Series. Urban Surfin’ is brewed with pilsner malt and heavy-handed doses of German grown Callista and Ariana hops along with some NW grown Citra […]
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Laurelwood Brewing and Feckin Brewing Partner On Celtic Axe Throwing

Brewpublic - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:18pm
PORTLAND, OR – Laurelwood Brewing Company is excited to announce a partnership with Feckin Brewing to bring Axe Throwing to Laurelwood’s Sandy Blvd location. Feckin Axe’s two Throwing lanes have proved so successful in Oregon City, that they’ve built three lanes at Laurelwood Brewing Co. Celtic Axe Throwing was created and is now open for […]
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Washington breweries win big at U.S. Open Beer Championships

Washington Beer News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 4:00pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Once again, Washington’s breweries showed well at the recently concluded U.S. Open Beer Championships. Based on the success of its submissions, Reuben’s Brews of Seattle earned honors as the number two brewery in this year’s competition, behind only Sun King Brewing of Indianapolis, Indiana. Congratulations to the crew at Reuben’s! That’s quite an honor.

Other local winners included Bron Yr Aur Brewing (three medals), Pike Brewing, 20 Corners Brewing, Brothers Cascadia Brewing, and Ghostfish Brewing. Results were announced last week. Below I share the list of Washington winners, including the beers and the categories in which they won. I also share the complete list of all winners.

Before You Jump to Conclusions

Not every brewery submits beers to this, or any, competition. You cannot win if you don’t enter, and perhaps your favorite brewery chose to sit this one out, as many breweries do. That does not diminish the value of these medals; breweries from around the world submitted more than 7,000 beers for judging in 130 different style categories. We do not know which breweries did or did not enter. We only know which breweries won.

Washington’s Gold Medal Winners:

Reuben’s Brews, Triple Crush (New England/Juicy DIPA)

Reuben’s Brews, Ink (American Black Ale)

Reuben’s Brews, Triumvirate (International Style Pale Ale)

Pike Brewing, Pike Pride Ale (Specialty Pale Ale)

Reuben’s Brews, Chocolate Box: Hazelnut Praline (Nut)

Washington’s Silver Medal Winners

Bron Yr Aur Brewing, Gentlemens Stout (American Stout)

Ghostfish Brewing, Grapefruit IPA (Gluten-Free Beer)

20 Corners Brewing, Calypso (Belgian Lambic)

Washington’s Bronze Medal Winners

Bron Yr Aur Brewing, Beaver Deceiver (American Cream Ale)

Bron Yr Aur Brewing, Aged Gentlemen (Barrel-Aged Stout/Porter)

Brothers Cascadia Brewing, Lydian (Barrel-Aged Fruited Sour Beer)

Reuben’s Brews, Three Ryes Men (Barrel-Aged Barley Wine)

Top Ten Breweries

1. Sun King Brewing Co.
2. Reuben’s Brews
3. Monday Night Garage
4. Altstadt Brewery
5. Cherry Street Brewing
6. Piney River Brewing Co.
7. Main & Six Brewing Company
8. Perrin Brewing Company
9. Brew Bus Brewing
10. Cigar City Brewing
10. Birds Fly South Ale Project
10. Wise Man Brewing

Download the PDF of all winners.


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Cider Summit Seattle moves to a new location on Lake Union – September 6th and 7th

Washington Beer News - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:35am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Cider Summit Seattle is moving down the street. The 10th annual cider festival is moving to Lake Union Park, next to the Museum of History and Industry. The two-day event happens on Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th. Tickets are on sale now. More info about your ticket options is shared below.

“Cider Summit annually exposes thousands of cider lovers and the cider curious to some of the industry’s most unique products,” explained event co-founder, Alan Shapiro. “We’re thrilled to celebrate our 10th anniversary by continuing that mission and also add a few surprises to thank our guests for helping us reach 10 years.”

This year Cider Summit Seattle features over 150 ciders, meads, and cider cocktails including regional favorites and international classics. Some of the industry’s leading cidermakers will attend the event to inform and guide guests through the tastings. Several cidermakers will also compete in the Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge, creating small-batch fruit ciders with Oregon Fruit Products’ puree. Festivalgoers can vote for their favorite via text, with the winners announced at the conclusion of the event.

When: Fri. Sept. 6th from 3pm to 8pm (VIP session starts @ 2pm) & Sat. Sept. 7th from noon to 5pm

Where: Lake Union Park @ MOHAI (860 Terry Ave. N.) adjacent to The Museum of History & Industry

Tickets: On sale now!

General Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and 16 tasting tickets.
$30 (plus taxes & service charges) prior to July 31
$35 from Aug.1 – Sept.5
$45 at the gate (including all taxes & service charges).

GA tickets will also be available starting Aug. 1 at Capitol Cider. Additional tasting tickets are available onsite for $2 each. Guests will be allowed to re-enter the event both days with a wristband on and with this year’s event glass.

VIP Tickets are available exclusively online, with limited quantities, which include a souvenir tasting glass, early entry from 2pm-3pm on Friday, and 20 tasting tickets. VIP tickets cost $40 (plus taxes & service charges) prior to July 31 or $45 from to Aug. 1, or while supplies last. VIP tickets are not available at the gate.

Designated Driver tickets are available at the gate for $5 and include a bottle of water. No alcohol may be consumed with a Designated Driver ticket.

All tickets allow re-entry on Friday and Saturday if you have a wristband and the tasting glass.

This year’s festival features uniquely paired bites available for purchase from local producers. Seattle Humane hosts the Dog Lounge, giving dogs and their owners a place to socialize and refresh.

Cider Summit Seattle is presented by Capitol Cider. Supporting sponsors include Amazon, First Tech Federal Credit Union, Oregon Fruit Products, Seattle Cider Company, and Northwest Beverages. Media partners include CIDERCRAFT Magazine, The Stranger, and KEXP. The event is a benefit for the Northwest Cider Association, Seattle Humane, and The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research.

Please note: well-behaved dogs of any age are welcome, but humans must be 21 & over – no exceptions.

For more information, visit, or follow @CiderSummit on Twitter and Instagram, hashtag #CiderSummitSEA.

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