Ten days of beer events at breweries and other locations across the Eastside. Events kick off July 20th and run through July 30th.
From North Bend to Kenmore, from Renton to Woodinville, the Eastside is home to some great breweries. Also, it’s home to a lot of beer-loving people and businesses. Eastside Beer Week is an annual, grassroots community partnership created to foster a culture of giving that strengthens Eastside neighborhoods.
Eastside Beer Week accomplishes its mission by creating a special beer, promoting special events, and partnering with local nonprofits. Keep an eye on the Eastside Beer Week website for event details and info about where to get the official beer. This year, it’s a hazy pale ale brewed by Triplehorn Brewing.
Eastside Beer Week kicks off this Thursday, July 20th with a Brewers Night event at the Q20 Public House in Kirkland. The event features the largest collection of beers from Watts Brewing ever assembled in one location. The Q20 is located at the QFC near downtown Kirkland.
Thereafter, lots and lots of events happen across the Eastside at brewery taprooms and other beery locations. You can see the complete list of events on the official Eastside Beer Week website. Here are just a few example of the kind of events we’re talking about.
July 26th – Black Raven Brewing’s Flight of the Raven. It is a Paper Airplane Throwing contest. Show off your design and throwing skills while enjoying some delicious beer. Details here.
July 26th – Stoup Brewing Kenmore presents a guided tasting experience. Join two of the brewery’s owners as they guide you through some of their favorite Stoup beers, explaining exactly what it is you are tasting. Details here.
July 27th – Flatstick Pub in Kirkland presents its Brewers Tournament. Brewers from across the state will compete on Flatstick’s mini golf course. Winners get bragging rights and tap handles (beers on tap) at Flatstick Pub. Details here.
July 30th – Will Run (or Walk) For Beer – Although Four Generals Brewing and Dubtown Brewing are just a couple blocks from each other, they’ve mapped out a 5k-ish course between the two. Whether you walk or run, they’ll have beers waiting for you at the finish line. Details here.
For more beer-related events around Washington, check out the Washington Beer Blog’s events page.