Walla Walla, Washington is widely recognized as a top wine destination, but man cannot live on syrah alone. Neither can women. On Saturday, February 8th downtown Walla Walla turns into a beer destination, hosting its first-ever beer festival.
The Walla Walla BrewFest is not your typical beer event. It takes place at 15 different venues, featuring beers and ciders from 25 Washington and Oregon producers. Festivalgoers will not be drinking in the streets but will move from venue to venue. Various downtown businesses are participating, from bike shops and bakeries to boutiques and coffee shops.
The brewery lineup (see below) includes a number of Eastern Washington breweries, many of which do not ship a lot of beer west of the Cascades. It’ll be February in Walla Walla, and you will be strolling from venue to venue, so dress appropriately.
(One beer-fueled event at multiple downtown venues? This event is similar to the annual Winterhop event in downtown Ellensburg on Jan. 18th, which is already sold out just like it is every year.)
Git a Room!
Mention Walla Walla Brewfest when making your reservation at the following hotels and you’ll get a discount.
The Finch – (509) 956-4994
Comfort Inn & Suites – 509-522-3500
- $40 IN ADVANCE, $50 AT DOOR
- Tickets include admission to the event, a commemorative five-ounce glass, and five tasting tickets. Each ticket is good for one taste. Additional tasting tickets are available.
- 21+ event and ID is required
- No refunds or exchanges.
Participating Breweries (as of Jan. 10th)
Bale Breaker Brewing
Big House Brewing
Double Mountain Brewery
Dragon’s Gate Brewery
Chief Springs Fire and Irons Brewpub
Iron Goat Brewing
Locust Cider and Brewing
Paradise Creek Brewery
The Prodigal Sun Brewery
Terminal Gravity Brewing
Tieton Cider Works
Water Buffalo Brewing
… more may be added