Final countdown: Seattle Beer Week kicks off this Friday, May 17th

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The fun starts on Friday, May 17th, and runs through the 24th. Seattle Beer Week celebrates the Seattle area’s vibrant beer scene with events across the city. All kinds of events at various venues: brewery taprooms, pubs, etc. It all kicks off this Friday at 4:00. The official Seattle Beer Week Kickoff event happens at Old Stove Brewing in Ballard. Old Stove also brewed this year’s official SBW beer (more about that below).

Join the Seattle Beer Week crew starting at 4:00 when they’ll read the official beer proclamation — with all of the “whereas” and “therefore.” In fact, that’s the name of this year’s Beer Week beer: Whereas West Coast IPA. In addition to tapping the beer, there will be live music. You are encouraged to dress up as your favorite superhero, villain, or comic book character. That’s the theme of the party. Kids and dogs are welcome.

The Beer – Whereas West Coast IPA is loaded with Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops over a clean malt bill. Whereas IPA is available now at all three Old Stove locations as well as the finer bottle shops and grocers.


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You can see the complete calendar of Seattle Beer Week events here. The calendar provides more details about these events and all SBW events. Below I mention just a few events to give you an idea of what’s happening.

Seattle Cask-O-Rama: Friday, May 17th, Beveridge Place Pub. 10 firkins lined up on the bar. All from Seattle breweries. If you like cask-conditioned beer poured the way nature intended this one is for you.


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Haze Fest: Saturday, Mat 18th, Reuben’s Brews. Upwards of 16 hazy creations on tap. New beers, familiar favorites, one-off concoctions, and so on. All day at the Ballard taproom. Live m10 local breweries competing for the best wing sauce in the PNW! Guests will be able to sample incredible wings paired with some of the best beers in WA. Competition is from 7pm-8pm @ Queen Anne Beerhall!usic from 5:00-7:00.

MAY-rry Christmas: Saturday, Mat 18th (3:00-11:00), Ounces. Deck the Halls for Christmas in May!  Why? No reason except it’s Seattle Beer Week at Ounces and we have a GIANT 20-foot Santa that we’re itching to blow up!  And, because it’s Christmas, we want to give you a gift!  (Spoiler…it’s a cool pint glass, FREE to you when you buy any beer.) Gotta have a special beer on tap too! (Try the Peppermint Infused Saison from Urban Family Brewing, specially brewed for this event!) You’re welcome and MAY-rry Christmas!

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Goat Fest West: Saturday, May 18th, Beveridge Place Pub. Bock biers of all persuasions from near and far! This is the Westside edition of Varietal Brewing’s annual bockfest in Sunnyside, WA. Maibocks, Helles Bocks, Doppelbocks, Rauchbocks, and more. (Read about Goat Fest here.)

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Beer Can Derby: Sunday, May 19th, Pine Box. It’s like the Cub Scouts pinewood derby but with beer cans. They’ll have everything you need to build your racer at the event. You can learn more about the event, and the cars, here.

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This is Washington, Damn It: Monday, May 20th, Beveridge Place Pub. Thirty Washington beers from 30 breweries! All $5 PINTS! All day, All night! Plus, Zeeks is offering 25% off pizzas delivered to pub!

First-Ever Brew Wing Competition: Wednesday, May 22nd (7:00), Queen Anne Beer Hall. Ten local breweries competing for the best wing sauce in the PNW! Guests can sample incredible wings paired with some of the best beers in Washington. The competition is from 7pm-8pm.

Brewshed Alliance Takeover: Thursday, May 23rd, Watershed Pub and Kitchen. Beers from 18 different WA Brewshed Alliance breweries, all raising money for Washington Wild. Learn more about the Brewshe Alliance here.

Official SBW Closing Party: Friday, May 24th (5:00-close), Queen Anne Beer Hall. The official closing night party! Celebrate the conclusion of Seattle Beer Week with all your friends! Live entertainment starts at 6pm and the party goes until 2am!

You can see the complete calendar of Seattle Beer Week events here.


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