Happening This Weekend: PNA, Brewgrass, Cats and Pineapples

This weekend, there’s a plethora of events to choose from including three charity events and one bluegrass festival. It’s nice to fill these cold November weekends with warm beer…. wait. That didn’t come out right. Anyway:
PNA Beer Taste it’s the 22nd annual (wow!) PNA winter beer taste. Saturday, November 14th, 7 to 10 p.m. Benefits the Phinney Neighborhood Association, $25 for PNA members, $30 for non-members gets you ten tastes from 28 northwest microbreweries. There’s also an auction, raffle, pub snacks and live music.
One of the committee members sent us some highlights:
Bayern Brewing bringing a wooden barrel of their Dark Doppel Bock Lager
Maritime Pacific – Their Jolly Roger Christmas Ale which for the PNA Beer Taste is specially aged on rum-soaked oak
Big Al – Phinney Berry Sour Beer
New Belgium – Lips of Faith – Fall Wild Ale
Elysian – Trip 4
Harmon – PorterPorter aged in a rum-soaked oak cask
Georgetown – Lisa’s Chocolate Stout
Pike – Pike Wood Aged Entire
Rogue will be bringing tastes of their Dead Guy whiskey
(The full list of participating breweries and their offerings for the evening is on the event Web site.)
Brewgrass a microbrew and bluegrass festival happening this Friday and Saturday nights in Anacortes. $8 cover, five clubs, live music from 9 to midnight both nights. Clubs are all within a couple blocks of each other in surprisingly-charming downtown Anacortes: the Anacortes Rockfish Grill, the Brown Lantern Ale House, the Star Bar, Adrift and the Watertown Pub and Grill.
Winter Pineapple Classic Ok, this isn’t really a beer event but we are listing it for two reasons: Georgetown Brewing is a founding sponsor, and it benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a charity that’s near and dear to our hearts. Plus it sounds like a wacky-ass event that would be really fun, a 5K run with obstacles, followed by a luau and Georgetown Beer garden. Online registrations are closed, but if you get a team psyched about it, it sounds like you can show up this Saturday morning at Magnuson Park. Get more deets on their web site.
Catsino at the Beveridge Place Pub, Saturday, November 14th, 2 to 6 p.m., benefitting Furry Faces Foundation. Casino games  + helping animals + great Beveridge Place beer lineup. Ok you caught us, this also isn’t technically a beer event. But it sure sounds like the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. (As a matter of fact, we’ll be there.)