It’s the WA Beer Commission’s beer fest for folks on the other side of the state! Gather in the crisp Fall air and sample beer from 40 different breweries pouring over 150 different beers - how will you choose? Friday is 21+, but Saturday is All Ages.
Come drink at one of the best places to toast Oktoberfest. Friday and Saturday are 21+, but lucky for parents, and babysitters, all ages and dogs are welcome on Sunday. Last year the site said "Dogs are cool. No snakes” prompting the initial question, was that a problem previously? Tattoos of pythons eatin’ a little mouse wearin’ a sailor hat that says “snake farm” are, however, welcome. Crystal is planning what we’ll be pouring AS WE SPEAK. The hope is fresh hop, but you can’t count on it - the hops are ready when they’re ready.
This might just be the biggest tap takeover we have ever done. 21 different kegs of Georgetown deliciousness stand ready to be tapped in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Brand Ambassador, Cryptkeeper and all around good guy Garrett will be onhand in the late afternoon through the early evening to raffle off some awesome swag and talk about all things Georgetown.
What better place to have a fresh hop fest than in the hop heartland? We truly have an embarrassment of riches here in the Northwest when it comes to hops - it’s easy to forget how lucky we are. Head out to this fest and you are sure to have bragging rights for the rest of the year when you get the chance to drink more fresh hop beers than maybe anywhere on the face of the earth. Your VIP ticket gets you access to a 3pm BEER Experience, and 4pm entry to the festival. Oh, and private bathrooms. We’ve got plans for our Fresh Hop Johnny Utah and, for the first time, Fresh Hop Bodhizafa IPA to make the trip over the mountains. Moar fresh hops!!!!
Once you hit Dismal Nitch, head south to Astoria for the Pacific NW Brew Cup. We’ll be pouring our Bodhizafa IPA and probably heckling sea lions. From a distance. A safe distance. Proceeds benefit local downtown revitalization efforts.
Seattle brothers from another mother, Sean (Georgetown) and Logan (Fremont Brewing) will host bingo at ABV for the night because who doesn’t like fat markers and excitable yelling? One will crank the cage while the other calls out the numbers. Probably. Georgetown and Fremont beers will be flowing as will the swag prizes.
Sample beers from local breweries while learning the science behind beer! You’ll learn how beer is made, how to grow hops, why starch is important and how to crush a beer can with your head, safely. I might have made up that last part. Sean will be there pouring Bodhizafa IPA and Johnny Utah.
NEW DATE!!!! The plan is to be there pouring fresh hop Johnny Utah or fresh hop Bodhizafa, but sometimes hops aren’t ready when you want them to be, so it’s possible that our fresh hop beer won't be ready in time for this fest. If that's the case, then we'll have to bail on this one. Stay tuned. They'll have more than 65 other fresh hop beers so you should go anyway. Fresh hops 4lyfe.
Downtown Coeur d'Alene, 210 Sherman Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest
Their website says "The Downtown Coeur d’Alene Oktoberfest is heading into its 8th year and is coming in bigger than ever before! This two day event will feature 6 live bands, 30+ beers and ciders, three biergarten locations (two outdoors and one indoor) along with kegs scattered throughout downtown businesses. This fun filled weekend is complete with the Gran Fondo bike races on Saturday!" Ok let's go back to that "kegs scattered throughout downtown businesses" part, which sounds like some kind of beery adult scavenger hunt to me, which sounds like some kind of awesome. I'll prost to that!