During the month of December, $1 from every Georgetown pint sold gets donated to Seattle Children's. Think of it as one more hashmark in the "Nice" column every time you drink a pint - because Santa is watching....with his Sharper Image® Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles...taphousegrill.com/
Garrett "Peppy" Miller is going to be rolling, Tacoma style, at Magoo's for their Brewer's Night. When I asked him what the deal was, he said "(We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet" - so either he hasn't decided, or he's not spilling. One thing's for sure, they'll likely have some Gtown beers on tap, drink specials, and some swag to hand out to the folks lucky enough to get their number pulled from the hat. Or bowl. Or pitcher. Or pint glass. Or leftover turkey. Or whatevs.www.facebook.com/MagoosAnnex?fref=ts
For whatever reason, every time I see the name "Ivar's Acres of Clams", in my mind it comes out in a pirate voice. "Ivaaaaarrrrs Aaaacressss of Claaaaamssss". And then I picture Nathan Fillion in his brown coat and a tri cornered hat with a seagull on his shoulder handing me a steaming bowl of Ivar's White Wine Clams, perfect for sharing (just not with the seagull). But maybe that's just me? At any rate, you should head down to the waterfront where you get to sample some knockout beer with some knockout food - a great way to get you in the wintery, holiday spirit. Pancetta wrapped prawns with Georgetown Porter syrup? Yessir, Captain Tightpants!www.ivars.com/events/item/296-ivars-northwest-winter-beer
This year the uber popular Winter Beer Fest heads to bigger digs to accommodate the cold, huddled masses yearning to drink beer (I *think* that's how it goes?). As usual, the list of beers everyone is bringing looks crazy amazing (cray-mazing? no, let's not do that) - a lot of dark stuff, a lot of fun stuff, and probably very little you've had before. We're bringing Oharov, our new Russian Imperial Stout, and a keg of Lovely Reida - it might not make the Grinch's heart grow 3 sizes that day, but it should at least take the edge off that guy.www.washingtonbeer.com/winter-fest/
Come celebrate the opening of new location of The Bridge. They've moved into the old Chuck and Sally's spot, breathing some life into that little corner of West Seattle. Drink specials and giveaways will abound as you hoist a pint to your new favorite neighborhood sporty bar.http://thebridgeseattle.com/
If ever there was food made for cold, damp weather, Irish food has to be in the top 3 (the other two being Vietnamese bánh xèo and everything in the Cream of Mushroom soup based casserole category). Tuck into some Bangers & Mash or Sheperd's Pie while you enjoy $3 pints and special pricing on growler fills of Gtown beers. Garrett (or Mr. Miller if yr nasty) will be on hand, ready with quick jig and perhaps some swag.www.tkirishpub.com/#!calendar/c1xj2
It's a Friday, so it's a good day to pop into VLS after you get off the ferry and get your growlers for the weekend. Garrett will be there, sampling 4 of our beers, with maybe a little something extra thrown in for each growler you get filled. Make it a little wind down "you time" on your way home - go on, you deserve it.www.vashonliquorstore.com/
This event could also go under the Oregon header since it's just a 10 minute pop over the border. They've made a point of curating a not-too-esoteric list of beers, so if you find one you fancy enough to bring home to the folks, you shouldn't have a hard time finding it around town. Garrett will be on hand 4-8pm during the Saturday session, so if you need some pointers on where to get your growler filled with some Gtown beer, he's got you covered.www.vancouverwinterbrewfest.com/?pg=home
We've spent so much time with the folks at the Brown Lantern, they're practically like family. So going to their Winter Beer Fest is a little like hanging out at home. Picture it as a Lifetime made for TV special, "Hops for the Holidays", with Sally Field screaming "Not without my porter!" Well Sally, not to worry. Jrob's bringing a keg of our Russian Imperial Stout, sure to please you AND every member of the family (over 21, of course).www.brownlantern.com/
You'll have a whole month to enjoy Gtown beers on special, but if your New Year's resolution is to stop procrastinating and get stuff done, or a little hair of the dog is what the doctor ordered after some NYE festivity, this Early Warning is just.for.you.
North 45 will be pouring $3 pints of a yet to be chosen Gtown beer, but if you asked me, I'd tell them to put on the Georgetown Porter - that dark deliciousness would be a great companion to their famous house smoked sweet n' meaty baby back ribs. But, if they put on Lucille, those hops would cut through the richness and complement those spicy meat treats. And Manny's, sheesh, Manny's pairs with everything (yes, everything, but you're there for the ribs, remember?) The good thing is, whatever they put on, Sean will be there with samples of the other beers so you can do your own little pairing party if you so desire.thechickenandgravy.com/newnorth45/about2/brew-hog-at-north-45/
Just in case you completely skipped over the Washington events - see above.
So, this is happening.