My good friends over at Washington Beer Blog have got me all pumped up about Seattle Beer Week, which runs May 19th through the 29th (ok, so its really like Seattle Beer 10-day). Unfortunately for me, after seeing my excitement they decided to task me with covering a multitude of events and locations in north Seattle and reporting back. Mission: Accepted (and slightly modified to fit my time frames).
So, between now and May 29th you’ll see lots of Seattle Beer Week posts from me, letting you know of upcoming events and, likely, the following day’s hangovers. Think I can do it?
Here is a condensed list of events I hope to attend (if I’m still in one piece):
May 19th, 9pm : Opening Night kick-off at Naked City with 12 of the 24 taps dedicated to SBW.
May 20th, 9pm: Kulture Freaks at Brouwer’s, an evening of beer paired with a guy that hammers nails into his head (heaven help me on this one).
May 21st, 8pm: Beer and Ink at the Pub at Piper’s Creek, featuring tattoo contests and a tattoo artist on site (should I? should I?)
May 22nd,4pm: Fire and Ice at The Duck Island Alehouse – a beer and chili pairing afternoon. Or, a trip to Bottleworks in Wallingford for a special Hair of the Dog pouring.
May 23rd, 6pm: Boundary Bay brewer’s night at 74th St Ale House. Buy a pint and keep the glass! (I love free stuff)
May 24th, 7pm: Mixology Night at The Barking Dog, featuring Crispin Cider and Snoqualmie Falls Brewing.
May 25th, 6pm: Taking a break from the north Seattle events to attend the Ladies of Craft Beer down at Full Throttle Bottles. I’m going to call it “networking” just to justify my 7th day of drinking beer to myself.
May 26th, 6pm – the annual Cask Fortress at Latona Pub, which the manager there assures me is not to miss. And thankfully, finally an event I can walk to.
May 27th, 4pm – Naked City again. This time, for the Pro-Am night where the staff there broke out into teams to try their hand at brewing.
May 28th – On this Saturday before the last day of SBW, I’m going to take a breather. I know it seems like I’m giving up early, but really, I’m just mustering energy because Sunday May 29th is an event many of us have been waiting a few months for:
Sunday, May 29th, All Day: The Grand Opening of The Yard Cafe on Greenwood Ave!! Hoping for good weather as they’ll have a large patio, and will be serving up beer and tacos all day. Yep, not leaving.
Events may change, or I may just lose my ability to function for some of these, but I’m going to try my darndest to hit them all up. And, unlike most girls, I will gladly accept beer from strangers (candy, too). So don’t be shy!