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Running in Tartan: The Great Kilted Run – complete with beer!

Lads and lasses, kilt up!  May 22nd is the annual Great Kilted Run at Magnuson Park.  Although wearing a kilt isn’t required for this 5K event, it is strongly encouraged by event promoters.

Register now online or in person at various sporting stores around the Puget Sound like Super Jock n Jill on East Green Lake Way N.  Register before May 21st for $30, or register the day of the race for $40.  Don’t have a kilt?  Rent one for $5.

If running/walking a 5K isn’t your thing (or if you just want to reward yourself after the race), stop into the Pike Kilt Lifter beer garden, with Pike Kilt Lifter Ruby Ale served up and live music (21 and older only).  The beer garden will open up at 9am, with the 5K run/walk beginning at 9:30.  A 1K kid’s dash starts at 9:10.

Photos from Pike Brewer’s Night at Latona Pub

Last night was the final installment of Latona Pub’s Winter-into-Spring Beer Series, with a brewer’s night for Pike Brewing.  On tap were the famous Naughty Nellie, Double IPA, and special Heirloom Amber.  They also had cask Dry Wit.  Brewers and Pike representatives were on hand to talk about the beer and give out fun swag.  Plus, it was the start of Earth Week at Latona Pub.

A map of how the beers are arriving during Earth Week


Manager Elliott adding Pike's Naughty Nellie to the taplist


Drew Cluley, who recently left Pike Brewing, shows off his new t-shirt

The crowd enjoying the prizes


Can you guess the arm that's holding a glass of Hoptrocity?

I won an awesome t-shirt!


Earth Week: How beers from 10+ breweries will get to Latona Pub without motorized transport!

Latona Pub has got Earth Week down – all the beers on tap during Earth Week next week are being delivered without the use of trucks or motorized vehicles – they’ll only come by foot, bike, hoof and sail.  That pretty much means sheer man power (and animal power, and, ok, wind power) will bring you all the tasty concoctions you’ll enjoy next week!

The deliveries have already begun, with a keg of Trip 8 IPA delivered via bicycle yesterday from Elysian on Capitol Hill (about 5.5 miles on bike carrying roughly 72 pints of beer).  Trip 8 IPA is a collaborative effort between Elysian and New Belgium Brewing.  Today, a keg of Naked City’s Hoptrocity is making its way around Green Lake to the pub. 

Monday night, April 18th, is the final installment of Latona’s Winter-into-Spring beer series with a brewer’s night from Pike Brewing Company featuring a keg of their cask conditioned Dry Wit (it’s good, take my word on it).  The event starts at 7pm sharp (which means, at Latona Pub, get there by 6 if you want to sit down).  To bring a keg from Pike to Latona on foot is estimated to be about a two-hour trek.  Also trekking it up on foot/by hand truck from south Seattle will be kegs from Georgetown, Two Beers Brewing, and Schooner Exact.

Next Thursday, the pub is coordinating to have kegs from Port Townsend Brewing brought over by sail power by Sail Transport Company.

On Friday next week, Earth Day, the north Seattle keg haul will include kegs from Maritime Pacific, Hale’s Ales, and Fremont Brewing (watch out for a horse and cart).  A keg of cask conditioned Sunburst from RAM Northgate will also be trekked down and tapped to celebrate the day.

So if you’re driving along over the next week and see a very tired looking man with a hand truck and a keg of craft beer, smile and wave – that’s just Elliott Ryan, general manager of Latona Pub out doing his best for the planet.  And for fun, follow along on Latona’s Facebook Page for pictures and updates!

(Writer’s note: I WILL be there Monday for Pike Brewer’s Night and Friday for Earth Day, so feel free to buy me a drink.)