Sails and Ales 2013Brew, boats and acrobats mix it up at Seattle Boat Show’s first ever craft beer night.

SEATTLE – What better combination than hops and props? That’s what the Seattle Boat Show has on tap for its first ever Sails & Ales Craft Beer Night, February 1st, at CenturyLink Field. For the first time in the show’s 66 year history, showgoers will be able to taste and toast the very best in Washington craft beers while shopping for the boat of their dreams or wandering the three acres of accessories exhibits. Have a thirst for an ESB and a PWC, an amber and Avalon Pontoon, or lager and a Larson Runabout? Sails & Ales will serve up all of the above and more during this fun evening at the Seattle Boat Show.  And if that weren’t enough to make for a fabulous evening, there’s also an aerial, acrobatic show – Splash – to add to the mix. The Seattle Boat Show opened on January 25th and runs through February 3rd, 2013. Sails & Ales is a special one-night-only event.

Sails & Ales Craft Beer Lineup
The Seattle Boat Show opens at 11am on February 1st, and Sails & Ales, presented by S3 Maritime, runs 5-9pm.  Nine tasting stations will be set up throughout the indoor location at CenturyLink Field, offering craft beers from 10 different Washington artisan breweries including 10 Barrel, Elysian, Alaskan, Firestone, Goose Island, Kona, Redhook  and Widmer. Each of the nine stations will serve Shock Top, Redhook and two additional micro brews.  Brewery representatives will be on hand to answer questions about their beers.

Packages for Sails & Ales may be purchased online for $27 at http://www.seattleboatshow.com/buy-tickets.html.  This price includes a single adult admission to the show valid throughout the day at both locations, plus a complimentary souvenir craft beer glass and 10 beer tasting tokens. Tickets for Sails & Ales will also be available at CenturyLink Field.

For those looking to pair the brew with some tasty bites, Seattle’s famous and fabled Metropolitan Grill will be making a special appearance for the event. The Met will be serving up food available for purchase in the Boater’s Lounge on the mezzanine level.