Bothell Beer FestivalFirst Annual Beer Festival in Downtown Bothell Features Local Breweries, BBQ and Live Music

Bothell, Wash – The First Annual Bothell Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, October 18 from noon to 5 pm on Festival Street (101st) between Main Street and 183rd Street in historic downtown Bothell.  The event features a dozen local breweries, Carolina Smoke BBQQ and live music provided by Commander Mojo and the Horns of Discontent as well as The Dogtones.  Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. The ticket price includes admission to the event plus a glass mug and 6 tastings, additional tastings are available for purchase.  The event is sponsored by the Bothell Chamber of Commerce and the City of Bothell.

A dozen local breweries are participating, including McMenamins which is renovating Bothell’s art deco-style Anderson Building into a 70-room hotel and brewpub.  Other breweries include Foggy Noggin Brewing, Dirty Bucket Brewery, Brickyard Brewing, Lazy Boy Brewing, Mt. Pilchuck Brewery, Beta Brewing, Triplehorn Brewing, 192 Brewing Co., Twelve Bar Brews, Salish Sea Brewing, and Hi-Fi Brewing Co.

The festival ends at 5 pm, but the party goes on: The Hop & Hound on Main Street will be the official ‘After Party’ where select beers that were featured at the event will be on tap. It’s a great way to end the day with one last pint.

Those coming from out of town can make it a weekend getaway at one of eight nationally branded hotels in Bothell.  A few of those hotels are offering up special discounted room rates exclusively for guests of the Bothell Beer Festival.  For tickets and more information, go to www.bothellbeerfest.com.