2011 Winter beer fest3 DAYS TO WINTER BEER-AGEDON

Friday, Dec. 5, 5-9PM and Saturday, Dec. 6, 12-4PM & 5:30-9:30PM, Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park

(Seattle, WA) December 2, 2014- Washington Brewers Guild will present the annual Winter Beer Festival on December 5 and 6. Now in the second year at the historic Hangar 30 the festival features 50 Washington Brewers and over 130 different beers and for the first time a couple of local ciders. This festival is for the BIG beer lover with additions of sugar and spice and everything nice! SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW or SUGAR AND SPICE!

As the craft beer scene has grown in Washington, fast approaching 250 breweries in the state, it is nice to know that some things never change. The Winter Beer Festival has some of the longest running winter offerings in the country as well as some of the newest. In addition many of the brewers have gone to the kitchen adding extra layers with the use of sugars, spices and fruit.

  • Old favorites that have been brewed for decades include Redhook’s Winterhook, now in its 30th year, Pyramid Snowcap, Hale’s Wee Heavy and Pike Old Bawdy.
  • Some of our newest brewers will pour their take on the winter season with a Belgian style dark ale from Lantern Brewing, Tamarind Berliner Weisse from Outlander Brewing and an English style winter warmer from Stoup Brewery.
  • Brewing with spice and fruit as well as pumping up the warmth with sugar or molasses is a tradition that goes back centuries. The Winter Beer Festival offers an amazing array of these beers including, but in no way limited to, the Cranberry Frost of Foggy Noggin Brewery, an Imperial Oatmeal Stout from Boundary Bay Brewery that includes licorice and toffee, a barrel aged Belgian from No-LI Brewhouse with tart cherries, OMG Cookies from Hilliard’s Beer with oatmeal, molasses and ginger or how about Zippy Lemon Abbey Ale from Snoqualmie Falls Brewing.
  • A complete list of 2014 Winter Beer Fest Participating Breweries and Beers is available online at http://washingtonbrewersguild.org/Events.html.

The Winter Beer Festival will host one session on Friday, December 5 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM and two sessions on Saturday, December 6 from Noon to 4:00PM and 5:30 to 9:30PM. $25 in advance or $30 at the door, if tickets are still available. Advance purchase is recommended. Separate tickets are required for each session. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and six 5 ounce samples. Additional tokens may be purchased for $1.50 each. Tickets are available online at wwww.washingtonbrewersguild.org and at select ticket outlets. This is a 21-and-over-only event.





Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th



Friday Session 5:00PM to 9:00PM

Saturday, Session 1: 12:00PM to 4:00PM, Session 2: 5:30PM to 9:30PM

Doors open 15 minutes before each session begins.

Taps close 30 minutes before closing each session. Separate tickets required for each session.



Hangar 30 at Warren G. Magnuson Park

7400 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, Washington



$25 advance tickets or $30 at the door, if still available. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and six 5 ounce samples. Additional sampling tokens available for $1.50. Must be 21 years old or older and have a valid ID to be admitted.  Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only.

Tickets sales are online at www.washingtonbrewersguild.org and at select outlets.



Several Food Trucks will be on site to satisfy and compliment the hearty beers.


Theo Chocolates, www.theochocolate.com, will be sampling chocolate. These rich winter brews pair exceptionally well with the deep and intense flavors of Theo’s hand crafted confections.


Taylor Shellfish Farms, www.taylorshellfishfarms.com, will be sampling oysters during the festival. Stouts and Porters with their dark roast flavors have been a traditional accompaniment to these briny delicacies.



Washington Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a community of brewers, promote the quality of craft beer in Washington and protect the interests of brewers and beer drinkers.