On June 4th over 20 craft breweries from Bellingham to Leavenworth will be pouring quality beer in support of a simple message – protected water makes superior downstream beer.
“[The Brewshed® Alliance] is a natural partnership, one that is so obvious that it is sometimes taken for granted,” stated Kendall Jones of the Washington Beer Blog. “Brewers in Washington are blessed with good water, so supporting the preservation, expansion and health of sources from which it comes makes perfect sense.”
Ticket sales benefit the conservation of Washington Wild and are on sale online at www.brewshedbeerfest.bpt.me for $35. They can also be bought through the title sponsor of the event, Watershed Pub & Kitchen in Northgate for $30 plus tax.
Date: Thursday, June 4th
Time: 5:30pm – 9:30 PM
Location: Hale’s Ales Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Ticket Price: $35 at www.brewshedbeerfest.bpt.me
Other: All guests must be over 21 with valid ID.
Tickets: Tickets include 5 drink tickets, a souvenir tasting glass, a raffle ticket and of course entry.
Participants: Airways Brewing Company (Kent), Aslan Brewing Company (Bellingham), Bainbridge Brewing (Bainbridge Island), Black Raven Brewing Company (Redmond), Boundary Bay Brewing Company (Bellingham), Elliott Bay Brewing Company (Seattle & Burien), Fish Brewing (Olympia), Flycaster Brewing Company (Kirkland), Fremont Brewing (Seattle), Hale’s Ales Brewery (Seattle), Icicle Brewing Company (Leavenworth), Lantern Brewing (Seattle), Naked City Brewery (Seattle), New Belgium Brewing (Seattle), NW Peaks Brewery (Seattle), Odd Otter Brewing Company (Tacoma), Orcas Island Hoppin’ Brewery (Orcas Island), Pacific Brewing & Malting Company (Tacoma), Peddler Brewing Company (Seattle), Twin Rivers Brewing Company (Monroe), Wander Brewing (Bellingham)
Over thirty different breweries and beer community partners have joined the Washington Wild Brewshed® Alliance over the last two years in support of Washington Wild, a statewide conservation organization. Washington Wild has led efforts to designate the 106,000 acre Wild Sky Wilderness near Stevens Pass. Last December Washington Wild celebrated the addition of 22,000 acres to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and the designation of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie and Pratt Rivers as Wild and Scenic near Snoqualmie Pass.
“The outpouring support from the brewing community throughout Washington is huge,” says Lyndsay Gordon the Brewshed® Program Manager for Washington Wild. “It turned a tributary program into a powerful river of support for conservation. The growth in the last two years is evidence of how invested and connected the brewing community is to the source of Washington’s water and the downstream beer.”
The Brewshed® Alliance is an event based outreach initiative that hosts local events with breweries including happy hours, pub crawls, tap takeovers and the upcoming Washington Wild Brewshed® Beer Fest at Hale’s Ales. Beer focused pubs, like Watershed Pub and Kitchen and Latona Pub, also help support the Brewshed® Alliance through sponsorships and on location events. All of these events are designed to both awareness and funds for conservation in honor of the of the Brewshed® Connection, protected water leads to superior downstream beer.