Festivals

The Washington Brewers Guild produces two major beer festivals each year: Winter Beer Fest and Cask Beer Festival.  You can feel good about attending WBG festivals, as your admission dollars go directly to supporting local brewers!

The WBG works to protect WA brewers and ensure choice for WA beer lovers.  We thank you for your support!

Winter Beer Fest

2017 WINTER BEER FEST

The ever-popular Winter Beer Festival, December 1st and 2nd, 2017, takes place at Building 30 in Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle. This holiday tasting event, benefits the Washington Brewers Guild and will feature more than 50 local breweries. This year’s beer lineup will include dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged gems and many more unique beers.

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DATES 

Friday, December 1st, 2017

1st Session: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

2nd Session: Noon-4pm

3rd Session: 5:30pm-9:30pm

LOCATION

Hangar 30 at Warren G. Magnuson Park

7400 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, WA 98115

 ADMISSION

Advance tickets available now!

$30 advance/$35 at the door (while supplies last)

Admission includes a tasting glass and eight 5oz beer tastes.

Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only.

This is a 21+ only event

Additional tokens are available for $2.00 each.

We accept cash and credit cards at the door.

Admission and token sales will end 45 minutes before the end of each session and taps will close 15 minutes before the end of the event.

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES

192 Brewing Company

20 Corners Brewing Co.

7 Seas Brewing Co.

Anacortes Brewery

Aslan Brewing Co.

Bale Breaker Brewing Co

Beardslee Public House

Black Raven Brewing

Chainline Brewing Company

Cloudburst Brewing

Counterbalance Brewing Company

Crucible Brewing Co

Diamond Knot Craft Brewing

Dirty Bucket Brewing co

Downpour Brewing

Dru Bru

Elliott Bay Brewing Co.

Fish Brewing Company

Floating Bridge Brewing

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery

Fremont Brewing

Geaux Brewing

Georgetown Brewing Co.

Ghostfish Brewing Company

HALE’S ALES

Hellbent Brewing Company

Hop Nation Brewing Company

Icicle Brewing Company

Jellyfish Brewing Company

Lake Stevens Brewing Company

Lowercase Brewing

Mac & Jack’s Brewing Company

McMenamins

Mollusk Brewing

No-Li Brewhouse

Old Stove Brewing

Optimism

Port Townsend Brewing Company

Postdoc Brewing

Rainy Daze Brewing

Ram Restaurant & Brewery

Ravenna Brewing Co

Rooftop Brewing Company

Schooner EXACT

Silver City Brewery

Slaughter County Brewing Company

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing

Stoup Brewing

Triplehorn Brewing Co

Watts Brewing Company

Wet Coast Brewing Co.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Vote for your favorite beers and favorite booth decorations during each session! The People’s Choice Award winners will be selected by you during each day of the event.

 FOOD TRUCKS AND VENDORS:

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WABL

With your paid admission to any session of the Winter Beer Festival and a current WABL membership, you will receive two additional tasting tokens (Total of 10)

Don’t forget your passport, as you’ll need it to get your additional tokens. If you sign up or renew before the festival, you can pick up your items at the festival.

VOLUNTEER

We are once again seeking a number of volunteers to help out with this year’s event. We currently have the following shifts open.

Friday, December 1st

1)10:00-2:00pm

2)2:00-6:00pm

3)6:00pm-9:30pm

Saturday, December 2nd

1) 11:30am-4:00pm

2) 5:00 PM-9:00 pm

If you are interested in volunteering during one of these shifts, please email beer@washingtonbrewersguild.org with your 1st and 2nd choice of shifts. Volunteers will be assisting with a variety of jobs including, setup, admission, merchandise and possibly pouring beer. Volunteers receive admission to the event after their shift. If you volunteer for the Saturday, 4:30pm shift, you’ll be able to attend on Friday night. Thanks again for your interest in volunteering.

GETTING THERE:

Limited free parking is available at Magnuson Park. Please carpool or take public transportation when possible.

Metro bus #75 stops just outside Magnuson Park. For the detailed bus route and schedule please visit the Metro web site or call (206) 553-3000.

We strongly encourage you to take public transportations or arrange a ride home. Please drink responsibly. Don’t drink and drive. Designated Driver admission is $5 at the gate and includes water and/or soda.