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!

2018 Winter Beer Fest will take place on November 30th and December 1 at Magnuson Park’s Hangar 30. Info on tickets and participating breweries coming soon!

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

2018 WINTER BEER FESTIVAL

The beloved Winter Beer Festival takes place at Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle, November 30th and December 1st. This holiday tasting event benefits the Washington Brewers Guild and will feature more than 50 local breweries. Don’t miss this year’s beer lineup, which will include some of the season’s best dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged gems and many more unique beers.

DATES AND HOURS

Friday, November 30, 2018

1st Session. 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018

2nd Session: Noon-4pm

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

LOCATION

Hangar 30

Warren G. Magnuson Park

7400 Sand Point Way NE

Seattle, WA 98115

PARTICIPATING BREWERIES:

192 Brewing Kenmore
Anacortes Brewery Anacortes
Aslan Brewing Bellingham
Bale Breaker Brewing Yakima
Beardslee Public House Bothell
Bent Bine Brewery Belfair
Black Raven Brewing Redmond
Burke-Gilman Brewing Seattle
Cash Brewing Silverdale
Chainline Brewing Kirkland
Cloudburst Brewing Seattle
Counterbalance Brewing Seattle
Crucible Brewing Everett
Diamond Knot Brewing Mukilteo
Dick’s Brewing Centralia
Dru Bru Brewery Snoqualmie Pass
Elliott Bay Brewing Burien
Figurehead Brewing Shoreline
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery Seattle
Fremont Brewing Seattle
Gallaghers’ Where U Brew Edmonds
Georgetown Brewing Company Seattle
Hale’s Ales Brewery Seattle
Hellbent Brewing Seattle
Icicle Brewing Leavenworth
Jellyfish Brewing Seattle
Kulshan Brewing Bellingham
Lake Stevens Brewing Lake Stevens
Lucky Envelope Brewing Seattle
Mac and Jack’s Brewery Redmond
McMenamins Breweries Bothell
Mollusk Brewing Seattle
No-Li Brewhouse Spokane
Old Stove Brewing Seattle
Optimism Brewing Seattle
Pike Brewing Seattle
Postdoc Brewing Redmond
Rainy Daze Brewing Poulsbo
Ram Brewery Seattle
Redhook Brewery Seattle
Rooftop Brewing Seattle
Salish Sea Brewing Edmonds
Silver City Brewery Bremerton
Slaughter County Brewing Port Orchard
Snoqualmie Falls Brewery Snoqualmie
Standard Brewing Seattle
Stoup Brewing Seattle
Sumerian Brewing Woodinville
Triplehorn Brewing Woodinville
Watts Brewing Bothell
Wet Coast Brewing Gig Harbor
White Wall Brewing Marysville

BEER LIST

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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

Pair delicious grub from local food vendors with those amazing beers. Food vendors onsite will include:

  • Brewmasters Bakery (snacks and dessert)
  • Bread and Circuses
  • Hallava Falafel
  • Nosh
  • Woodshop BBQ

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, November 30th

1)10:00-2:00pm

2)4:00-8:00pm

Saturday, December 1st

1) 11:00am-3:00pm

2) 4:30 PM-8:30 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.