We are only two days away from the start of our favorite time of year – SEATTLE BEER WEEK!
As any good SBW’er knows, preparation is the key to a great Seattle Beer Week experience. You need to be careful not to burn out quickly in the first few days. Nor do you want to be too conservative in your early approach, you’ll end up missing some awesome events.
To that end, every year we like to highlight a few events throughout the duration that we consider “can’t miss,” and share them with all of you. Below is a list of this year’s events that you do not want to miss. After checking them out, hop over to our poll to let us know which events you’re most excited about! Cheers!
Official SBW Kickoff – 5/7 (5PM) – Sieben Brau Inaugural Keg Tapping at Rhein Haus. At 5pm sharp, we will tap the first keg of the official beer of Seattle Beer Week, Sieben Brau.
Back in Black Stoutfest – 5/8 (11AM) – Brouwer’s Cafe will be tapping 40 plus awesome Stouts from around the world.
Nanobrewery Night – 5/8 (6PM) – The best beers from all the nanobreweries we could find all over Washington State, at Naked City Taphouse.
Barleywood Squares – 5/9 (12PM) – Craft Beer Celebrities compete in a hilarious, beer-centric version of the classic television gameshow, Hollywood Squares, at Naked City Taphouse.
Beer Can Derby! – 5/9 (2PM) – The race is on! Come and try your luck racing cans cub scout style down the tracks to beer glory, at The Pine Box.
Rob and Erik’s Brewgrass – 5/9 (5-10PM) – Rob and Erik are bringing back the Seattle Beer Week, Bluegrass and Beer Festival for a third year, at Hale’s Palladium.
Hoppy Drinks on Tiny Links Pt. 4 – 5/10 (2PM) – Ninkasi’s Hoppy Drinks on the Tiny Links Pt. 4: The Reckoning Cost: $12 gets you a round of mini golf and beer samples from 6 breweries! At Interbay Golf Center.
Iron Brewer Triple Header – 5/10 (5PM) – WE choose the secret ingredient, THEY brew the beer, YOU decide the winner! Takes place at Beveridge Place Pub.
This is Washington Dammit – 5/11 (All Day) – Thirty-six Washington beers from thirty-six different breweries, All $3.50 PINTS! Takes place at Beveridge Place Pub.
Can You Handle My Randall – 5/12 (4PM) – The Twelve Randalls return again to have you asking, “what the F*** did you put in my beer?” At The Pine Box.
Wood Aged WA – 5/12 (6PM) – We’ve collected it all for you in one place, for one night. The finest wood aged beers brewed in all of Washington State. At Naked City.
12 Pack at the Troll – 5/12 (10PM) – Our favorite Guerrilla Beer Event returns for the 7th year, 12 pack at the Troll. Come by foot or Bike, Respect the Neighbors!
Oregon Night – 5/13 (6PM) – Meet some of Oregon’s raddest brewers, including Jamie Floyd, founder of Ninkasi. At Naked City.
Sourfest – 5/14 (11AM) – Brouwer’s Cafe will replace every or just about every tap with a delicious sour beer from around the world.
Bodacious Beverages Fest – 5/15 (All Day) – As many unusual beers as we can come up with. Odd ones, rare ones, new ones, etc. Barrel-aged brews, sour beers, fruit & spice beers, and more! Taster trays encouraged! Takes place at Beveridge Place Pub.
Brewer’s Breakfast – 5/16 (10AM) – Brewer’s from near and far will be sitting down for what Burgundian does best: Breakfast. Each brewer will bring a specialty beer from their brewery.
Big Naked Washers Tourney – 5/16 (3PM) – The Big Naked Washers Tournament invites brewers, beer folk, and all friendly people with a hankering to throw some washers or heckle from the peanut gallery. At Naked City.
4th Annual My Liver Hurts Free BBQ – 5/17 (11AM) – 4th Annual My Liver Hurts Free BBQ at Fremont Brewing.