GABF – Who’s Going?

Did you  want to know what PNW breweries are headed to the Great Amerrican Beer Festival on October 10 – 13? How about who is participating in the new Brewpub Pavilion? This is a new feature of the 2012 GABF. More than half of the 2,000 breweries participating in this year’s festivities are considered brewpubs – having homemade beer AND good food.

The Pavilion will feature 24 breweries representing all regions of the country and will be set up to recreate the brewpub atmosphere that craft beer enthusiasts enjoy, including seating, a looping slideshow of brewpub photos from around the country and small bites available for sale. Flyers Restaurant and Brewery, Big Time Brewery and Laurelwood Brewing Company will represent the Pacific Northwest in the Pavilion.

California will have the most participants with 99 different breweries on site. Colorado comes in second with 87. Beers from 47 of the 50 states will be available for tasting.

The 27 Washington brewers at the festival this year will include:

7 Seas Brewing
Barhop Brewing
Big Time Brewing Company
Boundary Bay Brewery
Chuckanut Brewery
Diamond Knot Brewing Co.
Elliott Bay Brewing Co.
Elysian Brewing Company
Fish Brewing Company
Flyers Restaurant and Brewery
Golden Hills Brewing Co.
Hale’s Ales
Icicle Brewing Company
Kulshan Brewing Company
Mt Tabor Brewing Company
Naked City Brewery & Taphouse
No-Li Brewhouse
Pike Brewing Company
Pyramid Ales
Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Northgate
Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Seattle
Ram Restaurant and Brewery-Lakewood,Wa.
Redhook Brewery Woodinville
Riverport Brewing Co.
Silver City Brewery
Snipes Mountain Brewing
Sound Brewery
The 34 brewers from Oregon will be:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Alameda Brewing Co.
Barley Brown’s Brew Pub
Beer Valley Brewing
Bend Brewing Co
Breakside Brewery
BridgePort Brewing Company
Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
Deschutes Brewery
Falling Sky Brewing
Fort George Brewery
Full Sail Brewing at Riverplace
Full Sail Brewing Company
Gigantic Brewing Company
GoodLife Brewing Company
Harvester Brewing
Hop Valley Brewing Co.
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Laurelwood Brewing Company
Mt. Emily Ale House
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oakshire Brewing
Omission Brewing Company
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Clackamas
Rock Bottom Portland
Rogue Brewery
Silver Moon Brewing
Steelhead Brewing Company
The Commons Brewery
Three Creeks Brewing Company
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
Widmer Brothers Rose Garden Brewery

Good luck to all these brewers in the competitions. Enjoy the experience of sharing your beer with people from all across the nation.