This Saturday is a big weekend for craft beer festivals and celebrations. Seattle is having their 2nd Annual Washington Beer Collaboration Festival. My destination of choice will be the Tumwater Artesian Brewfest. Both festivals offer you the chance to try out some new brews. The Tumwater festival gives you a simple way to get introduced to many of the fine South Sound and Peninsula breweries.
It also is the first official weekend for the newly launched Redhook Brewlab on East Pike Street (which gives you access to your own mini-festival with Optomism, Outer Planet, McMennamins, and Elysian breweries and the Pine Box pub within walking distance (or by bike).
Stay tuned to Hoppy Trails Beer News on Facebook and Twitter for live updates from the Tumwater Artesian Brewfest.