Great Festivals Coming Soon

There are two festivals coming up in January that are well worth your time, money, and their attendant effects on your liver. First up is the Strange Brewfest in Port Townsend. The next is the Belgianfest put on by the Washington Beer Commission. I like them both, but they are the same weekend, January 27, many miles apart.

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Strange Brewfest is in its 14th year of serving up a large variety of beer hallucinations. The term “strange” doesn’t even begin to describe the 60+ creative concoctions that more than 30 breweries will tap on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27. It’s a great bargain too. Entry is $30 and it gets you in for both days, that’s seven hours on Friday evening and eleven hours on Saturday. They start you off with four tokens and have more to sell if you run out.

As a side benefit you have an excuse to ride a ferry boat, drive along forested roadways, visit the amazing Port Townsend Brewery, Propolis Brewing, three breweries in nearby Port Angeles, and ten breweries between Hood Canal and Port Orchard (including Bremerton and Poulsbo). You can make it a mini beercation.




The 9th Annual Belgian Fest will take place at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion highlighting 100+ Belgian-style beers crafted by Washington breweries. Featured beer styles include Tripels, Dubbels, Saisons, Wits, Abbeys and Lambics. In keeping with this unique style, all of the beers are brewed with Belgian yeast. 

Tickets are $37 Advance or $45 at the door. Limited tickets at the door. Admission includes a tasting glass and 10 tasting tokens. Each taste is 4 oz.  Separate tickets required for each session. $5 designated driver admission is available at the door. Designated driver includes includes soda and/or water.

Saturday, January 27th, 2018
Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center!
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
Session 1: 12-4pm
Session 2: 5:30-9:30 pm

Bob Shoemaker

Grew up in Renton, WA. Writer. Photographer. Homebrewer. Woodworker. Beer lover. UW grad. - 14 years in Marketing and Advertising communications - 16 years in technical product support, quality, loyalty, support analyst - 12 years as communications business owner