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A Bevy of Unique Craft Beers Coming to Burien’s B•Town Brewfest Oct. 13

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Organizers of the upcoming B•Town Brewfest released their final list of brewers for their upcoming B•Town Brewfest, set for Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Burien Community Center.

This inaugural event will benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital, and will feature some of the area’s best craft brewers.

The complete, final brewer list includes:

  • Airways Brewing Co., Kent, WA
  • Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Mukilteo, WA
  • Elliott Bay Brewing Co., Burien, WA
  • Harmon Brewing Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Iron Horse Brewing, Ellensburg, WA
  • Laurelwood Brewing Co., Portland, OR
  • Ninkasi Brewing Co., Eugene, OR
  • Northwest Brewing Co., with Flying Bike Coop Brewery, Pacific, WA
  • Odin Brewing Co., Seattle, WA
  • Schooner Exact Brewing Co., Seattle, WA
  • The Ram Brewery, Seattle, WA
  • Wingman Brewery, Tacoma, WA

Advance tickets to the B•Town Brewfest are $20 (you save $5), and are available online by visiting the Festival’s website at http://www.btownbrewfest.com, or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com.

There will be two 4-hour sessions on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Burien Community Center (14700 6th Ave SW):

  • 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Your ticket admission includes a 2012 commemorative taster cup and ten taster tokens. You may also purchase tickets the day of the event for $25. Additional taster tokens will be on sale during the day of the Festival.

The B•Town Brewfest is a benefit for the Seatac Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital. For over 25 years this incredible organization — made up of working mothers — has been raising money for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital. To learn more about this non-profit organization, please visit http://www.seatacguildsch.org.

In the past ten years, the Northwest craft brewing industry has literally exploded — with this exceptional growth expected to continue well into the decade.

And what’s the best thing about the Northwest’s craft beer explosion?

The overwhelming choice of beer of course!

There are now more than 170 craft breweries in Washington State — and each brewery has its own unique beers from traditional pilsners to seasonal, hard-to-find specialty brews that fans literally wait all year to drink again. And according to the Washington State Beer Commission Executive Director, Eric Radovich “All current brewers within the state are working at full capacity.”

We sure have developed a taste for craft beer — and our beer palettes have grown right along with the craft beer industry. A growing number of brewers have turned to more-unique recipes for their beer to keep the public wanting a taste and the beer taps flowing. Ingredients can span a wide spectrum of tastes, with spices, fruits, sweets such as chocolates, and even bacon.

“That’s one of the many reasons why beer festivals have become so popular,” said John Fosberg, event coordinator for the B•Town Brewfest. “People love to try new craft beers, and festivals give brewers the opportunity to meet face to face with craft beer drinkers to get immediate feedback on the beer recipes they’re using.”

Craft beer lovers and brewers will have the opportunity to come together at the B•Town Brewfest Oct. 13 at the Burien Community Center.

Dreaming of opening your own brewery and creating that pinnacle of craft beers that everyone with wants to get their thirsty lips on? Well, starting up a craft brewery — even a small one — can run into 100’s of thousands of dollars just to open the doors.

However, there is a way for you to own a “part” of a craft brewery: it’s called Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, and it’s the first coop craft brewery in Washington State.

According to the coop’s website, “Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery will be a place to meet like-minded craft beer lovers who share a similar commitment to sustainability, community, innovation, and education.” And each member will be an “integral part of the operation of the co-op” with a say in the chosen beer recipes, naming of brews, events and activities, etc. Learn more at: http://www.flybike.coop

Flying Bike will be represented at the B•Town Brewfest through Northwest Brewing and they’re hoping to have their first stout available for event goers.

Event sponsors include ACME Bowling, Azteca Mexican Restaurants, The B•Town Blog, Hey, Paison! —Authentic Italian Sandwiches, Robinson Newspapers, W. Tracy Codd, and Windermere Real Estate • Burien.

For more information, contact John Fosberg at (253) 853-2728, or [email protected].

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