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Winter Beer Fest Brewery & Beer Lineup Revealed

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Image via Washington Brewers Guild

Image via Washington Brewers Guild

The 2015 beer list and brewery lineup has been announced for the Washington Brewers Guild annual Winter Beer Fest. This is the festival where it seems many breweries bring out their best dark and malty brews that they have been working so hard on. Many of the 160+ beers being poured from the 54 breweries will be barrel-aged, imperial versions, and some will even be hoppy palate-cleansers.

 

Here are the participating breweries and their tentative beers:

192 Brewing – Shticky Blonde Shtrong Ale, Nilla Stout

7 Seas Brewing – 7 Seas Winter Ale, Ballz Deep Double IPA

American Brewing – Fireside Farmhouse, Fall Harvest Sour, Red Blooded American Imperial Red Ale

Anacortes Brewing – Klosterbier Dunkel, Noel Winter Ale, Old Sebastes Barleywine, IPA

Aslan Brewing – 542 Winter Ale, Megathurst Triple IPA, Ginger Rye, Batch 15 IPA

Bainbridge Island Brewing – Wing Point Winter Ale, 2014 Old Toe Jam Barleywine

Bale Breaker Brewing – High Camp Winter Warmer, Bottomcutter Double IPA

Beardslee Public House – Timburrrr Winter Ale, S.P.S. Sidewinder Peppermint Stout

Big Al Brewing – Winter Warmer, Civ’s Session IPA

Big Time Brewing – Mikulas Imperial Milk Stout, Cosmic Inflation Pale, Citra S.M.A.S.H IPA

Black Raven Brewery – Splinters Bourbon Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale, Possum Claus Bourbon Pecan Porter, Festivus Holiday Ale, Grandfather Raven Imperial Stout

Boundary Bay Brewing – 2014 CBD Whiskey Barrel Cabin Fever, Oatmeal Stout Randallized, IPA

Chainline Brewing – Black Swan CDA, U-Bahn Vienna Lager

Counterbalance Brewing – Kushetka Russian Imperial Stout, Bad Wolf Dark Ale, Tabletop Supernova Winter Imperial IPA

Der Blokken Brewery – Mexican Chocolate Stout, Rat City Red Ale, Great Glamis Scotch Ale

Diamond Knot Brewing  – 20th Anniversary Ale, Barrel-Aged Industrial Ho!Ho!Ho! Winter Ale, Old Ale

Dick’s Brewing – Cream Stout, Oatmeal Cookie Brown Ale, Double Diamond Winter Ale

Elliott Bay Brewing – Chai Noäle, The Whisper Dry-Hopped Winter Ale, Saint Nick’s Sour

Elysian Brewing – Bifrost Winter, Scotterbrain Pale Ale, Dragonstooth Stout, Men’s Room Red Ale

Fish Brewing – Winterfish, Bakke Hill Black Lager, Spire Mountain Spiced Cider

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery – Snow Shield Winter Warmer, Cask-conditioned Chocolate Vanilla Stout

Foggy Noggin’ Brewing – Cranberry Frost Strong Golden Ale, Twize XMAS Imperial Porter, FnXmasTree IPA

Fremont Brewing – S’Mores Bonfire Ale, Dark Star Stout with Raspberry & Cacao Nibs, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Abominable, Coffee Cinnamon Bourbon Abominable, Interurban IPA, Session IPA

Geaux Brewing – Bayou Belgian Dark Strong, Vanilla mint Chai Satchmo Imperial Oatmeal Stout, Ragin Cajun Imperial IPA

Georgetown Brewing – Hansen Brother Black IPA, Barrel-Aged Chppers Red Ale,

Ghostfish Brewing – Watchstander Stout, Winter Warmer, Chocolate Mint Stout

Hale’s Ales – Nitrogen-conditioned El Dazzle Winter Stout, Nitrogen-conditioned Supergoose IPA, New Trick Barrel-Aged Dopplebock, Barrel-Age Wheatwine (1st & 2nd session only), Barrel-Aged Akademik Black Ale (3rd session only)

Harmon Brewing – Steep & Deep Winter Ale, Oak-Aged Stryker Stout

Hellbent Brewing – Winter Strong Ale, Moon Tower Stout

Hi-Fi Brewing – Peppermint Woofer Porter, Barrel-Aged Woofer Porter

Icicle Brewing – Dark Persuasion German Chocolate Cake Ale, Colchuck Raspberry Wheat, Khaos Kolsch

Island Hoppin’ Brewing – Camano Coffee Porter, Snowline Winter Ale, Rosario Hop Scotch

Issaquah Brewhouse – Frosty Frog Winter Ale, 7 Hop Cider

Lucky Envelope Brewing – Winter Imperial Porter, ENIAC Mosaic IPA

Mac & Jack’s Brewing – Pumpkin Stout, Cascadian Dark Ale

McMenamin’s Breweries – Barrel-Aged Star Destroyer Imperial Stout, Kris Kringle Winter

Naked City Brewing – The Big Lebrewski White Russian Imperial Stout, Bing Spiced Cherry Ale

No-Li Brewhouse – OMFG Stout, Barrel-Aged Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout, Barrel-Aged Winter Warmer, Slacker, Sloppy Donks, Barrel-Aged Barleywine, Vanilla CHocolate Rise and Grind Coffee Stout

Odin Brewing – Winter Ale, Beer Nog Spiced Belgian Ale, Wildeornes #3 Barrel-Aged Belgian Strong

Peddler Brewing – Snow Beer’d Winter Ale, Dunkelweizen

Pike Brewing – Wood-Aged Tandem, Wood-Aged Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale, Old Bawdy Barleywine, Auld Acquaintance Winter Warmer, Derby Lager

Port Townsend Brewing – Winter Ale, Red Barchetta India Red Ale, Land’s End Imperial Stout

Postdoc Brewing – Frau Pechta Winter Weizenbock, Alpha Factor IPA

Rainy Daze Brewing – Wnter Daze, Sunrise Coffee Porter, Wrapper’s Delight Winter Warmer, Only the TIP Double IPA

Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Ol’ Mallwalker, Imperial Rye PA, Dawg Sled

Rooftop Brewing – 2015 Holiday Ale, Scotch Scotch Scotchity Scotch Ale

Schooner Exact Brewing – Hoppy The Woodsman, Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter, Berliner Weisse, Box-Car Hopper

Scuttlebutt Brewing – Barrel-Aged 10 Below Imperial Dunkelweiss, KEXP Transistor IPA

Silver City Brewing – Wonderland Winter Lager, Old Scrooge Christmas Ale, Nutcracker Belgian Winter Ale, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Old Scrooge (available first hour of each session only), Party Like It’s Winter 2009 Imperial Stout (available fist hour of each session only)

Snoqualmie Falls Brewing – Avalanche Winter Ale, Plant 1 Powerhouse IPA

Sound Brewery – Mayan Cave Bear Belgian Imperial Stout, Entendez Noel Belgian Pale Quadrupel, Elijah Craig Barrel-Aged Old Scoundrel Barleywine

Two Beers Brewing – Fall Lines 2015 Russian Imperial Stout, Vanilla ean and Cacao Nibs Jive Espresso Stout, Wonderland IPA, Oaked Maple Cider

Wet Coast Brewing – Holiday Jeer!, Brass Rail Pale Ale

Wingman Brewers – Stratofortress Belgian Dark Strong, Noel Christmas Ale

WABL Member Only Beer – Aslan Brewing’s Java Lava Red Ale

 

Winter Beer Fest has three sessions available for ticket purchase:

Friday, Decmeber 4 5:00-9:00pm

Saturday, December 5 12:00-4:00pm

Saturday, December 5 5:30-9:30pm

Advance tickets for each session are $30, $35 at the door (if still available, typically this festival will sell out), Designated driver tickets are $5 at the door only. General admission tickets include a commemorative glass and 10 4-ounce tasting tokens. Doors open 15 minutes before each session begins and taps close 30 minutes prior to each session closing. Tickets are available through The Stranger Tickets.

With the vast amount of beverage choices at this year’s Winter Beer Fest we highly recommend trying out some of the food options they will have available, Athena’s Food Truck, Bread and Circuses, and Wood Shop BBQ will all be in attendance.

Winter Beer Fest will be located at Hangar 30 at Maguson Park, 7400 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle, WA. Metro bus #75 stops right outside of Magnuson Park. Uber Seattle has a $20 credit for first-time riders if using the DRINK4WINTER code discount.

 

Certified Cicerone®, Editor for New School Beer - Washington, she has been in the local beer industry for two years. Currently slinging beers at Stoup Brewing and is founder of the Seattle chapter of Girls Pint Out, member of Pink Boots Society, and contributor to Volume by Alcohol and Brewed For Thought.

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