Father’s Day brew festival hops into St. Edward State Park June 17-19
June 10, 2011 · 10:31 AM
The Washington Brewer’s Festival will be on tap June 17-19 at St. Edward State Park in Kenmore, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E. Activities are planned from 4-9 p.m. June 17 (ages 21 and older only), and all ages from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 18 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 18-19.
The event features nearly 200 craft beers by Washington state breweries, with exclusive beers available June 17 only from 35 select breweries. Other activities beginning June 18 include live music, cider and wine tasting, games and a root-beer garden.
The Friends of St. Edward State Park and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Boating Program will be providing state park, friends group and boating safety information at the festival. The Friends of St. Edward will be collecting donations for the development of additional interpretive panels at St. Edward State Park.
Admission for the festival is $15 in advance or at the door on June 17 and includes a tasting cup and four tasting tokens; and $20 in advance or $25 at the door June 18-19 and includes a tasting cup and six tasting tokens. Persons under 21 are admitted free of charge June 18-19, but must be accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/174098 or at local outlets. Designated-driver admission for any day is $8 at the door.
On-site parking is very limited at the festival. Advance purchase of on-site parking passes is required for the event. Passes are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/174098 until June 10 or until all passes are sold. Parking on-site is free June 17 and $15 June 18-19. Participants are strongly encouraged to take public transportation or park in a designated off-site parking lot. Free shuttles from the designated off-site parking to the event are available June 18-19. Disabled parking is free in the reserved parking area near the admission booth.
The Washington Brewer’s Festival is presented by Washington Beer Commission in partnership with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The festival is the primary fund-raiser for the Washington Beer Commission. The commission, established to encourage local beer brewing using in-state agricultural ingredients, is the first of its kind in the nation.