Cask Beer Festival in Seattle

Coming up on October 30th is the Washington Brewers Guild‘s 5th Annual Cask Beer Festival, held in the Alki Room at Seattle Center, next to Key Arena.

Sounds pretty interesting. More info from this article:

Cask beer aficionados will convene at the Washington Brewer’s Guild event, now in its fifth year. It’s a great setup for beer tasting, limited to a small crowd of 250 during two four-hour sessions.

"All the brewers who make the beer are there pouring at the event, so there’s that ease of access," said Doug Hindman, head brewer at Seattle’s Elliott Bay brewing and guild secretary. "The beers that you get at the festival are made especially for the event."

Among the 32 breweries represented are South Sound favorites Harmon and Fish, along with Seattle stalwarts such as Pike, Hale’s and Pyramid and outlying brewers from Winthrop and La Conner. Select out-of-state guests include Alaskan, Oregon’s Rogue and Colorado’s New Belgium.

Tickets are $35 in advance, available online at the Washington Brewers Guild website. There’s only 500 tickets available though, so act fast.