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Title: Seattle area September/October 2011
Post by: zymurgeron on March 31, 2011, 01:12:41 AM
Are there any "can't miss" events or locales in the Seattle area around September or October? Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Seattle area September/October 2011
Post by: tschmidlin on March 31, 2011, 05:44:19 AM
There tends to be a lot going on here all of the time, although I think you'll miss all of the big festivals.  It's too far out for me to remember :)  I think there's a beer cruise to Alaska in that time frame.  Where will you be staying and for how long?

This blog is usually a good source of information.
http://www.washingtonbeerblog.com/
Title: Re: Seattle area September/October 2011
Post by: zymurgeron on March 31, 2011, 11:45:24 AM
We're going to be in Portland for 3 days and Seattle for 3 days with some adventures in between for an indeterminant amount of time at this point (probably 2 days in Zillah at Cherry Wood and 2 days out on Chito Beach).
Title: Re: Seattle area September/October 2011
Post by: gordonstrong on March 31, 2011, 02:51:23 PM
Eat Dungeness crab and salmon.  Go to Ray's Boathouse in Seattle.  See Pike's Market, just to say you saw it.  Stop in just about any place that makes their own beer.  It's a target-rich environment.
Title: Re: Seattle area September/October 2011
Post by: denny on March 31, 2011, 02:53:32 PM
If you're here around Labor Day, Hop Madness is being held at the Rogue hop farm in Independence over Labor Day weekend.
Title: Re: Seattle area September/October 2011
Post by: ibru on March 31, 2011, 08:42:48 PM
I live just outside Zillah. Cherry Wood is a neat place, nice people. That will be a good time to be there as it won't be near so hot. Lot's of wineries close. 

Fresh Hop Ale Festival in Yakima is October 1st. Lot's of great beer. Google it for more info.

Hop Museum in Toppenish (just accross the river from Zillah) is good for a few minutes while you are close.
Title: Re: Seattle area September/October 2011
Post by: zymurgeron on April 01, 2011, 12:52:47 AM
Is the Fresh Hop Festival happening? We thought about going but can't purchase tickets yet and no one returned our calls when asking for information
Title: Re: Seattle area September/October 2011
Post by: ibru on April 01, 2011, 11:48:46 PM
I think it still on. It's an all volunteer so maybe they aren't geared up yet. I'll do some checking and get back to you.
Title: Re: Seattle area September/October 2011
Post by: ibru on April 14, 2011, 04:56:32 PM
Just got an email from Ralph Olson (HopUnion) saying the Fresh Hop Ale Festival is a go. Different people running it. Hopefully they will get back to you.

Bruce