Cool beans Tom. I'll be there. I made the first one when my wife was ~7 months pregnant with twins, that wasn't her favorite beer event ever. We haven't been back since.
Have you ever managed to score on the Wookie?
No, I don't think so. (not to say I haven't scored in Port Townsend) And you're right about Strange brew fest. It's always over packed, and an out door beer fest in Townsend, in late janaury is a bit tough. But, it's the closest beerfest for me.
The best one in our area is Hops and Props. Great food, Great beer, and once your in, it's all free.