Seattle's Longest-Running Annual Beer Event?
February 10, 2015 - 5:47 PM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
In 1992, we still weren't certain that this newfangled microbrew craze was going to catch on. In 2015, we too easily forget that the kind of beer we love to drink was not always so widely available. Today there are dozens of great bars around Seattle serving fantastic beer from hundreds and hundreds of different breweries, but it hasn't always been that way.
So much has changed in the world of beer, but one thing remains constant: Rogue Brewers Night at Latona Pub. Off the top of my head, I cannot think of an annual beer event in Seattle that has endured so long.
Join Latona Pub on Monday, Feb 16th at 8:00 as they welcome back an old friend for a Brewers Night celebration. Each year John Maier, the highly-revered, longtime brewmaster at Rogue Ales, makes the trek from Newport, Oregon to Seattle to visit his friends at Latona Pub. In addition to your favorite Rogue Ales, he is sure to bring some interesting surprises.
Want some perspective? The first time John visited the Latona Pub for a brewers night event...
- Nirvana was the hottest new band in the land.
- Gas cost $1.05 per gallon.
- George H. Bush was President; Bill Clinton was still a scrappy, young candidate.
- Russell Wilson was 3 years old.
- Kendall was probably in the lounge at Azteca drinking 24-ounce mugs of Redhook ($2.75 happy hour, $3.50 regular price ).
In fact, if your parents attended that first Rogue Brewers Night at the Latona, and then went home and conceived you, you've been legal drinking age for 2 years.