Kitsap Brewers Collaborate: Prelude to Summer Brewfest
July 4, 2014 - 11:42 AM- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog -
The Bremerton Summer Brewfest is now less than two weeks away (Saturday, July 12). The event includes breweries from across the state but also highlights the burgeoning brewery scene of the western Puget Sound region. Collectively referred to as the West Sound Beer Community, ten breweries dot the map between Gig Harbor and Kingston. All ten breweries will pour at the festival.
To preface this year's Bremerton Summer Brewfest all ten West Sound breweries teamed up and brewed some collaboration beers. During the week leading up to the festival (July 7 thru July 11) the beers debut at a series of special events at the each of the collaborating breweries . For example, 7 Seas Brewing collaborated with Sound Brewery and the resulting beer debuts on Monday, July 7 at each of the breweries.
About Bremerton Summer Brewfest: The event takes place on the streets of Bremerton, just a couple blocks from the ferry terminal so you can easily walk on the ferry in Seattle. In all, the event features at least 70 beers from 30 breweries. Many of the breweries intend to bring a Randall to add extra character to the beers. For more details and tickets, visit the official event website.
Here is the press release about the West Sound collaboration beers:
The West Sound Beer Community announces the "Kitsap CollaBEERation Week" leading up to the Bremerton Summer Beer Fest
Kitsap County, WA - June 26, 2014 - Today the West Sound Beer Community announces the Kitsap CollaBEERation Week for July 7th -11th 2014. The Kitsap CollaBEERation Week will lead up to the Bremerton Summer Beer Fest on Saturday July 12th. The event is set to highlight the collaborative efforts of promoting and celebrating the Kitsap Peninsula's Brewery Community and to grow awareness and attendance at the Bremerton Summer Beer Fest.
To showcase the community spirit in liquid form, Kitsap Peninsula breweries were paired up two by two to create special collaborative beers. The breweries will then showcase the creations each day of the week leading up to the Bremerton Summer Beer Fest. A limited amount will be available at the Fest as well at each breweries booth. Each participating location are also ticket outlets for the Bremerton Summer Beer Fest.
Tickets to the brewfest will be available at each location starting June 25th and on the web at the following link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/693104
Pairings, Beers, & locations:
Sound Brewery & 7 Seas Brewing
Monday, July 7th at Sound Brewery Taproom & 7 Seas Taproom
"Crossover Cask Collaborations"
Bainbridge Island Brewing & Der Blokken Brewery
Tuesday, July 8th at Bainbridge Island Taproom & Der Blokken Brewery
"India Kölsch-Style Ale"
Silver City Brewery & Rainy Daze Brewing Co.
Wednesday, July 9th at Silver City Brewery Taproom & The Manette Saloon
"Rain City India Red Ale"
Slippery Pig Brewery & Slaughter County Brewing Co.
Thursday, July 10th at Slippery Pig Taproom & Slaughter County Taproom
"Slaughtered Pig Ale"
Valhöll Brewing & Hood Canal Brewery
Friday, July 11th at Valhöll Brewing & Hood Canal Brewery
"North Kitsap ESB"
West Sound Breweries:
Bainbridge Island Brewing Company
Der Bloken Brewery
Hood Canal Brewery
Rainy Daze Brewing Co.
Slaughter County Brewing Co.
Slippery Pig Brewery
Silver City Brewery
7 Seas Brewery