Saturday, April 18, 2015
How's about some history, a lot of beer, “the world’s best baked beans” and more beer? Sounds good, right? Well it is.
In one of its most popular events of the year, the historic 1908 Olympic Club hosts their annual brewfest every Spring, in which our McMenamins’ Washington brewers along with guest brewers and importers gather together to pour their finest.
Past guest participants have included Eliot Bay Brewing Company (Seattle, Wash.), Loowit Brewing Cmpany (Vancouver, Wash.), Mt. Tabor Brewing Company (Vancouver, Wash.), Fishtail Brewing Company (Olympia, Wash.), Double Mountain (Hood River, Ore.), Burnside Brewing (Portland, Ore.), Dick's Brewing (Centralia, Wash.), Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company (Snoqualmie Falls, Wash.), Iron Horse Brewery (Ellensburg, Wash), Merchant Du Vin Importer (Tukwila, Wash) and Diamond Knot Brewery (Mukilteo, Wash.).
In addition to soaking up the atmosphere of one of McMenamins' most legendary establishments – with its history of railway bootlegging, captured train robbers, secret call buttons, subterranean tunnels, rumored hauntings and more – beer enthusiasts can also tour the Olympic Club brewery, relax in the outdoor seating area, play a round or two of pool and enjoy specials from the open-pit barbecue, including bratwurst, tri-tip steak and burgers with those famous baked beans.
Here’s a hint – book a room early at the hotel. They fill up quick for this event.