The 7th Annual Seattle Beer Week kicks off this Thursday, May 7, and it will stretch all the way through Sunday, May 17. As always, there are an insane amount of worthy events. I’ll suggest that you check out the website to peruse the full list of events. Most events you don’t need to think ahead; just show up and enjoy. But, if you have any desire to partake in one of the many beer dinners or beer & food-related events, you might want to get on that now. In fact, several dinners are already sold out.
Below is a list of some of the beer & food-related events for Seattle Beer Week that stand out to me. Apologies for the events I left off. There are quite a few other BBQs and such that you’ll find on the full list of events. Feel free to leave notes in the comments sections. Also, for the few events that are listed as SOLD OUT, it can’t hurt to call and see if they have a waiting list if you want to go.
Il Corvo & Pfriem Brewers Dinner - Saturday, May 9 – Il Corvo owner & chef Mike Easton is sure to pull out all the stops for this dinner. $125 includes tax, tip and Brown Paper Tickets service fees.
Black Raven Pub Crawl – Saturday, May 9 – This isn’t just any pub crawl. This crawl will visit five different Tom Douglas venues and include beer and food pairings at each. You’ll start at Hot Stove Society, then move on to Cantina Lena, TanakaSan, Seatown and Dahlia Lounge. Did I mention there will be plenty of Black Raven beer? $75 cost includes food and beer pairings.
Urban:Beer:Table – Monday, May 11 – This event at Urban Family Brewing will feature rare & delicious beers from the the following farmhouse breweries: Perennial Artisan Ales, Telegraph Brewing, Commons Brewery, Epic Ales and Urban Family. The beers will be paired with a 5-course meal put together by Chef Sheri LaVigne of Calf & Kid & the upcoming Culture Club. Tickets are just $45 per person including tax & tip.
Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner – Monday, May 11 – Steve Dresler, the original Head Brewer at Sierra Nevada, will be on hand at the Watershed Pub & Kitchen for this 4-course pairing dinner. Tickets are $50 including tax & tip.
Port Brewing & Lost Abbey Brewers Dinner at Art of the Table – Tuesday, May 12 – This dinner will be epic, albeit pricey. $195 + tax and tip will get you 8 different beer & food pairings. If you have never had the pleasure of dining at Art of the Table, the food is about as good as it gets. And, if you know beer, you likely know that Port/Lost Abbey is one of the best in the business. No indication if this is sold out already, but I wouldn’t be surprised, even at that price.
Trappist Dinner at Quinn’s – Tuesday, May 12 – 7-course meal paired with nothing but trappist beers. This has become a SBW tradition. Price not listed, You will need reservations though.
Pairing Dinner at Elliot Bay Brewing Lake City Way – Tuesday, May 12 – This will be the first ever beer pairing dinner at Elliot Bay Lake City Way. 5 courses paired with house beers for $50 including tax & tip.
Breakside Brewers Dinner at Bing’s – Tuesday, May 12 – 6 beers from Portland’s Breakside Brewing paired with 5 courses. Breakside Brewmaster Ben Edmunds will be on hand. Seems like a great chance to check out this Madison Park restaurant that is a bit under the radar. Tickets are $75.
Charging Hippo Brewers Dinner at Watershed Pub & Kitchen – Wednesday, May 13 – Join Head Brewer Kirby Krackle & Frontman Kyle Stevens for a 5-course dinner paired with Charging Hippo’s strong, unique beers and a solo acoustic performance by Kyle himself. Advance tickets at the pub—$50 each, tax and gratuity included. First beer at 6PM, dinner at 6:30PM.
Hair of the Dog Dinner at Burgundian – Wednesday, May 13 – SOLD OUT (at $150 per pop! yes, it’s going to be that awesome.)
Logsdon Dinner at The Masonry – Wednesday, May 13 – SOLD OUT
Holy Mountain Beer Dinner at Brave Horse Tavern – Thursday, May 14 – I don’t see this listed on the SBW website anymore, but the link is still live to buy tickets at Tom Douglas’s website. You might want to call for reservations, just in case somethings up here. $80 for 5 courses paired with some of the best beers around Seattle these days.
Silver City Brewers Dinner at Feierabend – Thursday, May 14 – It is very rare for our pubs to pour anything other then authentic German biers but we are delighted to have Silver City Brewery host this dinner and bier pairing event. Silver City’s Don Spencer will be brewing some amazing German styles to pair with a delicious meal by Feierabend Chef Ryan Sullivan. No indication on if reservations are required/price.
Pike Brewing Dinner at Steelhead Diner – Thursday, May 14 – There is absolutely no info for this event listed, but Steelhead Diner is one of my favorite restaurants in town. Worthy just based on their normal food.
Midnight Sun Tasting at Hot Stove Society – Friday, May 15 – This food & beer pairing will feature beers from Alaska’s Midnight Sun Brewing and food from Tom Douglas’s Hot Stove Society. $35 for four pairings.