Washington’s Winter Beer Festival will return this weekend to Seattle’s Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park from December 1 – 2, 2022. And we take a sneak peek of the festival’s tap list, and it sure looks quite intersting and worthy of a trip to the Emerald City this weekend!
Hosted by the Washington Beer Commission, the 2022 Winter Beer Festival will bring together over 25 Washington based breweries to Seattle’s Sand Point Neighborhood. This list of breweries will be serving up beers that help usher in the winter season that lies ahead. This will include dark malty stouts, barrel-aged beers, winter warmers, bold IPAs and other unique beers. And damn, that selection of beers from Fremont Brewing is enticing enough!
Hangar 30 in Magnuson Park on Seattle’s northeast side will host the Winter Beer Festival over three sessions. The first session will take place on Friday, December 2 from 5:30-9:30pm. Then the following day, Saturday, December 3, the festival will host two sessions, one from Noon-4:00pm and the other from 5:30-9:30pm.
Admission into the 2022 Winter Beer Festival is $40 ($42.19 after fees) in advance and $45 at the door. Entry includes a tasting glass and ten 4oz beer tastes. Designated driver admission is $5 and is only available at the door. The festival is only open to those 21 years of age or older. To save money and purchase advance tickets, click here.
2022 Winter Beer Festival Brewery and Beer List
210 Brewing-Arlington – Table #6
Hawk Bock, IBU 24 IBU / 6.4% ABV
Traditional style German lager beer.
Re-gift Fruitcake Winter Ale, IBU 23 IBU / ABV 7% ABV
A winter ale brewed with actual fruitcake and added spices.
Prime Porter, 24 IBU / 6.3% ABV
Strong porter with a hint of smoked malt
Anacortes Brewery-Anacortes – Table #23
Noel Winter Ale, 8.5% ABV / 45 IBU
Brewed to celebrate the holiday season, this winter warmer uses various aromatic specialty malts and has a prominent hop character from mild American Noble varieties.
School’s Out, 5.1% ABV / 35 IBU
This golden pilsner is made with a traditional malt bill of Northwest two row and a 8 week lager period. Balanced with Spalter Select hops.
Klosterbier, 5.3% ABV/ 35 IBU
Smooth, dark lager originally brewed at the Anacortes Brewery under the guidance of the visiting brewmaster of The Kalt Loch Brewery in Bavaria. Inspired by a dark lager brewed for the Engelberg Monastery. Delicately hopped with Perle hops, this beer has become a local favorite.
Broadsword Scottish Ale 8.8% ABV / 35 IBU
Black Patent, Caramel, Chocolate, Munich & Peat smoked malts produce dark color, malty flavor and subtle smokiness in this robust Scottish Ale. Perle, Cascade & Mt Hood provide a balanced bitterness.
Bale Breaker Brewing-Yakima – Table #14
High Camp Winter IPA, 7.3% ABV
Named for the ski lodge that sits atop our local ski mountain, White Pass, this apres-ski sipper warms from the inside out with aromas of caramel, coffee, citrus, pine, and spice. Taking Bale Breaker’s signature hop forward style to the dark side with the addition of chocolate and rye malts, this balanced IPA is dry-hopped with Mosaic, Simcoe, and experimental HBC 630 hops.
Dormancy Breakfast Stout, 6.8% ABV
Conditioned on locally-roasted coffee beans, this rich dark brew reminds us that good things still happen while hop fields lay dormant in the off-season. Malt is dominant in both roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate aromas and flavors. Secondary flavor and aromas may include dried fruits, toffee, molasses, raisin, vanilla and smoke.
Beardslee Public House-Bothell-Table #24
Russian Imperial Peppermint Stout, 65 IBU/ 8.45% ABV
Nothing say’s “The Holidays” like chocolate and peppermint. Think hot coco and peppermint schnapps. Our Russian Imperial Stout is infused with this classic cold weather flavor combo. We know Santa would approve.
Timburrr Winter Lager, 6.9% IBU/6.4% ABV
Our Norway Hill Vienna Lager is infused with Cinnamon and Honey to spice up the Holiday Season!
Noble Pine IPA, 58 IBU / 7.1% ABV
Noble Pine IPA features an abundance of Citra, Mosaic and Chinook hops. This hop forward IPA also features a smooth mouthfeel from the addition of Rolled Oats
Bickersons Brewhouse-Renton & Ballard – Table #21
Our Brown Eyed Boy, 5% ABV
Winter Brown Ale
3rd Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter, 7.7 ABV
Baltic Porter aged in bourbon and wine barrels for 9 months in cold storage to lager
The P.-OG Blone, 4.5% ABV
Fruited Blonde with Passionfruit, Blood Orange and Guava puree added for a tart finish
Black Raven Brewing-Woodinville – Table #9
Pilsner, 5.2% ABV
A multiple Gold Medal-winner, Pilsner is brewed as a traditional German style pilsner until the dry hopping, in which WA grown Loral hops add a playful note to your palette.
Festivus, 7.3% ABV
Our holiday pale ale is a secret blend of spices and unique citrus fruits that awaken the senses. With a robust 7.3% ABV, it is the perfect vehicle to kick off the most festive of seasons and come out with your sanity entact.
Grandfather Raven, 9.5% ABV
In Northwest Coast Native history, the raven is often depicted as creator of the earth. this great bird, reffered to as Grandfather Raven, brought the sun, moon, fire, and fresh water to the first people. We bring you our imperial stout as an offering befitting of this mythical creature.
Cellared Grandfather Raven 9.5% ABV
We dove into our cellar and pulled out some amazing vintages of our Grandfather Raven. Perfect to compare and contrast against the 2022 vintage.
Bosk Brew Works-Woodinville – Table #1
Krampus Holiday Lager-6.1% ABV
Amber colored and slightly sweet, with a light tanned head. Tastes like liquid gingerbread. Brewed with mulling spices from World Spice Merchants.
1402 Dark Czech Lager-5.6% ABV
This classic Czech beer has a rich maltiness with hints of ripe fruit and pronounced roasted flavors. Magnum and Saaz hops allow for a rich spiciness.
Burke-Gilman Brewing-Seattle – Table #25
Under Every Deep, A Lower Deep Opens (Barleywine aged in Peach Brandy barrels), 12.6% ABV
This lovely malty barleywine has taken on the fruity character of the barrel it was aged in. A wonderful warming treat on a cold night.
Irkutsk (Russian Imperial Stout aged in Westland Whiskey barrels), 13.2% ABV
Deep and chocolately. Aged a year in ex-bourbon Westland Whiskey barrels. Gently boozy with layers of flavor.
Aestivation (Saison aged 3 years on a variety of brett cultures in a white win puncheon), 7.8% ABV
We put this in a puncheon before the pandemic, and it’s been hibernating all this time, maturing, transforming, undergoing metamorphosis. Now it awakens! Lightly tart, delightfully complex.
Cocoamotive (American Stout with Vanilla, Cacao Nibs, and Anchor Coffee)6.8% ABV
Stout aged on vanilla, cacao nibs and coffee beans from Anchor Coffee, coming in at a reasonable ABV. Tons of coffee flavor up front, sweetness from the chocolate coming up behind. A nice stout to sip on a cold night.
Crucible Brewing-Everett – Table #32
Echoes Brewing-Poulsbo – Table #28
Festive Mother Belgian Tripel, 35 IBU 12% ABV
A big Belgian style Golden Strong Ale aged on a massive amount of pure cherry puree
Echouator Doppelbock, 20 IBU 7.8% ABV
A rich and strong Bavarian style dark brown lager!
Belgian Imperial Stout, 70 IBU 9.9% ABV
A rich, creamy, luscious Imperial Stout fermented with a light Belgian yeast for a fruity twist to this classic style beer.
Tropical Monk 20 IBU 7% ABV
A smoothy sour ale with Mango, Passion fruit and banana puree to compliment the fruity character of the belgian yeast strain used and the citra hops.
Figurehead Brewing-Seattle – Table #12
St. Charlie – Doppelbock, 9.9% ABV
Our annual holiday beer. Rich and malty, with complex flavors of toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Brewed in early 2022 and lagered for almost 10 months, making it extremely smooth in spite of the high ABV.
Mighty Fitz – Belgian Stout w/ Raspberries, 4.7% ABV
Our annual release benefitting the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial. Light, easy drinking stout fermented with Belgian yeast and over 25 pounds per barrel of raspberry puree. Great balance of sweet and roasty stout notes and tart, juicy raspberry notes..
Surtur Ryesing – Red Rye IPA w/ Chiles, 6.3% ABV
We took a couple barrels of our Red Rye Return IPA and infused it with dried Ancho and Guajillo chiles. This beer has a great, savory nose of smoke and chiles, with similar complex flavors on the palate with very little heat.
6th Leg – Black Saison w/ Rosehips, Coriander, Pink Peppercorns, and Grains of Paradise 9.4% ABV
Our 6th anniversary beer is dark saison brewed with a blend of spices. Rosehips give a fruity and floral note while the peppercorns and grains of paradise give some lingering warmth. [Friday Only]
Whiskey Barrel Aged St. Charlie – Doppelbock 13.3% ABV
Our 2022 St. Charlie doppelbock aged in a whiskey barrel. [Saturday Only]
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery-Seattle – Table #19
Moto Gose, 5.5% ABV
Kettle-sour goes with spruce tips, blackberry, and other secrets. A recipe by co-op member Eric Blume.
Baranof, 9.1% ABV
Barrel Aged Baltic Porter. Dark lager aged 9 months in rum barrels.
Fremont Brewing-Seattle – Table #17
Rusty Nail ’22 – Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, ABV: 13.6% / IBU: 40
The Rusty Nail begins life as The First Nail, an oatmeal stout of epic proportions with brewer’s licorice, smoked barley, and pale malt and is then aged on cinnamon bark. She becomes The Rusty Nail after spending 15 months in 12-year old bourbon barrels. The Rusty Nail pounds your palate, challenges your perception of all that you’ve known of beer, and leaves you wanting … another sip. “A fine beer may be judged by one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” – VWP.
Coffee Cinnamono BBOMB ’22 – Barrel Aged Winter Ale, ABV: 13.5% / IBU: 50
This year’s release of B-Bomb is aged in 8–12-year-old American Oak bourbon barrels and is a blend of 9, 12, and 24-month old barrel-aged Winter Ale. This special edition adds cold brew coffee and cinnamon bark to complement the bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, toffee, and dark coffee notes achieved from its extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note, and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. Please do enjoy this unique barrel-aged ale today but know that Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb will age gracefully for years to come. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Abominable.
BBOMB ’22 – Barrel Aged Imperial Ale, ABV: 14% / IBU: 50
This year’s release of B-Bomb is aged in 8–12-year-old American Oak bourbon barrels and is a blend of 9, 12, and 24-month old barrel-aged Winter Ale. B-Bomb achieves distinct bourbon, oak, cacao, leather, toffee, and dark coffee notes from its extended barrel aging and barrel blending. Each barrel contributes a different note, and combining each barrel to create a coherent tone is a distinct art and true pleasure. Please do enjoy this unique barrel-aged ale today but know that B-Bomb will age grace-fully for at least another 5 years. Don’t Be Afraid To Be Abominable.
BBADS ’22 – Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal StoutABV: 14.1% / IBU: 50
This year’s release is a blend of 24, 18, 12, and 8-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star in 7-12- year old Kentucky bourbon barrels. The roasted and chocolate malts complement the smooth oats to bring you a stout delight wrapped in the gentle embrace of bourbon barrel-aged warmth. A touch of sweetness dances in balance with the hops to finish with a wave, and then she’s gone.
BBADS ’22 – Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal StoutCoconut CacaoABV: 13.5% / IBU: 50
This year’s release is a blend of 24, 18, 12, and 8-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star in 7-12- year old Kentucky bourbon barrels. This special edition adds coconut and cacao to complement the smooth oats and bring you a stout delight wrapped in the gentle embrace of bourbon barrel-aged warmth. A touch of sweetness dances in balance with the hops to finish with a wave, and then she’s gone.
BBADS Spice Wars ’21 – Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout, ABV: 13.4% / IBU: 50
This year’s release is a blend of 24, 18, 12, and 8-month Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star in 7-12- year old Kentucky bourbon barrels. This special edition adds winter spices to complement the smooth oats and bring you a stout delight wrapped in the gentle embrace of bourbon barrel- aged warmth. A touch of sweetness dances in balance with the hops to finish with a wave, and then she’s gone.
Winter Ale – Imperial Winter Ale-ABV: 8% / IBU: 45
This is a tasty Winter Ale to snuggle up to, released for the winter months when snow blankets the terrain of the mind and the body craves warmth and, let’s be honest, it’s dark and wet most of the time so your beer better be damn good. Winter Ale is dark like the weather with roast chocolate and warm malt flavors balanced by noble hop aroma and subtle hoppy spice. Warm up to it. Because Beer Matters!
HFOD v. 42 – Hazy IPA-ABV: 6.8% / IBU: ACT (A Crap Ton)
Head Full of Dynomite (HFOD) is an ongoing series of hazy IPAs, each one different from the one before.“Friends bring happiness into your life, best friends bring beer.” – VWP
Legend – Cold IPA-ABV: 7% / IBU: 60
Legend is our newest year-round beer. As a Cold IPA it is brewed with a lager yeast, at a lower temperature than your typical IPA leaving it with a crisp refreshing finish that will remind you of a lager, but keeping the body of your classic IPA.
Brew 6000 – Barrel Aged Barleywine-ABV: 11.9% / IBU: 30
Fremont Brewing began as a dream in 2008. Years later, our dream has come true in each and every one of you, our craft beer family. And like every family, we have had our ups and our downs, but we keep coming back together knowing we are stronger together. In your hands is a special nod to you, a gift for now that will continue to give many years from now should you have the patience to wait…Brew 6000. This English-style barleywine ale uses floor-malted English barley, Noble hops, and is aged in 10-15 year-old, single use bourbon barrels for 16 months to bring you a complex and subtle craft beer flavor experience. We brewed this to celebrate brewing our 6000th brew, and we look forward to sharing it with you, our craft beer family.“Barleywine Is Life.” – VWP
13th Anniversary – Barrel Aged Golden Barleywine-ABV: 13.6% / IBU: 25
13th Anniversary Golden Barleywine Ale is a celebration of Fremont Brewing’s Golden Birthday and 13th Anniversary. This blend is a ~new~ golden barleywine recipe that was inspired by our recipe of Aurelius. We blended a small component of aged barleywine, which accentuated the subtle flavors of vanilla, maple, honey, oak, and leather from aging in 8-13-year-old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. Each sip is more special than its last. Thank you all for being a part of this journey of experimenting, pushing the limits with new recipes, and supporting our passions for our barrel-aged program. Cheers to 13 years and many more!
*we are just beginning to brew this beer. We don’t have a name, ABV, IBU or description for it yet!* It will be a Brewer’s Reserve beer, meaning only available at our Urban Beer Garden (and this festival! 😊 ) We can provide more information on this as it gets closer to being finished!
Hellbent Brewing-Seattle – Table #18
Everglow Winter IPA, 60 IBU/ 7.5% ABV
Brewed with pale malt and a touch of wheat and caramel malts and hopped with Simcoe, Azacca and chinook hops with spruce tips added. It’s a light coppered beer with fruit and berry flavors intertwined with pine and spruce.
All Spruced Up Winter Ale, 32 IBU/7.5% ABV
Get that ugly holiday sweater out of the closet, it’s time to get All Spruced Up! Seven different malt varieties give this winter classic a nice toffee brown color, with just the right amount of roasty aroma and flavor. Along with the hops, there’s a subtle addition of fresh local spruce tips. Not too overpowering, a little bitter, but strong enough to keep you warm all winter long.
Icicle Brewing-Leavenworth – Table #20
Dark Persuasion German Chocolate Cake Ale, 22 IBU/6.5% ABV
Dark Persuasion is brewed with rich coconut, vanilla and cacao which evoke flavors of German chocolate cake. Dark roasted specialty malts enhance the chocolate character and Pahto hops balance the sweet, milk sugar and malty goodness.
Darker Persuasion Raspberry Torte, 22 IBU/8.5% ABV
It’s the bigger, badder big brother of Dark Persuasion with a raspberry twist. Darker Persuasion is brewed with vanilla beans, raspberries and cacao nibs which evoke flavors of decadent dessert.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Darker Persuasion With Vanilla Beans, 22 IBU/8.5%ABV
LIMITED AMOUNT AVAILABLE PER SESSION. This extremely limited rendition of Darker Persuasion has been aged in bourbon barrels for 12 months with Madagascar vanilla beans added.
Enchantments Hazy IPA 30 IBU/ 6.7% ABV
The 12th in our hazy IPA Series. This brew features abundant amounts of Mackinac, Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe hops. Expect pleasant notes and aromas of ripe melon, mango, papaya, pineapple and citrus.
Peak Seeker IPA 65 IBU/7.7% ABV
This adventurous double IPA sports a 7.7% ABV and features Galaxy, Mosaic and Simcoe hops. You can expect fresh, bold tropical notes and aromas of citrus and a medley of other tropical fruits.
Jellyfish Brewing-Seattle – Table #13
Dark Times Winter Ale, 57 IBU/6.5% ABV
Our Winter Ale is a robust Red fermented with additions of Black Cherries and Maple Syrup, then aged on oak and maple staves.
Stinger Imperial IPA, 86 IBU/ 8.5% ABV
Our Imperial IPA has a hearty malt body and honey-like Crystal malt aroma. The aromatic hop profile reminds of orange marmalade on a fresh biscuit with notes of pine.
Ladd & Lass Brewing-Seattle – Table #11
Peach Gobbler, 5 IBU / 6.9% ABV
Peach Gobbler is packed full of a delightful fresh peach quality and soft acidity—balanced against a slightly sweet and creamy malt backbone. With aromas of freshly baked pie crust and pure Madagascar vanilla bliss, this beer pairs as perfectly with boisterous holiday feasts as it does nights cuddled up on the couch bingewatching the latest Hallmark holiday movies. This is everything we think a smoothie beer should be…without the cloying sweetness you often run into. Cobble! Cobble!
Hunky Punk, 33 IBU / 4% ABV
Our English Pale is built upon a malty base of floor malted British Maris Otter, accentuated by touches of our favourite UK crystal malts, and then deftly hopped with East Kent Golding hops– lending a bouquet reminiscent of earth and bergamot. This lovely, balanced ale will keep you company until the last call bell tolls for you.
Holographic Memory, 46 IBU/ 10% ABV
With absurd amounts of Centennial, Cryo Citra, Cryo Sabro, and Ekuanot Lupomax, this beer is so good it’ll make your photographic memory holographic! This IPA is saturated with tropical fruity hops balanced against a luscious malt body. Holographic Memory is impeccably crafted and packed to the max with lupulin goodness.
Deprived of Light 54 IBU / 12% ABV
This gnarly imperial stout may be deprived of light, but it still radiates with intense flavors of cacao, coconut, and vanilla. We took our decadent imperial stout and confectionized it— blasting your palate with a depth of flavor that saturates your taste buds while still managing to finish short of typical pastry stout cloyingness.
Friend of Fruitcake 15 IBU/ 6% ABV
Calling all fans of fruitcake! We took a neutral amber base and packed it to the brim with traditional fruitcake ingredients. If you like fruitcake as much as L&L does, this is the beer for you! This is an uber-limited concoction created especially for this holiday season’s beer festivals. Enjoy it while it lasts! WARNING: Contains nut products.
Lake Stevens Brewing-Lake Stevens – Table #29
Golden Unicorn Blond Stout, 17 IBU/ 5.2% ABV
A “blond stout” brewed with lactose milk-sugars and flaked oatmeal provide a SMOOTH medium-heavy mouthfeel then cold-steeped in course ground, dark roast coffee beans
Love Me Sexy – Imperial Chocolate Coconut Porter, 25 IBU/9.5% ABV
Cocoa nibs and Cascade Beer Candi Coconut added to our smooth imperial porter will get anyone to “love you sexy” just like Jackie Moon.
Shitters Full Milk Stout, 31 IBU / 7.1 ABV
Creamy milk stout with mexican vanilla. This beer will get you through any family holiday event.
Hazy Swayze NE IPA 38 IBU /6.4% ABV
Juicy New England-IPA. Hoppy backbone that Swayze would never put in the corner.
Magnuson Brewery-Seattle – Table #30
Peanut Butter Stout, 6.4% ABV
It’s chocolate. It’s coffee. Its Stout. But with peanut butter. It’s everything you hope it would be.
Sand Point Pilsner, 4.5% ABV
Our house German Pilsner, brewed with Mittelfrüh and Czech Saaz for a floral, spicy aroma and theperfect bitterness that demands to be drank.
Matchless Brewing-Tumwater – Table #15
Hop Shindig IPA, 6.8% ABV
Celebrating our favorite fresh-kilned IPA, Hop Shindig features Whole Cone El Dorado hops from CLS Farms.
Cold Chocolate Imp. Chocolate Stout, 8.8% ABV
It’s time to curl up by a roaring fire with a nice mug of Cold Chocolate? Why risk burning your tongue & fingers? We’ve got all the rich chocolate & creamy vanilla marshmallow flavors you need in a cool Imperial Chocolate Stout.
Meatheads Smokehouse and Beer Works-Lake Stevens – Table #31
Narrows Brewing-Tacoma – Table #8
Barley’s Whine Munich Wine-11% ABV
A love-song to our favorite brewery dog, Barley! We brewed this Munich Wine when he was just a pup, but Barley’s all grown up and ready to meet the world!
Eldie’s Amber 20 IBU/5.7% ABV
Fun fact: Did you know our Head Brewer is also a commercial fisherman? We’re paying respects to all our hard working fishermen out there with Eldie’s Amber! Named after Parker’s Gilnetter, this smooth malty beer ends with a crisp, dry finish.
Beacon Pilsner 20 IBU/ 5.2% ABV
Beacon is a German Pilsner brewed in the classic style. With a light kiss of German hops, this beer is the perfect anytime supper!
No-Li Brewhouse-Spokane – Table #2
12 Days of Squatch – Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV
A big, bold Stout made with Orange, Cloves, Star Anise and Cinnamon to bring the flavors of Mulled Wine to a soul-warming holiday beer.
Squatch Candy – Winter Brown Ale, 6.1% ABV
Flavors of Peppermint, Chocolate and Vanilla combine to create a festive, easy-drinking winter ale.
Camp Squatch – Winter Warmer, 8.9% ABV
Notes of Graham Cracker and Vanilla pile on top of 6 types of Malt to make a semi-sweet, heavy-hitting stout. Best enjoyed around a campfire.
Melo Squatch 5.8% ABV
A Salted Caramel nose combines with dark, roasted malts to lend the perfect balance of sweet and savory.
Lil’ Spicy Squatch – Spicy Pale Ale 5.9% ABV
Tropical, Citrusy hops balance Habanero chiles to create a subtly sweet, enticing burn with each sip.
Optimism-Seattle – Table #3
Before the Dawn – Imperial Stout, 9.9% ABV
Tastes like espresso, dried figs, and dark chocolate.
Cheer – Winter Warmer, 7.0% ABV
Tastes like cola and chocolate covered cherries.
Moxee – PNW IPA, 6.0% ABV
Piney and woodsy.
Pomegranate Wonderment – Hard Seltzer 6.8% ABV
Made with real fruit.
Postdoc Brewing-Redmond – Table #27
Gingerbread Kilty MacSporran, 18 IBU/5.7% ABV
Malt forward with flavors of gingerbread, caramel, slightly sweet, roast and dry finish. 2021 People’s Choice 1st Place.
L.A.B Partner-Cranberry, 20 IBU/4.6% ABV
Dry cranberry fruit with a fresh sourdough tang finish.
Spiced Binary Barleywine, 51 IBU/11.1% ABV
A spiced winter warmer version of our barleywine.
2022 BBA Demon Star-(Friday)6.66 IBU/10.1% ABV
Aged in JP Trodden bourbon barrels for 1 year, flavors of bourbon, vanilla, espresso, black forest cake and burnt oak.
2022 BBA Demon Star Variants6.66 IBU/10.2 ABV
*Saturday AM* Maple -aged in JP Trodden bourbon barrels that previously held maple syrup. Flavors of sweet vanilla, maple syrup, milk chocolate ganache, and decadent molasses. *Saturday PM* Irish Cream -creamy sweet taste punctuated by distinct notes of milk chocolate, warm coffee, fragrant vanilla, and a kick of whiskey.
Reuben’s Brews-Seattle – Table #10
Stay Frosty IPA- 6.9% / 50 IBU
Instead of using traditional ale yeast, in this hybrid IPA we use lager yeast and ferment at cooler temperatures than normal IPAs to deliver a clean body that allows the hops to shine without any of the usual ale yeast aromas. The addition of flaked rice to the grain bill imparts additional clarity and crispness. Gobs of hops build an assertive bitterness, and we also dry hop at the tail end of fermentation to deliver even more hop boldness.
Adam’s Festive Ale- 7.5% / 43 IBU
Our interpretation and homage to the classic West coast winter warmers, brewed with robust malts, a little rye, classic hops, and a twist of orange zest and cocoa nibs. Imagine milk chocolate with ripe orange, a warm jacket on an overcast afternoon, and the perfect beer for a 4pm sunset.
Imperial Reuben’s Claus-9% ABV
For several years we’ve gifted dark beer fans a special version of our award-winning Robust Porter infused with peppermint and cacao nibs. This time we went even bigger with Reuben Claus, enhancing the notes of chocolate and mint and boosting the ABV for a merry, malty, winter treat.
Three Ryes Men: Apple Pie- 13.7% ABV
Three Ryes Men Apple Pie is our 2022 variant. Brewed with three kinds of rye malt and aged in a blend of apple brandy barrels and cinnamon whisky barrels, this homage to a classic American pie adds notes of baking spice and caramel apple to our award-winning barley wine.
Rooftop Brewing-Seattle – Table #5
Up On the Rooftop Holiday Ale, 11 IBU/6.3% ABV
Up On the Rooftop is brewed with fresh ginger, honey, orange zest, cinnamon — a beautiful, aromatic bouquet to remind you of all the fun and spice of the Holiday Season!
Chocolate Swirl- Tank Ride Russian Imperial Stout, 40 IBU/8.6% ABV
Named after a boozy ride in a Russian Tank, our Russian Imperial Stout is rich, complex and velvety smooth. Boozy without being overpowering, the chocolate and roasted malts take center stage and provide for a full-bodied taste experience. 2022 Gold Winner @ WA Beer Awards!
Silver City Brewery-Bremerton – Table #7
Wonderland Winter Lager, 22 IBU / 7% ABV
Frightful weather is no match for Wonderland. A blend of five different malts lend a deep rich color & mild roast character refined by five weeks of lagering at near freezing temperature.
Old Scrooge Christmas Ale, 60 IBU / 8.5% ABV
Our take on the classic, English-style Barleywine. It’s a bit different than the American-style Barleywine, as it is more malt-forward, and less hop-forward. Intriguing notes of apple, cherry and apricot abound from the long boil time, cool fermentation and extended aging of this dark, malty ale. Celebrate this year’s release & save some for next, as this beer matures wonderfully when cellared.
Thaw Out Winter Warmer (Rotating Handle), 50 IBU’s / 7% ABV
As we turned up the thermostat on freezing days, our brewers were able to stretch their wings once again and thaw out this classic Silver City recipe. With deep roast, caramelized sugars, and hints of Tobacco, this subtly sweet nectar of the winter beer gods, has embraced us once again. Utilizing a new hop style, we were able to get clean hop character without adding additional bitterness. Snuggle up and stay warm!
Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Scrooge Christmas Ale (Rotating handle)60 IBU / 9% ABV
Our most decorated award-winning Christmas Ale aged in bourbon barrels for 6 months imparting deep rich bourbon notes & vanilla along with the complex candy like malt character of the Old Scrooge.
Rotating handle #4
Yippykiyay Imperial Eggnog Ale 10% ABV
An imperial strength blonde ale enhanced with spices and a bit of milk sugar, Yippee-Ki-Yay proves that you can enjoy all of those delicious Christmas flavors in a beer.
Nutcracker Belgian Spiced Dark Ale 10% ABV
Dark roasted malt, distinctive Belgian yeast adds spice character, as do brown sugar, ginger root, and mandarin peel.
Stoup Brewing-Seattle – Table #26
Dunkelweizen Doppelbock, 23 IBU /9.5% ABV
This is a rich, malty wheat beer brewed using traditional German decoction methods. A base of 2-Row, Wheat, Pilsner and Munich malts were supplemented with rich specialty malts like Chocolate and Special Aromatic for a hearty winter sipper. Fermentation with a German Hefeweizen yeast adds further complexity with notes of banana and clove.
Powder Tracks Winter Ale, 51 IBU/7.4% ABV
A malt forward beer with chocolate and caramel notes touched with a hint of citrus aroma.
Shapka Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, 90 IBU/10.8% ABV
A big, bold, roasty stout brewed with generous amounts of English crystal malt and roasted barley. Aggressively hopped yet balanced with malt sweetness and a full-bodied mouthfeel. Aging in bourbon barrels smooths out the rough edges and contributes notes of wood, bourbon, chocolate and vanilla.
Disco Mullet CDA 68 IBU/6.6% ABV
Humulus lupulus and roasted malt meet in this wonderfully complex beer. Dark and malty with loads of Northwest hops including a hefty helping of Columbus and Cascade Cryo to bring on the old school dank! Sure to satisfy both malt and hop lovers alike with some IPA business up front and a Porter party in the back.
Terramar Brewstillery-Edison – Table #4
Tropical Stout -Tropical Stout-6.2% ABV
Full bodied stout with roasty notes of chocolate and toasted caramel, moderately sweet, with subtle notes of coconut and topical fruit from the use of EL Dorado and Sabro hops.
Amber On – Amber, 5.2% ABV
A terroir driven, award winning American Amber Ale with a complex, yet rounded malt profile utilizing locally grown malt with Cascade and Northern Brewer Hops. Featuring notes of bready cracker, toasted caramel, and dark stone fruit with balanced bitterness.
Triplehorn Brewery-Woodinville – Table #16
Incinerator – Doppelbock Julbock Lager-23 IBU/9.5% ABV
Holiday Double Lager with a big malty backbone of caramel, biscuit, and a hint of toasty fruits!
Nihilism – Barrel Aged Imperial Milk Stout 62IBU/10% ABV
Barrel Aged. Deep notes of coffee and chocolate are accented by flavors of creamy milk sugar and rounded out with the hints of oak and whiskey!
Bygg Vin – Barley Wine Ale-80 IBU/12% ABV
Barrel Aged. Strong notes of caramel, toffee, oak, bourbon, light citrus, and plum. A mellow yet complex flavor!
Brink-182 IPA-60 IBU/6%ABV
Refreshingly juicy IPA with a slight haze and highlighted by subtle flavors of grapefruit and pineapple with an assertive hoppy finish!
Watts Brewing-Bothell – Table #22
The Leafcutter (Kölsch), 5.1% ABV
A bright, crisp beer inspired by the ales of Köln, Germany. We took the precision of this classic German style and adapted it to the American palate with PNW-grown hops, producing a beer of surprising depth and nuance for such a refreshing style.
Xylocopa (Stout), 6.2% ABV
An intense, pitch-black stout with bold flavors of coffee and dark cocoa from the roasted malts. This beer takes its name from the jet-black carpenter bees, genus Xylocopa.
Stingo (Wood-aged Strong Ale), 8.0% ABV
This English-style strong ale is already a complex mélange of rich malt character, but extended aging on Spanish cedar and cypress takes it to the next level. Our tasting notes include molasses, leather, toast, aromatic cedar, and yellow cake.
In addition to the extensive tap list, there will be three food trucks – Big Dogs Grill, Cascadia Pizza Co., and Woodshop BBQ. There will also be snacks at the fest from Po Papa’s Nuts and BrewMasters Bakery.
Hangar 30 – Warren G. Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way NE Seattle, WA 98115
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.