The Washington Brewers Guild presents 2016 Washington Cask Beer Festival

Washington Brewers Guild Cask Fest. (photo by Cat Stelzer)
Washington Brewers Guild Cask Fest. (photo by Cat Stelzer)

(Seattle, WA) January 2016 – The Washington Brewers Guild will present the Washington Cask Beer Festival, a long-running cask beer celebration on Saturday, March 19 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Cask Festival is also an important fundraiser for the Guild, a lobbying arm of the Washington brewing industry who will be representing the interest of Washington breweries during the upcoming legislative session.

As the Washington craft brewing industry continues to grow and its landscape keeps evolving the Guild is committed to educating Washington brewers and consumers and honoring the centuries old tradition of cask-conditioned beer. The event will once again feature more than 100 different cask-conditioned beers brewed by over 40 Guild members including many new comers who will be making their Cask Festival debut this year. To remain true to the spirit of “real ale” all beers are conditioned naturally without artificially introducing CO2 into the cask and will be poured by gravity or via a beer engine.

2016 Washington Cask Beer Festival

2016 Washington Cask Beer Festival

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Session 1: 12-4 pm
Session 2: 6-10 pm
Doors open 15 minutes before each session begins. Taps close 30 minutes before each session ends.

Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
299 Mercer St., Seattle, WA  98109

$40 advance tickets or $45 at the door, if still available
Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass and up to 25 sample tastes.
Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only.
Separate ticket required for each session.

21 and over only. Non-refundable. No dogs allowed. 

Tickets are on sale online at This event may sell out so advance ticket purchase it strongly recommended.

Sound Brewing at the 2014 Washington Cask Ale Fest.
Sound Brewing at the 2014 Washington Cask Ale Fest.

Washington Cask Beer Festival is a major highlight of the Pacific Northwest beer festival scene. It’s a rare opportunity to sample over 100 mostly exclusive or limited release cask-conditioned beers from 40+ Washington breweries. To stay true to the tradition of cask-conditioned beer the Festival requires brewers to naturally condition the beer in a firkin or other vessels without artificially introducing CO2. All beers will be poured by gravity or via a beer engine and the result is smooth ale with a thick creamy head that brings out subtle, nuanced flavors.

Also featured at the event is the Herbert’s Legendary Cask Festival Ale, a special cask beer brewed collectively by the Washington brewers in honor of Bert Grant, a legendary Washington beer icon.

2016 Washington Cask Beer Festival Participating Breweries (Subject change)

7 Seas Brewing- Gig Harbor
American Brewing- Edmonds
Anacortes Brewery- Anacortes
Bainbridge Island Brewing- Bainbridge Island
Beardslee Public House- Bothell
Bellevue Brewing- Bellevue
Big Time Brewery- Seattle
Black Raven Brewing- Redmond
Boundary Bay Brewery- Bellingham
Cloudburst Brewing- Seattle
Diamond Knot Brewing- Mukilteo
Dirty Bucket Brewery- Woodinville
Elliott Bay Brewing- Seattle/Burien
Elysian Brewing- Seattle
Fish Brewing- Olympia
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery- Seattle
Fremont Brewing- Seattle
Georgetown Brewing- Seattle
Hale’s Ales Brewery- Seattle
Harmon Brewing- Tacoma
Hellbent Brewing- Seattle
Hi-Fi Brewing- Redmond
Island Hoppin’ Brewery- Eastsound
Mac & Jack’s Brewing- Redmond
Machine House Brewery- Seattle
Maritime Pacific Brewing- Seattle
McMenamins- Seattle
Mollusk Brewery- Seattle
Naked City Brewery- Seattle
North Sound Brewing- Mount Vernon
NW Peaks Brewery- Seattle
Odin Brewing- Tukwila
Old Stove Brewing- Seattle
Paradise Creek Brewery- Pullman
Pike Brewing- Seattle
Postdoc Brewing- Redmond
Rainy Daze Brewing- Silverdale
Ram Restaurant & Brewery- Seattle
Redhook Brewery- Woodinville
Rooftop Brewing- Seattle
Schooner Exact Brewing- Seattle
Silver City Brewery- Silverdale/Bremerton
Two Beers Brewing- Seattle
Walking Man Brewing- Stevenson

Washington Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a community of Washington State brewers, advance their common interests through the legislative process and promote the quality and value of their beers.