3rd Annual Iron Man Strong Ale Festival

Iron Man Strong Ale Festival

Stevenson, Washington’s Skamania County Fairgrounds is host once again to the 3rd Annual Iron Man Strong Ale Festival. Taking place on Saturday, April 5th from 2:00 – 8:00pm, the Iron Man Strong Ale Festival will feature live music, food and the chance to sample a variety of Strong Ales from breweries across the Northwest region and the Columbia River Gorge.

When festival organizers mention Strong, they mean that every beer is at least 8% ABV or higher. For the third consecutive year, Walking Man Brewing will release their 2014 Iron Man Imperial IPA.

Admission to the 3rd Annual Iron Man Strong Ale Festival is $15 and includes entry into the venue, a souvenir taster glass, 3 sample tickets and all the live music and laughing out loud you can handle. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend.

For those of you that are interested in staying the evening, one of this year’s sponsors, Skamania Lodge, is offering a very special promotional rate of $125/night with free shuttle service to and from the event. To book this rate, use Promo code IRON14 to book online at www.skamania.com or call to reserve your room today, 800-221-7117.

The Iron Man Strong Ale Festival is a Stevenson celebration in honor of the communities good friend and Iron Man, Jim Caldwell. “Jim’s love of the outdoors and the Columbia River took him away from us far too soon. However, in the spirit of going when we are called by our Maker, there’s no doubt among us that he would have gone no other way, than with the Gorge air on his face and a full moon overhead. Devoted husband, beloved Father and a true Iron Artist. We celebrate your life with each day of our own…This Iron Man is for you, dear friend.”

3rd Annual Iron Man Strong Ale Festival

This year the Iron Man Strong Ale Festival is serving taster of various strong ales from throughout the Gorge and beyond. Strong Ale, at the Iron Man Festival, is defined as 8% ABV or better for every entry. Last year saw an impressive collection and 2014 is shaping up with entries from such well known breweries including:

  • Backwoods Brewing
  • Walking Man Brewing
  • Loowit Brewing
  • Ghost Runner Brewing
  • Thunder Island Brewing
  • Coalition Brewing
  • Everybody’s Brewing
  • Pfriem Family Brewers
  • Mill City Brewwerks
  • Widmer Brewing
  • Speakeasy Brewing
  • Stone Brewing
  • Coronado Brewing
  • Green Flash Brewing
  • Victory Brewing
  • Central City Brewing
  • Silver City Brewing
  • Southern Tier Brewing
  • Boulevard Brewing
  • Firestone Walker Brewing
  • Westmalle Abbey
  • Traquair House

This year’s food vendor will be the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1744, as a fundraiser for lodge improvements. President and Chef-for-the-Day Mick will be serving up a hearty menu to help, even the most dedicated beer drinkers, soak up some of that strong ale. The day’s menu will feature Pork sliders with homemade slaw and beans along with beer-boiled bratwurst with all the fixin’s for $4.50 each.

The entertainment for this year features String Beats, Funk Shui, and Funkship Columbia. Music kicks off at 3:oopm.

You can find additional information on the event’s Facebook page.

Skamania County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
710 SW Rock Creek Drive
Stevenson, Washington 98648