Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Weekend Beer Hustle: Orval Day 2019, Washington Cask Beer Festival, Poke and Pints

Ron Swarner


Weekend-Beer-Hustle-Peaks-and-PintsWeekend Beer Hustle: Orval Day 2019, Washington Cask Beer Festival, Poke and Pints



Saturday: Partly sunny with slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 50s. Chance of rain showers in the evening: 10%. Chance my Liberty Flames team pick goes all the way: 0%.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Clueless about Monday. Follow me on the Peaks and Pints Twitter feed! — Peaks and Pints Weather Guy

Peaks-and-Pints-Orval-Day-Taste-OffSATURDAY, MARCH 23: ORVAL DAY 2019

Please visit Peaks and Pints as we join the top beer bars from across the globe in celebrating Orval Day 2019. One of the most important beers to ever come out of Belgium, Orval is an amber-hued saison that is dry-hopped, then finished with Brettanomyces. Intensely aromatic and dry, this one-of-a-kind beer is as complex as it is unique. One of only 12 officially recognized Trappist breweries across the world; all Orval beer is brewed within the walls of Notre Dame d’Orval Monastery. The alluring complexity of this iconoclastic beer has made it a world classic, one that has inspired a generation of brewers across the globe to craft bone-dry beers of mixed-fermentation. By participating in this event, you are also contributing to a great cause. On this day, Orval will donate proceeds from each bottle sold to the Safe Water Network, which provides clean, sustainable water to Ghana and India. There is no admission fee for this event. Peaks and Pints will specially price tulip glasses full of Orval 2017 and 2018 for you to compare and contrast. Bottles of Orval 2018 will also available for purchase. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., no cover, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma

SATURDAY, MARCH 23: Washington Cask Beer Festival

More than 40 breweries will participate in this year’s Washington Cask Beer Festival, the state’s largest festival dedicated to cask-conditioned beer. 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. New this year will be a selection of wood barrel-aged and wild ales. There are two sessions (afternoon and evening) and they both usually sell out. Noon to 4 p.m., 5:30-9:30 p.m., $40, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St, Seattle

SATURDAY, MARCH 23: Poke and Pints

Hellbent Brewing is hosting the Washington Wild Brewshed Alliance for Poke and Pints. A dollar from each Hellbent pint and dollar from each Big Boys Kainan food truck poke bowl will be donated to Washington Wild to protect public lands and waters in our state. 2-5 p.m., raffle tickets, Hellbent Brewing Co., 13035 Lake City Way NE, Seattle

SATURDAY, MARCH 23: Skagit Beer Week

Skagit Beer Week continues with live music at Farmstrong Brewing Co. Lazy Acres are releasing their first ever EP and to celebrate they are going to blow the barn doors off. Kickin Names and Whiskey Fever join the fun. 5:30 p.m., no cover, Farmstrong Brewing Co., 110 Stewart Road, Mt Vernon