Guide to Seattle International Beerfest
The Seattle International Beer Fest is a self-proclaimed over-the-top beer festival celebrating the world’s most legendary brewing styles and the nations that made them famous. You’ll be able to taste over 200 world-class beers from more than 15 countries. The festival runs July 6 – 8 at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion.
The beers highlighted at the Seattle International Beerfest represent all that’s possible in the world of brewing. Many are quite obscure yet hold their own place in world history as the birth of a new brewing style. Or you can meander over to the Grande Beer Garden for a $3 pint of this year’s featured beer, Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic.
There will be live music, plenty of room to spread out a blanket and enjoy the festivities. Plus free darts, chess, checkers and backgammon. Bring your pooch! The beerfest is pet friendly. In fact, last year the SIB donated over $10K to local animal welfare groups with beerfest proceeds. Stop by the Purrfect Pals booth this year and say hello.
Some good advice from the Beerfest: with so many great beers, it’s hard to keep them all in stock throughout the weekend. Make plans to come early to the festival and avoid missing out on the Best of the Fest. The festival is for those ages 21+ with valid ID.
Tickets are $25/person online, $30/person at the gate. The entry price includes an official SIB glass, 10 beer tickets, and express line entry. Additional tickets are $1/each. Beer size is 4oz. Beers cost 1 to 7 tickets, however there are a lot of 1-ticket beers, so don‘t worry if you‘re on a budget.
You will receive free re-entry all weekend, but you must bring your official glass AND wristband. No exceptions. Tickets are available to purchase HERE.
The Seattle International Beerfest is open:
Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 from 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday, July 8 from 12:00pm – 7:00pm
The Seattle Center is located at:
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
For more information about the Seattle International Beerfest, visit http://www.seattlebeerfest.com.