Disclaimer Alert! - This year's Strange Brewfest is not a tribute to an iconic 60's jam band. And there certainly won't be any Dead cover bands performing for your inner flower child to spin, hula hoop, or fire dance to. But that doesn't mean hippies are discouraged.
In fact, our tendencies lean towards the hippy disposition. It's all but a forgone conclusion that we will hug a Sugar Magnolia sometime between now and January 24th.
So, why the inconsistent logo? First we say 'NO' to dead cover bands. Then we say 'YES', we've got a hippy vibe.
Well fellow Strange Brewvians, after 10 year's of partying down with y'all, we opted for a logo and a theme that best represents our head space leading up to a decade of celebration....GRATEFUL!
For being the Casey Jones to our Train, we offer our sincerest GRATITUDE to the brewers and breweries; to the musicians and entertainers; to countless volunteers and supporters; and most importantly to our patrons! THANK YOU!
With that said, for those of you who've been to Stange Brewfest before, you know that this is a celebration of uniquely crafted brews from 30+ breweries and cideries from around our region. Most of the offerings from our friends will only be available at this festival. And most of those will challenge your taste buds, and their sensibilities. Also, if you've been to Strange Brewfest in year's past, you know that this celebration is always accompanied by a heavy dose of FUNK. We're talking, a HEAVY DOSE! This year, the music will blow your mind! You will shake it down on Shakedown Street!
Strange Brewfest details:
Where: American Legion Hall, Port Townsend When: Friday, January 24th, 5pm-1am, Saturday, January 25th, 1pm-1am What: Wildly entertaining Brew Festival with amazing music and entertainment How: $30 gets you a souvenir tasting glass, 4 tasting tokens, and a wristband to get you in for both days. Additional tasting tokens $1.50 Vitals: This is a 21 and over event. No dogs, sorry!
We hope to see you in January!
Bring It, Hippies!
In brewing news, the results are in after all of the ballots have been casted.
And the winners are:
Peoples choice (most votes collected for any brewery):
Huge Thanks to everyone at The American Legion. That crew works tirelessly, and diligently to offer the best possible experience a patron could have. To the ticket takers, security personnel, token and t-shirt sellers, bar staff, janitorial staff, and especially Janet and Joe, Thanks a million. Volunteers, you rock! Every year, you rock! From pourers to tent erectors, stage designers to fence liners, the list goes on, and we really appreciate your generous efforts!
Big ups to the food vendors this year. What a great selection of goods. Thanks you Key City Fish Co., Port Townsend Sunshine Rotary, and Dented Buoy Wood Fired Pizza.
Of course it just wouldn't be Strange Brewfest without the entertainment. Thanks to LoWire, The Better Half, Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme, Yogoman Burning Band, Polyrhthymics, and Tapwater. Great sound offered up by the ever-talented Walter Harris and Sam Maynard. Musical stylings and a trippy light show brought to you by DJ Fro-Zen-Fresh, aka Red Dog. Thanks to chainsaw carver extraordinaire Steve Baccus. And thanks to the greatest sword swallower of our generation, Justin Credible for making us wonder 'how?'.
Okay, so many more 'thank you's to go, but we'll end it here.
Also, if you've had any issues with the printing on your T-shirt or Hoodie, please contact Derek at Fingers Duke, 360.692.1772.
From Left to Right: Elkhead Brewing Co, 7 Seas Brewing X2, Flyers Brewery, Big Al Brewing
Elkhead Brewing Co. - "Hell Fire"
PEOPLES' CHOICE AWARD (favorite brewery)
1st Place: Flyers Brewery
2nd Place: 7 Seas Brewing
3rd Place: Big Al Brewing
Congratulations to all of our award winners and an extra special thank you to all who attended and made this one of the very best Strange Brewfests to date! Be sure to bookmark, we'll be posting more crazy photos very soon! *cheers*