Bremerton’s New Year Beer Festival Jan. 22 | Kitsap Week
January 20, 2012 · 9:03 AM
BREMERTON — The New Year Beer Festival welcomes 15 local craft breweries to the waterfront Jan. 22, with proceeds benefitting Coffee Oasis’ community outreach programs.
The event is presented by Fritz European Fry House and a consortium of West Sound brewers.
The festival will showcase premium, handcrafted beers from 15 area breweries, including a new Doppelbock from Battenkill Brewing Company, a new Double Black Imperial Stout from Der Blokken Brewery, and award-winning selections from Hale’s Ales, Silver City Brewery and other participating breweries.
The New Year Beer Festival will be held at the Kitsap Conference Center, next to the ferry terminal in downtown Bremerton. Two tasting sessions are planned: noon to 3 p.m., and 4–7 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Cost of entry includes eight sample-size drink tickets and a commemorative glass. A limited number of tickets are available; for tickets and details, visit www.newyearbeerfestival.com.
“Puget Sound has one of the nation’s fastest growing and most diverse craft beer communities, and this festival is an excellent opportunity to sample some of the best beer the region has to offer, while supporting a great cause,” said Jessica Husted, event organizer and co-owner of Der Blokken Brewery and Fritz European Fry House in Bremerton.
Coffee Oasis works to reduce teen homelessness, substance abuse, gang activity and violence in Kitsap County.
Festival sponsors, partners and participating breweries: American Brewing Co., Battenkill Brewing Co., Big E Ales, Der Blokken Brewery, Fritz European Fry House, Grove Street Brew House, Hale’s Ales, Harmon Brewing Co., Hood Canal Brewery, Kitsap Public Relations, My Printing Services, Port Townsend Brewing Co., Schooner Exact Brewing Co., 7 Seas Brewing, Silver City Brewery, Slippery Pig Brewery, Sound Brewery, Superstar Media, Sustainable Bremerton and Valholl Brewing Co.
New Year Beer Festival
Date: Jan. 22
Place: Kitsap Conference Center (next to Bremerton Ferry Terminal)
Time: Two sessions. Noon to 3 p.m., 4–7 p.m.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door.