Seattle International Beer Fest

Whether you love pale IPAs, fruity sour ales or serious stouts, you’ll find something that will hit the spot at the Seattle International Beerfest. This annual fest gathers more than 200 world-class beers from 16 different countries, including a renowned strong lager Samichlaus from Austria, and Evil Twin Yin and Yang brews from Scotland, and also a “weird and extreme” selection of barley wines, imperial stouts, barrel-aged stone ales and farmhouse saisons. In addition to tastings, the event will debut two “Grande Beer Gardens,” one inside and one on the Seattle Center lawn, where $3 pints of fest favorites and the year’s featured beer—the nutty, golden honey Pilsner Urquell from the Czech Republic—will be available on tap. Sit on the green grass, listen to live music (bands TBD at press time) and enjoy the simple pleasure of a cold bier, birra or biere on a summer day. Tickets available online in advance, $25, at the gate for $30 on Friday and Sunday, or $35 on Saturday; three-day pass, collector’s SIB glass and 10 beer tickets included with admission. —Melissa Natwick

Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion and lawn;


305 Harrison St.

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