One of the longest standing breweries, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company, was onsite. They've helped pave the way for craft brewing in Seattle, and it was an honor to have them.
On November 14, 2013 Seattle magazine launched the inaugural BREW Seattle to celebrate Seattle’s 30-year history as a craft beer mecca. The event focused exclusively on Seattle-brewed beers and represented a mix of Seattle’s original craft breweries and Seattle’s youngest craft breweries. There are plenty of beer festivals that focus on Washington beer, Belgian beer, and even Great American Beer. But this one focused only on Seattle beer- and it was the first of its kind.