News Release 11-022
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Mohammad Mostafavinassab, (425) 823-2992 Mohammad.Mostafavinassab@parks.wa.gov
Sandy Mealing, (360) 902-8559 Sandy.Mealing@parks.wa.gov
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Father’s Day brew festival returns to Saint Edward State Park
Jun. 2, 2011 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to the Washington Brewer’s Festival at Saint Edwards State Park.
The craft beer festival runs from June 17 through 19 at Saint Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E., Kenmore. Activities are planned from 4 to 9 p.m. June 17 (ages 21 and older only), and all ages from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 18 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 18 and 19.
The event features nearly 200 craft beers by Washington state breweries, with exclusive beers available June 17 only from 35 select breweries. Other activities beginning June 18 include live music, cider and wine tasting, games and a root beer garden.
The Friends of Saint Edward State Park and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Boating Program will be providing state park, friends group and boating safety information at the festival. The Friends of Saint Edward will be collecting donations for the development of additional interpretive panels at Saint Edward State Park.
Admission for the festival is $15 in advance or at the door on June 17 and includes a tasting cup and four tasting tokens; and $20 in advance or $25 at the door June 18-19 and includes a tasting cup and six tasting tokens. Persons under 21 are admitted free of charge June 18-19, but must be accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/174098 or at local outlets. Designated driver admission for any day is $8 at the door.
On-site parking is very limited at the festival. Advance purchase of on-site parking passes is required for the event. Passes are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/174098 until June 10 or until all passes are sold. Parking on-site is free June 17 and $15 June 18-19. Participants are strongly encouraged to take public transportation or park in a designated off-site parking lot. Free shuttles from the designated off-site parking to the event are available June 18-19. Disabled parking is free in the reserved parking area near the admission booth.
For more information about the Washington Brewer’s Festival or to purchase admission tickets or parking passes, visit www.washingtonbeer.com/wa-brewers-fest, follow @BeerBlog and @WashingtonBeer on Twitter or search for #WABF11 on Twitter.
The Washington Brewer’s Festival is presented by Washington Beer Commission in partnership with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The festival is the primary fundraiser for the Washington Beer Commission. The Commission, established to encourage local beer brewing using in-state agricultural ingredients, is the first of its kind in the nation.
Saint Edward State Park is a 316-acre, day-use park with 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Lake Washington. The Late Romanesque Revival style seminary building, designed by Seattle architect John Graham, sits amidst expansive park grounds that include a stand of forest with hiking trails to the shores of the lake.
The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 98-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
Washington State Parks is now on Twitter at WaStatePks_NEWS and YouTube at WashingtonStateParks.