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Winter Fest


Advance tickets available at
Brown Paper Tickets

$25 advance/$30 at the door 
Admission includes a tasting cup and six 5oz beer tastes.
Additional tokens are available for $1.50 each.
Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only.
We accept cash and credit cards at the door. 
This is a 21+ only event.

Ticket Outlets:
Big Time Brewery 
4133 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Hales Ales
4301 Leary Way NW
Seattle, WA 98107

Pike Brewing Pub
1415 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

The ever-popular Winter Beer Festival, December 6 and 7, 2013, takes flight from its longtime home in the quaint surroundings of Hale’s Palladium and lands at Hangar 30 at Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood of Seattle. This Washington Beer Commission holiday tasting event will feature more local breweries and be able to accommodate more than 1,000 craft beer connoisseurs per session. This year’s lineup will include dark malty stouts, robust winter warmers, barrel-aged gems and many more.

Friday, December 6th, 2013
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 7th, 2013
1st Session: Noon-4pm
2nd Session: 5:30pm-9:30pm

Hangar 30
Warren G. Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Advance tickets now available at Brown Paper Tickets
$25 advance/$30 at the door

Admission includes a tasting glass and six 5oz beer tastes.
Additional tokens are available for $1.50 each.
Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only.
We accept cash and credit cards at the door. 
This is a 21+ only event.

Admission and token sales will end 45 minutes before the end of each session and taps will close 15 minutes before the end of the event.


7 Seas Brewing  Gig Harbor
Airways Brewing  Kent
American Brewing  Edmonds
Anacortes Brewery Anacortes
Bainbridge Island Brewing Bainbridge 
Bellevue Brewing  Bellevue
Big Al Brewing Seattle
Big Time Seattle
Black Raven Brewing  Redmond
Boundary Bay Brewery Bellingham
Brickyard Brewing Woodinville
Chuckanut Brewery Bellingham
Der Blokken Bremerton
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing Mukilteo
Dick’s Brewing  Centralia
Duvall Springs Brewing Duvall
Elliott Bay Brewing  Burien
Elysian Brewing  Seattle
Fish Brewing  Olympia
Foggy Noggin Bothell
Fremont Brewing Seattle
Georgetown Brewing
Hale’s Ales
Harmon Brewing  Tacoma
Hi-Fi Brewing Redmond
Iron Horse Brewery Ellensburg
Issaquah Brewhouse Issaquah
Kulshan Brewing Co. Bellingham
Laht Neppur Brewing Waitsburg
Machine House Brewery Seattle
Maritime Pacific Brewing  Seattle
McMenamin’s Seattle
Naked City Brewery Seattle
New Belgium Brewing  Seattle
No-Li Brewhouse Spokane
Odin Brewing  Seattle
Old Schoolhouse Brewery Winthrop
Paradise Creek Brewery Pullman
Pike Brewing  Seattle
Ram Restaurant & Brewery Seattle
Rainy Daze Brewing
Redhook Brewery
Reuben’s Brews Seattle
Schooner EXACT Brewing Seattle
Silver City Brewery Bremerton
Snipes Mountain Brewing Sunnyside
Sound Brewery Poulsbo
Stoup Brewing Seattle
Strong Arm Brewing Renton
Two Beers Brewing  Seattle
Urban Family Brewing Seattle
Valholl Brewing  Poulsbo

Vote for your favorite beers! The People’s Choice Award winners will be selected by you during each day of the event

Fish Basket
Gobble To Go
Theo Chocolate
Taylor Shellfish

The Holiday Gift Shop will offer brewery and festival
merchandise so you can take care of holiday shopping while
enjoying fabulous beer! Give a Winter Beer Fest t-shirt, pint glasses
from your favorite brewery, or WABL membership as a gift this holiday season!

WAshington Beer Lover’s members will receive:

In celebration of the 8th Anniversary of WABL, we are excited to announce special WABL benefits at the 2013 Winter Beer Festival. With your paid admission to any session of the Winter Beer Festival and a current WABL membership, you will receive the following benefits.

  • 4 Additional Tasting Tokens (Total of 10)
  • A food voucher good for a select item at one of the food trucks at the Winter Beer Festival
  • Access to the WABL Anniversary Lounge.
  • The WABL Anniversary Lounge will be open to WABL members only, and will feature 4 different WABL beers and complimentary snacks.

Don’t forget your passport, as you’ll need it to access the WABL lounge and get your additional tokens and food ticket. If you need a new passport, you can pick one up at the WABL table at the festival.  If you sign up or renew before the festival, you can pick up your items at the festival. 

All volunteer shifts are currently full
We are once again seeking a number of volunteers to help out with this year’s event. We currently have the following shifts open. 

Friday, December 6th
1)12:30-4:30pm Shift Full
2) 4:30pm-8:30pm Shift Full

Saturday, December 7th
1) 11:45am-4:00pm Shift Full
2) 5:00 PM- 9:00 pm Shift Full
If you are interested in volunteering during one of these shifts, please email matt@washingtonbeer.com with your availability. Volunteers will be assisting with a variety of jobs including, admission, merchandise and possibly pouring beer. Volunteers receive admission to the event after their shift. If you volunteer for the Saturday, 4:30pm shift, you’ll be able to attend on Friday night. Thanks again for your interest in volunteering.  


Due to expected increased traffic
in Magnuson Park
on Saturday, December 7th,
please consider these
alternative parking areas
in addition to the W6 parking lot 

You may also enter/exit the park
from NE 65th Ave or NE 74th Ave.


Taylor Shellfish