Beer Festival Takes Bothell by Storm

Hop the border to Bothell this fall, to partake in the season’s best beer festival

October 1, 2016

By exploreBothell

Picture fall in the Pacific Northwest: rich reds and golden hues framed by navy shorelines promising endless opportunities for adventure. Whether you’re a local who lives for the seasonal shift, a neighbour who sees the region’s full potential, or a tourist craving a quiet escape beyond the peak of summer, fall is the optimal time to plan your trip to Washington State and Bothell is upping the ante with a beer festival unlike any other.

Now in its third year, Bothell Beer Festival 2016 features 23 breweries from across the Pacific Northwest. Some visitors will turn to nearby favourites Beardslee Public House & Brewery, Foggy Noggin Brewing and McMenamins Anderson School, for their latest innovation. Others will look for a new local favourite brand amidst the varied group of trailblazers and established brands. Special guests Melvin Brewing will be visiting from Jackson, Wyoming, to give locals a taste of their rule-breaking beers and build some hype around their upcoming Bellingham expansion. Regardless of your goal, Bothell Beer Festival’s line-up is sure to deliver.

Entry (just $25 if purchased in advance) includes a beer glass and six tasting tickets, but the afternoon is about more than beer alone. Three live bands—Commander Mojo and the Horns of Discontent, The Dogstones, and Michel d’Amour & The Love Dealers—will share the stage throughout the day as the 21+ event takes over downtown Bothell. Meanwhile non-stop catering will be available on site by Bothell’s favourite food trucks, Carolina Smoke BBQ, Mo Pockets, Cathouse Pizza, and Express Mexican.

Whether you count yourself a non-discriminatory drinker, a craft beer aficionado, or an avid PNW explorer looking for an excuse to hit the road, Bothell Beer Festival 2016 is the place to be this fall.

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