Saturday, September 23, 2017

Culture Dose: Beer Camp

Beat the heat with refreshing brews at two fun-filled events this weekend.

Courtesy Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

Courtesy Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

BEER CAMP THIS FRIDAY

Looking for weekend plans? Beer Camp is calling your name. Presented by the Hop Growers of America, Sierra Nevada’s annual extravaganza (the country’s largest craft beer festival), hosts events in eight U.S. cities this month,  landing in Gas Works Park this Friday, June 30. The festive event welcomes more than 90 local and national breweries in addition to some of the city’s best food trucks, musicians and entertainers.

Courtesy Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

Courtesy Sierra Nevada Beer Camp

In addition to all the delicious beer samplings, enjoy tasty bites from Seattle favorites like Where Ya at Matt, 314 Pie, Street Treats, Hallava Falafel and Athena’s (Greek-style street food). Vaudeville Etiquette performs at 6, and The Dip takes the stage at 8 p.m. All proceeds from Beer Camp ticket sales go to brewing nonprofits and local brewers’ guilds.

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Also this weekend, Elysian Brewing team launches its first-ever “Search Party” on Saturday, July 1—during a one-day celebration of beer, food, music and the arts that benefits The Vera Project. At Seattle Center dive into 40-plus beers on tap and some of the city’s best food truck grub; fest goers can savor the city’s passion for the arts while viewing exhibits, participating in giveaways and grooving to live music sets by The Sonics, The Struts, Black Pistol Fire and Thunderpussy. All proceeds benefit The Vera Project—Seattle’s beloved all-ages, volunteer-fueled music and arts venue.

About Corinne Whiting

Corinne, an east coast native who relocated here from the other Washington in 2011, was bit by the travel bug early on. She lived in Strasbourg, France (during her junior year at Georgetown University) and in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she got a masters degree in Cultural Studies. She feels very grateful to have explored incredible spots on our globe ranging from Bolivia and Egypt to Turkey and China, but there are passport pages yet to fill (and travel tales yet to be written!). After serving as associate editor at Where magazine in D.C. for five years, Corinne has embarked on a new adventure here in the PNW as a freelance writer and photographer, contributing to publications like National Geographic Traveler, the Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine, Amtrak's OnTrak, 1889 Washington, 1859 Oregon, Visit Seattle and so on. She loves exploring this incredible corner of the country while debunking the rain myths, upping her coffee quotient, hearing heaps of live music and finding her Zen near the water as often as possible.
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