On a pretty darn nice day, several hundred people partook of their choice of more than 40 beers from two dozen brewers corralled in the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s lower parking lot Saturday afternoon.
The PNA’s Western-themed summer beer tasting event had a mix of well-known local and regional brewers, as well as a couple home brewers. One of them, NW Peaks Brewery, will soon join the ranks of commercial brewers when it opens a nano brewery in Ballard, explained Kevin Klein, seen pouring a sample here.
The event was sponsored by Prost!, the Park Pub and The Barking Dog, which kept a steady stream of beer drinkers fueled up with savory bockwurst topped with sauerkraut and grainy mustard.
Here the beer taste board pose for a group photo. If you’re interested in joining, expect to be put on a long waiting list.
Jed Jedrzejewski and Jon Parry played country tunes around a faux camp fire complete with flame ribbons blown by a fan.
Beer tasters could vote for their favorites and here are the winners:
- 1st place: Lucille IPA from Georgetown Brewing
- 2nd place: Pike Dry Wit from Pike Brewing Company
- 3rd place (Tie): Scott’s Puget Creek Vanilla Porter from Harmon Pub & Brewery; Thor’s Intrigue from Odin Brewing Company