2017 WASHINGTON BREWERY REGISTRATION
The Washington Beer Commission is proud to present the 12th Annual Washington Brewer's Festival on June 16th-18th at King County's Marymoor Park in Redmond. Please join us as we welcome thousands of beer aficionados and families as we celebrate world class Washington Beer this Father's Day Weekend!
This event is open to fully licenesed Washington state commercial breweries only. No out of state breweries will be accepted.
Please note that we have filled the first 110 brewery spots. You may still register below for one of the 10 lottery brewery spots until Friday, March 17. You will be contacted on Friday, March 17 about your registration status. If you do not receive one of the 10 lottery spots, you will be added to the waiting list. Please do not send a check for the booth fee until you receive confirmation of your booth space on March 17th.
We do expect a full event, so please register early to ensure your spot. Please note a few minor changes to this year's registration process.
- There is space for 120 Washington Breweries this year. (Most breweries ever for this event!)
- The first 110 brewery spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis as in year's past. (Don't wait to register!)
- Once the first 110 spots are filled, the remaining 10 spots will be filled through a lottery system. Your confirmation email will let you know if you are not one of the first 110 breweries to register.
- Breweries that are not in the first 110, may register for a chance for one of the final 10 lottery spots until Friday, March 17.
- Once registration closes on March 17th, 10 breweries will be randomly selected from all remaining entries for the final 10 lottery spots.
- Any brewery not selected will be placed on the waiting list, based on the order their registration was received. Those breweries on the waiting list will be added if any of the registered 120 breweries drop out.
Please take a few minutes to read through the event information before filling out your registration form.
Click the registration button at the bottom of this page to register.
After reading the event details, if you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at matt@washingtonbeer
The cost to register is once again $175. Please write a check payable to the Washington Beer Commission and mail to:
Your registration fee is due with your registration. Your booth fees includes 2 complimentary tickets and 30 complementary tokens that you can use at your discretion. You may use those tokens to buy beer for your friends, families, customers, retail accounts, etc.
Friday evening participation is optional. If you’d like to pour beer on Friday please check the appropriate box on the registration form. We strongly encourage those breweries participating on Friday to bring a special Friday-only beer. Friday evening is 21-and-over-only.
The Commission will pay .50 cents per token collected at the end of the festival so please make sure to take a token for every taste and collect them in the bag provided. Each taste is 4oz. There will be no cut-off times for tapping new kegs. Since we’ll be buying beer at non-wholesale prices we will NOT order beer for Washington breweries through distributors. We ask all Washington breweries bring their own kegs.
Each brewery is invited to bring as many beer styles as you like (2 styles minimum), however all of your kegs and taps must fit within your 6' booth space. You may not block aisle ways or encroach on your neighbors.
Each brewery must bring at least six 1/2 bbl kegs. However, please note that some breweries may pour 8 to 12 1/2 bbl kegs during the weekend.
Please keep in mind that each brewery will be assigned to a 6’ table. Your kegs, pouring equipment, POS, etc, must fit in your assigned table space. You must provide your own pouring equipment (jockey box, CO2, spill buckets, etc.). For fire and crowd safety reasons, please do not place anything in front of your table, including pop-up tents or promotional materials. This will be stricly enforced.
WABL “Buzz Cart”
Once again, the Buzz Cart will be located in the WABL lounge and available to WABL members only. The beers and tapping schedule will be posted in the festival program. For the Buzz Cart we are looking for beers that are extremely limited and/or unusual. We'd like to see beers with unusual flavor profiles that consumers will not find at regular booths. Beers will be selected by the Festival Committee. We request a 1/4 bbl or 1/6 bbl per beer. The keg will be taken off after 2 hours even if it hasn’t blown. The Festival will pay for the entire keg of beer. If interested, please enter the details of your buzz cart beer on your registration form.
Each brewery must provide there own staff to pour beer. Up to 2 pourers will be allowed during each shift. Brewery staff will receive complimentary admission (a tasting cup and 6 tokens) AFTER their shift. Drinking before or during your shift is strictly prohibited by the WSLCB. Please indicate the names of your staff on the registration form.
We are thrilled to present the one and only Rootbeer Garden serving the finest rootbeer and soda by Washington breweries. There will be several rotating taps throughout the weekend. The Festival will provide a jockey box with multiple taps and festival staff and volunteers will pour. Breweries participating in the Rootbeer Garden will be listed on the web site and the Festival Program. This is a great opportunity to advertise your brewpub as a family-friendly establishment. The Festival requests 2+ kegs per brewery. In addition to rootbeer, different flavors of soda are strongly encouraged. The Festival will purchase whole ¼ or ½ bbl kegs.
Brewers Keg Toss Contest
The Keg Toss Contest will take place in front of the Music Stage on Saturday and on Sunday. If you are interested in participating please provide the participant names on the registration form. One participant per brewery and the participant must be a brewer (no friends, customers, etc).
Advance tickets will go on sale at ticket outlets starting in late April. If you are interested in becoming a ticket outlet please indicate on the registration form.
Brewery Discount Tickets
Participating breweries can pre-order festival tickets at the special discount price of $15 each (regular advance $25 or $30at the door). Limit to 10 tickets per brewery. Please keep in mind all breweries will receive 2 complimentary tickets with their registration. If you’d like to purchase additional tickets at the brewery discount price please indicate how many tickets you want to order on the registration form and include the additional amount with your registration fee. Check should be made out to the Washington Beer Commission. This discount offer is not available after the registration deadline. Your tickets will be mailed with the load-in information and passes a few weeks before the Festival.
If you’d like to sell your merchandise at the Festival Merchandise Booth please check the appropriate box on the registration form. Each brewery may sell up to 3 different styles of merchandise. All merchandise is consigned and the Festival will take 20% of the revenue after deduction of sales tax. A merchandise form with instructions for merchandise drop-off and check out will be mailed a few weeks before the Festival.
Breweries may also sell merchandise at your brewery table. If you wish to sell your merchandise at your table you are asked to sell the same items at the Festival Merchandise Booth at the same prices. Breweries may keep all the revenues from the sales taking place at your own table (a 20% charge still applies to any sales taking place at the Festival Merchandise Booth).
If you have questions please feel free to contact me at (206) 941-7271
Director of Festival Operations
Washington Beer Commission