Monday, May 23, 2011
By Steve Kerr
4-Corners Brew Fest Co-chairperson
After nearly two years of planning, 4-Corners.Org is will be hosting its first annual 4-Corners BrewFest fundraiser for those 21 and older at the Innis Arden Clubhouse at 1430 NW 188th on Saturday, August 13 from 3 - 7 pm.
Whether you prefer hoppy I.P.A.s, crisp pilsners, smooth stouts, or good old fashioned root beer, you’re sure to find something to your liking.
An all-star lineup of local craft breweries will be on hand, including: 192 Brewing Company, American Brewing Company, Big E Ales, Diamond Knot Brewing, Elysian Brewing, Emerald City Beer Company, Fremont Brewing, Gallagher’s Where-U-Brew, Georgetown Brewing, Hale’s Ales, Hood Canal Brewing, Lantern Brewing, Mac & Jack Brewery, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company, Naked City Brewing, Silver City Brewing, Snoqualmie Falls Brewing, Sound Brewing, Two Beers Brewing, and Wingman Brewers.
Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased at Beach House Greetings at 626 NW Richmond Beach Road. Admission includes ten 5 oz tastes of some of the best craft beers this area has to offer, great food, non-alcoholic beverages, live music, and plenty of fun. Space is limited so be sure to get your tickets early.
Be sure to bring your dancing shoes as the Bellingham-based blues-rock band ‘Takes All Kinds’ will be dishing up some funky blues to compliment the outstanding brews. A second band may also be added to round out the bill. BrewFest programs will double as ballots with ‘The Golden Growler’ and other fan favorites being awarded at the end of the event.
4-Corners.Org is also encouraging local watering holes throughout Shoreline and south Snohomish County to set aside a tap or two (or a spot in the beer cooler) in the weeks after the event to feature some of the crowd favorites.
4-Corners.Org, which takes its name from the intersection of Richmond Beach Road and 8th Avenue NW, is a nonprofit created to benefit the individual neighborhood associations of Richmond Highlands, Richmond Beach, Innis Arden, and Hillwood. The mission of 4-Corners.Org is to enhance and strengthen relationships between and among the 4-Corner neighborhoods, build community, and encourage sharing and collaboration to “make the circle bigger”.
It also hopes that an annual event like 4-Corners BrewFest will provide an anchor event that helps the Hillwood and Richmond Highland Neighborhood Associations grow and thrive. To that end, all proceeds from 4-Corners BrewFest will be split evenly between each of the four neighborhood associations. 4-Corners.Org is registered with the Washington State Charities Program and is awaiting designation from the IRS as a 501(c)(3).
Another component of 4-Corners.Org’s mission is to encourage support of local businesses. 4-Corners BrewFest has already received generous support from several area businesses and professionals, including Whidbey Island Bank, Cleanscapes, Beach House Greetings, and Full Moon Thai.
Jeremy Reding of Boxwood Graphic Design created a unique 4-Corners logo and Frances Nickell of Maitre’d POS Software has also generously donated design work for posters and other promotional materials.
For more information about how you can be a part of 4-Corners BrewFest, please go to 4-corners.org. We’ll see you in August.