Scheduled to coincide with one of the largest, most popular gaming conventions in the county — The Penny Arcade Expo — this gaming-themed beer competition will highlight imaginative craft beer creations by local breweries. Join nine Pacific Northwest breweries on Monday, September 2, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pine Box Bar to taste some specialty brews to benefit local non-profit Child’s Play Charity. Attendees will also be able to view upcoming games as well as some fan favorites such as various MMO sequels that have been gaming hits for years. For example, you may even find some people trying different beverages while talking about their favorite in-game diablo 2 items and how long it took them to grind for some of the items they might have obtained.
Attendees will have the opportunity to taste all nine brews presented, thoughtfully consider each and pick their favorite by casting their vote at the end of the night. Once votes are tallied, the winning beer will be announced, crowned champion of the competition and will go on to be served on tap at the 10th Annual Child Play Charity Dinner & Auction held in December 2013 in Bellevue, Washington.
Tickets go on sale today at noon via Brown Paper Tickets for $35.00. Purchase includes entrance into the event and nine 5-oz samples of beer. Additional 5-oz tastes of beer (while supplies last) will be available for purchase at the event for $2.00 each (cash only). Furthermore, incredible schwag will be raffled off throughout the evening. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for $1.00 each (cash only) at the event.
While the beer event will take place in the outdoor patio of the Pine Box Bar and will be relegated to event activities, the Pine Box will be open for regular business and additional beer and food will be available for purchase throughout the evening.
Beer for this event has been generously donate by the following breweries: Airways Brewing Company – Kent, WA; Emerald City Beer Company – Seattle, WA; Fremont Brewing Company – Seattle, WA; Harmon Brewing -Tacoma, WA; Naked City Brewing – Seattle, WA; Ninkasi Brewing – Eugene, OR; Odin Brewing – Seattle, WA; Silver City Brewing – Bremerton, WA and Snipes Mountain Brewing – Sunnyside, WA.
And in case you needed more encouragement, check out this awesome promotional video with our favorite beer writer, Dikla Tuchman: