GIG HARBOR 2ND ANNUAL BEER FESTIVAL
February 22, 2013, Gig Harbor, WA – The 2nd Annual Gig Harbor Beer Festival — a fund-raiser for the Gig Harbor/Peninsula FISH Food Bank — will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Uptown Gig Harbor Pavilion.
Get your beer belly’s ready, here come the craft brewers. This May, Gig Harbor will once again be home to some of the finest craft brewers in the Northwest during the 2nd Annual Gig Harbor Beer Festival.
Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success — with an estimated 1200+ beer lovers in attendance. The event featured 22 individual kegs of beer from 11 brewers, prizes, and music — and was blessed with 77° day in the middle of May.
“I don’t think there is anything we can do about duplicating the weather from last year,” said John Fosberg, the Festival’s event coordinator. “But we’re working hard to make this second year much better than the first, with more brewers, more beers to choose from, live music — featuring Perry Acker — and more space.” Mr. Fosberg mentioned the space at Uptown Gig Harbor Pavilion will be about 30% larger in 2013.
“It got a little crowded at the Pavilion last year,” said Fosberg, “and the folks at Uptown were extremely helpful in allowing us to find ways to make more room for everything this coming year. That means more brewers (almost twice as many), more beer and shorter lines.”
Advanced tickets can be purchased now for $20 at http://www.gigharborbeerfestival.com. Simply click on the Buy Tickets button. Buying in advance saves you $5 over purchasing at the door ($25). Your ticket includes admittance to the event, a commemorative cup, eight taster tokens, and a festival program. Additional tokens can be purchased for $1.50 each during the festival.
This year’s event benefits the Gig Harbor/Peninsula FISH Food Bank, and the event’s major sponsor is Safeway.
Safeway will be there with their Safeway Food Truck offering event goers the opportunity to try snacks during the Festival.
Other sponsors included, DPI Print, Maritime Inn, Cascade Print Media, Tides Tavern, The Peninsula Gateway, The INN at Gig Harbor, Northwest Creative Imaging, Moctezuma’s Mexican Restaurant, Harborstone Credit Union, and Uptown Gig Harbor, with additional support from the City of Gig Harbor.
For more information, contact John Fosberg, FMG Events, LLC at (253) 853-2728.
Additional reviews, articles, and blog posts from last year’s event: