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Gig Harbor Beer Festival Brewery List Announced

Gig Harbor, WA -- March 8, 2012 -- The Gig Harbor Beer Festival today announced their nal brewer list for the upcoming event. This inaugural spring beer-tasting event will be held May 12, 2012 at the Gig Harbor Uptown

Pavilion and will feature 10 craft brewers from the South Sound area, including:

American Brewing Co., Edmonds
Der Blokken Brewery, Bremerton
Dicks Brewing Co., Centralia
Everybody's Brewing, White Salmon
Harmon Brewing Co., Tacoma
Hood Canal Brewery, Kingston
Pt. Townsend Brewing Co., Pt. Townsend
Silver City Brewery, Bremerton
Sound Brewing Co., Poulsbo
Valholl Brewing Co., Poulsbo

"I could not be more pleased with the list of participating brewers. They all bring unique beers to the table and an enormous passion for brewing ," said festival organizer, John Fosberg. "The festival will give event goers a memorable and diverse group of craft beers to choose from."

Mr. Fosberg continued by saying, "The brewer list lled up fast — many of the brewers mentioned having a loyal customer base in Gig Harbor. Once brewer names starting showing up on the event's website and Facebook page, advance tickets started selling at a brisk pace. I would encourage everyone to purchase their tickets before hand. I can't imagine this event not selling out, and I would hate to turn anyone away at the gate."

Advance tickets are $20 (you save $5), and are available online by visiting the Festival's website at http://www.gigharborbeerfestival.com, or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com. Your ticket admission includes a 2012 commemorative taster cup and eight taster tokens. You may also purchase tickets the day of the event for $25. Additional taster tokens will be on sale during the day of the Festival.

Festival organizers will also be giving away a limited number of free VIP tickets to the festival in a series of online raffles through the Festival's Facebook page. Simply visit the Gig Harbor Beer Festival's Facebook page at

http://www.facebook.com/gigharborbeerfestival, "Like" the page, and you qualify.

The Gig Harbor Beer Festival benets the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation. To learn more about this non-profit organization, please visit http://www.gigharborfoundation.org.

Blazing Onion Burger Company is the Major Sponsor for the event. Other sponsors include Uptown Gig Harbor, The Peninsula Gateway, DPI Print, The INN at Gig Harbor, Tides Tavern, and Cascade Print Media, Disidual Clothing LLC, with additional support from the City of Gig Harbor.

For more information, contact John Fosberg at (253) 853-2728, or contact@gigharborbeerfestival.com.