October 7 & 8 2016
30 BREWERIES, 10 CIDERIES
Friday, October 7, 2016 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This event has sold out for the last two years – we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets online before coming to the island!
Bier on the Pier tickets includes commemorative glass and your first six taste tokens (additional tastes are 3 for $5.00 at the event)
One Day Pass (Friday or Saturday): $25 in advance or $30 at the door (at the door is subject to availability)
Two Day Pass (Friday and Saturday) $45 in advance or $50 at the door (at the door only on Friday, subject to availability)
Designated Driver tickets are $5 for one day, or $10 for two days, either in advance or at the door (at the door is subject to availability)
21+ Only – Must have valid ID for entry
No dogs/pets/babies/toddlers/children allowed
for more information call 360.293.7911
The cries of cheers once again herald the arrival of Anacortes Bier on the Pier! A two-day extravaganza of bier, food and music! Bring your thirst for beer, and leave room to enjoy the smorgasbord of all the tasty foods on the pier. Come spend the weekend in beautiful Anacortes – 2016 will offer guests the opportunity to enter the event beginning Friday evening from 5pm-9pm, and return on Saturday 12pm-6pm to finish the tour they embarked upon the night before.
The event will be held at the Historic Port Warehouse located at 1st & Commercial, in downtown Anacortes allowing for spectacular views overlooking the Guemes Channel and Mount Baker. Set amidst the funky warehouse charm of Anacortes’ historic port building will be no fewer than 30 Washington State breweries, sharing their finest beers, lagers, stouts and ales as guests work their way through the six tasting tickets that come with each day’s pass. Interested in something other than beer? There will be at least six cider houses sharing their libations as well!
“This year, festival attendees will get to discover new breweries that they might not have heard of,” says festival committee chair, Kevin Pierce, the head brewer at Anacortes Brewery. “A lot of these brewers have a long history of loving to brew, and it shows in the beers that they craft.” Products from most breweries, Kevin notes, are distributed in the area, but some self-distributors see the festival as a valuable chance to impress tasters and expand their customer base.
When it’s time to take a break and clear your palate, head out onto the pier for delicious food, to talk shop with fellow aficionados, debate your vote in the People’s Choice competition, or stomp and swing to live tunes. We’re excited to welcome Staxx Brothers to the festival on Friday night. This Bellingham band is known for their hip-shaking brand of rock & roll and will have you dancing with a drink in hand. On Saturday, sip and sample your way through the expanded festival ground while listening to the outlaw country guitar styling of Joe Arlo and Rick Star. Hot Damn Scandal will finish out Saturday with high energy American Gypsy Jazz tunes. Grab a dance partner and get some final cheers in before the festival ends.
And when Bier on the Pier festival doors close, the night will still be young – and Anacortes wide awake, with great restaurants, wine bars and music venues ready to keep your party spirit rolling. Make sure to shop by the Rockfish Grill or H2O for a meal before and after the festival – Saturday morning is a Brewer’s Brunch at H2O with a special beer-based menu that goes on Sunday as well. You might be able to snag a chat with one of the brewers beforehand. Too tired to drive home? Not to worry, there’s local lodging for every budget and endless things to do the next day.
We are so thrilled to have the following business as sponsors for the Annual Anacortes Bier on the Pier – thank you to everyone who provides sponsorship and helps to make this festival possible!