Bier on the Pier

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October 2 & 3 2015

Friday, October 2, 2015 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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 – 2015 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.

Bier on the Pier tickets includes commemorative glass and your first six taste tokens (additional tastes $1.50 ea) – $25 in advance for one day passes, $30 at the door for a one day pass.  $45 in advance for a two-day pass, and $50 at the door for a two day pass (only available on Friday).

NEW! Click here for a map of the festival

21+ Only – Must have valid ID for entry
No dogs/pets/babies/toddlers/children allowed
Drink responsibly – designated drivers get in free!

Click here for a full list of participating breweries and cideries
Click here for a full list of festival sponsors
Click here to learn more about volunteering at Bier on the Pier

For more information call 360.293.7911

Thank you for coming to our festival – we’ll see you next year!

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.

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“This year, festival attendees will get to discover new breweries that they might not have heard of – like Whitewall, Sumerian, Stoup, Hellbent, and Farmstrong,” 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.

“Our musical acts this year are incredible,” says Pierce. “We’ve got Tubaluba Brass Band from Seattle to come to our beautiful town for Friday night, and our closing band on Saturday, The Clumsy Lovers, hails from Canada. The Rod Cook/Dean Reichert Duo will be playing laid-back blues and bluegrass Saturday afternoon from 12-3pm. So we’ve got something for everyone’s musical tastes and it is sure to be a lot of fun.”

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.