Looking to get a craft beer this weekend? Head to Bothell.
There are five beer-related events on Friday and Saturday in and around Bothell that cover the gamut, from comedy and beer shows to full-on beer festivals. There’s the last gasp of fresh hop beers, a birthday party and all the Melvin Brewing beer you can drink.
Here’s a look at some of the events:
Fresh Hoptoberfest: Bothell’s Foggy Noggin Brewing is hosting Fresh Hoptoberfest, a celebration of all things fresh hop beers, from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the brewery, 22329 53rd Ave. SE. Unlike most fresh hop beers brewed on the west side of the state that drive hops over from Yakima, Foggy Noggin’s fresh hop beers are made with hops grown within 3 miles of the brewery. Here’s a look at the lineup:
2017 Fresh Hop No. 1: English pale ale made with 12 pounds of freshly harvested Mount Hood hops added at the end of the boil.
2017 Fresh Hop No. 2: Made with hops from the Fn Hop Farm at the brewery, this English pale ale is made with 6 pounds of Centennial, Fuggles, Willamette and Mount Hood hops added at the end of the boil.
2017 Fresh Hop No. 3: Red rye ale made with 12 pounds of Chinook, Mount Hood, Cascade and Citra added at the end of the boil.
Anderson School birthday bash: Bothell’s McMenamins Anderson School is celebrating its second anniversary with an all-day event Oct. 13 at the brewery, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell. The free event will have live music 7 to 10 p.m. from Pat McHenry and the Chinook Hooks. There also will be a special beer release: Class of 2017 Imperial Stout. Bottles of the beer, a strong Russian stout aged 6 months in Hogshead Whiskey barrels, will be available.
Hoppy Hour Comedy Night: Bothell’s Decibel Brewing is hosting a night of comedy from 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 13 at the brewery, 18204 Bothell-Everett Highway, Suite C. The show is free and offers comedy from Seattle comedians Emmett Montgomery and Dewa Dorje, and Kirkland comedian Sarah Skilling.
Bothell Beer Fest: The Bothell Beer Festival is going underground once again. After last year’s successful festival in the Bothell City Hall garage in downtown Bothell, festival organizers decided to do it again. The fourth annual Bothell Beer Festival is from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 in the garage, 18415 101st Ave. NE.
The festival features nearly 30 breweries and cideries, including Bothell’s own Foggy Noggin Brewing, Beardslee Public House, Decibel Brewing, as well as Snohomish County breweries like At Large Brewing and Diamond Knot Brewing.
Advance tickets are $25 and $30 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://bit.ly/2xyb9ke.
BBF Official After Party: The Bothell Beer Festival’s official after party is from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at The Hop and Hound, 18116 101st Ave. NE. There will be rare Melvin Brewing beers on tap, including Wait … What?, a red ale brewed in collaboration with Portland’s Breakside Brewing, Ruckus, an imperial stout, and * (Asterisk), an imperial IPA made with Mosaic hops.
There will also be a food truck, live music courtesy of DEAL, a Grateful Dead cover band, pumpkin beers, cider and even more fresh hop beers.