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Post by News Tribune Staff on March 28, 2007 at 5:37 pm | No Comments »
March 28, 2007 5:37 pm

Thursday: If you work in an office, you’ve surely encountered United Way campaigns. This United Way fund-raiser sounds fun: A seasonal beer tasting at The Harmon, 5 p.m. It’s sponsored by the 20- and 30somethings at Project:U. It costs 10 bucks. Every dollar you drink will go to the United Way.

Saturday: Saint Martin’s Alumni Association’s 18th annual Capital Food and Wine Festival happens from noon-10 p.m. There’ll be restaurant food, wine, microbrews and entertainment. 12 bucks at the door, or check the Web site for advance sales locations.

April 21: Parkway Tavern‘s barley wine festival, from noon until closing time. Twenty-four aged and newly released barley wines on tap this year, up from 18. Price hasn’t been set, but Parkway manager John O’Gara promises “it will be the usual Parkway good deal.” Plus swank new decor, bratwurst and a raffle. Here’s the barley wine list:

Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws ’05

North Coast Old Stock ’05

Boundary Bay Old Bounder ’03

Rogue Old Crustacean ’05

Hale’s Rudyard’s Rare ’05

Stone Old Guardian ’06

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot ’06

Lagunitas Gnarlywine ’04

Avery Hog Heaven ’06

Anchor Old Foghorn ’06

Deschutes’ Mirror Mirror ’06

Dick’s Barley Wine ’06 Cask

Port Townsend Barley Wine ’06

Skagit Two-penny ’06

Scuttlebutt Old No.1 ’06

Bridgeport Old Knucklehead ’06

Pike Old Bawdy ’06

Full Sail Old Boardhead ’06

Diamond Knot Icebreaker ’06

Fish Leviathan ’06

Alaskan Big Nugget ’06

May 1: Tickets go on sale at Washington Brewers Guild member pubs for the Washington Brewers Festival, June 16-17 at Saint Edward State Park in Seattle. Tickets available online now; check the festival’s Web site.

May 18: Healthy food purveyors and buyers gather at The Third Annual Northwest Healthy Foods Expo at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center. Organizers are still looking for more exhibitors. The public is welcome, too. It’s sponsored by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and MultiCare.

May 18-20: It’s the Seattle Cheese Festival.

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