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Hop heads: Parkway Tavern’s IPA Fest is this weekend; plus Tacoma Craft Beer Festival tickets now on sale

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on Aug. 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm | No Comments »
August 24, 2010 5:08 pm

Hey hop heads: 50 beers, two days, year five.

This Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 28-29, is the Parkway Tavern’s fifth annual IPA Fest. Also, tickets for the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival just went on sale. Click “more” to read details.

The Parkway is legendary for its blowout beer celebrations. There’s Barleywine Fest in April and every August – there’s IPA Fest.

Parkway manager John O’Gara had this to say by email about IPA Fest, “Highlights will include new arrivals in our market from Fremont Brewing, Caldera, Laurelwood, Hopworks Urban Brewing, Beer Valley, Black Raven, and Everybody’s Brewing, special one-offs from Hale’s, 2 Beers, and Elysian … We also managed to get hold of more of the Virgil Imperial Project 2 from our friends at Schooner Exact, and the guys at Georgetown will be presenting their new Lucille IPA, only available on cask right now.”

What else is O’Gara looking forward to? This: “I’m curious about the Elysian Idiot Sauvin made with the rare Nelson Sauvin hop from New Zealand, apparently tastes like passion fruit,” wrote O’Gara.

On the menu is the usual array of grilled meat. From O’Gara, “We’ll be sacrificing the usual hogs, slabs o’ beef and a few unfortunate bratwurst. We’ll also be bringing back the beer garden that was so popular at our birthday bash last month (the Parkway celebrated 75 years in July). I wanted a dunk tank but it looks like we’ll have to settle for water balloons.”

Hungry for burgers? Here’s what I wrote about the Parkway’s delicious bacon cheeseburger for the TNT Diner Bar Burger Noshdown series I’m researching now.

Read the list below of IPAs at the Parkway this weekend (the list is subject to change).

The 5th Annual Parkway IPA Fest
When: 2 p.m- 2 a.m. Saturday Aug. 28-Sunday Aug. 29
Where: The Parkway Tavern, 313 N. I St., Tacoma
Phone: 253-383-8748

TACOMA CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: In other brew news, tickets are now for sale for the Tacoma Craft Beer Festival, which will be held Oct. 1-2 at the Foss Waterway Seaport. More details are coming soon, but here’s a link to the festival website.

Fifth Annual IPA Fest brews:
2 Beers Peach Infused Summer Hop
7 Seas Rude Parrot
Anderson Valley Anniversary Imperial
Avery Maharaja Imperial
Bear Republic Racer 5
Beer Valley Leafer Madness Double
Big Time Bhagwan’s Best
Big Time Scarlett Fire
Black Raven Trickster
Boulder Mojo
Boundary Bay Imperial
Caldera
Deschutes Inversion
Diamond Knot Shipwreck
Dick’s Imperial
Dogfish Head 90 Minute
Double Mountain Molten Lava
Elysian Idiot Sauvin
Everybody’s Brewing Goodwill
Firestone Walker Union Jack
Fremont Interurban
Full Sail Spotless
Georgetown Lucille Cask
Great Divide Titan
Green Flash West Coast
Harmon Single Hop
Hopwork’s Organic
Hale’s Nitro Supergoose
Hale’s Over the Hop
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
Laughing Dog Devil Dog Imperial Laurelwood Workhorse
Lazy Boy
Left Hand 400lb Monkey
Lost Coast Indica
Maritime Pacific Double Dry Hopped Imperial
Midnight Sun Meltdown Double
Naked City
New Belgium Ranger
Ninkasi Dry Hopped Tricerahops
Northern Lights
Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial
Pike Double IPA
Port Brewing Mongo
Port Townsend Imperial
Rogue Brutal Bitter
Russian River Pliny the Elder
Schooner Exact Virgil Imperial Cask
Scuttlebutt Hoptopia Double
Snoqualmie Wildcat
Southern Tier Randall
Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial
Stone Dry Hopped
Victory Hop Wallop Randall
Walking Man Homo Erectus
Widmer Deadlift Imperial

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