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NWBN Hop Tips, April, 2017

April showers bring May flowers. If that's true, we will have many flowers in May. Here are some events to enjoy as you dodge the raindrops.



April 12, Cider Riot's Everyday Semi-Dry Cider Can Release/Dance Party, Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR -
8pm. Celebrate their first can release with Natasha Kmeto and Troubled Youth. Info:

April 14-15, Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR -
Enjoy 40+ breweries, ciders, meads and spirits, gourmet foods including cheese and chocolates available for purchase, cooking demonstrations, educational seminars, live music and vendors. Info:

April 20, Willa Nelson Re-Release Party, OR -
4pm -9pm. Enjoy their first hand-crafted beer re-released every year on 4.20 along with a Willie Nelson look-alike contest, cake, coconut porter ice cream and live music. Info:

April 22, Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Festival, Mt. Defiance Cold Storage, Hood River, OR -
25+ cideries will be pouring 50+ ciders, live music and a kid's area. No pets allowed. Info:

April 22, Beat the Brewers Relay Run, Azalea Park, Brookings, OR -
10:30am – 8pm. Enjoy this costume filled relay run, prizes, live music, local beer, food and games. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wild Rivers Animal Rescue. Info:

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April 12, Brewer's Night with Diamond Knot, Elephant and Castle, Seattle, WA -
Enjoy beers from this great brewery in Mukilteo, giveaways and fun. Info:

April 19, ULP Brew Review, Axis. Seattle, WA -
Enjoy this brew fest and silent auction that benefits Unemployment Law Project as 10 NW breweries compete to be the crowd favorite. Info:

April 19, Blood, Sweat and Beer Screening, Sport Restaurant, Seattle, WA -
First screening of this documentary about the explosive growth of the craft beer industry in WA state. Info:

April 22, Chainline Brewing's 2nd Anniversary Party, Chainline Brewing, Kirkland, WA -
Help celebrate the 2nd Anniversary, release of their first crowlers, limited amounts of some very limited beers will be available only in crowlers, hourly tours, giveaways and food trucks all day. Info:

April 22, Seattle Scotch and Beer Festival, Fremont Studios, Seattle, WA -
Enjoy more than 50 craft beers, including seasonal and regional ones, scotch, whiskey and cocktail flights, seminars and food. Info:

April 21-22, Leavenworth Ale Fest, Festhalle, Leavenworth, WA -
Enjoy 25+ breweries, food for purchase and more at this benefit for the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum. Info:

April 26, Blood, Sweat and Beer Screening, Beardslee Public House, Bothell, WA -
Special screening of this documentary about the explosive growth of the craft beer industry in WA state. Specials include $3 pints and $3 spent grain pretzels with gouda sauce. Brewmaster Drew Cluley will be on hand to talk about brewing and share his brewing experiences. Info:

April 29, Seattle Bacon and Beer, Safeco Field, Seattle, WA -
More than 100 beers from area's craft brewers, 30+ bacon infused dishes from local restaurants, games and a bacon-eating contest. Several sessions available. Info:

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British Columbia

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Northern California

April 22, Brewbies By the Bay, Faction Brewing, Alameda, CA -
40+ breweries, including specially brewed pink beers, live entertainment and a raffle. Benefits the Keep a Breast Foundation. Info:

April 22, Bay Area Craft Beer Festival, Waterfront Park, Martinez, CA -
Enjoy 35+ breweries, music and food for purchase. Info:

April 22, Cider Summit San Francisco, Civil War Parade Ground-The Presidio, San Francisco, CA -
Enjoy 150+ ciders including regional favorites and international classics, cider cocktails and apple spirits, cider and food pairing pavilion and snack and juice sampling. Info:

April 29, Legendary Boonville Brewfest, Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, CA -
Enjoy 80+ breweries, food and merchandise available for sale, music and camping available. Benefits local non-profit charities. Info:

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That's it for now. If you have events you'd like posted please email me at Cheers!