2009 Rails-To-Ales BREWFEST
Party at the Depot and Railyard! Make tracks and bring your thirst for Pacific Northwest microbrews and great live music into the station at the 2nd Ever Rails-To-Ales Brewfest! Regional breweries will be pouring samples of their finest brews in the unique setting of the Ironhorse State Park's Milwaukee Road Depot and Railyard in South Cle Elum, WA. (Check this page or www.RailsToAlesBrewfest.com for updates to brewery list.)
Centrally located, there's easy summertime access from any direction. From the Seattle area, just a scenic hour or so I-90 Corridor drive east through the Cascades brings you right to the recently restored historic depot. Map and full directions at www.RailsToAlesBREWFEST.com
Live music provide the party backdrop while you chug on down the line. Watch for announcement of entertainment lineup.
Food vendors will be on site with tasty complements to the brews and tunes.
Relive the history of railroad glory days and the Milwaukee Road through an easy short interpretive trail hike around the railyard and a visit to the depot's museum filled with railroad relics and memorabilia. Visitors delight at the scale model replica on display.
Be sure to get your very own collectors' t-shirts, hats, beer tokens, posters and additional glasses at the event.
Tickets (price for this year's event reduced to $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, if available) include:
-- Admission to the Event (21 & Over, please - ID required for admittance)
-- Live music - 2 bands, the Grammy Nominated "Dave Rawlinson Band" from Ellensburg, WA, and "Strange Jerome" out of Seattle
-- 5 Starter Beer Tokens
-- A Commemorative Sampling Glass with event logo
-- Admission to the Rail Museum
-- Entry into Super Doorprize Drawings
-- Plenty of free parking and free shuttle service from parking lots to event
Additional Beer Tokens, t-shirts, hats, glasses and posters will be available for sale at the event (cash only for on-site sales.)
The Cascade Rail Foundation, a Washington State nonprofit corporation, is hosting the Brewfest. It is a fund raiser with all of the profits going back into future restoration projects and maintenance of the Historic South Cle Elum Depot, railyard, and substation.
For a complete brewery list, entertainment bios, site photos, map and driving directions, and other information, visit the event website at: www.RailsToAlesBrewfest.com
South Cle Elum Depot
801 Milwaukee Road
South Cle Elum, WA 98943
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|