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Friday, May 2, 2014

Save the Dates for Summer Fun with Washington Wild!

Seattle got an exhilarating sneak peak of summer this week with a couple days of 80-degree temperature highs. The shorts and sunglasses came out, moods soared with the temperatures, and we started thinking ahead to Washington Wild’s summer calendar of events. And many of them involve drinking beer and exploring Wilderness.

Brewshed® Alliance Happy Hours

June: As if you needed another excuse to visit to Leavenworth this summer, Icicle Brewing Company is hosting a Brewshed® Happy Hour on Friday, June 6. Grab those lederhosen and join Washington Wild for some tasty, locally crafted beer!

July: Hang out in Greenwood (just blocks from where all the magic happens at Washington Wild headquarters) for Brewshed® Happy Hour at Naked City on Thursday, July 10! It is patio weather (everyone knows it stops raining in Seattle on July 5), and Naked City has one of the best beer-drinking patios in the city!

August: We are back in Ballard at NW Peaks for our August Brewshed® Happy Hour on Thursday, August 14! Mountain-themed craft beers, anyone? How about an Ingalls Ginger or a Challenger IPA?

Hope you can join us for one or all of these Brewshed® Alliance Happy Hours this summer. A dollar per pint goes toward Washington Wild’s work to preserve wild lands and waters. Come out, get a pint, talk with us about the direct connection between Wilderness and river protection and beer.

Summer Hikes

Dust off the hiking boots, it’s ALMOST that time of year again! Summer hiking season! Washington Wild staff and volunteers had so much fun last year taking people out to see and experience firsthand the places we work to protect. From the Grey Wolf Trail on the Olympic Peninsula to the Pratt Connector Trail in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area, we hosted a hiking series that hosted expert hikers, novices, kids as young as four years old and even one that was led by a team of pack goats!

Stay up to date on our 2014 Summer Hiking Series by signing up to receive our e-newsletter and checking our FB page and website for updates. Join us, get outside and learn about the wild lands and waters for which Washington Wild is working to secure permanent protections.


That’s right. I said, “BEERFEST”, in all caps so you know it’s a big deal. Washington Wild is holding its first Brewshed® Alliance Beer Festival on Thursday evening, July 31st, at Hales Ales in Fremont! The festival will feature the crafts of our wonderful Brewshed® Partners!  More information to come soon, but if you are interested in learning more about the event and/or volunteering please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Lyndsay Gordon, at

So there you have it. There are plenty of ways to get involved with Washington Wild this summer, and more opportunities are on the way. And, don’t forget to sign up for our Brewshed® Alliance Ballard Pub Crawl on Thursday, May 15! We hope to meet you soon on the trail or in a taproom. 

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