If this is the first time that you ever read this blog, you might not know about our affinity for a former brew house known as Water Street Brewing. The iconic pub once ruled the streets of Port Townsend, Washington, with incredible food, heartwarming charm and of course – excellent beer. If you need to catch up on why we loved (and still love) it so very much – read this post.
After a long bout with the owners of their former space, Water Street was forced to close its doors. If you have visited Port Townsend since this closing, you might have seen their empty space, still donning the famous mural that once make the place as epic as can be. For me, it was so incredibly difficult to peer through that glass and notice no life within.
But, lets cheer up. As we inch closer to Winter, we can begin to think about Strange Brewfest. This festival is a celebration of the unique spirit that Water Street encompassed. Strange Brewfest is a chance to see the creativity of Washington’s wonderful brewing community.
Of course, many of us were concerned that Water Street’s closing spelled the end to this event. We were wrong to bet again Nina and Mark, the committed owners of the former pub.
Nina and Mark have announced, via their Facebook page, that Strange Brewfest is on! The event will span across three days this year and be held down the street from the original location at the American Legion Hall. The event will no longer be a Water Street Brewing event, but Nina and Mark will serve as consultants, to ensure that the festival does not lose it luster.
So, book your hotel for January 28-30, 2011. There are a list of suggested hotels on the Strangebrew Festival website.
Check in with the Water Street Facebook page to learn more about the event as we inch closed to the big date. See you there!