Groundhog Day is a couple of days away, but there are only six more weeks until spring -– at least according to the Pacific Northwest beer festival calendar.
The Washington Brewers Guild's spring cask beer festival takes place March 10 at Seattle Center. The Hop Scotch Spring Beer and Scotch Festival, previously known as Hops on Equinox, happens March 24-25 at Jonas Jensen Studios in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood.
The Washington Cask Beer Festival will showcase late-winter and early-spring beers. There'll be two four-hour sessions, with 250 tickets available for each session. Tickets are $35 advance purchase, $40 at the door. Tickets are available online now or at guild member pubs starting Thursday.
Hop Scotch will feature spring seasonals, scotch whiskey tastings and food-and-beer pairings by Seattle pubs.
Tickets –- beer: $20 advance, $25 at the door; scotch: $30 advance, $35 at the door -– go on sale Feb. 24. The promoter's Web site, hopscotchtasting.com, doesn't appear to be functional yet. For more information, call 206-633-0422.
UPDATED It's still winter, so here's some info on Elysian Fields' winter beer festival, happening Feb. 24 in Seattle.
On Feb. 10, Hops & Props takes off at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
All events are for people 21 and over.