Note: You've gotta be at least 21 years old to attend the following events:
BARLEY WINE AT BROuWERS
The sixth annual week-long Hard Liver Barleywine Fest kicks off Saturday at Brouwer's Café in Seattle. No cover. Pours are 3 ounces for $2, 6 ounces for $4,
and 12 ounces for $6. Drool over the list of barleywines here.
CASK BEER FESTIVAL
This year's Washington Beer Commission Cask Beer Festival happens March 22 at Seattle Center's spacious Fisher Pavilion. There'll be two sessions: 12-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m.
Beer, wine, whiskey and cheese. Mmmm, it's the 14th annual Oregon Spring Beer and Wine Fest in Portland March 21-22.
HOPS & PROPS
Microbrews. Food. Music. Airplanes. All at the Hops & Props, April 5 at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Tickets are $60 and include unlimited samples and access to the museum's galleries.
On May 2-3, Hop Scotch Spring Beer and Scotch Festival combines microbrews and whiskey in Seattle. Tickets are $20 advance/$25 day-of, and includes six beer tasting tickets. Scotch is extra: $10 for six one-quarter ounce tastes.