The open house is billed as a way to get to see the inner workings of breweries around the state and many of the breweries are going to be offering tours and the brewers should be around to answer questions. Some breweries even sound like they're going to be offering souvenirs. Here in Ballard we have 6 breweries participating.
Hilliard's and Hale's are both participating but I'm not sure exactly what they have planned above and beyond their normal Saturday offerings. The others have tours and special beers planned.
Maritime had this info in their newsletter:
Starting at 12:15PM, we will have tours every hour until the last tour at 4:15PM. Come check out the Jolly Roger Taproom for beer specials and specialty beers!
Come in, chat with our brewers, enjoy come fresh and local beer, and check out Maritime Pacific's brewing facilities! We hope to see you there!
Cask conditioning! First cask will be tapped Saturday for the WA brewery open house! http://fb.me/1ahZnNpwK
Reuben's has some special beer offerings planned running the gamut from barrel-aged stouts to their brand new triple IPA on tap and on cask.
According to the Washington Beer Blog, Stoup will be doing tours of their awesome facility.
We will be offering brewery tours every hour on the 1/2 hour. First one is at 12:30 and the last is at 4:30.
The festivities run from noon until 5:00 officially but some of the breweries may stick to their normal Sunday hours. It seems like the perfect time to organize a Ballard Beer crawl and hit up some great, rare Ballard beers.