Friday, February 8, 2013

"All the Makings of a Really Good Music-Fueled Beer Festival"

Posted by on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 5:21 PM

Hey! The Stranger is having a beer-and-music partytime thingamajig called Penumbra (which means this) on March 16th, and none other than Washington Beer Blog—the local beer nerds' online headquarters, they really know their stuff, intimidatingly so—says it is officially not going to suck!

Seattle is the birthplace of great beer and great music. We are true leaders in that regard. For too long Seattle has been lacking a kickass beer and music festival. Typically, beer is an afterthought at our music festivals. And vice versa. Epic fail! The Penumbra Beer Bash intends to confront this problem head on.

Nearly 30 breweries are already involved. Good breweries. Really good breweries, actually. Go to the website and look at the list. You will be impressed and maybe even surprised.

Emily Nokes helped choose the bands, and among them are the Catheters, which is causing near-pants-peeing excitement around here.

So, YAY FOR GREAT LOCAL MUSIC* AND GREAT LOCAL BEER: Two great tastes that go great together!


*Apparently the Catheters guy lives in San Francisco now, but he's from here. And the other bands are local. Like Champagne Champagne! MAGNETIC BLACKNESS.


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biffp 1
Love the Catheters
Posted by biffp on February 8, 2013 at 5:51 PM · Report this
diminished 2
first off: great lineup! i freakin' love every band thats playing! but isnt it a bit of a conflict having emily book her own band for a stranger music festival? im not saying that i dont want them to play, i freaking love tacocat, but i feel like it should at least be acknowledged.
Posted by diminished on February 8, 2013 at 6:06 PM · Report this
Damn. This sounds fantastic.
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on February 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM · Report this
@2 tell me about it. girl is constantly writing up her own shows without mentioning it's her own band as well.
Posted by i'mjustsayin on February 8, 2013 at 7:20 PM · Report this
JonnoN 5
penumbra, from Latin paene (almost) + umbra (shadow)
Posted by JonnoN on February 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM · Report this
Any way I can volunteer and get in for free?????
Posted by Bloated Jesus is Bloated on February 8, 2013 at 7:46 PM · Report this

"Great lineup!" was my first thought as well - about the brewers. I'll take your word for the comparative talent of the bands.
Posted by COMTE on February 8, 2013 at 10:38 PM · Report this
"Smoking of all legal substances is permitted ONLY in outdoor, designated areas of the event. No cigarettes, medicinal, or recreational smoke-ables will be for sale at the event, so plan accordingly."
Posted by Phil M http:// on February 8, 2013 at 10:46 PM · Report this
tainte 9
damn. the breweries are bringing some heavy hitters. and no pbr? are you sure this is a stranger sponsored event?
Posted by tainte on February 9, 2013 at 7:45 AM · Report this
Simple 10
Champagne Champagne!!!!! Yahooo!
Posted by Simple on February 9, 2013 at 10:08 AM · Report this
Emily Nokes 11
@2 - I hadn't announced the lineup yet because we wanted to make sure the Catheters could make it and we're SO EXCITED that they can! That said, yes, my band Tacocat is playing! We're going to learn so much about fancy beer and probably fall off the stage. It's no secret at all, it's a Stranger event, it's ONLY our interests :)
Posted by Emily Nokes on February 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM · Report this
Emily Nokes 12
@4 - Pffffff haha really? I'll dig them all up if you want me to...…
Posted by Emily Nokes on February 9, 2013 at 1:38 PM · Report this
Suge Knight and Hop Venom? Oh shit yes.
Posted by Nic in Greenlake on February 9, 2013 at 10:10 PM · Report this

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