Sip Some Suds at Seattle Boat Show’s Craft Beer Night - Sails & Ales - February 1, 2013

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Brews, boats and acrobats mix it up at Seattle Boat Show’s first ever craft beer night.

Seattle Boat Show Sails & Ales

Sip some suds at Seattle Boat Show's craft beer night

What better combination than hops and props? That's what the Seattle Boat Show has on tap for its first ever Sails & Ales Craft Beer Night, February 1st, at CenturyLink Field. For the first time in the show’s 66 year history, showgoers will be able to taste and toast the very best in craft beers while shopping for the boat of their dreams or wandering the three acres of accessories exhibits. Have a thirst for an ESB and a PWC, an amber and Avalon Pontoon, or lager and a Larson Runabout? Sails & Ales will serve up all of the above and more during this fun evening at the Seattle Boat Show. And if that weren’t enough to make for a fabulous evening, there’s also an aerial, acrobatic show -Splash - to add to the mix. The Seattle Boat Show opened on January 25th and runs through February 3rd, 2013. Sails & Ales is a special one-night-only event.
Sails & Ales Craft Beer Lineup
The Seattle Boat Show opens at 11am on February 1st, and Sails & Ales, presented by S3 Maritime, runs 5-9pm. Nine tasting stations will be set up throughout the indoor location at CenturyLink Field, offering craft beers from 10 different artisan breweries including 10 Barrel, Elysian, Alaskan, Firestone, Goose Island, Kona, Redhook and Widmer. Each of the nine stations will serve Shock Top, Redhook and two additional micro brews. Brewery representatives will be on hand to answer questions about their beers.
Packages for Sails & Ales may be purchased online for $27 at This price includes a single adult admission to the show valid throughout the day at both locations, plus a complimentary souvenir craft beer glass and 10 beer tasting tokens. Tickets for Sails & Ales will also be available at CenturyLink Field.
For those looking to pair the brew with some tasty bites, Seattle’s famous and fabled Metropolitan Grill will be making a special appearance for the event. The Met will be serving up food available for purchase in the Boater’s Lounge on the mezzanine level.
Splash Lineup: The Triple Trapeze Quartet, Mermaid on Cloud Swing, Drunken Sailor
Adding to the Sails & Ales Friday fun and festivities will be a performance of ‘Splash’ at 7pm. Splash is the Seattle Boat Show’s new aerial, acrobatic show soaring high above the boats indoors at CenturyLink Field that has been wowing crowds all week.The nautical-themed performance features some of Seattle’s most talented aerialists and acrobats performing on a Corde Lisse (or rope), a Cloud Swing and a Triple Trapeze. There isn't be a bad seat in the house as all the boats in the West Hall serve as viewing platforms as does the Boater’s Lounge on the mezzanine level. Splash performances are not limited to Sails & Ales and will also be held Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st at 6:30 pm, Friday 1st at 7:00 pm and Saturday 2nd at 3pm, Learn more about the Splash performances and performers at:

Splash was created specifically for the Seattle Boat Show and is produced by EnJoy Productions, one of the most versatile and prolific creative teams in the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat. Know Before You Go
Friday, January 25 – Sunday, February 3, 2013

CenturyLink Field Event Center                        
800 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle            
South Lake Union
901 Fairview Avenue N, Seattle
Free shuttle running continuously between both locations

Hours:     CenturyLink Field Event Center                 
Monday - Thursday: 11 am - 8 pm            
Fridays: 11 am - 9 pm                                            
Saturdays: 10 am - 8 pm                                            
Sundays: 10 am - 6 pm*    

South Lake Union
Weekdays: 11 am - 5 pm
Weekends: 10 am - 5 pm*

  • The show will close at 4pm on Sunday, February 3rd

Tickets:                Adults: $12; Youth (11-17): $5
Sails & Ales: $27 (includes souvenir glass and tasting tokens)
5-day BIG pass: $24
Family pack: 2 adult tickets, 2 youth tickets, 4 hot dogs at CenturyLink Field concessions and one day of free parking: $49 ($70 value)
Purchase 4 or more adult e-tickets and receive one day of free parking

Kids 10 & under: Free

Photos:    Show photos available at
    Splash photos available on request


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