About

2011 Rails To Ales Brewfest

Held at the Authentic Milwaukee Road Depot & Railyard
in South Cle Elum, WA

“The Beer Train’s pulling in to the Depot in South Cle Elum” Party at the Depot and Railyard! Make tracks and bring your thirst for Pacific Northwest microbrews and great live music featuring BUMP KITCHEN into the station at the 4th Annual Rails-To-Ales Brewfest! Similar to last year’s lineup of nineteen regional breweries and hard cider producers, they will be pouring samples of their finest brews in the unique setting of the Ironhorse State Park’s Milwaukee Road Depot and Railyard in South Cle Elum, WA. (Check www.RailsToAlesBrewfest.com for the complete brewery list.) A couple of wineries, food vendors and prizes will once again round out the festivities.

Getting There:
Centrally located, there’s easy summertime access from any direction. From the Seattle area, just a scenic hour or so I-90 Corridor drive east through the Cascades brings you right to the recently restored historic depot. Map and full directions at www.RailsToAlesBREWFEST.com

Entertainment:
BUMP KITCHEN! MR. E BAND! JUMPIN’JOHNNY! 3 Live bands provide the party atmosphere while you chug on down the line.
Food:
Food vendors will be on site with tasty complements to the brews and tunes.

Railroad Theme:
Relive the history of railroad glory days and the Milwaukee Road through an easy short interpretive trail hike around the railyard and a visit to the depot’s museum filled with railroad relics and memorabilia. Visitors delight at the scale model replica on display.

Collectors’ Gear:
Be sure to get your very own collectors’ t-shirts, hats, posters and additional souvenir glasses at the event.

Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the gate (if not sold out) include:
– Admission to the Event (21 & Over, please – ID required for admittance)
– Live music
– 7 Starter Beer Tokens each good for one 5 oz. Beer Sample
– A Commemorative 5 oz. Sampling Glass with event logo
– Admission to the Rail Museum
– Plenty of free parking and free shuttle service from parking lots to event

On-site extras:
Additional Beer Scrip (reduced to $1.00 each this year!), t-shirts, hats, glasses and posters will be available for sale at the event (cash only for on-site sales.)

Proceeds:
The Cascade Rail Foundation, a Washington State nonprofit corporation, is hosting the Brewfest. It is a fund raiser with all of the profits going back into future restoration projects and maintenance of the Historic South Cle Elum Depot, railyard, and substation.

More Information:
For last year’s brewery list for an example, updates to entertainment and bios, site photos, map and driving directions, and other information, visit the other links on this website.

Note: ID REQUIRED FOR EVERYONE at event, no one will be admitted without ID. Age 21 and over only, please. CASH ONLY purchases at the event, so please arrive prepared, as there are no cash machines, credit card acceptance or check cashing locations on the event premises.

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