Fritz European Fry House and a consortium of West Sound brewers today announced Bremerton’s 1st Annual New Year Beer Festival, the first major beer festival of the year and a new tradition for Puget Sound craft beer connoisseurs.

The festival will showcase premium, handcrafted beers from 15 area breweries, including a new Doppelbock from Battenkill Brewing Company, a new Double Black Imperial Stout from Der Blokken Brewery, and award-winning selections from Hale’s Ales, Silver City Brewery and other participating breweries.

The New Year Beer Festival will be held Sunday, January 22, 2012 at the Kitsap Conference Center, next to the ferry terminal in downtown Bremerton.

Two tasting sessions are planned, from Noon – 3 PM and 4 – 7 PM. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Cost of entry includes eight sample drink tickets and a commemorative glass.

A limited number of tickets are available. For tickets and details, visit

Proceeds will benefit The Coffee Oasis community outreach efforts to reduce substance abuse, homelessness, gang activity, and violence throughout Kitsap County.

“Puget Sound has one of the nation’s fastest growing and most diverse craft beer communities, and this festival is an excellent opportunity to sample some of the best beer the region has to offer, while supporting a great cause,” says Jessica Husted, Event Organizer and Co-Owner of Der Blokken Brewery and Fritz European Fry House in Bremerton.

Fritz European Fry House would like to thank all of the festival sponsors, partners and participating breweries including American Brewing Co., Battenkill Brewing Co., Big E Ales, Der Blokken Brewery, Grove Street Brew House, Hale’s Ales, Harmon Brewing Co., Hood Canal Brewery, Kitsap Public Relations, My Printing Services, Port Townsend Brewing Co., Schooner Exact Brewing Co., 7 Seas Brewing, Silver City Brewery, Slippery Pig Brewery, Sound Brewery, Superstar Media, Sustainable Bremerton, and Valholl Brewing Co.

New Year Beer Festival
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Kitsap Conference Center (next to Bremerton Ferry Terminal)
Two sessions: Noon – 3 PM, 4 – 7 PM
Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door

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