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Ales N’ Sails Dinner Cruise Aboard Schooner Zodiac

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Want to get away for a weekend on a sailboat but not forget the beer? The Schooner Zodiac, the Bellingham-based tall ship, is announcing a beer pairing dinner sail in partnership with Boundary Bay Brewery. The “Ales n’ Sails” dinner cruise will take place from 6 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18th. The Zodiac docks at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in the historic Fairhaven district.

This 3-hour sail includes four dishes served from the ship’s galley by the Zodiac’s professional chef. The courses are paired with four Boundary Bay beers specially selected by Certified Cicerone brewer Bryan Krueger. Bryan will discuss how each beer and course pairing complements each other. Prior to enjoying the dinner and brews, passengers will be encouraged to assist the crew in raising and maneuvering the ship’s sails. This cruise is part of a series of beer related sailings in 2016 including a 3-day San Juan Islands Brewery Tour in July and other evening sails featuring local breweries. Another beer pairing dinner sail will take place with Chuckanut Brewery on June 30thand a special Bellingham Beer Week event will be held with Aslan Brewing on September 15th.

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Tickets for the Ales N’ Sails dinner cruise with Boundary Bay are $85 per person and reservations can be made by calling (206) 719-7622. More information can be found at schoonerzodiac.com.

The Zodiac is a classic, 160-foot U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel, operated by a licensed captain and experienced team of volunteer crew members. She departs her Bellingham homeport for a variety of public and private charters, as well as day and evening sails from spring through fall, exploring the pristine anchorages of the San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands. Zodiac also is an ideal setting for company events, wedding receptions and gatherings of family and friends.

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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