Bearlic Brewing’s Reinheitsge-Not Beer Fest


This Saturday, April 23rd is Bearlic Brewing‘s 1st Annual Reinheitsge-Not Beer Fest. This anti-German purity law themed fest is dubbbed a celebration of Ingredient Freedom with 13+ Northwest breweries and food from Urban German Grill and music from DJ Short Change.

More from the press release:

Reinheitsgebot? More like Reinheitsge-Not!

April 23, 2016 marks the 500 year anniversary of The German Beer Purity Law of 1516.  Also called the Reinheitsgebot, this law states that beer can ONLY be made from Water, Barley, Hops and Yeast. But that’s just boring! So Baerlic Brewing pulled together some of their favorite brewery friends in the Northwest to celebrate the world’s oldest beer rules by brewing beers that break them. Come drink beers brewed beyond Water, Malt Hops and Yeast! Let’s Celebrate Ingredient Freedom!

Day-of Event Details:


The Beers and the Breweries 

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Baerlic Brewing Company

Nice & Easy Gose with Damiana Flower


Pale Ale with Rosemary

StormBreaker Brewing

Schwarzbier with Coffee

Hopworks Urban Brewery

Smoked Dopplebock with Cherries

Gigantic Brewing Company

Superbad Imperial Stout with Coffee

Breakside Brewery

English Golden Ale with Lemon and Earl Grey Tea

Occidental Brewing Co.

Mexican Lager with Flaked Corn

Ground Breaker Brewing

German Style Hefe w/ Quinoa

Fremont Brewing

The Sister Imperial IPA with Grapefruit & Rosemary


Gose with Mango & Lemon Thyme

Coalition Brewing Co.

Smokin’ Reds Saison with Smoked Cranberries and brown sugar

Ex Novo Brewing Co.

Respect Your Elders Kolsch with Elderflower

Fat Head’s Brewery:

Goggle Fogger Hefeweizen with Grapefruit

Laurelwood Brewing Co.

Dry Hopped American Wheat Beer with oats, triticale and rye

Migration Brewing

Barrel Aged Frankie Claus with French Chocolate

and more…

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