The Masonry and KEXP Present the Farmhouse Beer Fest at Seattle Center

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The very successful Farmhouse Fest put on by The Masonry in Seattle is expanding in a new partnership with famed local radio station KEXP and moving to the Seattle Center. Masonry proprietor Matt Storm is a man of exquisite taste, especially when it comes to farmhouse ales, and he has spent countless hours building connections and curating an amazing beer list for the event. KEXP will contribute music, and event proceeds will benefit the non-profit station.

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On Saturday, February 25th, KEXP will host the Masonry’s Third Annual Farmhouse Beer Festival. Beer lovers from throughout the region will come together in the KEXP Gathering Space at Seattle Center for a celebration of beer and music showcasing some of the best farmhouse ales from Washington, across the United States, and abroad.

The Farmhouse Beer Festival is a unique opportunity for beer connoisseurs and newbies alike to sample many rare brews in Seattle in the company of the brewers who make them, all while enjoying live sets by KEXP’s top-notch musical curators including DJ Reeves and DJ Larry Rose. Some of these beers rarely leave the taproom making this a “can’t miss” event for music and beer lovers alike.

La Marzocco, the Café in the KEXP Gathering Space, will be open during the event.

The Light in the Attic Record Store will be open for visitors’ record browsing and buying pleasure.

Event Details:
Saturday, February 25th
Noon – 4 pm
Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit KEXP
Tickets are $120 per person: Your ticket includes
· Tastings, all poured straight from the bottle
· Food from the Masonry’s Kitchen
· Commemorative Event glassware

More information and tickets at KEXP.ORG

Participating Breweries Include:
· 2nd Shift Brewing: St. Louis, MO
· Ale Apothecary: Bend, OR
· Anchorage Brewing Company: Anchorage, AK
· De Garde Brewing: Tillamook, OR
· Engine House #9: Tacoma, WA
· Fantome Brewery: Belgium
· Fonta Flora Brewery: Morganton, NC
· Highland Park Brewery: Los Angeles, CA
· Holy Mountain Brewing: Seattle, WA
· Jester King Brewery: Austin, TX
· Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales: Ann Arbor, MI
· Kent Falls Brewing: Kent, CT
· Monkish Brewing Company: Los Angeles, CA
· Off Color Brewing: Chicago, IL
· Sante Adairius Rustic Ales: Capitola, CA
· Tired Hands Brewing Company: Ardmore, PA
· And more!


What’s a “Farmhouse Ale”?
Farmhouse Ales are traditionally brewed in the winter, to be consumed throughout the summer months. Not long ago this method was close to extinction, but in recent years there has been a massive revival —especially in the US. This is a very complex brewing style; many of the offerings are very fruity in aroma and flavor. Look for earthy yeast tones, mild to moderate tartness, lots of spice, and medium bitterness. They tend to be semi-dry and many have only a touch of sweetness. Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 5.0-8.0%

Open since August 2013, The Masonry is a small bar located in the Uptown neighborhood of Seattle. We cook all food, from our Neapolitan-style pizzas to our spicy meatballs, in a wood-burning oven. Come chat with our bartenders about our extensive beer list, watch our chefs at work, and listen to some samples from our record collection. Featuring 14 beer taps, 2 cider taps, 5 wine taps and a seasonal, rotating lunch and dinner menu.

KEXP is a nonprofit arts organization serving music lovers and artists through in-person, broadcast, and online programming. KEXP operates one of the most influential listener-supported music radio stations in the world, 90.3 KEXP-FM Seattle, with online and on-air service reaching over 200,000 global listeners each week. On KEXP’s YouTube channel, videos of exclusive live performances garner more than 2.1 million views per week. From their headquarters at Seattle Center, KEXP hosts community events and produces hundreds of live performances each year, many of which are open to public audiences at no charge. For more information, please visit

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