Ballard breweries joining forces to fundraise for affordable housing

Ballard beer lovers, you’ll want to put this one in your diary: on Saturday, Nov. 3, all 11 of Ballard’s breweries will come together at Hale’s Palladium to raise money for Bellwether Housing, Seattle’s largest nonprofit affordable housing provider.

 

Each of the breweries — Bad Jimmy’s, Hales Ales Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lucky Envelope Brewing, Maritime Pacific Brewing Company, NW Peaks Brewery, Obec Brewing, Peddler Brewing, Populuxe Brewing, Reuben’s Brews and Stoup Brewing — will bring two winter beers to the Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival, one of which will be released for the first time at the festival.

“We recognize that there is a great need for affordable housing in Seattle,” Mike Hale, owner/founder of Hale’s Ales Brewery said. “We know it will take resources to solve this problem, so we are coming together and doing what we do best to raise funds to build more homes for low-income families while having a fun and festive event.”

There will be live music from the Gus Clark Trio and Planet Fly, with the So So Good Food Truck and Big Mario’s Pizza on site.

The fundraiser will run from 2pm to 7pm at Hale’s (4301 Leary Way NW). Tickets are $30 advance/$35 at the door, which includes a tasting glass and 11 four-ounce pours.

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Realist
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I respect Mike Hale’s feelings and support this effort, however, building affordable housing in the Seattle area requires vast fortunes. This would seem to be just a feel-good effort. Still, respect to Hale’s.

It would be nice if Mike weighed in and helped to force the city to keep the junkie campers OFF THE BIKE TRAIL behind his brewery. I’m sure these creeps have caused issues on his property as they have at the Fred Meyer.

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Tyee cambron

There is no help for those junkies. They all take drugs and they all are homeless for a reason. Because they were stupid to begin with the drugs. It’s either wasting tax dollar for keeping them in jail or raising grocery prices because all they do is steal from grocery stores, and target, and Victoria secret, and will even steal things from your property or home.

You kick them out. They will just come back the next day and steal more. Or their homeless network will grow bigger of anger. But it is still best to just fight them off.

BAM
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BAM

They’re going to have to raise an awful lot of money. It seems we’ve paid out so much money already without seeing a lot of results. It’s like the city is just spinning their tires sometimes.

Ballard Resident
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Ballard Resident

Beer? Did someone say beer?

I’m guessing that Bart Kavanaugh will be there…

Travesty
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Travesty

With PJ? And Squee?

Jeff Gordon
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Jeff Gordon

Don’t forget Tobin

Realist
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Realist

I’ll report this joke as inappropriate…

…in 36 years.

Ballard Resident
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Ballard Resident

No matter how long you wait it won’t become any less or more inappropriate…

Ballard Math and Taxes
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Ballard Math and Taxes

It’s not that we ‘can’t’ build housing, it’s that properties cost so much money in Seattle. Heck, you could probably build a cheap home for under 50K. But the question becomes, ‘where you gonna put it?’ Should all those vacuous multi-millionaire’s give up their large plots of land and homes to more adequately distribute to those who have less? No, and they’ll say they worked for it (or inherited it) and that’s why not. Nobody in Ballard wants to give up a square inch of their hard-earned property either. And why would we? We worked hard for it. How about Queen Anne? Wallingford? U-District? Nope, nope, and nope. Property values might be leveling off, but they’re still extremely valuable things to own. So, homeless people end up on the streets or in the parks. But here’s the thing – there’s tons of open land outside the city in North Bend, Snoqualmie, Duvall…yet they seem to not have issues with homelessness. Why is that? No services? No parking? Nothing to steal? Seems like the real question shouldn’t be ‘why can’t we build more affordable housing.’ Seems like the question should be ‘where’s there some open space where we can put these… Read more »

Realist
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Realist

Don’t be too rational. This is Seattle, and only “feels” matter.
City overrun with junkies? Whelp, it can’t be a law enforcement issue! Must be an affordable housing issue – so let’s raise taxes and fund raise etc.

The same folks who decry the “homeless crisis” can’t seem to move the tech firms in fast enough. Not sure where they think all these poorer folks are going to live, or where they’re going to work even if they’re willing and able to do so. The cognitive dissonance is staggering.

Ballard Math and Taxes
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Ballard Math and Taxes

Right, that’s my point. We’re minting money from tech jobs here – great for the local economy. However, we seem to have increased the ‘invisible’ underclass to the point now where they’re very clearly visible. And everyone wants to help them. But, it doesn’t seem like they really want to help them in any ways that create long term differences. We just want to shuffle them from one temporary encampment to the next. That’s not making anyone self-sufficient.
Real housing in the city might create that. But there it is again, the big question…where are we gonna put it?

Realist
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Realist

The fact that any criticism of current policy is now “racist/bigoted/Nimbyism” etc was the final straw for me. There is clearly a superficial social justice veneer that must be maintained to keep Seattle an uber-liberal destination. The social justice theatre is really too much to stomach when walking around after dark in many places has become so sketchy. Now they’re talking about gas taxes (carbon tax) and street taxes and grocery taxes: yeah really going to make things easier for the working poor, Progressives.

It’s obvious they want to have their cake and eat it too: gentrify while lionizing themselves for “helping the poor” as they do so. Pretty sickening.

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or maybe you’re that guy who cant criticize anything without inadvertently blurting out an irrelevant racist, sexist, homophobic or weirdly offensive remark. Do people who disagree with you always go full Godwin? The rest of us don’t have that happen every single time. Who is ithe common denominator in every disagreemnt you get into? Its you, holmes

Realist
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Realist

Hmmm. Didn’t see much of a refutation of my points. Typical. You did refrain from calling me an “asshole” or telling me to “kill myself” so maybe you’re maturing? Good on you. Next up: reading the Classics.
Still, I love how your vicious attacks are for your neighbors offering insights and humor, instead of for the rapists, thieves, corrupt politicos, and greedy developers. Liberal priorities :/

Biff
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Biff

I guess all of these wizards of smart missed Danny Westneat’s column this week. He’s STILL rubbing his ands together scheming, yet Licton Springs failed, miserably. Did our city admit guilt or failure? LOL, no, and they’ll double down, with OUR tax $$ again and again. Perhaps Eddie Vender and this guy can move these drug addicts into 1 of their homes and leave the rest of us alone. But then again having a beer, feeling good about yourself actually fixes everything. Maybe it’s why most of Ballard votes the same way, again and again, expecting vast different results; they’re drunk. I’m all for Making Ballard Great Again

Sock Puppet ID
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Sock Puppet ID

Ask Ballard Eater

Ballard Eater
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Ballard Eater

Ask me what? I like food and drinks. I’m not much for politics.

Wallbanger
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Wallbanger

Elenchos,
You’re the jackass buying Rv’s and giving them back to the homeless aren’t you?
https://komonews.com/news/local/seattles-rv-auction-shuffle-has-towed-vehicles-appearing-back-on-the-streets