The Jolly Roger Taproom (1111 N.W. Ballard Way) is the place to be this evening for the official kick-off of the third annual Seattle Beer Week. Maritime Pacific Brewing Company has brewed the commemorative beer this year and will tap the first keg of Special Cask Conditioned Decompression Ale at 5:30 as well as read a proclamation from the mayor. Afterwards, the SBW kickoff continues to Brouwer’s Cafe in Fremont at 7 p.m., Pyramid at 8 p.m. and the last stop at Naked City in Greenwood at 9 p.m. While it’s called “Seattle Beer Week,” it actually runs until Saturday, May 28th.
The Jolly Roger Taproom will also be hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, May 21st for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation. Seven different breweries will be on tap, each one brewed using Falconer’s Flight Hops.
Other Ballard watering holes that are participating in SBW are The Noble Fir (5316 Ballard Ave. NW), Old Town Alehouse (5233 Ballard Ave N), King’s Hardware (5225 Ballard Ave NW), Shelter Lounge (4910 Leary Ave NW), Hale’s Brewery (4301 Leary Way NW), The Leary Traveler (4354 Leary Way NW) and Mike’s Chili Parlor (1447 NW Ballard Way).