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News and Views of Clark County - Winter Brewfest is a Chance to Chill

Take a Break From Holiday Hustle and Bustle 

 ( Post today is written by Bernie Stea) 

We all know one of the casualties from the pressure and stress of the holidays is our mental well-being. We also know if we don't take time for a break every now and then, we easily miss out on the fun and joy of the season. So the Vancouver Winter Brewfest is always a welcome respite from the holiday crazies.

It’s also a chance to taste some of the best seasonal and foreign beers available in Clark County. Conveniently located in Esther Short Park for three days starting Friday, Dec 11, it’s easy to pop in and chill out over a winter ale, a hoppy IPA, or even a hard cider.

This year’s featured international beers are from Germany: light crisp pilsners, copper golden wheat beer, and dark, rich doppelbocks. Some 35+ breweries will be represented -  many are artisanal brewers from Clark County:  Heathen, Trap Door, and local favorite Mill City Brew Werks from Camas. With so many choices, you will easily find an assortment of tastes to your liking. 

Tickets are $27 at the door, which includes access to the beer tent, 10 beer tokens, a commemorative mug and $2 food script. Local food vendors include Herb & Root Catering, Kristen's Sweet Delights, Southern Specialty Sausages, and Gumbo Goddess.  $5 Designated Drivers or Non-drinker entry fee provides unlimited soft drinks. 


This event is also a fund raiser for Race to Remember, an organization dedicated to honoring veterans and those who currently serve.  So feel good about treating yourself to a break and toasting holiday cheer at the Winter Brewfest.


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Comment balloon 23 commentsDebb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD • December 07 2015 07:10PM


Good Tuesday morning Debb Janes -

I wish we were close enough to meet you and Bernie Stea to chill out and enjoy a brew at this festive event.

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) about 5 years ago

Hi Bernie and Debb --- I'm not much of a beer drinker but a respite away from the crazies(holiday and others) sounds pretty good to me.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 5 years ago

Nice post Bernie Stea, and I would have loved to explore this with the two of you.  At one point we had great friends who were into beer, and we spent several times in various San Francisco pubs exploring beers of the world.  That was before craft beers became popular.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 5 years ago

Ron and Alexandra,

That is the great thing about beer festivals - you can try a taste of different brews from all over. And it would be great fun to do that with you two!


Posted by Bernie Stea (Harcourts The Carl Group) about 5 years ago

Debb, what a fun way to contribute to a good cause.  I can taste it all the way in the other Washington!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Hi Debb, this is really fun and a great way for people to have some fun.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 5 years ago

Sounds like another fun Holiday event Debb.  10 beer tokens!  I hope the mug is a smaller one.    Enjoy yourself and we expect to see the video.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 about 5 years ago

That sounds like a very fun event and one that I would likely try to attend if I were there!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) about 5 years ago

Debb - I love these beer fests.  If this were any closer I would be there.


Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 5 years ago

Hi Debb - Brew fests are fun any time of the year, and yours sounds like a winner - I like the addition of some foreign beers to compare with the excellent local ones.

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) about 5 years ago

Debb & Bernie - this is a great way to give back to our vets and enjoy a fun time with friends. Holiday spirit for sure!  Cheers!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 5 years ago

Debb and Bernie, a wonderful event/fundraiser for Race to Remember  to honor veterans and those who currently serve. If I lived closer, my hubby and I would definitely have some holiday cheer at the Winter Brewfest.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate about 5 years ago


The Winter Brewfest in Vancouver Washington will be a great event.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 5 years ago

Good evening Debb,

While I know nothing about beer, my son tells me that beer is definitely seasonal and that a warm and hearty brew is perfect for the winter - sounds like this Brewfest is going to be the perfect holiday event!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) about 5 years ago

I would certainly love to attend this event. It's a bonus to me that proceeds go to help a great cause, too.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 5 years ago

This is good information for local residents. Thank you for sharing.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 5 years ago

Good morning Debb Janes,

I'm not a beer drinker burt many are who love these festivals! Great shout out for your local Winter Brewfest!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) about 5 years ago


 I too am not a big beer drinker but some of these IPA's may just change my mind! Have a great week!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert about 5 years ago

Wow this is really my kind of event. I would love it!!!!

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) about 5 years ago

This is an event that Dolores and I would enjoy. Blog about your favorites.

We went to the Flying Dog Brewery in Maryland for tastings on Saturday. Excellent!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

What a tasty event to honor military service men and women Bernie and Debb, hope it is very successful!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) about 5 years ago

Hi Debb Janes ,  I bet the Winter Brewfest will be quite an event. The  Taxis will be on high alert that day!

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 5 years ago

With a last name of Mundt you can imagine that I really like the thought of those German beers, Debb Janes ... and you're right!  Wish I was close enough to attend this event ... sounds great!


Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) about 5 years ago

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