Posted tagged ‘Northwest Brews & Blues’

Good Times with More to Come!

October 11, 2010

Last Thursday, Northwest Folklife and Hale’s Ales kicked-off the first of four Northwest Brews & Blues events.  People came out from all over Seattle to enjoy local beer and live music.

Don’t worry if you missed it, because the fun continues every Thursday in October!  This week, Northwest Brews & Blues, from 6:30-8:30 features Cort Armstrong with some Chicken Pickin’ blues.  And remember, 50% of all O’Briens Harvest Ale sold during Brews & Blues benefits Folklife— cheers!

After reviewing the O’Brien’s Harvest Ale (purely for professional purposes…of course), we gave it two thumbs up!  This seasonal amber ale combines a boatload of delicious hops with a malty backbone that quenches any beer lover’s thirst.

In other festivities Northwest Folklife also celebrated the release of our ice cream, Clusters of Folk, at Full Tilt Ice Cream in White Center.  The Not-its! played an awesome show that had all the kids rocking out. Afterwards, Caulfield and his Magical Violin kept the party going with lively beats.

Clusters of Folk ice cream is another fall specialty not-to-be missed.  The creamy blend of horchata ice cream with chocolate dipped granola chunks can make anyone’s mouth water. Try it today at any of the Full tilt ice cream locations until November 16. Don’t forget 10% of all Clusters of Folk ice cream sales benefits Folklife.

Tonight: Northwest Brews & Blues!

October 7, 2010

Hale's AlesTonight at 6:30 we kick off our new series Northwest Brews & Blues, a weekly event at Hale’s Ales between Ballard and Fremont. Come every Thursday night in October from 6:30-8:30 to hear great local blues musicians and sip beer brewed on location at the Hale’s Brewery. The best part? Fifty percent of the proceeds raised from the sale of O’Brien’s Harvest Ale during Brews & Blues goes to Folklife! You can support local culture and traditions while having a great night out.

We are very excited about this week’s performers, The Jelly Rollers. They describe themselves as “primal blues and Americana,” which is an apt assessment of their folky, stripped-down style. The trio are entering their third decade of music-making and their experience and comfort playing together shows through. But why read what I have to say? Check them out for yourself! Here is a video of Sean Divine (vocals and harmonica) and Darren Loucas (vocals and guitar) performing “Spectre Blues”:

So come to Brews & Blues tonight and tap your toes to The Jelly Rollers. If you haven’t joined Friends of Folklife yet, you can do so tonight for the very special 40th Festival rate of $40 for the year. Join and we’ll give you a t-shirt AND a beer, compliments of Northwest Folklife!