Celebrating All Things Beer During Seattle Beer Week May 14-15

Seattle Beer Week and Fairmont Olympic are excited to team up with local breweries, beer organizations and food companies for a beer tasting on Saturday, May 14th and a dinner Sunday, May 15th.


Summer Tap Showdown / Saturday, May 14

The Fairmont Olympic Hotel will team up with Road Dog Tours, Seattle’s premiere brewery and distillery tour company, to bring Seattle a beer showdown.

This tasting event will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and is open to the public. Guests will taste beers from and vote for their favorite. The Beer with the most votes will take over a tap in Shuckers throughout the months of June and July, Shuckers’ busiest months that often go through a keg-per-week, per tap.

Five breweries are invited to showcase two of their best “Summer Brews”:

Shout Out for Stouts / Sunday, May 15

Shuckers is hosting the first annual “Shout Out for Stouts” dinner pairing event. Shuckers and the Fairmont Olympic have teamed up with the unofficial King and Queen of Seattle’s craft beer scene, Charles and Rose Ann Finkel of Pike Brewing Company, for an incredible beer pairing dinner.

Oysters have long been paired with Stouts, dating back to a quote from famed British journalist, Alfred Barnard, in 1889 where he wrote “Stout beer, what better accompaniment to a dozen of oysters could be found?” Guests of this dinner will be taken on a culinary journey led by Charles Finkel, Samuel Smith of Samuel Smith Brewery (5th generation beer maker from the oldest brewery in Yorkshire UK), and Rawle Jefferds (owner of Penn Cove Shellfish Company) as they describe the history of seafood and beer pairings, the evolution of both craft

Seats to the dinner are $79, inclusive of tax and tip, and can be purchased by calling (206) 287-4049 or by emailing olympic.events@fairmont.com.