First annual Orcas Island ‘Hops on the Rock’ beer festival

  • Thu Oct 26th, 2017 1:29pm
  • Life

In celebration of “NovemBEER,” Orcas Island hosts a weekend of beer events with a grand tasting on Nov. 11 in Eastsound.Live music, local food and 20-plus local breweries from around the region will be in attendance for a destination beer festival like no other.

“We are thrilled to bring something like this to our Island,” says Becca Gray, co-founder of the event and owner of Island Hoppin’ Brewery. “To share our island culture with some of the best folks in the industry – and over some of the best beer around – is something we’ve long talked about. It’s exciting to see it finally come to life!”

Breweries like Aslan, Georgetown and Black Raven Brewing will be in attendance alongside local chefs and the sounds of Bellingham’s hometown heroes, Babycakes.

Day-of tickets are $25 but a limited number of tickets and packages are now available at pre-sale pricing at www.hopsontherock.com until Oct. 31.

The Hops on the Rock Committee is composed of local business representatives: Jacob Linnes (Island Market), Becca Gray (Island Hoppin’ Brewery), Cole Sisson (Doe Bay Wine Company), Veronica San Martin (Orcas Events), Rick Hughes (Ray’s Pharmacy) and Regan Vaughn (Rosario Resort and Spa).