Celebrating Waitsburg’s Sesquicentennial Celebration

One of the bronze sculptures on Main St. Waitsburg celebrating the founding families from 150 years ago.
Bronze sculptures on Main St. Waitsburg celebrating the founding families from 150 years ago.

One hundred and fifty years as a city is a pretty long time in the western USA and we were happy to spend a bit of our weekend with friends from Ephrata at the Waitsburg Celebration, admiring the new bronze statues and tasting through a selection of ‘local’ beers at the Brewfest in the Town Hall.  I have written about most of the seven breweries and hope to get to the ones I haven’t sometime in the near future:

Brewfest commemorative glass from the Waitsburg's Sesquicentennial Celebration.
Brewfest commemorative glass from the Waitsburg’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.

Our group of four had two dedicated IPA lovers, a devotee of fruit beers, and a generalist and we were all able to try a few beers and find a favorite.  Since we didn’t all try all beers this is from our personal selections:

  • Raspberry Saison from Dragon’s Gate, 6.3% ABV 26 IBU
  • Bourbon barrel aged from Hermiston (can’t recall the name of the beer and details weren’t online)
  • Bullseye PA from Riverport (unlisted) tied with Burwood’s IPA, 6.8% ABV 75 IBU
  • Chocolate Stout from Dragon’s Gate, 6.5% ABV 35 IBU

Everything that we tried we liked, there were lots of other beers offered, but it wasn’t prudent to drink more before getting back on the motorcycle to head home.  Congratulations to Waitsburg on its first 150 years!

Cheers!

One thought on “Celebrating Waitsburg’s Sesquicentennial Celebration

  1. Fun times in Waitsburg. Nice motorcycle ride up & back & a good time was had with our friends from Ephrata. I’d recommend attending this every year.

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