The Beer Junction Celebrates 5 Years

 

The Beer Junction is celebrating their five year anniversary! They opened in The Junction on July 3rd, 2010 and it’s been fun watching their business grow as they continue to offer an amazing selection of craft beers, ciders, and other craft beverages both in bottles and on tap.

They are celebrating this milestone with a series of fun events, starting today, July 2nd, and going through Sunday, July 5th.

 

Thursday July 2nd – Stone Brewing Ruination Nation Event + rare beers
For their weekly Thursday night tasting The Beer Junction will have Jay Farias from Stone Brewing on hand. They’ll have three versions of Ruination on tap, plus three other rare kegs from Stone:

  • RuinTen Triple IPA
  • Ruination 2.0
  • Double Dry Hopped Ruination 2.0
  • Stone Aqua Dog Barley Wine Blend
  • Stone Cali-Belgique IPA aged in Red Wine Barrels
  • Stone Reason Be Damned Abbey Style Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels
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Friday July 3rd – 5th Anniversary Beer inaugural tapping + rare beers from the cellar

The first keg of their 5th Anniversary beer – Cinq Houblon Saison – brewed by their friends at Sound Brewery will be tapped at 5pm!Cinq Houblon is brewed with a high fermentation using a blend of traditional Saison yeast. To celebrate their 5th Anniversary, Sound Brewery used 5 aromatic hops (Pekko, Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, and Nelson Sauvin) to compliment the fruity, somewhat spicey character imparted by the fermentation. 7.9% ABV.The Beer Junction will also be pulling out some gems from the cellar, which will will go on tap when they open at 11AM on July 3rd.

 

Saturday July 4th – Fourth of July Randall and Root Beer Floats

– 4th of July Randall, with strawberries, white peaches, and blueberries with the 5th Anniversary Cinq Houblon Saison

– $5 Alcoholic Root Beer Floats featuring Husky Deli Vanilla ice cream all day long

– Speaking of the 4th of July- they’re open normal hours (11AM to Midnight)

 

Sunday July 5th – Beer & Brunch at the Farmers Market!

10AM to 2PM- join The Beer Junction for their Sunday Farmers Market brunch specials, featuring $4 pints and $9 growler fills of Boneyard RPM IPA, Bloody Mary beers, mimosas, and root beer floats featuring Husky Deli Vanilla Ice Cream and Not your Father’s Alcoholic Root Beer. Be sure to grab food from one of the nearby Farmers Market food vendors (such as Girls Gone BBQ, Falafel Salam, Honest Biscuits, and more). Check out the weekly vendor list HERE.

 

5th Year Anniversary Celebration at The Beer Junction

July 2nd – July 5th /4511 California Ave SW

Summer Fest Eve Celebrations

West Seattle Summerfest is only a week out! We’re really excited to open the streets and have the best block party of the year. One of the local traditions of the festival is Summer Fest Eve. The night before the festival opens, Thursday July 9th, the streets will be closing at 6pm in The Junction to allow for preliminary set-up.

It’s also the perfect opportunity for our local businesses and the neighborhood to have some fun, bring in some live entertainment, and enjoy the building anticipation for all of the excitement that the next three days will bring.

Art Walk Summer 2015

West Seattle Art Walk will be kicking off the start of its third quarter on Summer Fest Eve, Thursday July 9th, from 6-9pm. Stop by all of the participating businesses to view great local art, have light refreshments, and even have the opportunity to meet some of the artists themselves.

Visit the West Seattle Art Walk blog to find out more about the exhibiting artists and their work, to locate the interactive third quarter Art Walk map, and to learn about all the special events and extra fun planned at each of the participating locations.

 

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West 5 (4539 California Ave SW) will be setting up their outdoor cafe as soon as the streets close at 6pm on Thursday night, and will have Phillip Parsons (one of their bartenders) performing some light music on acoustic guitar. Starting at 7pm, The Jazz Night School All Star Big Band – Led by Erik Hanson, Jazz Night School’s Executive Director – will be performing:

“The JNS All-Star Big Band owes its genesis to Pacific Northwest jazz band directing icon, Hal Sherman, who launched it in 2013 […]. The ensemble performs regularly and plays many great, hard-to-find big band arrangements on generous loan from Hal Sherman.”

Jazz Night School is a non profit, music education organization that provides a variety of exceptional experiences in jazz for people of all ages, levels and backgrounds. This includes music instruction and performance ensemble classes, public music performances and more. Jazz Night School is Seattle’s largest all-ages jazz program.

 

On Thursday evening, July 9th, Elliott Bay Brewery and Pub (4720 California Ave SW) will have musician Pat Reardon playing kid and adult-friendly tunes from 6pm-10pm. Magician Darrell Fisher will also be performing.

Also during Summer Fest, on Saturday evening, they will have “Insane Chastain Balloons”  performing from 6-9pm, as well as the acoustical duet Justine & Paul from 5-9pm.

 

Summer Fest Eve in The Junction

Thursday, July 9th starting at 6pm / West Seattle Junction


After Independence Day in The Junction

 

This weekend is the Fourth of July. Many of us are planning our summer barbeques, getting excited for fireworks, and looking forward to a long holiday weekend. After you enjoy your Independence Day, stop by The Junction next week as our local businesses gear up for some great summer sales, fun in-store events, and of course SUMMER FEST (more on that soon)!

 

Fleurt

Fleurt (4536 California Ave SW) will be closed Saturday July 4th to observe the holiday, but they will be having a huge summer blow out sale starting Friday July 9th through July 12th (Summer Fest weekend!). You can save up to 75% off quality goods throughout the shop as they make room for their new fall merchandise, arriving soon.

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8 Limbs Yoga West Seattle (4546 1/2 California Ave SW) will be having a summer clearance sale on all boutique items from Monday July 6th through Monday July 13th. All regular priced items will be 15% off.

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Curious Kidstuff (4740 California Ave SW) is going to be hosting summer Perler Bead Art Parties for kids! Starting July 8th, kids 5 years and up can drop in with their adult to get creative with these unique and fun art supplies. What a great way to stay engaged and let your kid’s imagination flourish during summer break!

 

City Mouse Studio (4218 SW Alaska St) will be having their annual Summer Fest sale starting Thursday July 8th. During Summer Fest, they will also be hosting the parent’s rest stop once again. It’s the perfect place for families to take a break during the festival to cool down and relax.

 


Celebrating Seattle Pride Fest

Seattle Pride FestSeattle Pride Fest, June 23rd – 28th, is going on now! Some of our Junction businesses are also joining in with the city-wide festivities this week and offering some fun treats and deals:

This weekend, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (4410 California Ave SW) will be offering a special drink. It’s going to be a flavorful raspberry, orange peel and blueberry mocha, but Hotwire needs help picking the perfect name. Visit them on Facebook to weigh-in with your ideas, and make sure to stop by this weekend to enjoy this special drink in honor of Pride Fest. UPDATE: The results are in and they are calling it the “Share Bear Latte”.

 

Cupcake Royale Pride Week

Cupcake Royale (4556 California Ave SW) will be offering their ever-popular “The Gay” Cupcake along with their mini Rainbow Gaybies to celebrate Pride Fest. Also just for the month of June, you can sample their new ice cream flavor, “The Gay”, which features rainbow sprinkles. Cupcake Royale also has a great assortment of Pride merchandise for sale, like fun rainbow tees and adorable onesies.


Announcing 2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies!

2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies

We are excited to announce the full line-up for 2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies! Our summer season of films begins the weekend after Summer Fest (Saturday, July 18th). We will be showing a new movie each Saturday for 6 weeks, featuring a wide range of awesome films including family-friendly picks, action-packed blockbusters, and cult favorites.

All movies start at dusk and will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW. There will be plenty of pre-movie activities too with live music, entertainment, movie shorts, and much more.

Each movie event will also feature a fun raffle to benefit a local charity. Here’s the complete line-up:

 

Saturday, July 18th

Movie:  Zoolander 2001 PG-13

Pre-show: Rainier Roller Girls with audience bout.  Bring your own skates!

Sponsored by: The Beer Junction (free root beer Husky Ice Cream floats) and Quadrato Pizza (free slices of pizza), Hotwire Coffee, Westside Dermatology

Charity:  Rainier Roller Girls

 

Saturday, July 25th

Movie:  Singles 1992 PG-13

Pre-show: Music with Stay Tuned the Band

Sponsored by: West Seattle Blog, Elliott Bay Brewing,

Charity: Northwest Center

 

Saturday, August 1st

Movie: Raising Arizona 1987 PG-13

Pre-show: Music with Jeremy Serwer and the Spaghetti Benders

Sponsored by: Curious Kidstuff, LaVida Massage, West Seattle Farmers Market

Charity: WestSide Baby

 

Saturday, August 8th

Movie: Big Hero 6 2014 PG

Pre-show: Community BBQ & music by Jackrabbit Starts

Sponsored by: WSCC, West Seattle Food Bank, White Center Food Bank, Highline Physical Therapy, YMCA, Hope Lutheran School, Shadowland

Charity: West Seattle Food Bank & White Center Food Bank

 

Saturday, August 15th

Movie:  Guardians of the Galaxy 2014 PG-13

Pre-show:  Comedy with Scott Losse, Billy Anderson & Aaron Kirby

Sponsored by:  Holliday Dental, Homestreet Bank, Bakery Nouveau, Dr. Wolff, Pagliacci Pizza

Charity: West Seattle Helpline

 

Saturday, August 22nd

Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 R

Pre-show: Music with The Wrecking Yard, Tap Snap free photo booth and Comedy with Monica Nevi, Rick Taylor & Mike Coletta

Charity: Furry Faces Foundation & AARF

You’re encouraged to dress up!  Costume contest with fabulous prizes.  Birdseed will be provided (please no rice)

 

Concessions for the entire season provided by the Southwest Historical Society

 

2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies

Saturday, July 18 through Saturday, August, 22nd / 4410 California Ave. SW


30th Anniversary Sale at Capers

Capers 30th Anniversary Sale

Capers is celebrating 30 years in The Junction with their Customer Appreciation Weekend! Stop by anytime this weekend to enjoy some great deals and some fun events. There will also be a wheel of fortune for some customer fun, plus refreshments served daily 12-4pm.

  • Potluck Paris Jewelry Trunkshow | recycled metal jewelry designed in Paris | Saturday, 11am to 6pm | 20% off
  • Le Jacquard Francais Linen Trunkshow | heirloom linens for kitchen and dining | Saturday & Sunday

They’re also having an Everything SALE. Everything in the store {and by special order} is on SALE beginning Saturday, June 6 through June 30. Save 20%-50% on home accessories, gifts, furniture, rugs, pillows, throws, and jewelry (of course). 

 

Customer Appreciation Weekend and 30th Anniversary Sale @ Capers

June 13 & 14 with sale extended through June 30 / 4525 California Ave SW


Junction Businesses Celebrate Farmers Market Move

This Sunday, June 14th the West Seattle Farmer’s Market is making its permanent move to California Ave. This will be the new year-round location for the market, and opening day is going to be full of festivities and fun. Several Junction businesses will be offering extended Sunday hours and some fun specials and deals.

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Starting this Sunday and into the future, Fleurt (4536 California Ave SW) will extend their Sunday hours, opening at 10am and closing at 4pm. Stop by while visiting the market to purchase some fresh flowers or browse their amazing selection of gifts, candles, jewelry, and more.

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To celebrate the Farmer’s Market moving to California Ave., Click! Design That Fits (4540 California Ave SW) will be offering special discounts on some of their favorite items during market hours. Beginning with the opening day celebrations on June 14th, look for the beet icons throughout the store which will indicate the sale items for that day. The specials will rotate each Sunday throughout the summer, and are only good during Farmer’s Market hours (10am – 2pm).

Click! has market trolleys, West Seattle canvas totes, and reusable produce bags perfect for Farmer’s Market shopping!

Click! will also be extending their hours. Starting this weekend, they will open an hour earlier, 10am to 7pm weekdays and 10am to 5pm weekends.


Taste Event at Dream Dinners

Dream Dinners

Dream Dinners of West Seattle invites you to their New Guest Dream Taste Event on Tuesday, June 9th  from 5:30 to 6:45pm. This is the perfect way to try Dream Dinners and see what they have to offer for your family dinners, parties, and special gatherings. At the event, guests will have the opportunity to sample some dinners, sides, and desserts while choosing and making 3 dinners for only $24.99. Guests can select from 5 delicious dinners:

  • Canadian Bacon Stuffed French Bread
  • Creamy Tortellini with Bacon
  • Peach Bourbon Chicken with Garlic Asparagus Spears
  • Firehouse Three Cheese Pasta with Meatballs
  • Mango Glaze Salmon

 

Please RSVP by:

  • emailing Dream Dinners at: ,
  • calling: (206) 938-5999, or
  • visiting: dreamdinners.com/westseattle session password: dinner

All RSVP’ed guest receive a special  gift!!

 

New Guest Dream Taste Event @ Dream Dinners

Tuesday, June 9th – 5:30 to 6:45pm / 4701 41st Ave SW, Suite 110


Sip and Paint at the Senior Center

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On Friday, June 12 from 6pm to 9pm, the Senior Center of West Seattle will be hosting a Sip and Paint fundraising night. Attendees will create their very own watercolor painting while having the opportunity to work with a skilled instructor. Sip wine and enjoy light snacks while you explore your inner artist. Sign up now to reserve your space for this popular event online at www.sc-ws.org or by calling (206) 932-4044 (ext #1). Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Planning to come with a few friends? Bring 5 people and get one free admission!  Just remember, you must be 21+ to attend this event.

 

Sip and Paint @ the Senior Center of West Seattle

Friday, June 12, 6pm-9pm / 4217 SW Oregon St.


New Banners in The Junction

Junction Banners

At the beginning of the week, the new Junction street banners were installed. These colorful designs, depicting different scenes from our neighborhood, are an update to the older, faded banners that use to grace our streets well, but were in need of a refresher.

The new banners feature five different designs each keyed into a unique aspect of West Seattle history and life. They are meant to inspire neighborhood pride for all of West Seattle. Design elements include the Alki Lighthouse as a symbol of our strong connection to water, the West Seattle Bridge, a salute to history with the streetcars, our weekly farmers market, and The Junction’s iconic Walk-All-Ways.

Jeff Rodriguez of Horsepower Design (who also creates much of the art, posters, and graphics for The Junction Association) spearheaded the design of the new banners. We think they look great and hope you do too!