Emerald Ensemble Trivia Night
Jul
3
6:00 PM18:00

Emerald Ensemble Trivia Night

Emerald Ensemble’s Second Annual Trivia Night will be held at the brewery on July 3rd, 2019. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the game begins at 7:00 pm. We will have eight categories of trivia, with a shareable prize for the winning team, and a raffle benefiting our outreach program that will send the winner home with a basket of beer-related fun! Best of all, this is a fundraising event, so you will have ample opportunities to contribute! A portion of your beer purchases will even go to support the Emerald Ensemble’s mission of bringing choral music of passion and skill to audiences throughout the region.

You don’t have to sing for your beer, but your beer will help us sing!
There is a $5 per person cover, or tables of up to six are $25. To reserve a table, let us know you’re coming (and how many in your party) by emailing us at info@emeraldensemble.org.

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Pride Trivia Night
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Pride Trivia Night

Join us for LGBTQIA Pride-themed pub trivia at Optimism Brewing Company. Show off your pride and your smarts, impress your friends, enjoy great beer, and win fabulous library prizes! No entry fee: All are welcome! Bring takeout, or order food from the on-site food truck. Monday June 24, trivia starts at 7 p.m., but arrive early to get your team a table. Maximum team size: 8. Singles welcome too - we'll help you form teams!

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Molly Moon's Family Friendly Drag Show
Jun
12
2:00 PM14:00

Molly Moon's Family Friendly Drag Show

Join Optimism and Molly Moons for a family friendly drag show in celebration of Pride. Come enjoy a beer float made with our Pride saison and the delicious fruity flavors of Molly Moon’s Ice Cream. Proceeds from float sales will go to benefit the Ingersoll Gender Center, Gay City, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema.

This event is all ages, free to attend, and open to everyone.

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Climate Science on Tap
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Climate Science on Tap

This Climate Science on Tap event will have a moderated panel discussion about all that has been accomplished in the state legislature, as well as on other fronts of climate action. Panelists expected to include Rep Joe Fitzgibbon, CarbonWA Policy Chair Greg Rock and others. Watch for more details here. These are fun events where you can lear what is happening, as well as how to take action to be part of the solution!

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Brewshed Beer Fest (Offsite Event)
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Brewshed Beer Fest (Offsite Event)

Come hang out with Alex and Shalini, who are representing Optimism, for the Brewshed Beer Fest at Hale’s Ales Palladium!

Washington Wild is happy to present our 6th Annual Brewshed® Beer Fest! Our Brewshed Alliance partners will be pouring over 40 of their delicious beers and ciders in the festive and fun Hale’s Ales Palladium.

Come out and celebrate keeping Washington wild, green, and full of great beer! All proceeds of the event benefit Washington Wild - a conservation nonprofit making an impact throughout Washington State.

TICKETS:
Online Advance: $30
At the Door: $35

The Washington Brewshed Alliance is an outreach initiative of Washington Wild designed to help spread a simple message: protected water makes superior downstream beer. By protecting wild water sources with permanent Wilderness and Wild & Scenic River designations we are able to protect the quality and integrity of downstream Washington Beer. Come sample a wide variety of delicious beers in the perfect beer tasting atmosphere of Hale's Ales Palladium.

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Happiness Hour
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Happiness Hour

Inspire hope. Deliver strength. Enjoy Happy Hour, with a purpose.

At Happiness Hour you can mingle with friends, taste local beer and cider, and have a good time—all while helping raise funds to grant wishes to kids with critical illnesses.

Invite your friends... Then give yourself a pat on the back—you’re making wishes come true for local kids!

JOIN US AT HAPPINESS HOUR:
Thursday, May 16 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Optimism Brewing Company
(Close to light rail and other public transit!)

Tickets range from $35-$65 and include drink and food tickets, as well as some other fun add-ons.

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Together and Free for Mother’s Day: A Fundraiser for the Fair Fight Bond Fund
May
12
5:00 PM17:00

Together and Free for Mother’s Day: A Fundraiser for the Fair Fight Bond Fund

The Fair Fight Bond Fund helps immigrants who are locked up at the NW Detention Center pay their bond so they can get out, be with their families, and seek legal counsel, all of which greatly reduces their chance of deportation!

Come out, have some drinks, learn about the immigration system, hear from folks who have directly benefited from the work of the Bond Fund, and get involved in the fight to keep families together!

hosted by the Seattle Democratic Socialists of America

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Disney Trivia
May
7
5:00 PM17:00

Disney Trivia

Join us for the most magical (and most difficult) trivia on earth! May's theme will be PRINCESSES!

Tickets are only $6.13 each including fees. Everyone (except children and furry friends) will need a ticket to enter the trivia area
Prizes from Optimism Brewing and Ravensburger Games will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!

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Fierce Ladies Beer Fest
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Fierce Ladies Beer Fest

We're hosting our second annual Fierce Ladies Beer Fest, a craft-beer fest featuring women-brewed beers!
The fierce ladies from all over Washington state breweries dedicated International Womxn's Day to brew up a batch of beer with the YCH Pink Boots Society Hop Blend featuring Loral, Mosaic, Simcoe, Sabro, and Glacier hops!

Tickets are $27 for 10 tokens (4oz pours in a commemorative glass to take home with you!). Purchase tickets here!

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15th Anniversary Rat City Roller Derby Trivia Night
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

15th Anniversary Rat City Roller Derby Trivia Night

“Join us at 6-9pm for trivia questions celebrating the 10 years since the movie Whip It hit the big screen in 2009. This event is not only Fun! It's a fundraiser to help the Rat's find a new Nest in Seattle! A portion of tips and donations made on your beers will be donated to Rat City as we are being displaced come May and need to raise funds to afford a new warehouse. So come enjoy some food truck munchies, some of Seattle’s best brew (delivered to you by a lovely person in skates if you so choose), and test your wits on Whip It!”

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Climate Science on Tap: Climate Science Goes to the Capitol
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Climate Science on Tap: Climate Science Goes to the Capitol

How do we translate science into policy? Can the legislative process address the growing threat of climate change? And how can informed citizens make a difference? Join us for the next Climate Science on Tap to find out! Our experts will share their experience communicating science and advocating for action in our state capitol with enlightening presentations and a thoughtful panel discussion. Come with questions, have a tasty brew, share in a conversation, and leave with answers!

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Self Defense for Runners
Mar
30
9:30 AM09:30

Self Defense for Runners

In 2017, Kelly Herron was assaulted by a known sex offender at Golden Gardens while out on a midday run. She successfully fought off her assailant using tactics she had learned just a few weeks prior in a self-defense course led by Jordan Giarratano of Fighting Chance Seattle.

Since then, Kelly has shared her story with the media both locally and nationally, with a message of empowerment and education for other women. On March 30, Kelly and Jordan are offering a free self-defense class tailored for female runners to mark the two-year anniversary of the attack.

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Yachtcon: Nights
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Yachtcon: Nights

YachtCon is back for a fourth edition and this one promises to be the best yet. We'll have panels features players, coaches and personnel from the Sounders and Reign; a silent auction with tons of one-of-a-kind items; interviews; and lots of other fun stuff. All proceeds will be donated to the Seattle Children's Autism Center.

Tickets are $15 for GA (includes one drink ticket) and $40 for VIP (includes one drink ticket, food, access to the VIP Lounge and more) in advance, $20 and $50 at the door.

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Optimism's Cheers to Three Years
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

Optimism's Cheers to Three Years

We’re celebrating our third birthday and we want to celebrate it with you! We'll have free glass giveaways (while supplies last), which you can use to cheers our brand new TRIPLE HAZY IPA with.

We'll also have raffles for amazing prizes (like free growler fills for a year or a day brewing with our brewers), free merch (like shirts with our OG brewdog Barley the bulldog on it), brewery tours (like sip on a beer while you learn about beer), and 18+ beers on tap to keep your glasses full (like B.E. Juicy and Solarpunk Sours).

CheBogz Filipino Food Truck, Alaskan Dumplings, and Off the Rez will be serving up delicious delights that'll keep your beer company.

Charity raffles will be supporting Capitol Hill Housing and we'll also be donating a portion of all our proceeds from our birthday party to CHH. Drink beer for a great cause!

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Drink Up for Town Hall
Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

Drink Up for Town Hall

Many Seattleites already spend their winters tucked into warm cozy bars. Optimism Brewing Company has invited Town Hall fans from all over the city to come together—and bring with them the characteristic cheerful energy of a typical evening at Town Hall. They’ll donate $1 to Town Hall from every draft you buy so you can spend a cozy evening out on the town while supporting the programs you love. Don’t miss this chance to take them up on their hospitality and enjoy the simple pleasure of a heartfelt conversation. Stay warm, share a drink, and discuss your favorite Town Hall events with old friends and new.

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Seattle Indies Social
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Seattle Indies Social

Seattle Indies is a non-profit 401(c) based out of Seattle with the goal of assisting local independent video game developers. On the third Tuesday of every month, we hold a social where members of the group can network and promote their work.

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