Second Annual Ballard Beer Awards – Feb 1-28

Ballard Beer Awards 2016 Champ
Ray’s 2016 Ballard Beer Awards Champion: Reuben’s Brews, with Ray’s GM Doug Zellers, far left.

Vote for Your Favorite Ballard Brew!

The 2nd Annual Ballard Beer Awards returns February 1-28. We’ll be spotlighting four Ballard-based breweries for you to taste and cast your vote! Stop by and purchase a pint from one of breweries below to cast your vote or, if you choose not to partake with your palate, simply ask to fill out a ballot.

In addition to casting your vote anytime in February, each brewery will host a special “meet the brewer” tasting at Ray’s Cafe from 4-6 p.m. on the dates listed below. Enjoy visiting with the brewers, sampling a tasting flight and lastly, deciding their fate by your vote.

Thurs., Feb. 2Lucky Envelope

Thurs., Feb. 9 – Stoup

Thurs., Feb. 16 – Reuben’s

Tues., Feb. 21Maritime

The elected winner will host a special pairing Brewery Dinner at Ray’s on Thursday, March 9, 6:30 p.m. in our newly remodeled Northwest Room ($60 per person). Join us!

Follow along with us using #BallardBeerAwards on social media!






1st Ballard Beer Awards at Ray’s Cafe – Jan 14-Feb 14!

Rays Boathouse Sunset Deck

Vote for your Favorite Ballard Brew!

Ray’s is thrilled to bring you the first Ballard Beer Awards voted by the people! In 1982 Paul Shipman started Redhook Brewery in a fire hall in Ballard. Later that year Ray’s Executive Chef Russ Wohlers, and Paul carried the first keg of Redhook into Ray’s and we’ve been a champion of Ballard beer ever since!

From January 14-February 14 we’ll be featuring 5 Ballard-based breweries for you to taste and vote for! Come in and purchase a pint of beer from one of the breweries below and that counts as your vote. Or fill out a ballot if you choose not to imbibe.

Want to try them all at once? Ray’s will offer a special Ballard Beer Flight throughout the month with a sample from each of the five breweries for $5. Then purchase a pint of your favorite to cast your vote, or fill out a ballot!

On February 15 we’ll announce the winner and they’ll host a special Winning Brewery Dinner at Ray’s on Saturday, March 5 for you to attend!

Each brewery will stop in to Ray’s Cafe for a special tasting night during the month. Join us on the following dates to meet their team and vote for your favorite. You can also vote for them any day from January 14-February 14!

January 15 – Stoup Brewing
January 19 – Lucky Envelope Brewing
January 21 – Hilliard’s Beer
January 26 – Maritime Pacific Brewing Co.
January 28 – Reuben’s Brews

Follow along with us using #BallardBeerAwards on social media!