September 3, 2015
NEW — 10:22 a.m. Sept. 3, 2015
Justin Rupple – a native of Issaquah and successful comedian — will perform at a fundraiser in support of Issaquah City Council candidate Tim Flood at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Issaquah Brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way.
Rupple, who recently performed at the Roast of Seattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin, performed for years at Bellevue’s Parlor Live before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his dream full time.
August 18, 2015
NEW — 12:43 p.m. Aug. 18, 2015
In hopes of raising funds to help with two new major exhibits, Issaquah’s Cougar Mountain Zoo is teaming up with a Kent company to try a new electronic fundraiser.
Starting Sept. 2 and running through Sept. 30, zoo supporters will be able to go online to the zoo website and, for a $30 donation, download a special advertising app giving them access to what planners hope will be a plethora of discounts at local businesses.
For every app sold, the zoo would receive up to 50 percent of the price of the app, said Erik Champoux of Prime West Inc.
While he said Prime West has been involved in plenty of fundraisers previously, this is the first time they have tried to use The Fundraising App. Read more
August 18, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 18, 2015
The Issaquah History Museums presents “Discover the Past,” its first planned annual fundraising celebration of the city’s history, from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E.
Guests will hear many of Issaquah’s strangest stories from train conductors, former mayors, rodeo riders and other costumed figures from the past. A band will play on the steam donkey in front of the depot. There will be beer served from the Issaquah Brew House as well as fine wine, Italian appetizers and desserts from Forest Fairy Bakery.
The live auction, which helps fund history museum programs, will feature prize packages, including an escape to Bend, Oregon, a behind-the-scenes look at the Cougar Mountain Zoo and an adrenaline-filled combination of outdoor adventures.
Learn more at www.issaquahhistory.org.
August 13, 2015
NEW — 6 p.m. Aug. 13, 2015
The Issaquah Brewhouse is going to do the dogs.
The local restaurant and brewery again invites two- and four-legged attendees to the seventh annual Frogs & Dogs Festival, an outdoor gathering of everything food, beer and dogs.
Bring your pooch for a day of fun activities including an 11 a.m. dog parade, a canine fashion show and lots of doggy dancing.
Admission is $5. Proceeds from the family- and pet-friendly festival benefit Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and the Washington State Animal Response Team.
The fun goes all day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Rogue’s Issaquah Brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way. Learn more here.
April 28, 2015
The fourth annual Downtown Issaquah Association Wine Walk series continues May 1.
The association’s first Friday event is from 6-9 p.m. and features samples of regional vintners, live music, art exhibits and demonstrations, and snacks, all within easy walking distance along Front Street.
This month, the association is collaborating with the Issaquah Library and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association for the first annual Author Fest. The new feature kicks off in the library meeting room with the following schedule: Read more
March 3, 2015
The Downtown Issaquah Association’s first Friday Wine Walk returns for its second week of 2015 on March 6.
Support the local community with live music, art happenings, snacks and local boutique wines poured in several destinations along Front Street.
December 3, 2014
Regulars to the Issaquah Brewhouse may have noticed a few new selections among the 40 brews it has on tap.
The member of the Rogue chain of breweries has been brewing up its own IPAs with locally grown hops and was selected to brew its own ciders.
February 5, 2013
There is a solution to chase away the doldrums of a rainy, cool Issaquah winter, and if the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce is correct, it comes pouring from your favorite wine or pilsner glass.
The chamber will host its inaugural Beat the Winter Brews Fest, complete with spirit, beer and wine tastings, food and music, all scattered along the storefronts and boardwalk of Gilman Village on Feb. 26.
“We were looking to do something in the winter, when people are saying there is nothing to do, and we came up with this unique adult-friendly event,” said Robin Kelley, director of festivals for chamber.
January 29, 2013
Revelers can sip, snack and shop as the Downtown Issaquah Wine Walk series returns.
The popular winter and springtime event launched last February to attract people to downtown merchants even as the weather turns gray and soggy. Organized by the Downtown Issaquah Association, merchants host musicians, and offer sips from Washington vintners and hors d’oeuvres, during the monthly event that launches Feb. 1.
Though the event is designed to appeal to oenophiles — the 1-ounce wine pours remain limited to the 21-and-older crowd — creativity is showcased in arts-focused downtown, too. Highlights at the opening event include demonstrations by master glass blower Lenoard Whitfield at artbyfire and artEAST’s latest exhibit, “Stitch,” at UP Front Gallery.
October 2, 2012
Cheers to Salmon Days.
Sample a taste of Salmon Days at the Issaquah Brewhouse, as Rogue Ales rolls out Roe Ale for the fall festival.
Roe Ale is the downtown Issaquah brewery’s sixth custom bottle produced for the Salmon Days Festival. The brew includes ingredients from throughout the Pacific Northwest and is available in 22-ounce bottles during the festival at the brewhouse, 35 W. Sunset Way.