Join us for the 12th anniversary of Bier on the Pier, presented by Guardian Northwest Title & Escrow and Peoples Bank and hosted by the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce! Check out the featured breweries below, all with stunning views of the Salish Sea!

  • Terramar Brewstillary
  • Locust Cider
  • 2Towns Ciderhouse
  • Stones Throw Brewery
  • Mitfit Island Cider
  • Diamond Knot Brewery
  • Garden Path Fermentation
  • Jellyfish Brewing
  • Fringe Brewing
  • Silver City Brewery
  • Penn Cove Brewing Co
  • Anacortes Brewery
  • Lost Giants Cider
  • Ten Pin Brewing
  • Kulshan Brewing

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Bier on the Pier FAQ

What is Bier on the Pier?

Bier on the Pier is Anacortes’ annual beer and cider festival! Bier on the Pier features local Washington breweries, cideries, food trucks, and live entertainment.

Where is Bier on the Pier?

Bier on the Pier for 2023 is at the Historic Port Transit Shed in Anacortes, WA.

When is Bier on the Pier?

Bier on the Pier is a multi-session event: pick one, or for true beer enthusiasts attend multiple!

  • Friday, October 6th, from 5 to 8pm
  • Saturday, October 7th, from 12 to 3pm
  • Saturday, October 7th, from 4 to 7pm

What do the different ticket prices mean?

  • A General Admission ticket includes entrance into one event session, a commemorative 5-oz tasting glass, and 8 tickets for 4-oz pours.
  • A Designated Driver ticket includes entrance into one event session, and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.

Are there accommodations nearby?

Yes! Please check out our available local lodging here:  Business Directory

How do I collect my ticket if I purchase it online?

You will receive an email confirmation/digital ticket at the email you registered with. You may print out the QR code or bring your mobile device for entry.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Yes! But, tickets are limited so we encourage reserving your ticket online to guarantee entrance.

Is there a refund policy?

Tickets can be refunded up to one week before the event.

Can I bring my pet?

We love our furry friends, but no pets are allowed into the event.

Can I bring children?

Bier on the Pier is a 21+ only event. Per WA State Beer & Liquor laws, no babies, strollers, infants, or children will be admitted. Please bring proper government issued identification for entry as IDs will be checked at the gate.

Is there a rain date?

Bier on the Pier is rain or shine! There is plenty of covered room inside if it rains.

What do I wear?

The Historic Port Transit Shed is a rustic, open space Port Building with lots of charm. It is an actual dock though, so we recommend dressing in layers, bringing a jacket, and avoiding heels/stilettos.

Where do I park?

There is street parking on Commercial Avenue and the surrounding side streets.

Where can I find information about the breweries that will be there?

Bier on the Pier Facebook Page

Can I purchase more drink tickets?

Yes, they will be for sale at the festival. 2 for $5 or 5 for $10

Do you accept card payments?

Yes! We accept cash or card at the venue.

Can you accommodate accessibility needs?

The Historic Port Transit Shed is wheelchair accessible, however, the dock flooring has large gaps and could be tricky to maneuver around.

Are there public bathrooms?

There are plenty of port-a-potties for our attendees!