January's Top 5 Port Townsend Activities

Photo c/o Propolis Brewing

Photo c/o Propolis Brewing

14th Annual Strange Brewfest

Enjoy two days of local beer and local bands at the Strange Brewfest.

The 14th annual festival celebrate craft beer features 30 breweries, including Port Townsend’s own Propolis and Port Townsend Brewing, and over 60 beers on tap!

Strange Brewfest takes place on Friday, January 26th and Saturday, January 27th at American Legion Hall. Tickets cost $30 includes admission for both days, souvenir glass, and four tasting tokens.

Photo c/o pnwbeachcombing.com

Photo c/o pnwbeachcombing.com

Hunt for Beach Glass

Some of the best Pacific Northwest treasure is beach glass.

Beach glass, or sea glass depending on who you ask, is made from broken bottles or pottery that have been tumbled in the water for years before washing ashore with with worn edges and a frosted appearance.

One of the best places to look for beach glass in Port Townsend is the aptly named Glass Beach. Getting to glass beach involves about a 3 mile hike and make sure to check the tides before you go head out.

Tour a Working Dairy Farm

Photo c/o Mystery Bay Farm

Photo c/o Mystery Bay Farm

Plan a tour with Mystery Bay Farm for a truly unique experience. Learn about artisan cheese making & animal husbandry, milk goats & pet the babies, and taste their award-winning goat milk products.

The 5-acre farm is located on Marrowstone Island and produces Goat cheese, yogurt, and seasonal products like goat milk caramel sauce and whole milk ricotta cheese.

Their chevre is a local favorite and can be found at stores including the PT Co-Op and Chimacum Corner Store. And if you’re in the need for some goat cheese recipes, look no further.

Photo c/o The Old Whiskey Mill

Photo c/o The Old Whiskey Mill

Bourbon Breakfast

Enjoy Bourbon Breakfast at The Old Whiskey Mill on the first Sunday of the month ((coming up this Sunday, 1/7!)

From 9am to 1pm, savor a rotating menu of whiskey inspired and infused dishes with suggested pairings and cocktails. Enjoy drinks with local flavor like a Fort Worden Manhattan or a Egg & I Old Fashioned.

The Old Whiskey Mill is known for their burgers & steaks and local seafood. They describe their fare as Northwest cuisine with a bit of classic Americana and English Pub.

Photo c/o  Time

Photo c/o Time

Total Lunar Eclipse

Lucky for us, Port Townsend will be a great place to view the total lunar eclipse (fingers crossed for clear skies!) on January 31st.

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes within the Earth’s shadow. The effect can make the Moon appear a dark red color so it also known as a Blood Moon.

You’ll have to stay up super late or get up real early, because the celestial show begins around 4:50am. And unlike last year’s solar eclipse, no special eyewear necessary.