Seattle's 'Hops & Props' Fest Is A Must-Do For Beer-Loving Avgeeks

As a craft beer enthusiast and aviation geek, I can think of no better place to enjoy delicious beer than while standing among the glory of historic aircraft. Seattle's Museum of Flight is hosting their 13th annual "Hops & Props" in February, and tickets just went on sale today.

The date for the event is Saturday, February 28th, and for $85, you get three hours of sampling delicious craft beers. There's not a list of participating brewers yet, but the 2014 event had more than 50 breweries. You can easily expect most of the breweries from Seattle and Washington state — which ranks at the top of beer-producing states with California and Colorado. It includes unlimited beer samples as well as food, plus it's a major fundraiser for the museum, which is the largest non-profit aviation museum in the world.


If you've never been to the Museum of Flight, it's the best aviation museum I've been to, other than the Smithsonian's two National Air & Space Museums. It houses early examples of almost every Boeing commercial jet, including the recent addition of a 787 Dreamliner. It also has an SR-71 prototype, a Concorde, the Space Shuttle astronaut trainer, and dozens of other fascinating aircraft.

I'll be there, so grab a ticket and join me. The event always sells out well ahead of the date on which it's held, so don't hold off too long or you'll miss out.


Photos courtesy of the Museum of Flight

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