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“Yes, We CAN!” Canned Craft Beer Festival
An All-American, 100% Recyclable, Fourth of July Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Bellingham, WA

Welcome to the second annual Yes, We CAN! Canned Craft Beer Festival. Our festival will be held in the streets of Bellingham, Washington on Saturday, July 4th, 2014. Bellingham is an emerging leader in the beer industry, with eight local breweries and 80k beer drinkers. We expect a couple thousand of these thirsty enthusiasts will join us on July 4th, eager to try the best Pacific Northwest craft beers in cans. 

We are promoting beer in cans because aluminum has a significantly lighter impact on our environment. There is a stigma of inferiority associated with canned beers that we are crushing through the robust marketing strategy of this festival, reaching local, regional, and national news. Not only will your brewery benefit from the advertising we'll provide, but your name will be associated with a growing eco-friendly movement. And you get to do what you do best – make and sell delicious beer. 
For maximum exposure of your brewery, please fill out the registration form by May 15th. We cannot guarantee you'll get the amazing advertising we provide if you register late. Space is limited and preference is given on a first come, first served basis. 

All funds raised support RE Sources for Sustainable Communities' mission to protect the people and ecosystems of our region for generations to come. Thanks for being a part of the solution. 


11:00 am – 4:00 pm: Brewers allowed onsite to setup

5:00 pm: The festival begins! Doors open and judges begin sampling.

9:00 pm: Awards ceremony

9:45 pm: Last call

10:00 pm: Festival ends. Kick back and enjoy the best view of the fireworks show in town


$20 in advance / $25 at the door
Ticket price includes two complimentary drinks.
$15 ages 12 – 21 years-old (under 12 free)

Tickets will be sold in advance at Brown Paper Tickets, beginning April 1st. 

Brewer Support

We recognize that your brewery visits hundreds of festivals a year, so we have created a Brewer “Royalty” treatment to help you feel comfortable and have a good time in Bellingham. Here’s what brewers get to experience when coming to our festival:

Free advertising

Our organization is responsible for creating the largest environmental movement in Pacific Northwest history. We know how to get a message out. If you're a part of our festival, people will know. Your brand will be linked with an innovative, eco-friendly movement. Save your advertising budget, and join us. 

Brewer package

Gift certificates, drinks, and signed albums from Polecat, the event's headlining band. 

Discount accommodations

We are working on discount accommodations for brewers and will update this page as soon as they are arranged.

Brewer Reception

Elizabeth Station will host a party for you the day of the event, on the house. 

Brewer’s only tent

The brewers only tent will be equipped with beer, snacks, couches, water, and toilets just for you. 

Brewer liaison

Jenny Martin is here to answer your every need! Call/email her with any questions/concerns: 541-350-7038 –


Please send at least one representative to staff your table. Your brewery is responsible for collecting drink tickets to support the benefiting nonprofit, serving the allotted amount, and complying with Washington State laws for over-serving. 

We expect you to register on time, send us your beer selections and logos on time, and deliver your beer on time. We'll provide you with an excellent opportunity to gain free eco-friendly exposure for your business. And we expect you to help us make this fundraising event a success. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please Email or call Hannah Coughlin (360) 306-9701. 


Please fill out the below form before May 15th to be considered.