ilani BrewFest is back with star power

Head to the casino Thursday, Feb. 16-Sunday, Feb. 19 for local brews, celebrity chefs, and more

A side by side collage shows three chefs' headshots

Headlining chefs are Alex Guarnaschelli, Justin Sutherland, Antonia Lofaso, and Robert Irvine (not pictured).

Photos courtesy of ilani

If you’re looking for a sure bet, it’s that you’ll have a great time at ilani BrewFest.

The four-day event (Thursday, Feb. 16-Sunday, Feb. 19) returns to the Southwest Washington casino with hundreds of beers, seltzers, ciders, spirits, and wines on tap, as well as live cooking demonstrations from a lineup of celebrity chefs. Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Beer, Bourbon & Burgers Dinner | Thursday, Feb. 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. | The Stadium Sports Bar & Grill, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield | $49 | Chefs Doug Adams and Brian Duffy will guide you on a journey through three of the finer things in life.
  • Celebrity Chef Dine-Around | Friday, Feb. 17 | 7-10 p.m. | Meeting & Entertainment Center, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield | $89 | Get an up-close look at your favorite celebrity chefs’ talents as they prepare curated pairings with premium craft brews, wines, and cocktails.
  • Craft Beer Seminar | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 2-2:45 p.m. | Bamboo 8, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield | $29 | Join an intimate conversation about everything hops-to-table.
  • Oyster Open | Sunday, Feb. 19 | 1-5 p.m. | Meeting & Entertainment Center, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield | $39 | Witness the area’s fastest shuckers during the Grand Tasting.

Check the full schedule to plan your weekend.

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