A Taste of Ballard

tasteofballardNEW! featuring Local Food and Brews!

The Taste of Ballard is a family dining area where festival-goers can enjoy food from our resident food carts and those over 21 can step into the beer garden to sample something from each of our featured Ballard-area breweries!  The Taste of Ballard is located by the MainStage where we’ll be sampling live music from Ballard regulars.


halesHale’s Ales
Harvest Ale  The Autumn season is always eagerly anticipated by craft brewers — a whole new crop of fresh hops is about to be harvested! Brewed every fall at Hale’s since 1988, O’Brien’s Harvest Ale is an eagerly anticipated seasonal beer that annualy marks the start of a “brewer’s new year”. Notes from Hale’s Head Brewer Lincoln Zmolek on this year’s Harvest Ale: “The addition of rye lends a subtle spice character and rounds out a solid malt profile to an otherwise very hoppy beer.”  6.9% ABV  42 IBUs
Beer Snob Brown  Nutty, light chocolate flavors combined with caramel base.  Dry finish with low hop bitterness and medium to light body. North English Brown Ale. Dryer than Southern English Brown. Some yeast derived fruity esters.  Malt: Blend of English and US Base Malts with English Crystal, Brown and Victory Malts. Hops: Fuggles.  Yeast: Fullers  ~5.0% ABV  28 IBU’s  18 SRM
Tangerine-Wheat  A refreshing German style wheat ale brewed with 100% natural tangerine juice.  5.0% ABV   15 IBUs
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Northwest IPA  This beer greets you with floral and citrus aromas, the result of aggressive Cascade dry-hopping. The addition of Chinook hops leave you with a lingering pineyness reminiscent of a hike in the mountains. A light malt sweetness provides balance while maintaining the hop forward character.  7.5% ABV   60 IBUs   7 Lovibond
maritimeMaritime Pacific
badjimmysBad Jimmy’s
CDA or Cascadian Dark Ale is the best of both worlds bringing coffee and chocolate notes from the porter side and bright hop aroma and bite from the IPA side. Its dark in color and very easy to drink!
NWPeaksNW Peaks
Redoubt Red’s aroma and flavor are dominated by the hops. It is a nice blend of fruity and spicy notes (contrasting from the citrus notes of the Eldorado Pale and other NW Pales).  A slight residual sweetness and mouthfeel is present to support the hop character in Redoubt Red.  The result is nice, crisp, easy drinking red with a distinct hop profile.


BB logoBiscuit Box
Warm Biscuit & Sweet Cream Butter
— with honey hole wildflower honey, summer sidhu strawberry freezer jam or signature tomato jam.  option: add rollingstone fresh goat cheese 
Ham & Cheese Biscuit — trotters, rosemary, beecher’s cheese fondue.
Tarragon Chicken “Pot Pie” Biscuit
Foraged Mushroom & Black Pepper “Gravy” Biscuit
Bao Biscuit — chinese barbecue pork belly, pickled cucumber, green onion
Shortcake — biscuit, ginger marinated farm berries, chantilly cream
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Fiesta Bowl — Organic, sprouted quinoa layered with Fiesta Sauce (pumpkin seeds/cilantro/lime), organic black beans, spice rubbed organic chicken, fresh cut organic red bell peppers and green onions, topped with avocado, sprinkled with Tillamook cheddar cheese and pumpkin seeds.  Available w/o chicken.
Sunshine Bowl — Organic, sprouted quinoa layered with Sunshine Sauce (almonds/basil/lemon), organic cannellini beans, spice rubbed organic chicken, and topped with fresh cut organic red bell peppers, carrots, broccoli, green onions, sprinkled with feta cheese and pumpkin seeds.  Available w/o chicken.
Coco-nuts! Chocolate Chip Cookie (GF, V) — Almond flour, coconut flour, EV coconut oil, baking soda, Enjoy Life™ chocolate chips, agave nectar, sea salt, and vanilla extract.
Kale Caesar salad — croutons, Caesar dressing, lemon
Three Cheese Pizza
Zoe’s Nitrate Free Pepperoni and Ripe Olive Pizza
Fall Braised Vegetables Pizza
Gluten free crusts available
pattypancoopPatty Pan Grill
Grilled Veggie Quesadilla — A mix of seasonal veggies, many local and organic, folded into a tomato tortilla with melted Tillamook cheddar cheese.
Beef and Pork Tamale with Grilled Veggies — Made with local, grass-fed meat from Crown S Ranch in Winthrop and Olsen Farms in Colville. Served with a side of local, seasonal veggies.
Vegetarian Tamale with Grilled Veggies — Hand-rolled corn tamales stuffed with mild green chiles, Tillamook cheddar cheese, tomatoes and corn, or black beans and guajillo chiles. Served with a side of lightly seasoned veggies.
Tamale of the Month with Grilled Veggies — Rotating specialty tamales featuring local, seasonal ingredients. Varieties include Asparagus and Smoked Salmon, Brisket and Brussels Sprouts, and Squash Blossom and Smoked Gouda.
Solo Tamale — Just the tamale. Try it with our homemade house salsas: mild, tangy tomatillo or smoky ancho.
Just Veggies — A hearty plate of our signature grilled veggies, changing with the seasons.
PowerPoint PresentationPop Up Bike Pops
Full Tilt Paletas (mexican-style fruit popsicles)
cucumber lime / cantaloupe / strawberry-basil
Whidbey Island Ice-Cream Bars (decadent dark chocolate-dipped local ice-cream on a stick)
chocolate mint / white coffee / dark cherry
Vovito Gelato & Sorbetto Pops (unique custom gelato & sorbet to popsicles)
pistachio / caramel sea salt / lemon sorbetto
Cupcake Royale Ice-Cream Sandwiches (classic ice-cream sandwiched between 2 perfect cookies)
bananza ice-cream & salted chocolate chip cookies
triple vanilla bean ice-cream & candied ginger cookies


1 pm BLT
BLT is classic american fiddle music generally played for contra- dancing. Influences branch from celtic traditional music to Southern fiddle tunes. Betsy Alexander, Laurie Andres, Tony Mates and Riley Stowell will certainly get you dancing!
2 pm Happy Campers
Eclectic, electric, folksy and fun.This foursome delivers a unique blend of jazz standards, American traditional and a dash of Old country gypsy. Bill Mckee (standup bass and tuba), Sandy Macdonald (rhythm guitar, banjo), Maria Batayola (percussion, melodica), and Michael Dupille (lead guitar) will get you hummin’ and tappin’ along!
3 pm Squirrel Butter
Squirrel Butter performs traditional and original music influenced by Appalachian, early country, jugband, and blues artists from the late 1800’s through 1950’s.  Charlie Beck and Charmaine Slavin are also both members of The Tallboys.
4 pm Fremont Drum and Dance
Magical hand drum rhythms of Africa and Her Diaspora, with Bill Matthews.
5 pm FOUR
The music of “Four” is classic Americana, blues, jazz, and rock. With influences from the Beatles, to Neil Young, to Dylan and Mark Knopfler, combined with three part harmonies, Steve Stusser, Burnie Lacombe, Rick Ravenscroft and Doug McIntosh will surely leave a memorable impression.