Frequently Asked Questions
How often do you hold the Poulsbo Beer Run?
Twice a Year. The first PBR is for St Paddy’s it’s the closest Saturday to St. Patrick’s Day. The second PBR is Oktoberfest either the last Saturday in September or first Saturday of October. Follow us on Facebook.
When does registration start for each PBR?
We try to open the registration close to January 1 for St Paddy’s and August 1 for Oktoberfest.
We will happily refund up to February 21st for St Paddy’s and September 21st for the Oktoberfest.
Is there a maximum number of registrations?
Yes. Each PBR is limited to the first 1,500 registered, so register early.
Is there a map of the course?
Yes. There are maps at each stop that shows you the route to the next stop. The QR code will put the map on your phone. You can also view the map here.
How long is the course?
The distance is 4.1 miles.
Do I have to run/walk the entire course?
No. The goal of the PBR is to be active (walking is active), enjoy our local beers and have a blast. We definitely don’t want you to drink more than you can handle. You do need to go back to your starting location to receive your finisher prize.
Is there a time limit for the course?
You can enjoy yourself throughout the course, but the Liquor Control Board requires the bib beer tabs expire at 1:00pm.
Do I have to drink all the beers/ciders?
This answer is no of course you do not need to drink all of your beer. You can also request a short pour, we definity don’t want you sick. But we need you to go back to your starting location to receive your finisher prize. Drink what you’re comfortable with. We recommend you try beers/cider at each location. Please remember you can request a “short pour”
Please remember to go to your starting location for your finisher prize.
Do I have to drink all the beers/ciders?
This answer is no. But you do need to go back to your starting location to receive your finisher prize.
Drink what you are comfortable with. We recommend you try some at each location. You can also ask for a “short pour”
Please remember to go to your starting location to get your finisher prize.
What is the finisher’s prize?
We try to change the finisher’s prize for each PBR, depending on requests. If you have an idea please contact the PBR director maybe we can use your idea.
When is package pickup?
Package pickup is the Thursday and Friday prior to the Event at Slippery Pig Brewery from 4:00-7:00.
Is there “Day Of” Package Pickup?
Yes, but to help make Event day easier we prefer that you pick up your package early.
Can a friend pick up my package?
Can I have my well-behaved doggie join me?
Yes this event is doggie friendly, except at Envy (it’s a restaurant) so it’ll need to stay outside here.
Can I order a shirt on Event day if I did not order it when I registered?
No, but there will be a limited number of extra shirts available for sale.
What’s the best way to find out the latest updates on the PBR?
Like us on Facebook and follow us for updates on the event page; email updates are sent from the PBR Director to all the email address provided at registration.
Parking – Designated driver/carpooling highly recommended
Rainy Daze (650 Bovela Lane): There is very little parking at Rainy Daze. Do not park at the strip mall on the corner.
Echoes Brewing (19479 Viking Ave NW) Limited parking on-site.
Envy (19559 Viking Ave NW): There is plenty of parking behind Envy. Please reserve front spaces for their restaurant patrons.
Overflow For Rainy Daze, Echoes and Envy: You can park in Fishline’s (787 NW Liberty Rd, Poulsbo, WA 98370) parking lot. It is located just north of Envy Bar & Grill on the same side of Viking Way.
Valhöll (18970 3rd Ave NE), Slippery Pig (18801 Front St NE) & Western Red (19168 Jensen Way NE): You can park at the Waterfront Parking Lot behind the stores on Front St. Or the City Hall parking garage.
We are serving a total of 7 – 9 ounce beers/cider for a total of 63 ounces.
Can children attend, how about if they're in a stroller?
Unfortunately children are not allowed at this event. Please use this day as your adult play date…remember there’s alcohol involved and LOTS of people. So children (even in strollers) are no longer allowed on this Event. The WA Liquor Control Board requires all participants to be over the age of 21, they consider this as a beer garden event.
Why do I have to go back to where I started the PBR?
We want you to experience all the locations, but it’s important that you end at your starting location because there’s only the number of finisher prizes at each location for the number registered at that location.
If I registered and now I can't make it, can I transfer it to my friend?
Yes, however when they check in to pickup their packet they must tell the Run Director that they need to transfer the bib in their name and sign the waiver. You need to forward the emails the week of the event to the participant. Then they will have the up-to-date information.
Can my friend or my DD (Designated Driver) follow with me on the run?
No unless they’ve purchased a FULL price bib., even if they may not be drinking. The WA Liquor Control Board requires that each participant has registered for the event is over the age of 21 and has signed a waiver.
Someone is selling their bib online, can I buy it?
No PLEASE DO NOT purchase a bib other than on the DataBar website. We’ve had participants get scammed with online bib sales. It is against the law to sell one of our bibs online, you must have an approved WA State Liquor Control Board event license in order to sell our bibs..
I just signed up and now I want to switch Breweries, how can I do this?
If registration is open and custom bibs are still available, you may switch your starting location. Send an email to [email protected] or click on “Contact Us” here on our website, please provide the name of who needs to be moved the current starting location and the location you would like to change to. When registration is closed the supplies for you to have a great experience are already at your starting location, so please do not change your location.
I just picked up my bib at package pickup, what is this green mug for on my bib?
This green mug is for your finisher prize. When you’ve completed the course so you’re back at your starting location. You hand in this green mug and receive your last beer along with your finisher prize.
The Brewery is not serving the type of beer I want, can I buy one?
No. You can kindly ask the Brewery if they could pour your favorite beer. But it is at the discretion of the Brewery, whether they can accommodate your request. The reason for it not being served could possibly be that the alcohol content is too high to serve at this event. So please be respectful, they are NOT allowed to sell you any alcohol until after the event is over. So PLEASE DO NOT ask them to sell you alcohol during the Event. The WA State Liquor Control Board will close down the PBR for this type of action.
Is there anything I need to bring on Event day?
Yes, please make sure you have a valid ID showing you’re over 21.