Deception Pass State Park commemorates centennial with community events and beer

Deception Pass State Park 100 Year Anniversary Logo and Summer Ale

Green hexagon logo with the words 100 Year Anniversary Deception Pass State Park 1922-2022 and a rendered image of the pass

Deception Pass State Park 100 Year Anniversary Logo and Summer Ale

A circle with a mountain and a line of trees inside centered above the words Two Beers Brewing Co.

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The Deception Pass Park Foundation is celebrating 100 years of Deception Pass State Park with a series of events and a special beer release from Two Beers Brewing.

Our philosophy at Two Beers revolves around “Drink Beer”. Go outside. Be happy.’ Creating Deception Pass Summer Ale is the perfect way for us to mark the celebration in the best way we know how.

— Felix Madrid, Managing Director of Two Beers Brewing

WA, USA, March 31, 2022 / — Deception Pass State Park turns 100 this year! Deception Pass State Park is the fourth busiest park in Washington State, with over 2 million visitors annually. To encourage park visitors to discover, connect and protect the park’s unique resources, the Centennial Celebration includes a series of events throughout the spring and summer planned and hosted by the Deception Pass Park Foundation. Money raised through these events and supporting partnerships will help fund capital improvements to the park for years to come.

The 2022 Centennial Event Series includes events for all ages and interests – something for everyone – including:

⁃ Commemoration of former park managers – April 22; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
⁃ Earth Day Restoration Project – April 24
⁃ Launch of the summer program – May 28
⁃ Trail Maintenance Day, MD – June 4
⁃ Arts in the Park Concert – July 2; 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
⁃ Vintage RV Rally & Classic Car Show – July 22 at 11:00 a.m. – July 24; 1:00 p.m.
Community picnic in the park – july 23

“The Deception Pass Park Foundation board and volunteers have worked hard to organize an incredible list of events to commemorate the park’s centennial,” shares Terica Ginther, board chair. “As an entirely volunteer-run organization, we’ve invested a lot of time, thought, and love into planning these events and we hope to see people from all over Washington (and beyond!) join in. to us to celebrate 100 years of Deception Pass!” Event details can be found at Sign up to participate or volunteer.

The biggest event of the centennial celebration, the Community Picnic in the Park on July 23, brings back an old tradition that began in 1919 before Deception Pass Park was even recognized as a state park. The 1922 picnic was even the site of the park’s original inauguration. The community picnic will include music, entertainment, food, festival vendors and a beer garden. Attendance at the event is free and no registration is required, so join the Park Foundation at East Cranberry Lake! The beer garden will feature a diverse selection of amazing local breweries: Two Beers Brewery, Anacortes Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery, District Brewing Co, Farmstrong Brewing Co, LaConner Brewing Co, North Sound Brewing Co, Penn Cove Brewing Co and Wicked Tuna Brewing Co . .

Many of the beers that will be featured at the community picnic were specially created to commemorate the centennial celebration. The Deception Pass Park Foundation has partnered with Brewing two beers to release a seasonal Deception Pass Summer Ale. Felix Madrid, Managing Director of Two Beers Brewing Co, was approached by Park Foundation board members with the opportunity to create a celebratory beer to benefit the Park Foundation’s fundraising efforts. “Naturally we try to include beer in all our celebrations,” Madrid explained. “Our ethos at Two Beers is all about ‘Drink Beer’. Get out. Be happy.’ Creating Deception Pass Summer Ale is the perfect way for us to mark the celebration in the best way we know how.

The Deception Pass Park Foundation Centennial logo and Deception Pass Summer Ale can and box design were created by Two Beers Brewing Chief Designer Justina Burns. The 12oz 6-pack box is set to hit the market in Washington in late April and pays homage to the beauty of Deception Pass Park with iconic Pass images. Deception Pass Summer Ale packets will be released from the Woods Tasting Room in SoDo on April 14, and beer is currently available on tap there.


About Deception Pass Park Foundation Our mission is to provide financial and volunteer support to Deception Pass State Park to promote education and preserve resources.

Annual attendance at Deception Pass State Park exceeds two million! Your support plays a vital role in the visitor experience. All money raised goes directly to benefit educational and resource protection programs at Deception Pass State Park. For more information on Centennial events, to volunteer or donate, please visit

About Two Beers Brewing Co.
Founded in 2007, Two Beers Brewing Co. brews delicious, creative, award-winning beers with quality Northwest ingredients. Located in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, Two Beers Brewing, voted Best Brewpub in Seattle at the Seattle Mag’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards, shares The Woods tasting room with sister company Seattle Cider Co (4660 Ohio Ave S. 98134) and offers more than 30 draft beers and ciders.

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