Seattle Scotch & Beer Fest

Rules & Regulations


Policies while working behind the brewery

Our Special Occasion License gives the event permission to operate as a bar for two days. This means we must comply with all rules and regulations set by the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board.


These rules and regulations are put in place by the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis Board to keep all staff, volunteers, and guests safe. The event is responsible for enforcing these rules and regulations to ensure the safety of all involved and not jeopardize TWIF’s ability to secure a Special Occasion Liquor License in the future. It is possible you may not like the rules and regulations and if this is the case, we ask you to set aside your disagreement and comply with all of these rules and regulations so we can ensure the safety of all involved. You could be legally fined if you do not follow the below rules and laws.


Ø  Intoxicated Guests: Please do not serve intoxicated people. You make the ultimate decision on whether to serve a person. If you need help let your brewery area manager know and they will call for a back-up if needed.


Ø  Giving away beer will not be tolerated. It is illegal. You must collect one token for every 5-ounce beer pour. If you or a volunteer are seen giving away beer you will be pulled from table.


Ø  As per Washington State Liquor Laws drinking before or during a shift is not allowed and this will be strictly enforced. Some individuals may choose to drink at lunch or while on a break. Please realize that if a liquor control agent sees anyone drinking and then return to his or her booth to pour beer, that person and the festival will be fined. Drinking behind the booth is against the law Liquor Control Board Agents WILL be among the crowd and watching.


Ø  Brewery Entrance: Brewery volunteers and staff can only enter/exit the event through the Volunteer Entrance located on the just east of the Ticket Booth. Security will not let you enter/exit through the event entrance.


Ø  Brewery Area Managers: Each volunteer will be assigned to a Brewery Area Manager and your Area Manager will be assisting throughout your shift. If you need anything, such as ice, more beer or a break, let them know. If you see someone that needs to be cut off let the Area Manager know and he will have our security personnel deal with the person.


Ø  Relief Pourers: If you need a volunteer to give you a break, please communicate with your Brewery Area Manager.


Ø  Shift Change: When your shift is over, please make sure your replacement has arrived to relieve you. If you leave before the next staff arrives, there will be no one to pour your beer. Please check in with your Brewery Area Manager before you leave.


Ø  Tasting Glasses:  We have a 5oz festival glass to pour into. Please do not pour into any other glass than the festival glass.


Ø  Tokens: As a beer pourer you can only accept tasting tokens. Remember to take the token first and then pour the beer. Please keep your token jar behind the counter so you will be the only one putting tokens into your token jar to avoid fake tokens or guests who insist that they put tokens into the jar while you were not looking. Do not accept anything except official tokens; there is only one design. We are counting tokens per brewery. If your token jar is getting full please let the Brewery Area Manager know and they will notify a Token Runner to collect them.


Ø  Brewery Volunteer Staff: Only two Brewery Volunteer Staff are permitted behind the booth at once.