CONCORD, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2013) - BevMo!, the ultimate neighborhood specialty beverage retailer, is honored to celebrate its one-year anniversary in Washington state and open its tenth and newest Washington store in Issaquah at 910 NE Park Drive on Friday, September 27 at 9 a.m.

As the 144th BevMo! serving California, Arizona and Washington, the new 10,000 square foot retailer will join the nine other Washington locations to feature a selection of thousands of wines, spirits and beers, along with hundreds of gourmet food items, cocktail mixers, glassware, bar accessories and more. The celebration begins with BevMo!'s traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony and gift bag offering to the first 500 lined up before the Issaquah store opens at 9 a.m. on opening day.

On Saturday, September 28, to toast BevMo!'s one-year Washington anniversary, all ten Washington stores -- Ballard, Bellevue, Bellingham, E. Vancouver, Issaquah, Northgate, Redmond, Silverdale, Tacoma and Tukwila -- will hand out complimentary gift bags at noon to the first 100 customers to enter each store and will have wine and beer tastings and demonstrations throughout the day.

"This exciting milestone is a testament to all of the loyal BevMo! customers and dedicated employees that have allowed us to expand our presence to ten stores in one year," said BevMo! CEO Alan Johnson. "Washingtonians have welcomed BevMo! with open arms, we now cover the state from the Canadian border to Oregon for all your specialty beverage needs, and to express our appreciation and gratitude, we can't wait to celebrate the official anniversary weekend with you!" 

Family and friends are encouraged to join in, cheers to BevMo!'s first year in Washington and stop by their neighborhood BevMo! for lots of fun. Additionally, at the newest store location in Issaquah, BevMo! fans can taste, sample and sip all weekend along.

Friday, September 27 Tastings/Demonstration Events Include:
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Chandon Sparkling Wine, Old Schoolhouse Beer, Alpenfire Cider
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Treveri Cellars, Mac & Jack's Brewery, Tito's Vodka
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Cadaretta & Buried Cane Wine, Redhook Brewery, Sauza Tequila

Saturday, September 28 Tastings/Demonstration Events Include:
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Long Shadows Wine, Flyers Brewing Co., Pinnacle Vodka
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Ste. Michelle Estates, Elysian Brewing, Smirnoff Sorbet Vodka

Sunday, September 29 Tasting/Demonstration Events Include:
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Manos Negras Wine, Sake Selections, Bailey's Liqueurs

For the latest information about the new Issaquah store and other Washington locations, sip alongside BevMo! on Facebook, Twitter, and the BevMo! Blog, BevMo! Thirsty Times.