TUKWILA, Wash. (March 7, 2008) – For the sixth year in a row, the Museum of Flight will hosts Hops & Props, an elegant craft beer tasting event. This year, in conjunction with the Tukwila Centennial Celebration, the city of Tukwila is offering special hotel and transportation packages. The evening of festivities will take place Saturday, April 5, 2008, between 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm and tickets are $60 per person.

Hops & Props will showcase over 50 craft brews from eight states and five countries. Details on the event are available at www.tukwila100.com.

Attendees will be able to sample masterfully crafted beer and local and international food. They can also learn about the fine art of brewing, all while surrounded by a spectacular showcase of historic and magnificent airplanes.

“The Hops and Props event continues to grow both in popularity and size,” said Jim Haggerton, Tukwila mayor. “This annual event is truly becoming an iconic gathering that draws attendees from all over the state of Washington and beyond.”

Tickets include unlimited tastes of beer, catered food selections provided by Catering by McCormick & Schmick’s, a commemorative Hops & Props glass, an educational tasting guide and access to the Museum of Flight galleries. Live music will be provided by Seattle band, The Dudley Manlove Quartet.

To provide peace-of-mind to attendees, Hops & Props patrons can register for a special overnight package at the Embassy Suites Hotel. A singles package includes one Hops & Props event ticket (two tickets for double occupancy package), overnight accommodations at the Embassy Suites Hotel, hors d’oeuvres and drinks prior to departure for the event, transportation to and from Hops & Props and a full cook-to-order breakfast the next morning. The cost is

$169.00 plus tax – single occupancy, $219.00 plus tax – double occupancy. Call 1-800-EMBASSY and mention the event code, LHOP, to reserve the special discounted rate.

The Tukwila Centennial Celebration events are highlighting the past, present and future of the Tukwila area. Festivities will continue through the end of June 2009. Additional activities include a backyard wildlife festival, historic presentations, sporting events, Memorial Day at the Museum of Flight, fireworks on the fourth, heart-healthy activities, hotel and shopping packages.