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$1 of every brew sold at Reuben's today goes to the Puget Sound Goat Rescue. (Image: Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

Hundreds line up at Ballard brewery to see baby goats

You would think that the Seahawks and Beyonce were giving away free cars, the way the lines were looped around the block outside of Reuben's Brewery in Ballard on August 18, 2016.

But no - Seattleites just wanted to see some baby goats.

The event, which you may have seen passed around Facebook; is called Baby Goats and Brews and runs from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on 8/18. While Reuben's usually does a charitable event on Thursdays, where one dollar of every beer sold goes to whatever local organization they're partnering with that week, they have had none blow up as much as this one.

"We were shocked," said owner Adam Robbings. While hundreds showed up when were there at opening (around noon), over 25,000 people indicated they were interested in the event on Facebook.

Seven kids were brought in by Puget Sound Goat Rescue for the event. Since they have a long day ahead of them, their handlers are careful to swap them in and out to give breaks, hand-feed them bottles, and give quiet/nap time when they're needed. When we went in to see them they were sweetly cuddling people, just like dogs!

If you're reading this on the 18th, you have until 6:30 p.m. to get to Reuben's and get your tickets to visit the goats (i.e. get inside their pens for cuddles and selfies).

And of course - the same $1 charitable proceed that Reuben's does every week applies to this event as well - we have a feel Puget Sound Goat Rescue is going to come out of this with a hefty donation!