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Beers Made by Walking
May
24
to Aug 21

Beers Made by Walking

Now in its seventh year, Beers Made By Walking (BMBW) returns to Seattle! BMBW invites brewers to get out on the tail for hikes led by volunteer naturalists and brew beer inspired by plants found on the trail. Join local breweries and Washington Wild for a day on the trail, enjoying the outdoors and hanging out with some of the breweries that are behind protecting clean and healthy watersheds in Washington State. Each hike is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required. Hikers are accompanied by local brewers who must create a hike-inspired beer in the fall for a special BMBW tapping event where you can try all the brews at once.

These place-based beers serve as drinkable, landscape portraits of the trails that are walked. See below for a list of hikes and participating breweries. We can't wait to get outdoors with our volunteers, Brewshed Partners, and you!

2018 Hike Schedule & Registration

May 24, 10:00 AM - Pratt River Trail
Breweries: Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, Fremont Brewing, Rooftop Brewing Company
REGISTER HERE

July 19 10:00 AM – South Tiger Traverse
Breweries: Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, Lazy Boy Brewing Company
REGISTER HERE

August 21, 10:00 PM – Heather Lake Trail
Breweries: Bainbridge Brewing, Flying Lion Brewing, Hellbent Brewing Company, Machine House Brewery
REGISTER HERE

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Deschutes 30th Anniversary and 80's Bash at Beveridge Place Pub
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Deschutes 30th Anniversary and 80's Bash at Beveridge Place Pub

Flashback to the 80's with an amazing collection of Deschutes beer! We'll create a beer garden in the parking lot to ensure there's plenty of room to enjoy the beer, food, music, games, & prizes!

DJ ABV will be spinning 80s tunes inside (so wear your 80s gear and win a prize!), we'll have games & food outside, and the beer will be flowing EVERYWHERE! Enjoy some classic Deschutes brews, some new releases, and a four-year vertical of Black Butte Anniversary Imperial Porter!

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Deschutes 30th Anniversary "throwback to 1988" party at Deschutes Brewery's Bend pub
Jun
25
11:00 AM11:00

Deschutes 30th Anniversary "throwback to 1988" party at Deschutes Brewery's Bend pub

Festivities kick off Monday, June 25, at the Bend pub located at 1044 NW Bond St., for a “super local’s night” with a throwback to 1988, the year the company was founded. The evening will include a toast to the brewery’s long-time pub regulars.

More on Deschutes Brewery's 30th anniversary party

BEND, Oregon –Bend’s original craft brewery is gearing up for its 30th anniversary with a week of celebrations in Bend spanning Monday, June 24 – Saturday, June 30.  (List below.)

On June 27th, 1988, Deschutes Brewery opened the doors of its Bend Public House on Bond Street. Three decades, and a lot of beer later, the company will host a weeks’ worth of local events celebrating   thirty years of craft brewing, community partnerships and the countless local customers who have been critical to Deschutes’ ongoing success. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (MBSEF), a longtime non-profit partner of the brewery.

To anchor the celebration, Deschutes has invited several Deschutes Brewery alumni to return and collaborate on seven exciting new brews. ...

Deschutes’ Founder, Gary Fish takes pride in the success of the collaboration brewers after their time here because they, all continue to make major contributions to the craft industry. “I’m glad they are pursuing their passion and have all been successful at it,” said Fish. “It speaks to their talent and perseverance. Every single one of them makes really good beer, and we’re proud of all of them.”

The Deschutes Brewery 30th anniversary collaboration “family tree” includes John Harris, Deschutes Brewery’s original brewmaster with Ecliptic Brewery, Frank Appleton a brewing consultant responsible for creating the recipes of Deschutes’ beloved brands such as Black Butte Porter and Cascade Golden Ale, Tim Gossack from Bell’s Brewery, Tony Lawrence from Boneyard Brewery, long time brewer Mark Vickery, Paul Arney from The Ale Apothecary, and Cam O’Connor and Larry Sidor now with Crux Fermentation Project.

The guest collaborators partnered with current Deschutes Brewery brewers, Veronica Vega, Ryan Schmiege, Robin Johnson and Ben Kehs to make the unique brews. All were made at Deschutes’ Bend brewing facility.

 “There have been a lot of great brewers that have impacted our process, our mission, our values and our success over these three decades,” said Fish, “I’m glad they’ve chosen to come back to commemorate the time we’ve spent together.” These brewers will head to Drake Park on Saturday, June 30, to help showcase the beer and reminisce about the days at Deschutes.
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Deschutes 30th Anniversary "Back Alley Bash" at Deschutes Brewery's Bend pub
Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

Deschutes 30th Anniversary "Back Alley Bash" at Deschutes Brewery's Bend pub

Wednesday, June 27 will be Deschutes Brewery’s annual birthday “Back Alley Bash” at the Bend pub located at 1044 NW Bond St. from 5:30pm to 9:30pm, with live music, food, and the release of special reserve beers: Black Butte XXX (Black Butte 30th) and Black Butte3(referred to as Black Butte cubed.) 

More on Deschutes Brewery's 30th anniversary party

BEND, Oregon –Bend’s original craft brewery is gearing up for its 30th anniversary with a week of celebrations in Bend spanning Monday, June 24 – Saturday, June 30.  (List below.)

On June 27th, 1988, Deschutes Brewery opened the doors of its Bend Public House on Bond Street. Three decades, and a lot of beer later, the company will host a weeks’ worth of local events celebrating   thirty years of craft brewing, community partnerships and the countless local customers who have been critical to Deschutes’ ongoing success. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (MBSEF), a longtime non-profit partner of the brewery.

To anchor the celebration, Deschutes has invited several Deschutes Brewery alumni to return and collaborate on seven exciting new brews. ...

Deschutes’ Founder, Gary Fish takes pride in the success of the collaboration brewers after their time here because they, all continue to make major contributions to the craft industry. “I’m glad they are pursuing their passion and have all been successful at it,” said Fish. “It speaks to their talent and perseverance. Every single one of them makes really good beer, and we’re proud of all of them.”

The Deschutes Brewery 30th anniversary collaboration “family tree” includes John Harris, Deschutes Brewery’s original brewmaster with Ecliptic Brewery, Frank Appleton a brewing consultant responsible for creating the recipes of Deschutes’ beloved brands such as Black Butte Porter and Cascade Golden Ale, Tim Gossack from Bell’s Brewery, Tony Lawrence from Boneyard Brewery, long time brewer Mark Vickery, Paul Arney from The Ale Apothecary, and Cam O’Connor and Larry Sidor now with Crux Fermentation Project.

The guest collaborators partnered with current Deschutes Brewery brewers, Veronica Vega, Ryan Schmiege, Robin Johnson and Ben Kehs to make the unique brews. All were made at Deschutes’ Bend brewing facility.

 “There have been a lot of great brewers that have impacted our process, our mission, our values and our success over these three decades,” said Fish, “I’m glad they’ve chosen to come back to commemorate the time we’ve spent together.” These brewers will head to Drake Park on Saturday, June 30, to help showcase the beer and reminisce about the days at Deschutes.
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Homebrew Con (National Homebrewers Conference) at Oregon Convention Center
Jun
28
to Jun 30

Homebrew Con (National Homebrewers Conference) at Oregon Convention Center

  • Oregon Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Homebrewers from across the country will come together in Rose City for Homebrew Con, also known as the National Homebrewers Conference. Hosted by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), the three-day event—which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year—is the ultimate experience for anyone interested in homebrewing and understanding beer, mead and cider. Homebrew Con features interactive sessions, workshops and demonstrations that cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level.

The conference culminates with the National Homebrew Competition, the world’s largest beer competition, which recognizes the most outstanding homebrewed beer, mead and cider produced by amateur brewers worldwide.
 
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Deschutes 30th Anniversary "Black Butte Whiskey" release party at Deschutes Brewery's Bend pub
Jun
28
11:00 AM11:00

Deschutes 30th Anniversary "Black Butte Whiskey" release party at Deschutes Brewery's Bend pub

On Thursday, June 28, specialty 30th anniversary Black Butte Whiskies will be released at the Bend pub. These releases will not be sold in bottles, only available by the glass.

More on Deschutes Brewery's 30th anniversary party

BEND, Oregon –Bend’s original craft brewery is gearing up for its 30th anniversary with a week of celebrations in Bend spanning Monday, June 24 – Saturday, June 30.  (List below.)

On June 27th, 1988, Deschutes Brewery opened the doors of its Bend Public House on Bond Street. Three decades, and a lot of beer later, the company will host a weeks’ worth of local events celebrating   thirty years of craft brewing, community partnerships and the countless local customers who have been critical to Deschutes’ ongoing success. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (MBSEF), a longtime non-profit partner of the brewery.

To anchor the celebration, Deschutes has invited several Deschutes Brewery alumni to return and collaborate on seven exciting new brews. ...

Deschutes’ Founder, Gary Fish takes pride in the success of the collaboration brewers after their time here because they, all continue to make major contributions to the craft industry. “I’m glad they are pursuing their passion and have all been successful at it,” said Fish. “It speaks to their talent and perseverance. Every single one of them makes really good beer, and we’re proud of all of them.”

The Deschutes Brewery 30th anniversary collaboration “family tree” includes John Harris, Deschutes Brewery’s original brewmaster with Ecliptic Brewery, Frank Appleton a brewing consultant responsible for creating the recipes of Deschutes’ beloved brands such as Black Butte Porter and Cascade Golden Ale, Tim Gossack from Bell’s Brewery, Tony Lawrence from Boneyard Brewery, long time brewer Mark Vickery, Paul Arney from The Ale Apothecary, and Cam O’Connor and Larry Sidor now with Crux Fermentation Project.

The guest collaborators partnered with current Deschutes Brewery brewers, Veronica Vega, Ryan Schmiege, Robin Johnson and Ben Kehs to make the unique brews. All were made at Deschutes’ Bend brewing facility.

 “There have been a lot of great brewers that have impacted our process, our mission, our values and our success over these three decades,” said Fish, “I’m glad they’ve chosen to come back to commemorate the time we’ve spent together.” These brewers will head to Drake Park on Saturday, June 30, to help showcase the beer and reminisce about the days at Deschutes.
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Deschutes 30th Anniversary Party at Drake Park
Jun
30
12:00 PM12:00

Deschutes 30th Anniversary Party at Drake Park

Saturday, June 30 is a daylong celebration at the namesake of Deschutes Brewery’s favorite pale ale, Mirror Pond (at Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd.), on Saturday, June 30th from 12pm-9:30pm. This family friendly party in the park includes pours of all the special 30thcollaboration beers and special releases. There will be, live music, damn tasty beer, hot air balloon rides and more family fun. The centerpiece of the action includes Street Pub, our nationally famous 186-foot-long pop-up bar. 

More on Deschutes Brewery's 30th anniversary party

BEND, Oregon –Bend’s original craft brewery is gearing up for its 30th anniversary with a week of celebrations in Bend spanning Monday, June 24 – Saturday, June 30.  (List below.)

On June 27th, 1988, Deschutes Brewery opened the doors of its Bend Public House on Bond Street. Three decades, and a lot of beer later, the company will host a weeks’ worth of local events celebrating   thirty years of craft brewing, community partnerships and the countless local customers who have been critical to Deschutes’ ongoing success. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation (MBSEF), a longtime non-profit partner of the brewery.

To anchor the celebration, Deschutes has invited several Deschutes Brewery alumni to return and collaborate on seven exciting new brews. ...

Deschutes’ Founder, Gary Fish takes pride in the success of the collaboration brewers after their time here because they, all continue to make major contributions to the craft industry. “I’m glad they are pursuing their passion and have all been successful at it,” said Fish. “It speaks to their talent and perseverance. Every single one of them makes really good beer, and we’re proud of all of them.”

The Deschutes Brewery 30th anniversary collaboration “family tree” includes John Harris, Deschutes Brewery’s original brewmaster with Ecliptic Brewery, Frank Appleton a brewing consultant responsible for creating the recipes of Deschutes’ beloved brands such as Black Butte Porter and Cascade Golden Ale, Tim Gossack from Bell’s Brewery, Tony Lawrence from Boneyard Brewery, long time brewer Mark Vickery, Paul Arney from The Ale Apothecary, and Cam O’Connor and Larry Sidor now with Crux Fermentation Project.

The guest collaborators partnered with current Deschutes Brewery brewers, Veronica Vega, Ryan Schmiege, Robin Johnson and Ben Kehs to make the unique brews. All were made at Deschutes’ Bend brewing facility.

 “There have been a lot of great brewers that have impacted our process, our mission, our values and our success over these three decades,” said Fish, “I’m glad they’ve chosen to come back to commemorate the time we’ve spent together.” These brewers will head to Drake Park on Saturday, June 30, to help showcase the beer and reminisce about the days at Deschutes.
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Bellingham Beer and Music Festival at North Bellingham Golf Course
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Bellingham Beer and Music Festival at North Bellingham Golf Course

The Bellingham Beer and Music Festival is an afternoon event featuring up to 25 different breweries, 75 different beers, up to seven bands and Dynasty Cellars Winery.

Net proceeds benefit Whatcom Beer and Wine Foundation’s beneficiary organizations: Our TreeHouse, Growing Alliances and Make.Shift Literacy Programs.

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McMenamins School Summer School Brewfest at Anderson School
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

McMenamins School Summer School Brewfest at Anderson School

Head to school in late July of every year for this education in local brews. Its debut in 2017 featured 59 handcrafted ales and 8 ciders from McMenamins and local guest breweries and cideries – McMenamins’ biggest brewfest offering yet!

It’s free admission and entertainment; go on a brewery tour, and jam to multiple bands playing live music outdoors. Just pace yourself with all these tasters!

Ever wanted to the roam the halls of a school, while sipping on something a principal or teacher might expel you for? Then how about a visit to Anderson School for their Summer School Brewfest. On Saturday, July 21st, McMenamins' Anderson School hosts an event featuring live music, drinks and of course food at one of three pubs onsite at McMenamins' Anderson School. 

For more information or to add this to your calendar, visit https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/183164-2nd-annual-anderson-summer-school-brewfest. 

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McMenamins presents Sundown Grand Ol' Country Festival at Grand Lodge
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

McMenamins presents Sundown Grand Ol' Country Festival at Grand Lodge

 image courtesy McMenamins Brewing Company

image courtesy McMenamins Brewing Company

Fixin’ to don your boots and find a line dancing partner? Well, ya should! McMenamins second annual Sundown Grand ol’ Country Festival takes place Sunday, July 22 at Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, and it’s gonna be fun!

A handful of local and nationally renowned country, bluegrass and Americana artists will perform across two stages on the Grand Lodge’s sprawling green lawn.

In addition to the lively tunes, visitors can join hand-in-hand for free line dancing lessons and get some retail therapy with handmade crafts from local artisans including hand-tooled leather products, jewelry and vintage garments.

A complete schedule of artists, stage times and info about the vendors are included below.

MAIN STAGE ON THE LAWN:

  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Caleb Caudle
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Bastards Sons of Johnny Cash
  • 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Los Supremos De Los Hermanos Flores
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Cloverdayle

AMERICANA STAGE AT PAT’S CORNER:

  • 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Silver Lake 66
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jawbone Flats
  • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Lonesomes
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Connie Jo Collins, CJ’s Country Dance Instruction

GARAGE DOOR:

  • 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders
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Jun
17
1:00 PM13:00

Portland Beer Week presents SNACKDOWN! at Loyal Legion's The Evergreen

Portland Beer Week & Gigantic Brewing present SNACKDOWN! on Sunday June 17th at The Evergreen event space above Loyal Legion. SNACKDOWN! is a fun and entertaining food and beer pairing event where 10 of Portland's best Chefs and 10 Oregon Brewers are paired into 10 Brewer/Chef teams to make their greatest snack and beer pairing. Guests will choose their favorite pairing and the winners will be awarded the SNACKDOWN Belt!

This event is designed to be more fun and loose than you're standard beer dinner. Imagine a WWF style Smackdown with brewers and chefs hyping their pairing on the mic - possibly while sporting wrestling themed costume. DJ Rev Shines will be on the decks keeping the party live. $49 includes all 10 small plates and TEN 5oz beer pours + a collectible glass.

Join us for great beer, great food and a real party!

SNACKDOWN! Is the official closing event of Portland Beer Week.
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"For the love of lagers" featuring pFriem, Chuckanut, & Wayfinder at Belmont Station
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

"For the love of lagers" featuring pFriem, Chuckanut, & Wayfinder at Belmont Station

There's a reason the Northwest is leading the new wave of lagers: we have brewers with amazing lager pedigrees!

Join us as we explore lager offerings from three of the Northwest's leading lager producers: pFriemWayfinder and Chuckanut. Josh Pfriem and Kevin Davey of Wayfinder will both be on-site to help us celebrate these amazing lagers. Coincidentally, they both cut their lagering teeth at ... Chuckanut! Proof again that it's not a small world, just a large brewpub!

Lagers being poured:

~pFriem Mexican Lager

~pFriem Pilsner

~pFriem pFriem Cereveza Negra

~pFriem Japanese Lager

~pFriem Helles

~pFriem Kolsch

~Chuckanut Gerste Lager

~Chuckanut Marzen

~Wayfinder Hell

~Wayfinder Hidden Hand Cerne Pivo (Czech Black Lager)

**While not a lager, pFriem's award-winning Nectarine Golden Ale will also make a special appearance!

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Portland Beer and Cheese Festival at The Bindery Annex
Jun
16
12:00 PM12:00

Portland Beer and Cheese Festival at The Bindery Annex

  • The Bindery Annex (and Culmination Brewing) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
The 7th annual Portland Beer and Cheese Fest produced by Portland Beer Week and Cheese Bar and Chizu owner Steve Jones is the premiere event of it's kind! This years carefully curated fest will be held Saturday June 16th at The Bindery Annex building, home to Culmination Brewing. This beer and pairing invitational festival features ten creameries paired with ten breweries, plus artisan chocolate, charcuterie and more hand-crafted snacks that pair beautifully with beer. Each ticket gets you all ten hand curated and paired beer and cheese pairings by master Cheesemonger Steve Jones. Complimentary chocolate tasting and charcuterie while supplies last. Get your General Admission or VIP tickets now for this event before it sells out as it does every year!
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"Branding for Beer Seminar" at Wayfinder Beer
Jun
15
5:30 PM17:30

"Branding for Beer Seminar" at Wayfinder Beer

Learn from some of the best designers in the industry on how to build your visual beer brand using the language of graphics and lettering for a cohesive feel that separates a brand from the rest. Part of the Portland Beer Week seminar series, this panel of experienced beer branding experts will walk you through designing logos fit for merchandise to designing beer labels and cans to telling your story through visual interpretation. Each seminar attendee will receive one free drink ticket exchangeable for a beer at Wayfinder Brewing. 

Our panel of experts:

Oceania Eagan, Founder/Creative Director of Blindtiger Design

Bale Breaker Brewing, Reuben's Brews, Fiegueroa Mountain Brewing and more

Harvey Shepard - Oh, Beautiful Beer

Designer and author of Oh, Beautiful Beer the blog and book.

Shawn Scott - Principal Designer/Owner of Gamut SF & PDX

Projects include: SF Beer Week, Fieldwork Brewing, Magnolia Brewing, Golden Road Brewing, Cellarmaker etc.

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Oregon Garden BrewCamp at Oregon Garden Resort
Jun
15
to Jun 18

Oregon Garden BrewCamp at Oregon Garden Resort

Oregon Garden BrewCamp (formerly known as Oregon Garden Brewfest) has a well-deserved reputation as an amazing craft beer and music festival in a remarkable setting—the 80-acre Oregon Garden.

An impressive craft beer lineup (and wine!) | nonstop bands and DJs performing on two stages | festival-style camping | exciting outdoor activities | workshops for all ages | and much more!

The perfect way to kick off your Oregon summer—check out this year’s amazing schedule and be prepared for fun.

“Beautiful garden—what an awesome spot for a beer fest! Being able to camp right here made this so fun.” —Shawn S., Attendee

Oregon Garden BrewCamp started 14 years ago at The Oregon Garden in Silverton with just a handful of breweries and craft beer lovers, and is now recognized as one of the best craft beer fests in Oregon. Where else can you stroll through five different gardens tasting from over 60+ breweries pouring over 120+ different craft beers, ciders and meads? You’ve found it at The Oregon Garden, one of the most beautiful and unique venues in the state.

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Masters of IPA Invitational at Ecliptic Brewing
Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Masters of IPA Invitational at Ecliptic Brewing

Portland, Oregon. Earth ... On Friday, June 15, from 4-9pm Portland’s Ecliptic Brewing will host the Masters of IPA Invitational, a featured event during Portland Beer Week.This year’s event returns bigger, badder, danker and juicier than ever as the ultimate showdown of the best India Pale Ale.

“I’m excited to welcome back the fourth year of the Masters of IPA Invitational. This is a real showcase for some of the best IPA Brewers in the country.” said co-organizer of the event, Erin Grey Kemplin. 

22 breweries will be pouring over 40 beers outside of Ecliptic Brewing. Most breweries will have their Brewmasters in attendance so come hang out with your heros! Event attendees will get a custom piece of glassware, a full guide to all beers being poured, and 5 tasting tickets with their $10 entry free. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $2 at the event. 

Participating breweries include Reuben’s Brews, Pizza Port Brewing Company, Cloudburst Brewing, Sunriver Brewing Company, Block 15 Brewing Company, Grains of Wrath Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Fort George Brewery, Barley Brown’s Beer, Boneyard Beer, Great Notion Brewing, Cellarmaker Brewing Company, Three Magnets Brewing Company, Noble Ale Works, Matchless Brewing, Comrade Brewing Company, Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Breakside Brewery, Modern Times Beer, Ecliptic Brewing, Revision Brewing Company, and Beachwood Brewing.

Masters of IPA Invitational:

When: June 15th, 4-9pm
Where: Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N. Cook Street.
What: A beer festival devoted to IPA’s!

For up to date details on the event, visit the Facebook page here.

About Ecliptic Brewing
Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old-world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Starburst IPA, Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information, visit: www.eclipticbrewing.com.

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).

 About Portland Beer Week
Portland Beer Week is eleven days of fun, educational, eye and palate opening eating and drinking events in the greatest beer city on earth. More than just a beer festival, Portland Beer Week is a celebration of craft beer culture and all of its tangents from food pairings to beer ice cream, artwork and design, film and science. Though our namesake is for the city of Portland, Oregon, we are not exclusive to only local brands and companies, we wish to bring the best of the beer world to Portland. Our goals are to showcase the world of beer in the greatest beer city on earth from brewer’s dinners, to tastings, seminars, festivals and games. Our grass roots organization was founded by beer journalists, taproom and bottle shop owners, craft beer entrepreneurs and brewery marketing experts in an effort to expand beer education and promote our city.

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Native Oregonism release featuring Ale Apothecary & Culmination at Belmont Station
Jun
15
2:00 PM14:00

Native Oregonism release featuring Ale Apothecary & Culmination at Belmont Station

Meet the mad scientists who created Native Oregonism, a new collaboration from Ale Apothecary and Culmination. Paul Arney and members of the Culmination crew will be on hand to talk about the collaboration. We will have this new beer available to enjoy on draft and take home in bottles. 

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"Sour & Wild Ale Seminar" at Culmination Brewing
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

"Sour & Wild Ale Seminar" at Culmination Brewing

Discover the art and skill of barrel-aging in this educational but fun tasting event and seminar presented by Portland Beer Week and the Caputo Group.

The discussion will follow techniques, styles and other theories on aging beer in barrels as well as covering multiple kinds of spirit barrels. Attendees not only get a one-of-a-kind learning experience but will get to sample two specialty barrel-aged beers from each brewer over the course of the roughly two hour seminar. Time will be allotted to ask questions and mingle with the brewers and drink more exquisite barrel-aged beer at the end of the talk. Advanced Tickets are $45 here.

This years speakers:

Darron Welch (Brewmaster, Pelican Brewing Co.)

Featuring Mother of All Storms (Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine) and Queen of Hearts (Gold medal winning Gin barrel-aged Saison)

Jake Harper (Assistant Brewmaster, Deschutes Brewery PDX)

Beers TBA

Ben Edmunds (Brewmaster, Breakside Brewery)

Beers TBA

Sean Burke (Brewmaster, Von Ebert Brewing)

Beers TBA

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"New Drafts on the Block" at Produce Row Café
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

"New Drafts on the Block" at Produce Row Café

Press Release

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Celebrate the newest, freshest breweries & cideries to hit the Pacific Northwest on Thursday, June 14th at Produce Row Café! Stop by the award-winning patio from 5pm to 10pm with featured brewers like Dirty Pretty, Pono, Grains of Wrath, Rosenstadt and more. Live music from Supper Set DJs, lawn games, raffle prizes and fresh mug and token style tastes from celebrated beer & cider makers that make this a not-to-be-missed beer week event!

Produce Row is proud to partner with the Willamette Riverkeeper organization, with a portion of the event proceeds going to this great cause! Event details and more information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1011809058971367/

Willamette Riverkeeper Mission:
Willamette Riverkeeper’s sole mission is to protect and restore the Willamette River.  We believe that a river with good water quality and abundant natural habitat, safe for fishing and swimming is a basic public right.  The Willamette River belongs to all of us, and should be protected as such.

We work to enable the Willamette River Watershed to function more naturally with cold, pure water, meandering backchannels, and dynamic habitat for fish and wildlife.  The health of this natural ecosystem is inseparable from the quality of life of our communities who live and work in its surrounding watershed; each is dependent on the other.

About Produce Row Café
Produce Row has been the pulse of the craft beer movement for over 40 years. Originally opened in 1953 as a breakfast café for the produce dockworkers, Produce Row was bought and converted to a pub in 1974 by Mike and Brian McMenamin. When the brothers decided to get into the beer making business, they sold “The Row” to the employees in 1978 and moved up to their first brewpub location on Hawthorne.

For the next 30 years The Row was owned and operated by a small group of partners led by Alan Karpinski and Steve Piucci. The Row had an active music scene and led the city in the craft brew movement always boasting the best, eclectic line up in town.

Alan Davis bought the building and business in 2008 and undertook a major renovation to the facility updating all furniture and fixtures. Along with the remodel came a sophisticated whiskey program quickly putting Produce Row on the map as one of the great Bourbon Bars in America. Alan closed The Row suddenly in late 2014 for personal reasons alarming the loyal patrons around the city.

In April 2015, Alan sold The Row to Jim Hall and Josh Johnston. Jim and Josh are local, owner-operators of a group of great Portland establishments, including several Portland Institutions, Paddy’s Bar & Grill and The Cadillac Café. Alan felt confident that Jim and Josh could “carry the torch” of Produce Row and its long history.

It’s our honor to serve you as our guests. Please enjoy the delicious food and drink in this great Portland landmark.

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"Bent Over a Barrel" featuring Breakside and Portland Cider Co. at Belmont Station
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

"Bent Over a Barrel" featuring Breakside and Portland Cider Co. at Belmont Station

Cider meets beer in this love story that goes back at least two years. That's when Portland Cider Co. decided to fill a few Breaksideanniversary barrels with some tasty cider. The outcome was so delicious, they did it again last year. The results are two very rare draft ciders that also are quite different -- from each other and from other beers or ciders!

Come taste both ciders, plus a handful of Breakside barrel-aged beers on draft:

  • Portland Cider Co. Ocular Patdown (Breakside Beer Barrel Project #1)
  • Portland Cider Co. Peach Princess (Breakside Beer Barrel Project #2 blended with peach puree)
  • Breakside Dog & Pony Show (Belmont Station 20th Anniversary Ale)
  • Breakside Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec Strong Ale
  • Breakside 4th Wave Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Vienna Lager
  • Breakside Strawberry Ballyhoo Brett Ale fermented with & conditioned on strawberries
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"Barrel-Aged Beer Seminar" at Von Ebert Brewing
Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

"Barrel-Aged Beer Seminar" at Von Ebert Brewing

Discover the art and skill of barrel-aging in this educational but fun tasting event and seminar presented by Portland Beer Week and the Caputo Group.

The discussion will follow techniques, styles and other theories on aging beer in barrels as well as covering multiple kinds of spirit barrels. Attendees not only get a one-of-a-kind learning experience but will get to sample two specialty barrel-aged beers from each brewer over the course of the roughly two hour seminar. Time will be allotted to ask questions and mingle with the brewers and drink more exquisite barrel-aged beer at the end of the talk. Advanced Tickets are $45 here.

This years speakers:

Darron Welch (Brewmaster, Pelican Brewing Co.)

Featuring Mother of All Storms (Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine) and Queen of Hearts (Gold medal winning Gin barrel-aged Saison)

Jake Harper (Assistant Brewmaster, Deschutes Brewery PDX)

Beers TBA

Ben Edmunds (Brewmaster, Breakside Brewery)

Beers TBA

Sean Burke (Brewmaster, Von Ebert Brewing)

Beers TBA

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Meet the brewery featuring Reuben's Brews & Bale Breaker at Belmont Station
Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

Meet the brewery featuring Reuben's Brews & Bale Breaker at Belmont Station

We are super excited to join our "crosstown" friends at Saraveza in this evening-long celebration of two of Washington State's finest breweries! Brewery crew members will be on-site at both locations to meet and greet fans and enjoy some fantastic Reuben's and Bale Breaker beers with us! Our event runs 5-8 PMand Saraveza's runs 6-9 PM, so you can swing by both establishments or just stick closer to whichever part of Portland you call home! Check our live website draft list and our Events pagefor details on what we will be pouring that night!

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"Micro Maltsters and Innovation in Malting" at Lompoc Sidebar
Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

"Micro Maltsters and Innovation in Malting" at Lompoc Sidebar

Portland Beer Week and Lompoc Brewing present the Micro Maltsters and Innovation in Malting seminar at Lompoc's private Sidebar barrel room. This intimate ticketed event features a talk between some of the Northwests up and coming micro maltsters on the future of craft malting, one of the most underrated and talked about aspects of brewing. Our panel of experts has representatives from micro maltsters from Oregon, Washington and California and will offer samples of their products and even a tase or two of beer brewed with their malts. Each seminar attendee will also get a drink ticket exchangeable for a beer at Lompoc Brewing at no cost.

Panelists:

Dave Mclean - Founder of Admiral Maltings and Magnolia Brewing (bay area, CA)

Phil Neumann - Mainstem Malt (Walla Walla, OR)

Seth Klann - Owner/Farmer/Maltster Mecca Grade Estate Malt (Madras, OR)

Will de Remer - Maltster and Process Engineer Skagit Valley Malting (Burlington, WA)

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Meet the brewer featuring Firestone Walker's Matt Brynildson at Belmont Station
Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Meet the brewer featuring Firestone Walker's Matt Brynildson at Belmont Station

We are bringing out a LOT of great Firestone Walker vintage beers from the cellar for this one! Come meet and chat with one of the most highly lauded craft brewers in the world! From5-8 PM, Matt will be on site, talking with friends and fans, and, of course, enjoying some great Firestone Walker beers.

Buy a Firestone Walker bottle in the shop and Matt will sign it for you. (Sorry, no outside bottles allowed, just to keep things simple.) Matt's one of the nicest, most humble guys around, so we know it will be a great time! 

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Portland Beer Week presents the Seminar Series at select locations
Jun
11
to Jun 15

Portland Beer Week presents the Seminar Series at select locations

Portland Beer Week is proud to present the fun and educational seminar series which explores everything from tasting beer to sour and barrel-aged beer production, building a brand and starting a brewery without a brewhouse or space of your own. Each seminar takes place a different day of the week and advanced tickets are now available.

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"Contract and Gypsy Brewing and Alternating Proprietorships" at Zoighaus Brewery
Jun
11
5:30 PM17:30

"Contract and Gypsy Brewing and Alternating Proprietorships" at Zoighaus Brewery

Portland Beer Week and the Caputo Group present the 2018 beer week seminar series.

With the rise of Contract Brewing and Gypsy brewers and a new way to share a brewhouse called Alternating Proprietorship, it’s time for Portland Beer Week to explore this little talked about subject in the annual seminar series. This casual discussion featuring a panel of brewery owners and experts who brew their beer at others brewhouses or host such beers. This new way of opening a brewery does not require you to have a space and your own equipment and thus is far less of an investment. Advanced tickets include one complimentary beer at Zoiglhaus.

Our panel of Contract/Gypsy Brewing experts:

Alan Taylor – Owner/Brewer at Zoiglhaus Brewery

Taylor and his Zoiglhaus Brewery has become a frequent home for contract brewers to produce their brands at. Zoiglhaus and Taylor have produced beers for Pono Brewing, Ferment, Wayfinder and many more.

Larry Clouser – Pono Brewing

A successful Portland-area brewer without their own brewhouse who contract brews and self-distributes their popular beers.

Nick Greiner – Rosenstadt Brewery

One half of the popular German-style but Portland-area based Rosenstadt Brewery who has produces their brews at multiple Oregon breweries while distributing and selling their beers without their own space.

More TBA
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Brewery Historian Ron Pattinson at Foggy Noggin
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Brewery Historian Ron Pattinson at Foggy Noggin

Ron Pattinson is officially returning to Foggy Noggin for a Historical Beer Event.  Ron's previous visit in 2014, sold out (standing room only) and 30 beer enthusiasts were captivated during the evening with Ron's gifted story telling and historical beer knowledge.

Ron Pattinson is the quintessential authority on historical beer.  He has written countless books about beer and the history of beer.  His visits to archives has discovered many historical recipes just waiting to be re-created.  Ron posts daily on this blog Shut Up About Barclay Perkins - http://barclayperkins.blogspot.com/, which is always informational and entertaining.  A daily dose of Ron is always a highlight in everyone's day.  He is a exceptional Master of Ceremonies and mesmerizes the audience with his wit, stories and knowledge.  

Friday - August 10th (6pm - 8:30pm) - Scotch Ale Historical Beer Tasting with Ron Pattinson at Foggy Noggin Brewing (Bothell, WA)

Take the journey tasting 6 historical Scottish Ales with a story behind each beer told by British Beer Historian Ron Pattinson. Everyone attending will get two 10 ounce event tasting glasses for use at the event at to take home to cherish forever.

Only 50 spots available for this event of a lifetime. For an enhanced experience, grab one of our limited VIP options, which includes the event plus:
VIP#1 - only 6 spots - having a beer before the event with Ron, then you will be in the right mindset to enjoy the main event.
VIP#2 - only 6 spots - having a beer after the event with Ron, after the amazing event you can wind down with Ron.

Tickets can be purchased at this link - https://squareup.com/store/foggy-noggin-brewing

Bring your Ron Pattinson books to get signed. You can order them on line - http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/andrewsblag - his book titled Scotland! Vol. 2 would be perfect reading before the event.

Carpooling encouraged and Uber transportation suggested, since these beer are higher ABV. Bring your own chair to be comfortable.

21+

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Brewshed® Beer Fest at Hale's Palladium
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Brewshed® Beer Fest at Hale's Palladium

 image courtesy Washington Wild

image courtesy Washington Wild

Washington Wild is happy to present our 5th annual Brewshed® Beer Fest! Our Brewshed Alliance partners will be pouring over 40 of their delicious beers in the festive and fun Hale’s Ales Palladium.

TICKETS:
Early Bird: $20 until May 1st!
Online Advance: $25
At the Door: $30

Each ticket gets you 8 tasting tickets, a commemorative tasting glass and of course entry. Additional drink tickets will be available for sale inside for $1 each. Guests will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite beer during the event and the winning breweries take home a custom trophy! You can keep up to date with our Facebook Event!

Food is available for purchase throughout the event from Hale's Ales Palladium Concessions by cash or credit. This is a 21+ event only, please bring valid ID.

Come out and celebrate keeping Washington wild, green, and full of great beer! All proceeds of the event benefit Washington Wild- a conservation nonprofit making an impact throughout Washington State.

The Washington Brewshed Alliance is an outreach initiative of Washington Wild designed to help spread a simple message: protected water makes superior downstream beer. By protecting wild water sources with permanent Wilderness and Wild & Scenic River designations we are able to protect the quality and integrity of downstream Washington Beer. Come sample a wide variety of delicious beers in the perfect beer tasting atmosphere of Hale's Ales Palladium.

We'd love to see posts leading up to the event and fun pictures the day-of, use the hashtag #WABrewshedFest!
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3rd Anniversary at Hellbent Brewing Company
Jun
9
to Jun 10

3rd Anniversary at Hellbent Brewing Company

  • Hellbent Brewing Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's that time again. Time to celebrate another year with Lake City Way's Hellbent Brewing Company. Started in 2015, Hellbent was started with the goal of giving Lake City and North Seattle choices on where they had a beer. Based on the positive feedback and a brewery not willing to rest until it's made every style and come up with every name, we think they will be around for years to come. But enough about forecasts, let's talk about June 9th.

Starting at 12 pm, the brewery's taproom opens with their usual assortment of beers, as well as two new ones in Anniversary IPA and Peanut Butter and Jelly Stout. Besides beers, the brewery will host food trucks Lil J's SuperDawgsIsland blends acaiMoonshine-BBQWicked Good Grinders, and Bella M'Briana Food Truck. Finally, guests should expect entertainment from Collection of Lone Souljahs -Island Reggae, Alki Jones LIVE -Rock, Brass Monkeys - and Beastie Boys Tribute

Unfortunately, all will come to pass at the stroke of around 12 am, as they brewery looks forward to their 4th year, in 2019. For more information on music and food truck start/stop times, as well as this year's limited release beers, continue reading below.

Hellbent Anniversary IPA. 7% ABV | 63 IBUs

In honor of Hellbent's third anniversary we have produced an ultra premium IPA to celebrate. This beer bursts with citrus followed by a pungent pine punch and finishing with mellow tropical hop aromas. It is unfiltered for maximum hop flavor. 

Small Tank Series: Peanut Butter and Jelly Stout. 6.4%

Peanut butter and raspberry are added to this light-bodied, “summer stout” to make your inner child giddy with delight. 

Music Schedule

Food Truck Schedule

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Portland Fruit Beer Festival
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Portland Fruit Beer Festival

 image courtesy Portland Beer Week

image courtesy Portland Beer Week

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival is the world's largest celebration of craft fruit beers and returns to central innner eastside of Portland this June 8-10th, 2018. The lineup includes more than fifty exotic fruit beers in a wide variety of beer styles from sour ales to IPA's, lagers, stouts and everything inbetween. Brewers near and far dust off their boots and try out an eclectic diverse selection of fruits from the classics like cherries, raspberries and orange to the tropical guava and pineapple and even obscure like cacao fruit and salmon berry. 

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival is all-ages with non-alcoholic beverages like fruit sodas and food options like Ice Cream, Pizza, Bratwurst and Pretzels to name a few options. The fest is audibly scored to some of the areas finest DJ's spinning records live and there is both covered and outdoor areas to the fest.

Friday evening 4-9pm is a preview session with a slightly smaller space and beer list (still 20+ beers and ciders pouring)

Saturday and Sunday the festival encompasses two lots and the street between them on N. 7th and Burnside. More than 30 beers and ciders will be pouring at any time with 3-4 taps of rotating rare and special tappings. 

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Portland Beer Week Kickoff Party with the Oregon Zoo
Jun
7
4:00 PM16:00

Portland Beer Week Kickoff Party with the Oregon Zoo

For the largest kickoff party yet, Portland Beer Week is teaming with the Oregon Zoo on a beer celebration to end all beer parties! The 2018 Portland Beer Week Kickoff Party will showcase t 20+ craft beer and cider makers near the zoo concert lawn, local food carts, live entertainment, ax throwing, activities, photo ops, crafts and inspirational animal sightings, all happening in the beautiful setting of the zoo.

The event will feature breweries Dirty Pretty Brewing Co.Von Ebert BrewingBreakside BreweryStormbreaker BrewingpFriem Family Brewers and Portland Cider Co., along with food carts Hotlips Pizza & Soda and MorningStar Farms Food Truck. Activities include Portland Axe Throwing, photo booth, ring toss, cornhole, ladderball, washers, giant jenga, giant connect four and music by DJ Saul.

The party will be open to the public and people of all ages, though to consume alcohol you must be 21 or older with a valid ID and event ticket. Guests will have the unique experience of being able to drink excellent craft beers and ciders while enjoying animal displays and checking out the elephant pool party. 

Ticket cost $34.95 and include zoo admission, access to beverage vendors, a souvenir glass and four beer tickets, each redeemable for a 7-ounce pour of beer. Kids and designated drivers get into the zoo at regular ticket prices. Carousel and train rides will be available for an additional fee.

he Oregon Zoo encourages visitors to take public transport to the zoo, which is located five minutes from downtown Portland, and is accessible by MAX light rail line. Call TriMet Customer Service, 503-238-RIDE (7433), or visit trimet.org for fare and route information.
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Fort George 3-Way 2018 release at Peaks and Pints
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Fort George 3-Way 2018 release at Peaks and Pints

Fort George 3-Way IPA 2018 South Sound Release Party

Astoria’s Fort George Brewery has brewed 3-Way IPA since 2013, featuring two different craft brewery collaborators every year. This year, Holy Mountain Brewing Co. and Modern Times Beer shared ideas and techniques with Chris Nemlowill of Fort George Brewery, and after 6.66 people brewed six batches, presto(!) — the 2018 Fort George 3-Way IPA. Packed into 16-ounce cans, exclusively for the Pacific Northwest, this years 3-Way IPA was brewed with white wheat and flaked oats for an unfiltered brew, pale in appearance, combining a balanced juicy body, superb lacing and an aroma of suspended ambient fruit and lupulin resonance. Aromatic and resinous, 3-Way IPA reverberates with massive Simcoe, Citra, Comet and Ariana additions for all the grapefruit.

Peaks and Pints will host the Fort George 3-Way IPA release party for the South Sound Tuesday, June 5. In addition to the 3-Way, expect other Fort George, Modern Times and Holy Mountain craft beers on tap.

FORT GEORGE 3-WAY IPA 2018 SOUTH SOUND RELEASE PARTY, 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma no cover
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3rd Annual Invitational Beer Fest at Bier Stein
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

3rd Annual Invitational Beer Fest at Bier Stein

Our 3rd Annual Invitational Beer Fest will take place on June 2nd, 2018 from 12-8pm! Oregon Wood Fired Pizza will be slinging savory slices as local rock band High Tolerance and funk band Soul Vibrator provide jams for your jolly good beer journey. The Bier Stein’s flavor packed menu will also be available during the event.

Whether amateur or aficionado, guests can dive into the rich craft beer community and find the perfect pairing for their palate. Each of the following breweries will bring 2 unique brews to the fest!

  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse
  • Agrarian
  • Alesong
  • Allegory
  • Baerlic
  • Block 15
  • Breakside
  • Cascade Brewing & Barrelhouse*
  • Claim 52
  • Coldfire
  • Crux
  • Culmination
  • De Garde
  • Draper
  • Ecliptic
  • Ex Novo
  • Falling Sky
  • Fort George
  • Great Notion
  • Hop Valley*
  • Modern Times PDX
  • Monkless
  • Nectar Creek
  • Ninkasi*
  • Oakshire*
  • Pelican
  • pFriem
  • Planktown
  • Sunriver
  • The Wheel Apizza
  • Viking Braggot Co
  • Wildcraft
  • Yachats

*Bier Stein Collaboration

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Brother's Barrel's Birthday Bash with Copperworks Distilling at The Brother Barrel
May
27
4:00 PM16:00

Brother's Barrel's Birthday Bash with Copperworks Distilling at The Brother Barrel

We'll be hosting Brother Barrel's Birthday Bash with our friends at Copperworks Distilling. Tickets will go on sale soon, but for $30 you get a flight of beers aged in Copperworks barrels, paired bites from the kitchen, and a spirits tasting with the Copperworks crew. In addition, the bar will be open and all 12 taps will be pouring Elliott Bay barrel-aged beer and there will be a special cocktail menu featuring Copperworks spirits. The event will run 3-7pm. More details will be released this week on our social media.
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