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Brewery Night & Tasting with Pelican at The Beer Junction
May
25
5:00 pm17:00

Brewery Night & Tasting with Pelican at The Beer Junction

  • The Beer Junction
Meet Ryan Rosen from Pelican Brewing! 
For the tasting event, we'll have on tap:
1. Dirty Bird IPA
2. Umbrella IPA
3. Pelican Beak Breaker Double IPA
4. Tsunami Stout
5. 2014 Stormwatcher's Barleywine

As a bonus, the below will also be on tap (but are not part of the tasting lineup)
- Father of All Tsunamis Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
- Mother of All Storms Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine
"March IPA Madness" Celebration and brewery night at Latona Pub
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

"March IPA Madness" Celebration and brewery night at Latona Pub

  • Latona Pub
Remember back in March when Reuben’s reigned supreme in our March IPA Madness competition? Well, they’re returning on Thursday, May 25th, taking seven handles at the Latona alongside runners up Stoup, Georgetown, and Cloudburst, who will round out the tap list with a handle each. We’ll also be presenting the first official March IPA Madness trophy to the brewer, so, come make history with us!
"Fortnight of the Monsters" with Modern Times at Roscoe's
May
26
5:00 pm17:00

"Fortnight of the Monsters" with Modern Times at Roscoe's

  • Roscoe's

A rare opportunity to get your hands on Barrel Aged Monster Park + all three variants, in the state of Oregon.

About Monster's Park Imperial Stout

Monsters’ Park is a hulking, cantankerous imperial stout sporting a brawny malt bill and a dry, lingering finish. Its massive roast profile blends with an eye-popping coffee, chocolate, and toast character, which combine to provide a monumentally robust & aggressive experience. Monsters’ Park has an incredible chocolate and roast nose that is surprisingly balanced for the higher alcohol content. The flavor is complex, with chocolate, roast, dark fruit, coffee, and more that linger as you sip

More on Monster's Park Imperial Stout Variants

We just bottled some astronomically delicious bourbon barrel-aged Monsters' Park, and we cannot wait to share it with you. We have put extraordinary amounts of care and obsessive fine-tuning into these beers, and the result is our most mind-bendingly tasty batch of barrel-aged imperial stout to date. We have 3 different variants up for grabs, each with its own unique, insanely delicious steez. Prepare for  enchantment.
  • MONSTERS' PARK AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS
    This is our hulking, cantankerous stout, aged in fragrant, oaky bourbon barrels. The barrel character is immediately evident on the nose and only grows more intense in the flavor. Notes of vanilla, caramel, and molasses meld with the huge roast character of Monsters' Park to create a veritable superhero of flavors (like earth, fire, wind, water, and heart even). ABV: 13.7%

  • MONSTERS' PARK AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS WITH COFFEE
    Big, thunderous notes of coffee, oak, & bourbon add a crazy dimension to this sledgehammer of sabor, combining with the massive roastiness of Monsters' Park to create a wildly complex and delicious beer. ABV: 13.7%
     
  • MONSTERS' PARK AGED IN BOURBON BARRELS WITH COCONUT AND COCOA NIBS
    Coconut and chocolate team up with decadent notes of bourbon and roasty malt radness, adding layers of delicious complexity that explode across the palate, continuing to evolve through a long, beautiful finish. ABV: 13.7%
10th Anniversary at Heater Allen Brewing
May
27
12:00 pm12:00

10th Anniversary at Heater Allen Brewing

  • Heater-Allen Brewing
We're celebrating 10 years of our lager beers. We'll have several collaboration beers from breweries we admire, along with an extensive list of Heater Allen beers, including a couple surprises. More updates as we get closer to the event, but we are planning to have food of some sort, possibly music, and special glassware.
"Cine-City: A Community Expose" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom
May
29
7:00 pm19:00

"Cine-City: A Community Expose" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom

  • Naked City Brewery and Taproom

Naked City Brewery and Taproom is a supporting sponsor of this website.

Cine-City is Seattle’s only consistent film night with bi-monthly (every other month) screenings of local short films.  We will fill up a block of films for 45 minutes to an hour, and at the end of the night the films will be voted on--the most voted film will be announced the next day and will move on to the Best Of The Year event in November.

All proceeds help the Film Non Profit Ardor Creative Media.  Tickets are $8 in advance.

Seating is at 6:30 pm, Show at 7 pm.
Cheers to Belgian Beers at The North Warehouse
Jun
2
Jun 3

Cheers to Belgian Beers at The North Warehouse

  • The North Warehouse

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. – March 20, 2017 – The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, beer! Advance tickets are on sale now for Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival, which features up to 70 Belgian-style beers brewed by Oregon craft brewers using the same single yeast strain. The 11th annual event will take place June 2 and 3 at The North Warehouse at 723 N. Tillamook St. Hours are 1pm to 9pm on Friday and 12pm to 8pm on Saturday.

Drink packages at the door costs $20 for a souvenir glass and eight drink tickets. Discount tickets are on sale now at MercPerks, with two tasting glasses and 16 drink tickets for $28 ($40 value), while supplies last. The event is for ages 21 and over.

This year’s featured yeast strain is Imperial Yeast B45 Gnome, a yeast that creates crystal clear Belgian ales in a short amount of time. Gnome produces peach and apricot esters with a Belgian phenolic character that can be manipulated through temperature. It pairs well with hops, while also complementing malt and caramel characters.

To ensure the diversity of the yeast strain, as well as show off the creativity of Oregon craft brewers, the color and strength of each brewery’s beer is determined by a dart throw. More than 80 breweries took part in this year’s dart throw, held on Jan. 16 at The Evergreen, the private event space at the Loyal Legion. Depending on where the dart landed on the board, a brewer was directed to brew a Belgian-style beer that will be either light or dark in color, with amber as the midpoint; and either lower or higher in alcohol, with six percent being the baseline. Four breweries hit a bullseye, meaning they get to choose their color and strength.

Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers takes place inside The North Warehouse as well as outside in the tented parking lot. Food is available from Urban German Grill. Street parking is available, but limited. Attendees are encouraged to take public transportation — the TriMet Bus Line 35 stops one block away and the Yellow Max Line stops two blocks away — or ride their bike, with complimentary bike parking available.

The festival is seeking volunteers, who receive a glass, 8 drink tickets, a t-shirt and free admission after their shift. An OLCC servers permit is not required to participate as a volunteer server at this event. To sign up, visit  https://www.events-connect.com/ctbb/volunteer.

Cheers to Belgian Beers is produced by the Oregon Brewers Guild and sponsored by Boelter, Imperial Yeast and the Portland Mercury. Follow @OregonCraftBeer on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, #ctbb17.

About the Oregon Brewers Guild
The Oregon Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the state’s craft brewing industry and the common interests of its members. Founded in 1992, the Oregon Brewers Guild is one of the nation’s oldest craft brewers associations. The Guild comprises 159 brewing companies, 118 associate/supplier members and more than 3,950 enthusiast members known as S.N.O.B.s (Supporters of Native Oregon Beer). To learn more, visit OregonCraftBeer.org.

Cheers to Belgian Beers at The North Warehouse
Jun
2
Jun 3

Cheers to Belgian Beers at The North Warehouse

  • The North Warehouse
WHEN: Friday, June 2, 2017 (1pm - 9pm) & Saturday, June 3, 2017 (noon - 8pm)
WHERE: The North Warehouse, 723 N Tillamook, Portland

Cheers to Belgian Beers is back for its 11th year in 2017. The Belgian-style Beer Festival will feature a single yeast strain, with which brewers will brew a unique Belgian Style beer. This year the yeast strain is B45 Gnome.

Limited number of discounted tickets available now (Admission for 2, 2 glasses and 16 tickets for $28)

Regular tickets are a $20 charge for a glass and 8 drink tickets, which are required to taste. Additional tastes are $1. This is a 21 and over only event-no minors are allowed. Advanced ticketing information coming soon!

The outside area will be tented and food from Urban German Grill will be available on both days. People are encouraged to take public transportation (the TriMet Bus Line 35 stops 1 block away and the Yellow Max Line stops 2 and 3 blocks away) or ride your bike (bike parking outside for 100+ bikes). Parking is available on the street between Broadway and N. Graham St.

For more information: http://oregoncraftbeer.org/ctbb/
Check back often as we continuously update information!

Hashtag: #ctbb1
"Beer Camp Across America" with Sierra Nevada at Rumor Mill
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

"Beer Camp Across America" with Sierra Nevada at Rumor Mill

  • Rumor Mill
(Chico, CA & Mills River, NC) – Beer Camp is the largest craft beer celebration! The industry’s largest collaboration effort, Beer Camp showcases the art, spirit and attitude of craft beer and everyone’s invited: brewers and fans alike.

This year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has partnered with 12 craft breweries–6 overseas and 6 stateside–to brew an international collaboration 12-pack, dubbed Beer Camp Across the World. This pack is loaded with dream beers–no idea was too wild and no ingredient was off-limits–and a one-time-only national release is hitting shelves in June.

Next, we’ll take the pack on the road for Beer Camp on Tour–an 8-city beer festival extravaganza presented by local non-profit partners. Every craft brewery in the country is invited to pour and each festival will bring hundreds of breweries, local bands, local food trucks and good times to craft-centric cities across the country. More than 700 breweries came out to participate in 2016!

See the festival cities and dates below:

Portland, ME – June 3
San Francisco, CA – June 3
Chicago, IL – June 10
Philadelphia, PA – June 17
Raleigh, NC – June 17
Austin, TX – June 24
Long Beach, CA – June 24
Seattle, WA – June 30

Variety pack brewery participants & beers:

Tree House Brewing Co. / East Meets West IPA
The Bruery / Raspberry Sundae
Avery Brewing Co. / Dry-Hopped Barleywine
Boneyard Beer / West Coast-Style DIPA
Surly Brewing Co. / Ginger Lager
Kiuchi Brewery / White IPA with Yuzu
Garage Project / Campout Porter
Fullers Brewery / Atlantic-style Vintage Ale
Mikkeller Brewery / Thai-Style Iced Tea
Ayinger Brewery / Dunkel Weisse
Saint Arnold Brewing Co. / Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse
Duvel Moortgat / Hoppy Belgian Golden Ale
"Peaks and Pints Mountain Beer Fest" at Peaks and Pints
Jun
3
11:00 am11:00

"Peaks and Pints Mountain Beer Fest" at Peaks and Pints

  • Peaks and Pints
Craft beer has always had an easy partnership with the outdoor adventure lifestyle (especially now that many of our favorite brews are in cans!). What better place to celebrate that pairing than the Proctor District, Tacoma’s outdoor playground? The North Tacoma business district sits at a mighty 356 feet above sea level offering outdoor enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to work on agility by dodge speeding BMWs and reckless Mason Middle Schoolers, mountain bike down the rocky, pothole laden North 27th Street, hang glide off towering Proctor Station and, of course, the annual cycling criterium through the streets of Proctor.

Peaks and Pints had these and hundreds of other Proctor District outdoor opportunities in mind when we built our craft beer bottle shop, taproom and sandwich lodge at the neighborhood’s highest elevation. As a thank you to the Proctor extreme athletes who patron Peaks and Pints we will host an all-day Mountain Beer Fest Saturday, June 3. Craft beers and ciders from Mountain community breweries and cideries as well as mountain moniker brews will flow from our Western red cedar tap log and into keepsake Peaks and Pints Mountain Beer Fest glassware. Alaskan Brewing, Alpine Beer, Backwoods Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Dru Bru Brewery, Double Mountain Brewery, Everybody’s Brewing, Grand Teton Brewing, Great Divide Brewing, Tahoe Mountain Brewing and Two Beers Brewing are just a few that will trek up to Proctor for the day.

At 8 p.m., Tacoma bluegrass band Barleywine Revue will perform live inside our lodge performing their hits over the years, including “Peaks and Pints,” the song the band wrote specifically for us.

Special prize packages from the participating breweries and cideries will be raffled off periodically.

PEAKS AND PINTS MOUNTAIN BEER FEST, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 3, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover
4th Annual Brewshed Beer Fest at Hale's Ales Palladium
Jun
3
12:00 pm12:00

4th Annual Brewshed Beer Fest at Hale's Ales Palladium

  • Hale’s Ales Palladium
During the 4th annual Brewshed Beer Fest 18 brewery partners will be pouring their delicious beers in the perfect beer tasting atmosphere of Hale’s Ales Palladium.  Each ticket gets you 8 tasting tickets, your commemorative tasting glass and of course entry. Additional drink tickets will be available for sale inside for $1 each.  Food is available for purchase from Hale’s throughout the event. Guests will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite brewery pouring during the event and the winning breweries take home a custom trophy!

We’d love to see posts leading up to the event and fun pictures the day-of, use the hashtag #WABrewshedFest!
"Brewshed Beer Fest" at Hale's Ale Palladium
Jun
3
12:00 pm12:00

"Brewshed Beer Fest" at Hale's Ale Palladium

  • Hale's Ales Palladium
The Brewshed Beer Fest is back! During the 4th annual Brewshed Beer Fest 18 brewery partners will be pouring their delicious beers in the perfect beer tasting atmosphere of Hale’s Ales Palladium. 

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.

Buy tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2896049

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! Other surprises will be inside!

Food is available for purchase throughout the event from Hale's Ales Palladium Concessions by cash or credit.

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.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $30 - NO DISCOUNT CODES ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR.

We'd love to see posts leading up to the event and fun pictures the day-of, use the hashtag #WABrewshedFest!
Pints in the Park on NW 13th Avenue between Davis and Hoyt
Jun
3
6:00 pm18:00

Pints in the Park on NW 13th Avenue between Davis and Hoyt

  • Pearl District

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. –The Pearl District Business Association (PDBA) has announced the second annual Pints in the Pearl, a one-day craft beer festival that showcases some of the best beers that Pearl District breweries have to offer, while also celebrating many of the neighborhood’s superb restaurants and distinctive businesses. The event will take place on Saturday, June 3rd, from noon to 9 pm along NW 13th Avenue between Davis and Hoyt streets. These blocks will be closed to vehicles.

Five craft breweries — 10 Barrel BrewingBridgePort BrewingDeschutes Brewery , Fat Heads Brewery, and BackPedal — will each host a station serving three different beers, including one made exclusively for the event. Each station will be manned by brewery staff, allowing attendees to learn more about the beer from the very people who make and serve it. River Pig Saloon will also be on hand featuring both food and their own River Pig lager, and several local restaurants, such as Brix Tavern and Verde Cocina, will serve fresh fare to festival attendees. Additional sponsors include Centrl Office who will be onsite with cold brew coffee samples and Portland Streetcar which will be running all day and into evening to support the festivities.

“We’re so thrilled to bring this festival to the Pearl District again,” says Carolyn “CC” Ciolkosz, executive director of the Pearl District Business Association. “Fans of beer come from all over the world to experience our neighborhood’s acclaimed — and award-winning — craft breweries. This is truly a community-wide event, and we’re especially excited this year to have collaborated with Portland Northwest College of Art (PNCA) on developing the design of our Pints in the Pearl  poster and logo.” PNCA students submitted design ideas for the poster, and the student with the winning design received a $1,000 scholarship.

Pre-sale Pint Packages are $25, which includes a limited-edition souvenir stainless-steel pint and two tokens, valued at $5 each. Each token is good for one 16 oz. beer – food sales are separate. Additional tokens may be purchased onsite. Pint Packages go on sale May 11 at PintsInThePearl.com, and you can also purchase them for $35 at the door. (Note: only credit and debit cards are accepted onsite.)

 

In addition to beer and food, Pints in the Pearl will present family-friendly entertainment ranging from cornhole and giant Jenga, to live music by bands including The Garcia Birthday Band, Redwood Son, The Quick & Easy Boys, and Tony Ozier. The event is open to all ages.

 

Pints in the Pearl is presented by the Pearl District Business Association, a nonprofit organization with the mission to promote the Pearl District as the region’s premier destination for shopping, dining, art, and living. Its goal is to enhance the vitality of businesses by providing value to its members and to the community. The event is being produced by Stori, a Portland-based strategy studio with a 20 year track record of helping some of the world's most successful companies make their brands matter to the right audience.

Website: pintsinthepearl.com

Advance Tickets: pintsinthepearl.com/#tickets-section

Facebook: facebook.com/events/171274540056516/

Instagram: @pintsinthepearl

Hashtag: #pearlportland #pints

"Beer Camp Across America" with Sierra Nevada at Elizabeth Station
Jun
7
6:00 pm18:00

"Beer Camp Across America" with Sierra Nevada at Elizabeth Station

  • Elizabeth Station
(Chico, CA & Mills River, NC) – Beer Camp is the largest craft beer celebration! The industry’s largest collaboration effort, Beer Camp showcases the art, spirit and attitude of craft beer and everyone’s invited: brewers and fans alike.

This year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has partnered with 12 craft breweries–6 overseas and 6 stateside–to brew an international collaboration 12-pack, dubbed Beer Camp Across the World. This pack is loaded with dream beers–no idea was too wild and no ingredient was off-limits–and a one-time-only national release is hitting shelves in June.

Next, we’ll take the pack on the road for Beer Camp on Tour–an 8-city beer festival extravaganza presented by local non-profit partners. Every craft brewery in the country is invited to pour and each festival will bring hundreds of breweries, local bands, local food trucks and good times to craft-centric cities across the country. More than 700 breweries came out to participate in 2016!

See the festival cities and dates below:
Portland, ME – June 3
San Francisco, CA – June 3
Chicago, IL – June 10
Philadelphia, PA – June 17
Raleigh, NC – June 17
Austin, TX – June 24
Long Beach, CA – June 24
Seattle, WA – June 30

Variety pack brewery participants & beers:
Tree House Brewing Co. / East Meets West IPA
The Bruery / Raspberry Sundae
Avery Brewing Co. / Dry-Hopped Barleywine
Boneyard Beer / West Coast-Style DIPA
Surly Brewing Co. / Ginger Lager
Kiuchi Brewery / White IPA with Yuzu
Garage Project / Campout Porter
Fullers Brewery / Atlantic-style Vintage Ale
Mikkeller Brewery / Thai-Style Iced Tea
Ayinger Brewery / Dunkel Weisse
Saint Arnold Brewing Co. / Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse
Duvel Moortgat / Hoppy Belgian Golden Ale
"Beer Camp Across America" with Sierra Nevada at Capitol Cider
Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

"Beer Camp Across America" with Sierra Nevada at Capitol Cider

  • Capitol Cider
(Chico, CA & Mills River, NC) – Beer Camp is the largest craft beer celebration! The industry’s largest collaboration effort, Beer Camp showcases the art, spirit and attitude of craft beer and everyone’s invited: brewers and fans alike.

This year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has partnered with 12 craft breweries–6 overseas and 6 stateside–to brew an international collaboration 12-pack, dubbed Beer Camp Across the World. This pack is loaded with dream beers–no idea was too wild and no ingredient was off-limits–and a one-time-only national release is hitting shelves in June.

Next, we’ll take the pack on the road for Beer Camp on Tour–an 8-city beer festival extravaganza presented by local non-profit partners. Every craft brewery in the country is invited to pour and each festival will bring hundreds of breweries, local bands, local food trucks and good times to craft-centric cities across the country. More than 700 breweries came out to participate in 2016!

See the festival cities and dates below:
Portland, ME – June 3
San Francisco, CA – June 3
Chicago, IL – June 10
Philadelphia, PA – June 17
Raleigh, NC – June 17
Austin, TX – June 24
Long Beach, CA – June 24
Seattle, WA – June 30

Variety pack brewery participants & beers:
Tree House Brewing Co. / East Meets West IPA
The Bruery / Raspberry Sundae
Avery Brewing Co. / Dry-Hopped Barleywine
Boneyard Beer / West Coast-Style DIPA
Surly Brewing Co. / Ginger Lager
Kiuchi Brewery / White IPA with Yuzu
Garage Project / Campout Porter
Fullers Brewery / Atlantic-style Vintage Ale
Mikkeller Brewery / Thai-Style Iced Tea
Ayinger Brewery / Dunkel Weisse
Saint Arnold Brewing Co. / Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse
Duvel Moortgat / Hoppy Belgian Golden Ale
Rye Beer Fest at Happy Valley Station Food Cart Pod
Jun
17
11:00 am11:00

Rye Beer Fest at Happy Valley Station Food Cart Pod

  • Happy Valley Station Food Cart Pod

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. – April 27th, 2017 - The 6th Annual Rye Beer Fest, part of Portland Beer Week returns with new location, date, and charity to benefit, New Avenues For Youth. This year’s fest will take place on Saturday, June 17th at Happy Valley Station Food Cart Pod (13551 SE 145th Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97015). Event hours are 11 am to 9 pm featuring over 20 rye beers and 18+ food carts.

The goal of the Rye Beer Fest is to bring attention to the use of rye in beers while creating awareness for a good cause. Rye beers can be earthy, tart, or spicy. This fest will feature a curated tap list consisting of a variety of beers styles utilizing this impactful grain. Expect rye beers ranging from Saisons, IPAs to the traditional German style of Roggenbier. The event location is family friendly this year, which opens it up to many more opportunities to explore Portland Beer Week as a family.

The location of the event is Happy Valley Station Food Cart Pod, which is ideal for the ever-changing Portland weather. With 3800 square feet of indoor temperature controlled seating and covered food carts, this fest will be a blast rain or shine. With 18 food carts to choose from everyone’s taste buds will be covered. Whether you want a Sushi B-Ritto from Wasabi Sushi PDX, The Baconator pizza from Crust Wood Fired Pizza or the something lighter like the Vegan wrap from Urban Avocado, Happy Valley Station will provide the options.

There is no cost to enter the festival, but a $10 package is required to drink beer. This includes an official tasting glass and four drink tickets. Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 a piece. A majority of the beers will cost one ticket for a four-ounce pour or four tickets for a full glass. A few of the beers may require multiple tickets. Purchase your tickets in advance and save money by gaining additional drink tickets. Get eight tickets and an official rye beer fest tasting glass for $10 online at www.ryebeerfest.com.

Starting at 6 pm all of the remaining rye beer will be available for $6 a growler fill (up to 64 oz) that you provide. Get a glass growler (up to 64 oz) filled with the rye beer of your choice for only $8. Growler fills special pricing is available to festival attendees with wristbands the day of and is open to the general public on Sunday.

Proceeds from Rye Beer Fest will go towards New Avenues For Youth, a local non-profit that supports homeless and at youth-risk in Portland. Representatives from the New Avenues will be on site to answer questions and run a raffle with prizes ranging from event tickets to various brewery apparel. We also want to thank all of our sponsors including General Distributors, Inc, Happy Valley Station Food Carts and all of the participating breweries.

For the kids, there will be some activities in the designated Crater Lake Root Beer Kids Zone including; toys, art, games and free Crater Lake Root beer with parent’s showing proof of buying admission into the event.

Getting to the rye beer fest is easy with Brewvana. They are offering a VIP Rye Beer Fest experience for $30, which includes round trip transportation from the Lloyd Double Tree, VIP entry, 4 hours at the fest from (11 am - 3 pm), official rye beer fest tasting glass and 12 drink tickets. If you prefer public transportation choose the SE Sunnyside & 147th bus stop close by (ID #12924).  

 

Participating Brewers include:

Yachats Brewing
Back Pedal Brewing Co
StormBreaker Brewing
Reuben's Brews
Founders Brewing Co
Worthy Brewing
Breakside Brewery
Baerlic Brewing Co
Zoiglhaus Brewing Company
Pints Brewing Company
Vagabond Brewing
Widmer Brothers Brewing
Ross Island Brewing
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Ordnance Brewing
Bear Republic Brewing Company
Pono Brewing Company
Sedition Brewing Company
Oregon City Brewing Company
Bent Shovel Brewing
Three Creeks Brewing Company
Hop Haus Brewing Alpine Beer Company

Participating Cidery: 
Portland Cider Company

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New Avenues:
New Avenues for Youth was established in 1997 by local business and community leaders in response to the growing needs of homeless and at-risk youth in downtown Portland. Our founders believed that every young person should have food, shelter, and access to education and job training and that we must go beyond meeting those basic needs by offering programs that heal young lives and nurture growth and independence. Since 1997, we have impacted the lives of more than 20,000 individuals through a range of services that address basic needs & safety, provide opportunities for education & career, and help youth achieve self-sufficiency. Our mission is to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide homeless and at-risk young people with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.

Beerheard.com:
Beer Heard brings together the people and technology that innovates the craft beer industry. This new blog is a holding place online for its founder, Kerry Finsand's (Taplister, Portland Beer Week, Rye Beer Fest) passion for craft beer, technology, gadgets, events, and marketing.

Happy Valley Station Food Carts
Happy Valley Station Food Carts is a one of a kind food cart pavilion in Oregon.  Boasting over 18+ delicious food carts, heated indoor seating and kids play area HVS is a great place to bring your family and friends for a meal and get together.  There are numerous events at HVS including fundraisers, live music, bazaar’s, trivia nights and beer & cider tasting events.  We are always trying to plan new and exciting ways to get the community together.  SO check our page for News & Events and Happy Valley Station Food Cart Pod.  

General Distributors, Inc:
General Distributors, Inc. was founded by Charles A. Fick, Sr. and his brother George Fick, Sr. in 1921. During Prohibition, together they ran "Fick Cigar Co." and distributed candy, cigarettes, and cigars. After Prohibition repeal, they began selling the Olympia beer brand. The warehouse was located in downtown Portland and had three delivery trucks, three drivers. The current warehouse is located in Oregon City, OR and employs over 120 people and distributes a wide variety of brands. General Distributors Inc., is committed to providing superior service to our customers and suppliers. We strive to represent the best quality beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. It is our goal to create the opportunity for our employees to achieve their professional and financial success.

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Organic Craft BrewFest at Overlook Park
Jun
23
Jun 25

Organic Craft BrewFest at Overlook Park

  • Overlook Park

Press Release

 

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Organic Craft BrewFest will debut June 23 through June 25 at Overlook Park, 1599 N Fremont St., in Portland. Event hours are Noon to 9pm Friday and Saturday and Noon to 5pm Sunday. The event will present 60 organically brewed craft beverages, including beer, cider and mead, as well as food carts, sustainability-oriented vendors and nonprofits, a soda garden for minors and designated drivers, games for adults, and a children's area with face painting and activities – all in a beautiful park setting.

The Organic Beer Fest focuses on raising awareness about organically brewed beverages and sustainable living. The event serves up 60 organically brewed products, with styles ranging from ciders to cream ales, ambers to lagers, and fruit beers to IPAs. All the products have been brewed using a minimum of 70% organic ingredients, per USDA guidelines.

Advance packages cost $25 per individual and include the festival cup, 15 drink tickets, a wristband, and free re-entry all weekend (with wristband & cup). Packages at the door cost $25 per individual and include the festival cup, 10 drink tickets, a wristband, and free re-entry all weekend (with wristband & cup). Advance packages are on sale now through Bold Type Tickets at http://www.merctickets.com/events/43891630/organic-craft-brewfest.

Designated drivers may purchase a ticket for $5 at the door, which includes handcrafted Crater Lake Soda and a bottle of water; designated drivers are not allowed to consume any alcohol. Minors under the age of 21 receive free admission, but must be accompanied by a parent. Leashed dogs accompanied by responsible owners are welcome.

Most products cost one ticket for a taste and four tickets for a fill. Select products, including some beers and most meads and ciders, may cost extra tickets. Additional drink tickets are available at the festival for $1 apiece.

The festival encourages responsible drinking and urges patrons to take advantage of the MAX Light Rail; the Yellow Line Overlook Park Station is adjacent to the festival. Attendees can also take advantage of the Hopworks Urban Brewery Bike Corral, where volunteers watch over bikes for free. Patrons receive an extra ticket with a validated Tri-Met ticket or a ticket from the Hopworks Bike Corral (one discount per person).

The goal of the Organic Craft BrewFest is to promote and celebrate the spirit of organic brewing. In the United States, an organic product is considered truly organic when the product bears the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s official USDA Certified Organic seal; has been certified organic by an accredited organic certifying agency; and contains 95% or more organic ingredients. Products can also be made with organic ingredients, meaning the product contains at least 70% organic ingredients, excluding added water and salt. Organizations that sell less than $5,000 worth of organic products annually are not required to get certification; many of the products at this festival fall into this category.

The Organic Craft BrewFest benefits the Timbers Army 107IST (Independent Supporters Trust), whose mission is to support soccer in and around Portland, from the grassroots to the highest professional level. The 107IST is a member-based non-profit organization open to anyone who loves soccer, the Timbers/Thorns, and Portland.

View the list of participants, buy tickets, volunteer, and learn more at OrganicBrewFest.com.  

 

"Beer Camp Across America" with Sierra Nevada at Beveridge Place Pub
Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

"Beer Camp Across America" with Sierra Nevada at Beveridge Place Pub

  • Beveridge Place Pub
(Chico, CA & Mills River, NC) – Beer Camp is the largest craft beer celebration! The industry’s largest collaboration effort, Beer Camp showcases the art, spirit and attitude of craft beer and everyone’s invited: brewers and fans alike.

This year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has partnered with 12 craft breweries–6 overseas and 6 stateside–to brew an international collaboration 12-pack, dubbed Beer Camp Across the World. This pack is loaded with dream beers–no idea was too wild and no ingredient was off-limits–and a one-time-only national release is hitting shelves in June.

Next, we’ll take the pack on the road for Beer Camp on Tour–an 8-city beer festival extravaganza presented by local non-profit partners. Every craft brewery in the country is invited to pour and each festival will bring hundreds of breweries, local bands, local food trucks and good times to craft-centric cities across the country. More than 700 breweries came out to participate in 2016!

See the festival cities and dates below:
Portland, ME – June 3
San Francisco, CA – June 3
Chicago, IL – June 10
Philadelphia, PA – June 17
Raleigh, NC – June 17
Austin, TX – June 24
Long Beach, CA – June 24
Seattle, WA – June 30

Variety pack brewery participants & beers:
Tree House Brewing Co. / East Meets West IPA
The Bruery / Raspberry Sundae
Avery Brewing Co. / Dry-Hopped Barleywine
Boneyard Beer / West Coast-Style DIPA
Surly Brewing Co. / Ginger Lager
Kiuchi Brewery / White IPA with Yuzu
Garage Project / Campout Porter
Fullers Brewery / Atlantic-style Vintage Ale
Mikkeller Brewery / Thai-Style Iced Tea
Ayinger Brewery / Dunkel Weisse
Saint Arnold Brewing Co. / Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse
Duvel Moortgat / Hoppy Belgian Golden Ale
Jun
30
6:00 pm18:00

Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp Across America at Gas Works Park

  • Gas Works Park

Presented by Hop Growers of America, America’s largest craft beer festival is coming to Seattle on June, 30 to bring you the best craft beers, the city’s best food trucks, and live music! The Pacific Northwest is the cradle of hops in the U.S., so it’s fitting that Seattle is among the best established craft beer scenes in the country, filled with passionate brewers and beer drinkers.

Join us in Seattle to celebrate the craft beer community!

This event is for attendees 21 and older.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
• Ticket price: $40-$75
• Website: http://www.beercamp.sierranevada.com/
• Inquiries: beercampinfo@sierranevada.com


Brewed Food ‘Feast of Fermentation’ Tour featuring Fremont Brewing and Trove
May
22
6:00 pm18:00

Brewed Food ‘Feast of Fermentation’ Tour featuring Fremont Brewing and Trove

  • Trove (presented by the Relay Restaurant Group)

Press Release

DENVER, CO – April 17, 2017 – Brewed Food, will once again hit the road from the Mile High City to collaborate with chefs and brewers across the country. Their mission is to educate and activate a new approach to cooking. An approach in which craft beer brewing is the inspiration for the new ingredients and innovative techniques that will become the bedrock in the next evolution of the culinary community. Guests will experience a multi-coursed paired dinner, in which, every dish will highlight a brewing ingredient. Our chefs will be showcasing a level of innovation and technique that guest at the typical beer dinner has never seen before. A Feast of Fermentation awaits the adventurous soul! All tickets go on sale Friday May 21.

“From a crazy idea and some weird fermentations in my garage, to a budding food movement that has brought in some of the very best of chefs and brewers, is ridiculously cool and profoundly humbling. I am by far the least talented chef in the mix on this year’s tour. To have the likes of Rachel Yang, Ryan Smith, Terry Koval, Jose Salazar and Ryan Rogers bringing their formidable skills to help take this Brewed Food thing to the next level is something really special. So proud to cook along-side them. To be allowed to teach these culinary juggernauts about some of the brand new techniques we have developed, as well as what not to do, gleaned from many epic failures, is a true honor.”

Brewed Food ‘Feast of Fermentation’ Tour – May - June 2017:

For ticket information go to Brewed-Food.Com/Events

Seattle, Washington - Chef Rachel Yang & Fremont Brewing

About Trove: Korean barbecue is at the heart of Trove, the ambitious culinary fourplex Yang and Chirchi opened in 2014. Trove BBQ’s dining room holds tabletop grills on which diners can cook their own deeply flavored meats. A bustling, interactive thread runs through Trove’s complementary spaces, including the beer-focused Trove Bar; Trove Parfait, serving Korean-influenced frozen custard in richly textured parfaits; and Trove Noodle, where fresh, hand-formed noodles are cooked to order in smoky, sizzling woks late into the night.

About Fremont Brewing: Fremont Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery founded in 2009 to brew artisan beers made with the best local ingredients we can find ... Because Beer Matters!

Location: Trove Restaurant (500 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122) Date: Monday May 22, 2017

Time: 6pm-9pm

Price: $65+

Ticket Link: http://brewedfoodseattle.brownpapertickets.com/ Menu: brewed-food.com/events/seattle-2017

E-Mail: relayrestaurantgroup.com/trove / fremontbrewing.com

Atlanta, Georgia – Chefs Ryan Smith & Terry Koval & Wrecking Bar Brewpub

About Wrecking Bar Brewpub: In 2010 Bob Sandage and his wife Kristine, purchased the Victor Kriegshaber house at 292 Moreland Avenue in Atlanta. This National Register Historic property was renovated for use as a Brewpub and Events Facility. It has been open since June 2011, voted Atlanta's Best Brewpub in 2011-2016 by "Creative Loafing Atlanta" readers and based on Rate Beer and Beer Advocate, the Wrecking Bar Brewpub is one of the top brewpubs in the United States.

About Staplehouse: A casual neighborhood restaurant, located in the heart of Atlanta's Old 4th Ward. The menu changes regularly based on seasonality and the mood of Chef Ryan Smith. The restaurant is a for-profit subsidiary of The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit organization, which supports restaurant workers. In its first year Staplehouse was nominated for a James Beard Award and named Bon Apetit’s Best New Restaurant. Location: Wrecking Bar Brewpub (292 Moreland Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307)

Date: Sunday June 4, 2017 Time: 6pm-9pm

Price: $75+

Ticket Link: https://www.freshtix.com/events/brewedfoodsatlanta Menu: brewed-food.com/events/atlanta-2017

E-Mail: wreckingbarbrewpub.com / staplehouse.com

Cincinnati, Ohio – Chef Jose Salazar & Rhinegeist Brewery

About Salazar Restaurant: Located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati. The restaurant is built with our community in mind and our menu and atmosphere reflect the neighborhood- a mix of old and new. Chef Jose Salazar celebrates the changing of the seasons with a farm inspired menu that’s, creative and refined, yet, playful and approachable. Salazar is the kind of restaurant that you could pop in, grab a seat at our comfortable bar, a drink and a quick bite, or you could hang out and sample the diversity offered up by our kitchen. We promise to treat you as family and will do our best to make your experience a fun and tasty one.

About Rhinegeist Brewery: Our name, Rhinegeist, translates to "Ghost of the Rhine" and refers to our place in the historic Over-the-Rhine Brewery District in Cincinnati. Built within the skeleton of the old Moerlein bottling plant (1895), we brew batches of beer that sing with flavor

Location: Salazar Restaurant (1401 Republic St, Cincinnati, OH 45202) Date: Wednesday June 21, 2017

Time: 6pm-9pm

Price: $65+

Ticket Link: http://brewedfoodcincinnati.brownpapertickets.com/ Menu: brewed-food.com/events/cincinnati-2017

E-Mail: salazarcincinnati.com / rhinegeist.com

Louisville, Kentucky – Chefs Ryan Rogers / Andy McCabe & Good Wood Brewing

About Royals Hot Chicken: This southern fried chicken joint in Louisville, Kentucky from acclaimed Chefs Ryan Rogers (Eater Young Gun 2015 and Feast BBQ Chef/Owner) and Andy McCabe (bar Vetti Chef/Owner) features their homage to Nashville-style Hot Chicken with scratch-made sides, milkshakes and craft beers. About Good Wood Brewing: The gents behind Goodwood are some of Louisville’s longest-serving brewing veterans, running production breweries here since 2001. They are now thrilled to branch off on their own! To that end, Goodwood’s "shade-grown beers" are all touched by the natural gradations of reclaimed casks and other wood types for flavorful expressions that are unique to Goodwood.

Location: Royals Hot Chicken (736 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202) Date: Sunday June 25, 2017

Time: 6pm-9pm

Price: $50+

Ticket Link: http://louisvillebrewed.brownpapertickets.com Menu: brewed-food.com/events/louisville-2017

E-Mail: royalshotchicken.com / goodwood.beer

Brewed Food is fueled completely by the support of our sponsors and the great work they do within the craft beer and culinary communities! Thank you to Tender Belly, New Belgium, Inland Island, Valentich, Chefs Custom Cutlery, Studio Atlantis, and Rounded Digital

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"Shriek! A Women of Horror Film Class" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom
May
21
6:30 pm18:30

"Shriek! A Women of Horror Film Class" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom

  • Naked City Brewery and Taproom

Naked City Brewery and Taproom is a supporting sponsor of this website.

Shriek is a community class merging film with education and offering an accessible forum outside of academia.  The goal is to offer low-cost opportunities to learn about film and women’s studies and to inspire more diverse filmmakers to get involved as creators in the genre.  This sessions film viewing is TBA.

General Admission: $10 in advance at StrangerTickets.com or at the door.

Teacher/Professors, Seniors 65+, Veterans, and Students with ID $5 per session (register at event).
"Toast To A Cure" at Westland Distillery
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

"Toast To A Cure" at Westland Distillery

  • Westland Distillery
Join us in raising glasses and funds to help change the lives of people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). For a night to remember, 20 different Seattle-area drink producers will be pouring wine, beer, spirits and cider, locally harvested oysters will be shucked, heavy apps will be noshed and more at this inaugural event to help fuel progress toward a world free of MS.

All proceeds for this event will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Tickets are $65 until April 30, $75 prior to and $85 at the door.
Tap Takeover with The Pink Boots Society at The Beer Junction
May
20
2:00 pm14:00

Tap Takeover with The Pink Boots Society at The Beer Junction

  • The Beer Junction
The Pink Boots Society is hosting a tap takeover with us on Saturday, May 20th starting at 11am, with the members of the Pink Boots Society coming by between 2-5pm.

Pink Boots Society members’ had a desire to take part in International Women’s Day to raise the profile of women in the beer industry and to raise the profile of beer to women. They host the Big Boots Brew Day where Pink Boots chapters, members, breweries, and supporters all get together, don their pink boots, and get brewing!
Brewery Releases and Tasting at Alesong Brewery and Blending
May
20
1:00 pm13:00

Brewery Releases and Tasting at Alesong Brewery and Blending

  • Alesong Brewing & Blending

Press Release

EUGENE, OR:  On Saturday, May 20th from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Eugene’s Alesong Brewing and Blending is hosting its fourth release of barrel-aged beers with a nod towards the coming sunny days of summer.  Alesong’s new beers will be available for tasting for the first time and bottle pickup for mailing list members (sign up at alesongbrewing.com/join).  Additionally, in celebration of their collaboration with the Eugene Symphony and its upcoming SymFest, a classical string ensemble will perform during the release.

“We’re all excited about this release as it includes a few really fun projects, but for me it’s especially meaningful since we’re releasing my awesome wedding beer, Plum in Love,” says cofounder and cellarmaster Brian Coombs.  “We’re also looking forward to warmer weather and the beginning of fruit beer season!”

Beers to be released include: 

  • Touch of Brett: Mosaic – Farmhouse ale aged in French oak barrels and dry hopped with Mosaic hops.
  • Pinot Spontanée – Barrel-aged wild ale spontaneously fermented on Pinot Noir must.
  • Plum in Love – Wild golden ale aged in French oak barrels with whole local Santa Rosa plums.
  • Strawberry Symphony – Collab with the Eugene Symphony. Strawberry gose with 100% OR ingredients.

EVENT DETAILS: The event will take place from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. on May 20th at Alesong’s brewery at 1000 Conger Street in Eugene.  A Eugene Symphony string ensemble will provide live music for a portion of the afternoon and a food cart will be on site with meals available for purchase.  Beers will be released online first to Alesong’s mailing list a couple weeks prior to the release and this will be the official pick-up party.  For members who have purchased bottles during the online presale, orders will be ready for pickup and free samples will be available of each, served in commemorative glassware and accompanied with carefully paired chocolates.

Non-mailing list members are also welcome - tastes of our newest release and chocolate pairing will be available for purchase ($15; no commemorative glassware) as well as bottles of the new release depending on availability after the presale.

ABOUT ALESONG BREWING AND BLENDING: Alesong Brewing and Blending was founded by industry veterans looking to explore their creativity outside the constraints of a typical production brewery.  Alesong strives to brew unique and small-batch beers with a focus on oak aging and Belgian-inspired techniques, brewing both wild and non-wild beers, using locally grown fruits, herbs and a host of special yeasts and other microbes.  Once the beer in the barrels has matured, the team samples and selects each barrel individually to blend. Paying homage to old-world Lambic blenders and artisan winemakers, Alesong believes that the final, balanced blend of a barrel-aged beer is much more satisfying than the sum of its parts or each individual barrel by itself. For more information, visit alesongbrewing.com.

"For The Love of Craft" at Cloud 9 Brewery
May
20
12:00 pm12:00

"For The Love of Craft" at Cloud 9 Brewery

  • Cloud 9 Brewery

An event celebrating craft beverages during American Craft beer week.

From noon-8pm on Saturday May 20th.

Come and enjoy samples of local craft beer, wine and cider with fellow lovers of craft beverages.

This is a 21 and over event.

Your ticket price includes a commemorative sample cup, 20 tokens to get those tasty samples of beer, wine and cider (6oz pours of beer and cider, 4 oz pours of wine).

This is the second annual For the Love of Craft event. There will be music and two of Boise's food trucks will be there for you to buy some tasty food to go along with your craft brews; Urban Smoke BBQ and B Town Bistro. Come out and show your Love for Craft!

Check out the list of local vendors that will be pouring at For the Love of Craft

10 Barrel Brewing

Barbarian Brewing

Edge Brewing

Grand Teton Brewing

Woodland Empire AleCraft

Hat Ranch Winery

Bella Brewing

Bear Island Brewing

Meriwether Cider

Mad Swede Brewing

Split Rail Winery

Powderhaus Brewing

Highlands Hollow Brewing

County Line Brewing

Slanted Rock Brewing

Sockeye Brewing

Cloud 9 Brewery

Payette Brewing

Crooked Fence Brewing

The Ram

Cinder Winery

Mother Earth Brewing

Crescent Brewing

Central Oregon Brewers Guild fundraiser at Crux Fermentation Project
May
20
12:00 pm12:00

Central Oregon Brewers Guild fundraiser at Crux Fermentation Project

  • Crux Fermentation Project

Press Release

Bend, OR ... Central Oregon Beer Week (COBW) Now in its sixth year Central Oregon Beer Week celebrates the region’s bustling craft beer industry in a terrific ten day event. With 29 active Central Oregon breweries, locals and visitors alike can plan on a solid week of craft beer bliss in Central Oregon. The Kick Off Celebration will be held Friday May 19th at the new 10 Barrel Brewing Co. East Side Pub in Bend. This will be the first opportunity for craft beer aficionados to try the Official Beer Week Beer, brewed by the folks that won last years SMaSH Fest People’s Choice award, Bend Brewing Co.  This year Central Oregon Beer Week will once again feature unique SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) beers prepared by a growing list of Oregon breweries from the Pacific Northwest. A list of participating breweries will be posted mid April over at CentralOregonBeerWeek.com, where you can also see previous participants and winners. These beers will be available for all to taste, May 27th at our SMaSH Fest, held once again at McMenamins Old St. Francis School O’Kanes Gallery. Breweries are encouraged to contact us to receive an invitation to participate in this years festival. The festivities continue with numerous events during the week including daily brewery events at our official Brew Hub –  Broken Top Bottle Shop, live music at select venues, special food and craft beer pairings, tastings, presentations, and a special Central Oregon Brewer’s Guild benefit at Crux Fermentation Project, and more! It’s going to be a good time once again!

More details on planned events so far:

Saturday May 20th, Crux Fermentation Project will be hosting the event as a fundraiser for the Central Oregon Brewers Guild. We will have up to 10 local brewery teams competing in games such as yeast balloon toss, spent grain relay, cheap beer toss, jockey box assembly and others. We will also have a small beer fest that day, which will include beers from the breweries entered into the games. Noon to 6pm. All ages welcome. More details to come.

Cheers!

Aslan's 3rd Anniversary at Aslan Brewing Company's Taproom
May
20
11:00 am11:00

Aslan's 3rd Anniversary at Aslan Brewing Company's Taproom

  • Aslan Brewing Company
Join us at Aslan as we celebrate our 3 year Anniversary with live music and block party festivities! Musical acts include Maddie Pritchard, The Living Arrows, Mr. Feelgood and the Firm Believers, The Mountain Flowers, and Snug Harbor! We'll be blocking of a portion E Magnolia St. to make space for cornhole, street chalk, facepainting, and tie-dye! The night will be capped by a thrilling performance from the Bellingham Circus Guild. All ages welcome for this community block party bash!
"Vinyl Me Please presents THE SPINS" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom
May
18
6:00 pm18:00

"Vinyl Me Please presents THE SPINS" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom

  • Naked City Brewery and Taproom

Naked City Brewery and Taproom is a supporting sponsor of this website.

If you haven’t already caught on, we’ve been hosting national vinyl listening events every month we call THE SPINS, celebrating our Record of the Month releases at some of our members’ favorite bars and venues! We laugh, we spin vinyl, we drink, we make memories and we take the membership experience into the real world.  If we can say so, we think it’s pretty neat.  This month, we’re featuring an album TBA
"New Belgium Bike and Beer Night" at Peaks and Pints
May
18
6:00 pm18:00

"New Belgium Bike and Beer Night" at Peaks and Pints

  • Peaks and Pints

Here’s the spin: New Belgium Brewing Co., REI and Peaks and Pints have come to a common conclusion. National Bike Month, actually Tacoma Bike Month, is better with craft beer. Peaks and Pints is taking its weekly Lodge Meeting to the gear shop in preparation for a glorious season of hopping curbs, dodging potholes and getting your pant leg caught in spokes Thursday, May 18. If you're looking to gear up for the cycling season and get involved in Tacoma’s thriving bike community, New Belgium Bike and Beer Night might be just the event for you. Tacoma’s bottle shop, taproom and eatery will host New Belgium Brewing Co. and REI for a night of delicious craft beers paired with a bike maintenance class. In addition, New Belgium will raffle off a single-speed bicycle to benefit Downtown On the Go, the transportation advocate for downtown Tacoma. Other New Belgium Bike and Beer awesomeness includes door prizes, bike movies, food and information on bicycling in Tacoma.
Sour Flower Fest at Cascade Brewing Barrel House
May
18
May 21

Sour Flower Fest at Cascade Brewing Barrel House

  • Cascade Brewing Barrel House

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. – April showers bring May flowers, or in the case of Cascade Brewing, sour ales made with flowers. Cascade Brewing will present its inaugural Sour Flower Fest May 18 through May 21 at its two Portland pubs, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St; and the Raccoon Lodge and Brewpub at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. The event is free to attend, beer sampling costs additional. 

The Sour Flower Fest will debut a half dozen new small batch blends made with floral ingredients. Look for Desert Bloom, Cherry Blossom, Pistil Whipped, Hop Flower Sour and Bees Knees, as well as Hips and Tips, a non sour; these will be available at both pub locations. In addition, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House will be serving Bouquet of Flowers, Rose City Sour, Vintage Strawberry, and a floral themed live barrel that will tap on May 15 and pour through the festival.

About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon.

Sour Flower Fest at Raccoon Lodge
May
18
May 21

Sour Flower Fest at Raccoon Lodge

  • Raccoon Lodge

Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore. – April showers bring May flowers, or in the case of Cascade Brewing, sour ales made with flowers. Cascade Brewing will present its inaugural Sour Flower Fest May 18 through May 21 at its two Portland pubs, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House at 939 SE Belmont St; and the Raccoon Lodge and Brewpub at 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy. The event is free to attend, beer sampling costs additional. 

The Sour Flower Fest will debut a half dozen new small batch blends made with floral ingredients. Look for Desert Bloom, Cherry Blossom, Pistil Whipped, Hop Flower Sour and Bees Knees, as well as Hips and Tips, a non sour; these will be available at both pub locations. In addition, the Cascade Brewing Barrel House will be serving Bouquet of Flowers, Rose City Sour, Vintage Strawberry, and a floral themed live barrel that will tap on May 15 and pour through the festival.

About Cascade Brewing
Cascade Brewing has been a pioneer in the sour beer renaissance since 2006 and the proud innovator of the Northwest Sour Ale. Its distinctive sour beer blends feature fruit forward, barrel-aged ales with an emphasis on project year-to-year variation. These beers offer a complex array of flavors derived from the acid, the fruit and the residual flavors present in the barrels in which they age. The resulting beers offer a complex array of flavors and aromas derived from with each project year release capturing the unique subtleties of that year’s growing season. Cascade’s sour ales are brewed and blended in Portland, Oregon.

"Think & Drink w/ Humanities Washington" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom
May
17
7:00 pm19:00

"Think & Drink w/ Humanities Washington" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom

  • Naked City Brewery and Taproom

Naked City Brewery and Taproom is a supporting sponsor of this website.

Our Think & Drink events are hosted conversations at pubs and tasting rooms on provocative topics and new ideas.

Experts, artists, and activists from a variety of disciplines participate in a moderated discussion, with a strong emphasis on audience participation.  Past events tackled topics from consumerism to political polarization, geoengineering, race in the Pacific Northwest, and many more, and sparked lively conversation about morality, religion, history, and politics.
"Tank to Table Brewer's Dinner" at Airways Bistro
May
17
5:00 pm17:00

"Tank to Table Brewer's Dinner" at Airways Bistro

  • Airways Brewing Company - The Bistro
image sourced from Airways Brewing Company

image sourced from Airways Brewing Company

If you love all things fresh and local, make your reservations for our May 17th Tank to Tabledinner at the Bistro, featuring six courses built around farm fresh produce and high quality meats paired with Airways brews. The dinner is $85 per person, and includes your drinks. Attendees should plan to arrive between 5-6 pm, and we invite you to relax, enjoy your meal at your own pace, and take time to visit until we close at 9. 

Every dish will feature produce that just came out of the ground that week from a local farm. The full menu will be available online and emailed to attendees as we get closer, but here are the first two our chef is letting us reveal:

Course 4: Stout braised short ribs with morel mushrooms, mascarpone polenta, and spring onion jus.

Course 5: Whey poached king salmon with fiddlehead ferns, ramps, and meyer lemon emulsion.

We expect seating to fill up for this unique event, so please go online to our Bistro page and make your reservations sooner rather than later. (Psst: dinner plans away from the kids always make a great Mother's Day surprise.)

Beer Release "IPA P arty Time! Excellent!" with PMNoble Ale Works & Grains of Wrath at Belmont Station
May
17
5:00 pm17:00

Beer Release "IPA P arty Time! Excellent!" with PMNoble Ale Works & Grains of Wrath at Belmont Station

  • Belmont Station
Wednesday May 17 | 5-8 PMNoble Ale Works & Grains of Wrath, releases a new collaboration IPA P arty Time! Excellent! and it is going to be just that, a party! (Excellent!)
Brewer Mike Hunsaker and the G.O.W crew along with Noble Ale Works brewer Brad Kominek will be hanging out, drinking beers and talking all things IPA.

Our draft list will include: 
  • Noble Ale Works / Grains of Wrath - Party Time! Excellent! - Collaboration IPA
  • Noble Ale Works - Mosaic Showers - Double IPA
  • Noble Ale Works - Nose Candy - Session IPA
  • Noble Ale Works - Because You're Worth It - IIPA
  • Noble Ale Works - Gosebuster - Gose
  • Noble Ale Works - Naughty Sauce - Golden Stout w/ Coffee
Get more details on Noble Ale Works and Grains of Wrath.
"The (Baroque) Trumpet Shall Sound" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

"The (Baroque) Trumpet Shall Sound" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom

  • Naked City Brewery and Taproom

Naked City Brewery and Taproom is a supporting sponsor of this website.

Our sensational season finale features some of the Pacific Northwest’s finest baroque players in a joyful celebration of music from England, Austria, and Bohemia performed by Kris Kwapis (baroque trumpet), Curtis Foster (baroque oboe), Linda Melsted (baroque violin) and more.  Bring mom and celebrate Mother’s Day in high baroque style!

Admission is $20 in advance at emuseattle.com and includes a complimentary house beer or glass of wine.
"Beer Camp Across America" with Sierra Nevada at Elliott Bay Pizza
May
15
6:00 pm18:00

"Beer Camp Across America" with Sierra Nevada at Elliott Bay Pizza

  • Elliott Bay Pizza in Mill Creek
(Chico, CA & Mills River, NC) – Beer Camp is the largest craft beer celebration! The industry’s largest collaboration effort, Beer Camp showcases the art, spirit and attitude of craft beer and everyone’s invited: brewers and fans alike.

This year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has partnered with 12 craft breweries–6 overseas and 6 stateside–to brew an international collaboration 12-pack, dubbed Beer Camp Across the World. This pack is loaded with dream beers–no idea was too wild and no ingredient was off-limits–and a one-time-only national release is hitting shelves in June.

Next, we’ll take the pack on the road for Beer Camp on Tour–an 8-city beer festival extravaganza presented by local non-profit partners. Every craft brewery in the country is invited to pour and each festival will bring hundreds of breweries, local bands, local food trucks and good times to craft-centric cities across the country. More than 700 breweries came out to participate in 2016!

See the festival cities and dates below:
Portland, ME – June 3
San Francisco, CA – June 3
Chicago, IL – June 10
Philadelphia, PA – June 17
Raleigh, NC – June 17
Austin, TX – June 24
Long Beach, CA – June 24
Seattle, WA – June 30

Variety pack brewery participants & beers:
Tree House Brewing Co. / East Meets West IPA
The Bruery / Raspberry Sundae
Avery Brewing Co. / Dry-Hopped Barleywine
Boneyard Beer / West Coast-Style DIPA
Surly Brewing Co. / Ginger Lager
Kiuchi Brewery / White IPA with Yuzu
Garage Project / Campout Porter
Fullers Brewery / Atlantic-style Vintage Ale
Mikkeller Brewery / Thai-Style Iced Tea
Ayinger Brewery / Dunkel Weisse
Saint Arnold Brewing Co. / Dry-Hopped Berliner Weisse
Duvel Moortgat / Hoppy Belgian Golden Ale
Ethan Stowell's hosts Fremont Brewing for dinner at Bramling Cross
May
15
6:00 pm18:00

Ethan Stowell's hosts Fremont Brewing for dinner at Bramling Cross

  • Bramling Cross

SEATTLE ... Bramling Cross is excited to host a beer feast with Fremont Brewing on Monday, May 15.
 
Chef Travis Post and the Fremont brewers will collaborate on a family-style dinner that showcases seasonal produce alongside a fun selection of beers. Both the chef and the brewers will be in attendance to talk about the food and the beers throughout the meal.

image sourced from Ethan Stowell's Bramling Cross

image sourced from Ethan Stowell's Bramling Cross

The meal begins at 6pm and is $55/person, including five of Fremont’s beers plus a beer cocktail with dessert. Here’s the menu for the family-style feast:
 
Arrival:
Session Ale
 
First:
Summer Ale
Brett IPA
“How to eat radishes at their peak”
Wood-grilled flatbread, olive tapenade
Hamachi crudo, preserved orange, lovage
Benton’s country ham, green strawberries
Spring chop salad, crispy onions
 
Second:
Interurban IPA
Schwarzbier
Broiled ling cod, rye breadcrumbs, salsa verde
Braised pork cheeks, charred onion salad, green apple butter
 
Dessert:
Beer cocktail featuring Fremont Gose
Hop-dusted zeppole, beer caramel

Join in on this fun night celebrating Seattle’s great beer culture—call the restaurant at 206.420.8192 to save a spot.

Fremont Brewing was founded in 2009 by Matt Lincecum, born out of a love for making the best beer possible with the finest local ingredients. It’s now a thriving brewery, with award-wining beers carried across the Northwest and a beer garden in the namesake neighborhood. For more information, visit www.fremontbrewing.com.

image sourced from Ethan Stowell's Bramling Cross

image sourced from Ethan Stowell's Bramling Cross

Bramling Cross is chef Ethan Stowell’s gastropub created to showcase incredible local beers alongside the great food they deserve. Eight taps feature beers from the region—many from just a few blocks away—additionally, there are over 20 domestic and imported bottles and cans, including large-format beers for sharing. The menu ranges from shellfish to roasted vegetables, and includes updated American classics like fried chicken and a griddled burger—all served in an intimate space decked out in warm grays and dark wood. The restaurant is open for dinner daily from 5pm to 11pm—till midnight on Friday & Saturday. Happy Hour is on Sunday through Thursday in the bar from 5pm to 6pm and again from 10pm to 11pm. For more information call 206.420.8192 or visit www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com

Bramling Cross is located at 5205 Ballard Ave NW in Seattle, Washington.

Brewery Tasting with Wild Ride at Belmont Station
May
15
5:00 pm17:00

Brewery Tasting with Wild Ride at Belmont Station

  • Belmont Station

Wild Ride Tasting

Thursday May 11 | 5-8 PM

Join us for a tasting of a nice array of Wild Ride beers from the beautiful Central Oregon community of Redmond.
Pouring samples of:
  • Electri-Fly - India Pale Ale - Now in 6 Packs!
  • Nut Crusher - Peanut Butter Porter - Now in 6 Packs!
  • Hidden Trail - Blood Orange Pale Ale
  • Sweet Rye'venge - Rye Whiskey Barrel-aged Porter
Learn more about Wild Ride.
"Silenced Films" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom
May
14
7:00 pm19:00

"Silenced Films" at Naked City Brewery and Taproom

  • Naked City Brewery and Taproom

Naked City Brewery and Taproom is a supporting sponsor of this website.

Looking for some alternative programming?  Chill out and catch up on some beers while DJ Nicfit spins the wheels of steel in a live soundtrack to Alfred Hitchcock’s Mother’s Day classic film, Psycho.  Enjoy full table service and a selection of SBW beers in the Screening Room during the film.