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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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"Celebrate Belgian Beer Week–Let’s Revisit the Trappists"  at Brouwers' Cafe
Jul
14
to Jul 23

"Celebrate Belgian Beer Week–Let’s Revisit the Trappists" at Brouwers' Cafe

Beginning on June 14th, the nation will once again celebrate Belgian Beer Week, a time to remind ourselves how much Belgium has given to the beer drinking community. Here at Brouwer’s Café, we believe every week is Belgian Beer Week and that there is never a bad time to drink a Belgian beer. Whether lambic is life, wit is wonderful, or saison is soul, there is something for everyone from the small, roughly Maryland-sized nation.

That being said, there is rarified air, even amongst all the flavors of the Kingdom. Those special brews are known as the Trappist Ales. Brewed by the monks of the 11 working Abbeys (worldwide), many of these beers have been around for well over a hundred years, with the oldest over 400 years! Belgium is home to 6 of these Abbeys and we are fortunate enough to be able to get 5 of them in the U.S.

June 17th – 22nd, we’ll be highlighting the Trappist beers we carry and giving a discount on those bottles. We hope you will come in and reaquint yourselves with the classics and the backbone of Belgian craft beer. We’ll also have a wide range of other Belgian beers available to try out both in bottles and on draft.

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Birdies and Brews with Pike Brewing Company
Jul
19
5:00 PM17:00

Birdies and Brews with Pike Brewing Company

Join us in The Golf Club at Loews Hotel 1000 for Birdies & Brews!

Golf & Beer...together at last.

Virtual Golf

Play for longest drive or swing the wrenches on one of 52 competition courses, like Pebble Beach.

Local Beer Tasting

Enjoy beer tastings featuring a rotating selection of local breweries. Plenty of swag too.

Full menu available as well.

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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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PNA Summer Taste at the Phinney Neighborhood Association
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

PNA Summer Taste at the Phinney Neighborhood Association

Come fishing for good beer! Enjoy ten tastes from your favorite 30+ local microbreweries and cideries, plus pub snacks, in the summer sun. At this fun, laid-back event, you can meet the people behind your favorite brews, chat with fellow enthusiasts, and enjoy an afternoon of delicious beverages. Proceeds support the Phinney Neighborhood Association's nonprofit programs for kids, seniors and community. www.phinneycenter.org/summerbeer
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Cornhole for a Cause at Beardslee Public House
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

Cornhole for a Cause at Beardslee Public House

Join Chef John Howie for the first annual Kick Hunger Challenge Cornhole Tournament. Show off your throwing skills, indulge in corny food ($1 corn dogs) and compete for a chance to win one of three tournament prizes. Win or lose, every player will take home a John Howie Restaurant swag bag.

Tournament will be conducted via bracket play – four teams per division and each team is guaranteed at least 3 games. The best record will move up to the next round. The tournament will be capped at 48 teams, so purchase tickets in advance to guarantee your spot.

Every team ticket sold will enable Food Lifeline to provide 200 meals to hungry neighbors in Western Washington.

Event Details:
Saturday, July 22nd
10:00 am    Check in
11:00 am    Play begins
3:30 pm      Tournament Ends

Tickets: 21+ only; $50 for team of two – purchase in advance at https://cornholeforacause.brownpapertickets.com

Beardslee Public House
19116 Beardslee Boulevard in Bothell

Prizes:
1st – 2 (one each) $100. Gift cards to BPH
2nd- 2 (one each) $50. Gift cards to BPH
3rd – 2 (one each) $25. Gift cards to BPH

All players receive a John Howie Restaurants swag bag ($35 value)

What is the Kick Hunger Challenge?
The Taste of the NFL's Kick Hunger Challenge is a friendly fundraising competition between all 32 NFL teams to raise money for food banks nationwide. All Seattle team proceeds go to Food Lifeline, Washington State’s largest hunger relief network.

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"Hop Around West Seattle" at participating locations
Jul
22
12:00 PM12:00

"Hop Around West Seattle" at participating locations

Hop around West Seattle's best beer bars!  Show up at any of the three participating locations from 12-5pm on July 22nd and we'll shuttle you around between the 3 bars.  Shuttles will come/go every 30 minutes and ticket includes a pint or flight at each location.

Tickets can be purchased online OR day-of event at any of the 3 locations.

Online tickets must be purchased by July 21st at 11:59pm.
For tickets purchased online:  you will receive an email confirmation for your ticket purchase. Print/show this confirmation at your starting location on July 22nd, anytime from 12-5pm.

Included with your ticket is: 

  1. A beer at each of the locations
  2. A complimentary shuttle from location to location
  3. A souvenir Hop Around pint glass!
  4. *For $10 more. A Hop Around T-shirt

Besides each location featuring the official beer of "Hop Around West Seattle" Seapine Brewing's Hop Around IPA, each location will feature unique beers as well as the opportunity to enjoy flights instead of pints. 

For more information, including tickets, visit https://www.hoparoundwestseattle.com/details/.

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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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Anniversary & Barrels Aged Beer Fest at Bailey's Taproom
Jul
28
12:00 PM12:00

Anniversary & Barrels Aged Beer Fest at Bailey's Taproom

Press Release

It’s peak summer, everyone’s sun kissed from river trips & bike rides, the city explodes with life, it’s hot and all you want is a beer to beat the heat. This season in Portland is really an experience! July always brings Oregon Craft Beer Month, coinciding with the classic waterfront event, the Oregon Brewer’s Festival. It’s become a tradition for us here at Bailey’s Taproom to simultaneously celebrate our birthday the same weekend… we pull out the big guns, too! This year’s 11th Anniversary Party is no different!

The city granted us street access which allows us to connect Bailey’s Taproom to The Upper Lip for the day so patrons can roam freely between two stories of our Barrel-Aged Beer bonanza. We’ll also debut this year’s Anniversary Ale, a special blend from our good friends in Seattle, Reuben’s Brews! Their brewing team masterfully blended a Red Wine Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian Strong Dark on cherries for a luscious beverage that’s sure to please.

Access to all 28 Barrel-Aged beers is free, 21+, and goes from Noon – 11pm on Saturday, July 28th. Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of thirst-quenching beers on, too!

Thank you all for 11 years of beers, good times, & cheers! See you there.

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Brewery Historian Ron Pattinson at Foggy Noggin
Aug
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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Bend Brewfest at Les Schwab Amphitheater
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Bend Brewfest at Les Schwab Amphitheater

  • Les Schwab Ampitheater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bend, Oregon ... Bend Brewfest, Central Oregon’s annual celebration of all things craft beer, will once again transform the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend, Oregon’s Old Mill District on August 16-18, 2018. Over the three-day event, visitors will enjoy an inspired lineup of brews from more than 70 breweries, along with creations from regional cideries and wineries.

Breweries from across Oregon and the region, including new participants from as far away as Michigan, will share their craft brews with the 2018 festival’s thousands of patrons. A list of breweries and tentative beer lineup can be explored here: https://bendbrewfest.com/brews.html

“Craft beer is a large part of our culture here in Bend and the Bend Brewfest celebrates this to its fullest,” said Marney Smith, director of the festival. “As we enter our 16thyear holding this festival, we are looking forward to our participating breweries bringing their most unique beers to our visitors. We have become the festival where brewers tend to showcase their specialty, very low production beers at the X-Tap tent that you can’t find anywhere else.”

WHEN: August 16-18, 2018, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 12 noon - 11pm, Family friendly till 5pm

WHERE: Les Schwab Amphitheater

ADMISSION:  Admission is free. For beer tasting, purchase a 2018 Brewfest tasting mug for $20, which includes five tasting tokens. Limited edition Deluxe mugs are available for $30 and include 10 tokens. Additional tokens are $5 each sold in packs of four.

Each year, the event offers over 200 craft beers and ciders from around the country raising money for local charities. Founded in 2002, the Bend Brewfest has raised over $70,000 dollars for charity since its inception. Money raised in 2018 will serve the following four nonprofit organizations: Deschutes River Conservancy, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon; Neighbor Impact; and Bend Fire Department’s Community Assistance Program.

Smith continued, “Our beneficiaries are really at the heart of the Brewfest and we are looking forward to the community coming together once again in 2018 to support them in a significant way.” Over a thousand volunteers help support our nonprofit partners by pouring tasters. Sign up to join in this fun favorite community opportunity.  Shifts now open at https://bendbrewfest.com/volunteer.html 

Bend Brewfest features booths from well-known breweries all the way to small-batch nano-breweries. Local food vendors and a festive atmosphere round out the well-loved annual event. For more information and details, visit www.bendbrewfest.com.

About the Les Schwab Amphitheater
The Les Schwab Amphitheater is Central Oregon premier music venue, providing a beautiful outdoor riverfront space for concerts, festivals, sporting events and more. Opened in the historic Old Mill District in 2002, the Amphitheater was named in honor of a remarkable Central Oregonian, Leslie Schwab. The venue accommodates approximately 8,000 patrons for some of the biggest names in entertainment, and the Bend Brewfest in August.www.bendconcerts.com

About the Old Mill District
One of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and dynamic mixed-use developments, the Old Mill District is located on 270 acres that formerly housed one of the largest sawmill operations in the world. The rich history of the land is coupled with spectacular mountain views, scenic river vistas and an extensive trail system to enjoy the outdoors.  More than 55 local, regional and national retailers and businesses call the Old Mill District home. The Old Mill District – Bend’s most unique shopping, dining, living, and entertainment experience.  www.theoldmill.com

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Salmon-Safe IPA at Hopworks Urban Brewpub
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Salmon-Safe IPA at Hopworks Urban Brewpub

Press Release

Portland, Oregon ...  On August 25th, Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) the first-ever brewery to certify it’s brewery site as "Salmon-Safe," presents the inaugural Salmon-Safe IPA Festival at its SE Powell location. The Salmon-Safe IPA Festival is the first festival of it's kind, bringing together 21 craft breweries from around the country - large and small - to make hop-forward beers that are all brewed with Salmon-Safe certified ingredients.

Salmon-Safe is an ecolabel certification that works with farmers and developers to reduce watershed impacts through third-party accountability. Beers in the Salmon-Safe IPA Festival are brewed with ingredients sourced from farms committed to protecting clean water and biodiversity in Northwest agricultural watersheds, which are essential for native fish populations.  

The Salmon-Safe IPA Festival will be divided into two sessions. Session #1 is an all-ages session that runs from 12-4 pm, and Session #2 is 21+ and runs from 5-9 pm. Each ticket package costs $25 and comes with 10 drink tickets, an order of HUB's world-famous pretzels, a HUB 10th anniversary chalice and a raffle ticket for prizes from various Salmon-Safe certified businesses. Each session has only 400 tickets available and the event is expected to sell out. All proceeds from this event benefit the environmental nonprofit Salmon-Safe.

In between sessions, HUB has lined up engaging panel discussions with Salmon-Safe certified partners to discuss why Salmon-Safe certification matters and how breweries and farmers are working together to keep our waterways and our planet healthy.

“We are excited that more than 20 of our industry friends are joining us in brewing original IPAs using ingredients that help protect our beautiful planet,” said Christian Ettinger, HUB’s Brewmaster and Founder. “The relationship between clean and abundant water and great beer is something to protect and celebrate.”

Dan Kent, the executive director of Salmon-Safe added, “The Salmon-Safe IPA Festival is a powerful way to encourage more breweries to source certified hops and malt while educating consumers on the simple choices that we can make for clean rivers and healthy watersheds. With more than 70 crops grown using practices that protect rivers and local salmon and more than 300 supermarkets featuring Salmon-Safe labeled products, the chance to make a positive impact can happen in many places -- including the brewhouse, at the farm level, and at the store.”

Participating breweries include:

  • Aslan Brewing Company – Bellingham, WA
  • Baerlic Brewing – Portland, OR
  • Bale Breaker Brewing Company – Yakima, WA
  • Breakside Brewing – Portland, OR
  • Crux Fermentation Project – Bend, OR
  • Culmination Brewing – Portland, OR
  • Deschutes Brewery – Bend, OR
  • Ex Novo Brewing Co. – Portland, OR
  • Fort George Brewery – Astoria, OR
  • Fremont Brewing – Seattle, WA
  • Gigantic Brewing – Portland, OR
  • Hopworks Urban Brewery – Portland, OR
  • Matchless Brewing – Tumwater, WA
  • New Belgium Brewing Company – Fort Collins, CO
  • Quirk Brewing – Walla Walla, WA
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Chico, CA
  • Stoup Brewing – Seattle, WA
  • Trap Door Brewing – Vancouver, WA
  • Widmer Brothers Brewery – Portland, OR
  • Worthy Brewing – Bend, OR
  • Yachats Brewing – Yachats, OR

Salmon-Safe IPA Festival Details

  • Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • Session 1: 12-4 pm (all ages)
  • Panel talks: 4-5 pm (Panels with limited beer releases, separate admission)
  • Session 2: 5-9 pm (21+)

Where: Hopworks Urban Brewery - 2944 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202.]

Tickets: $25 in advance | $30 at the door | $5 for the panel talks.Tickets are available now at: http://salmonsafeipafest.com

Parking: Due to the festival location in the brewery parking lot, festival goers will need to park on adjacent streets in the surrounding neighborhood. Festival parking is not available in HUB’s parking lot.

About Hopworks Urban Brewery
Hopworks Urban Brewery creates world-class beer and food with sustainable business practices that protect the environment and inspire the community. Utilizing organic malts and a combination of locally-sourced, organic, and Salmon Safe hops, the company’s 20-barrel brewery in Portland, and 7-barrel brewery in Vancouver, produce 13,500 barrels of beer and cider a year for HUB’s brewpubs and distribution throughout the West. Hopworks is a family-owned and operated business, the first Certified B Corporation brewery in the Pacific Northwest, a member of 1% For The Planet, and a gold-level bike friendly business.

About Salmon-Safe
Salmon-Safe has become one of the nation’s leading ecolabels with more than 95,000 acres of farm and urban lands certified in Oregon, Washington, California and British Columbia. Through our peer-reviewed certification and accreditation program, we are leading a market-based movement to transition to farming and urban development practices that protect water quality, maintain watershed health and restore habitat. More information at: https://salmonsafe.org

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Seattle FC Pub Crawl with Fremont, Silver City, & Georgetown
Sep
1
11:00 AM11:00

Seattle FC Pub Crawl with Fremont, Silver City, & Georgetown

Press Releas

Silver City Brewery, Georgetown Brewing, and Fremont Brewing are ecstatic to announce partnership on this year's Seattle Sounders-focused pub crawl event to be held on Saturday, September 1st. Celebrating Seattle sports and the local pub culture, the event will see hundreds of thirsty Seattle soccer fans coming together in Pioneer Square over local craft beer at a variety of beloved establishments, culminating with participants attending the Sporting Kansas City at Sounders FC match en masse at CenturyLink Field, 1PM PT.

Inspired by the overwhelming popularity of Silver City Brewery’s annual Mariners Pub Crawl, which in 2018 had nearly 600 attendees and 14 participating pubs, one of the most frequent points of feedback was a desire for a similar, Sounders-focused event. In October of 2017, the first annual "Seattle FC Pub Crawl" was held with a host of several local breweries. The event was a blast, so we've decided to do it again-- this year with our friends at Georgetown Brewing and Fremont Brewing.


Tickets to the Seattle Soccer Pub Crawl go on sale July 6th at 4:00pm for $45/each. Price includes a ticket to the match as well as an exclusive t-shirt commemorating the pub crawl, with all three participating brands represented. When purchasing, attendees will choose their “home brewery” where they will have the option to check-in early and pick up their swag in the days leading up to the event.

An option will also be available for season ticket holders that excludes the game ticket but provides the commemorative shirt and pub passport. These are available for $25.

The pub crawl will commence at 11:00am on Saturday, September 1st. If participants have not already checked-in, they will be able to pick up their game tickets and t-shirts at a designated location to be announced. From there, attendees will be able to visit over a dozen locations throughout Pioneer Square, all featuring beverages by Georgetown, Fremont, and Silver City Brewery. A pub passport will be provided that lists the participating pubs, as well as a map of which brands are being poured at each location. Attendees are encouraged to partake responsibly and choose a “top few” locations to visit. Visiting every single location is not mandatory, nor encouraged.

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Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest at Prune Alley
Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Hops on the Rock: Orcas Island Beer Fest at Prune Alley

Taste your favorite microbrews, explore new ones, and hobnob with brew folk at the Orcas Island Beer Fest. More than a dozen small artisan breweries from around the Northwest will tap their kegs under a heated tent on Prune Alley (so named for the historic fruit orchards that used to stand on this site) in the heart of the charming village of Eastsound on Orcas Island. There will be tasty local food to catch all that delicious beer and live music to sip to. 

The Hops on the Rock festival is literally shutting down the streets of Eastsound to host a weekend of drinking, dancing and NovemBEER events all across  Orcas Island. Live music, local food, and 20+ local breweries from around the region will be in attendance for a destination beer festival like no other. Breweries attending will include Aslan, Georgetown & Black Raven Brewing - among others - who will be showcasing their talents alongside local chefs and the sounds of Bellingham’s hometown heroes, Babycakes.

Admission is free for guests under 21 years of age, but access to festivities will be limited to our live music and food vendor areas.
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Breakside Brewery Dinner with Ben Edmunds at Art of the Table
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Breakside Brewery Dinner with Ben Edmunds at Art of the Table

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Breakside Brewery is one of the winningest breweries in the Pacific Northwest in the past five years. Besides being an award-winning brewery they also showcase two pubs and a tasting room in their production brewery. All of this would not be possible if not for the imaginative mind of Ben Edmunds, Breakside's founding brewer. 

Meanwhile in Seattle, hiding in plain sight is a James Beard-nominated restaurant in Art of the Table. Co-owned by Dustin Ronspies and Shannon Van Horn, the Art of the Table provides guest a three, five, or seven-course dinner for a relatively affordable price given the reputation and care the kitchen demonstrates. 

Which should be enough to get you in the door but we understand if you need something more. So how about a dinner hosted by Breakside Brewery's Ben Edmunds, showcasing the breweries beers and paired by Dustin Ronspies thoughtfully authored beer-and-food-pairing menu.

Reception
Pilsner
smoked mussel skewer, pickled onions, tempura squash blossom

Dinner
Stay West IPA
coriander crusted albacore tuna, crudo, zucchini-tomato salad, mint, basil, cilantro, vinaigrette. fried shallot

Qualia Aged on Mango
seared foie, poached apricot, oatmeal-buttermilk pancake

Wanderlust IPA
curried beef-wontons, pac choi, coconut-ginger broth

Ziggurat
rabbit roulade, nasturtium vinaigrette, roasted cherries, turnip puree

4th Wave
caraway cured pork belly, hazelnut-orange-herb, granita, golden beets

Err to Excess
ead sandwich, macerated berries, vanilla bean ice cream, candied cocoa nibs

Starting at 6 pm, July 18th, Breakside Brewery and Art of the Table invite you to dine with them. All you have to do is call the Art of the Table to reserve your $120 per person seat. Plus, for those hesitating, we strongly suggest you call soon as seating is excruciatingly limited. For more information, call (206) 282-0942 or stop in before the July 18th seating, at 3801 Stone Way North Suite A in Seattle, WA. 

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Summer Strawberry Beer Fest at Saraveza & the Bad Habit Room
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Summer Strawberry Beer Fest at Saraveza & the Bad Habit Room


Press Release

Saraveza and the Fruit Beer Festival will reteam for the inaugural Summer Strawberry Beer Fest on Saturday, July 14th at Saraveza and the Bad Habit Room. Featuring fifteen + beers made with Strawberries and the first single fruit beer fest featuring in-season fruit with fresh eye popping and mouth watering strawberries. The lineup includes some of the west coast’s finest and most talked about breweries and will include strawberry food specials like a beer float and much, much more.

Strawberries are among nature’s most popular fruits - plump, juicy and easy to pop into your mouth and enjoy. Their health benefits include promoting heart health, reducing hypertension, preventing allergies, improving eyesight to even helping to prevent cancer. Surprisingly, Strawberry beers are rare as brewers have struggled to capture the distinct but elusive sweet and tart flavor of the fruit. Over recent years some of the northwest’s best brewers have began to master the Strawberry beer and this fest has collected many of them to be showcased at this one-off event. Fruit beer fans should also mark their calendars for October 6th when the 6th annual Peche Fest returns to Saraveza.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 14th when the Summer Strawberry Beer Fest will begin at noon at Saraveza and 3pm at the Bad Habit Room and run until 10pm. Tickets are only $10 and include a custom Perfection 9oz glass with 4 drink tickets if purchased in advance (3 tickets at the door). Additional drink tickets are $1.50 or four for just $5.

BREWERIES:

  • The Ale Apothecary
  • Great Notion Brewing
  • Block 15 Brewing
  • pFriem Family Brewers
  • Breakside Brewery
  • Urban Family Brewing
  • Little Beast Brewing
  • Beachwood Brewing
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Propolis Brewing
  • Almanac Brewing
  • Wander Brewing
  • Ruse Brewing
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"The Adventures of Backwoods and Brothers Cascadia" at Peaks and Pints
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

"The Adventures of Backwoods and Brothers Cascadia" at Peaks and Pints

  • Peaks and Pints at Basecamp Proctor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The plot of The Adventures of Backwoods and Brothers Cascadia tells the story of two Columbia Gorge-ish breweries attempting to emancipate themselves. For one collaborative beer, Backwoods Brewing Co. and Brothers Cascadia Brewing Co. desire to break free from the haze, both physical and mental. Much of the conflict in the Peaks and Pints Lodge Meeting featuring the two breweries stems from Backwoods and Brothers Cascadia’s attempt to embrace their classical training and brew a traditional Northwest style India Pale Ale then deal with their success. Their collaborative beer, Out of the Haze IPA, has turned society’s heads with its clarity, as well as the amazing hop bill of Simcoe, El Dorado, Citra and Mosaic hops for all the fruit flavors with a slightly bitter finish. The story ends with the two breweries taping their other craft beers and the Peaks and Pints patrons weeping with joy.

THE ADVENTURES OF BACKWOODS AND BROTHERS CASCADIA, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, Peaks and Pints, , no cover

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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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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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8th Anniversary at The Beer Junction
Jun
28
11:00 AM11:00

8th Anniversary at The Beer Junction

On Thursday, June 28th, The Beer Junction is set to celebrate another milestone - their Anniversary. No this isn't their 10th, their 15th, or even their 25th. Instead, this marks the bottleshop's 8th Anniversary in the West Seattle neighborhood. What started as a modest hole in the wall, nestled in the bosom of a soon-to-be torn down building, has blossomed into one of the more organized and highly-rated spots to grab a beer on the shelf or on draft. 

So what makes this year's anniversary special? Well in a word, Skookum Hazy IPA. 

Brewed in collaboration with the brewery up north, the staff and ownership of The Beer Junction spent the day brewing what they think best reflects the character of the 'Junction. Come the 28th, starting at 11 am, you will have an opportunity enjoy a pint, meet the brewer, buy some limited-edition Anniversary gear.

Full Details

**8th Anniversary Beer Release!  Thursday June 28th; 11AM
We'll have the release of "Tommy Talon Goes To Space IPA" brewed by Skookum! This hazy IPA was hopped with Galaxy, Citra, Denali, and El Dorado. Tommy Talon will be available for draft pours (and crowlers and growlers) when we open at 11AM on Thursday June 28th. 

**Brewer's Night! Thursday June 28th; 5-8PM
Meet Hollis from Skookum for a tap takeover featuring several other IPAs from Skookum, plus at least 2 barrel aged Skookum beers. The Brewer's Night goes from5-8PM on Thursday June 28th. During the Brewer's Night we'll also have dinosaur bubble guns, Morgan sporting his space pants, and Allison sporting a space dinosaur dress! 

**Coloring book contest (will go on for 2 weeks)! 
We'll have 5 different coloring book pages to choose from (1 example is below). We'll have colored pencils and crayons here in the bar to use, or feel free to work on them at home. Best coloring book page(s) will win Beer Junction gear and/or gift cards! We plan to start putting out the coloring book pages this Friday June 22nd. 

**Anniversary shirts and glassware  
We'll have two different anniversary shirts, plus a special anniversary can glass for sale. We're hoping to have these available for sale starting on Tuesday June 26th(depending on our printers). We'll send out pictures of the shirts and glassware in next week's email. 
 

And last but not least- an awesome cellar list going on tap! 
(We will be doing our best to get these all ready by noon on June 28th- but some may be tapped a little later in the afternoon). 
- Cloudburst: Darkenflox
- Cloudburst: The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders Nitro
- Holy Mountain: Temple of Heaven
- Burial: You Don't Party Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
- Firestone: Coconut Parabola
- Fremont: Barrel Aged Dark Star 2015
- Fremont: Bourbon Aged Abominable 2016
- Fremont: Coffee Barrel Aged Dark Star 2017
- Dogfish Head: 120 Minute IPA 2017
- De Molen: Heaven and Hell Imperial Stout (Bowmore Scotch Barrel Aged Version)
- Cascade: Belmont Bramble
- Boon: Oude Gueuze
- Goose Island: Regal Rye Bourbon County 2015
- Lost Abbey: Deliverance 2014
- Modern Times: Atlantis Barrel Aged Black Currant Sour
- Modern Times: Barrel Aged Pecan Monsters Park
- North Sound: Creepy Monkey with Coconut (table top cask)
- Oakshire: Hellshire VIII
- The Bruey: Sucre
- Skookum: Barrel Aged Memory of Light Imperial Stout
- Skookum: Buried in Light Wine Barrel Aged Grisette
- Avery: Nuttiest Professor 15.2% Barrel Aged Peanut Imperial Stout
- Paradox: Passion Fruit Barrel Aged Sour
- Urban Family: Perpetuation Sour with boysenberries, blueberries, and raspberries

The Beer Junction is located at 4511 California Ave. S.W. in Seattle.

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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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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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"Brewnami" featuring Buoy Beer, Fort George, & Reach Break at Bailey's Taproom
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

"Brewnami" featuring Buoy Beer, Fort George, & Reach Break at Bailey's Taproom

Homebrew Con is coming to Portland and we have a special event to kick things off...

Prepare yourselves for a Brewnami!!!

A wave of beer is coming in from the coast and three breweries from Astoria, OR are joining forces for a 3-way tap takeover. 

Featuring Fort George, Buoy, & Reach Break!
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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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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 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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Brewery Night & Tasting at Belmont Station
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Brewery Night & Tasting at Belmont Station

Nevada's own Revision Brewing has been really killing it here in Oregon lately! Here's your chance to meet a few of the fine folks that keep their great beers flowing: Jeremy Warren (CEO/Brewmaster) and Darla Roberts (VP, Sales & Marketing)! Whole Lotta Ruckus, described as a "Northeast-Style Double IPA, combining the best of Northeastern tropical juiciness and West Coast piney aggressiveness," will be on tap, along with some other tasty brews. And of course, there's Revision offerings in the bottle shop to take home.
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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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