Festival Preview: OR: 6/13 Rye Beer Fest at The Eastburn. Featuring over 20 West Coast ales and lagers

This Friday, June 13th, the Eastburn will host the "Rye Beer Fest". With the key focus narrowed on rye grain, the event features beers from throughout the United States.

The Rye Beer Fest, a celebration of the revival of rye beers, will be held at EastBurn (1800 E. Burnside., Portland, Ore.) during Portland Beer Week. The fest will take place on Friday June 13th, from 4pm-2 a.m. and will feature 22 rye beers versus 20 at last years fest. Partial proceeds from the sale of beer will be donated to the Dawn to Dusk paddle fund for the Children’s Cancer Association.

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Listed below are the beers, featured during the festival.

  • Melvin Brewing/Thai Me Up Johnny Ryeale IPA
  • Burnside Spring Rye with coriander
  • Deschutes Bourbon and Rye
  • Widmer Brothers Collaborator Red Molly Rye Lager
  • Crooked Fence Risen Rye Stout
  • Oakshire Line Dry Pale Ale
  • Stone Spröcketbier Black Rye Kölsch
  • Old Town Brewing Company *To Be Announced
  • Humble Comet Rye'd farmhouse.
    A rye farmhouse ale, single hopped with Comet hops.
  • Vagabon All Rye, All Rye, All Rye
    Our Spring inspired rye ale brewed with 20% malted rye and dry hopped with Centennial, Cascade and Simcoe. This beer pours a garnet red pint with a tight off-white head. Bursting aromas of pine, citrus and spice. This beer is bursting with hop flavor with a dry balanced finish.
  • Hopworks Urban Rye-heitsgabot
    A Berliner Weisse style made with 30% malted rye. This light bodied, lightly sour Berliner Weisse contains pale malt and 30% malted rye. Refreshing with or without the Hopworks made pink peppercorn, caraway or sweet woodruff syrups.
  • Elysian The Same Mistake Rye IPA
  • Memories are short where brewing with rye is concerned, though runoffs are reliably difficult.  But we just can't help ourselves--we miss that spicy, chewy bite that rye gives, and that goes so well in an IPA.  Our recurrent mistake is your pleasure in Same Mistake Rye IPA, brewed with pale, C-77 crystal and Munich malts and 12% flaked rye, bittered with Chinook and finished with Centennial, Eldorado and Amarillo.
  • Occidental Roggenweizen
  • Ale Industries Rye'd Piper
  • This hoppy red is a rich and flavorful beer with a touch of rye malt that compliments the roasty/chocolate flavors.
  • Breakside Brett Rye IPA
    The most experimental of this year's anniversary beers, our director of brewing operations Jacob Leonard designed a rye IPA and fermented it entirely with Brettanomyces, the non-traditional yeast that produces intense pineapple, leather, and "funky" flavors. coupled with the intense citrus and fruity notes of Simcoe and Amarillo hops, this beer is unlike any IPA you've likely ever tried
  • Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
  • Stickmen Brewery & Skewery One Rye Bitch
  • Agrarian Ales Coalescense Saison
    Welcoming the spring in the valley, we joined forces with two neighboring family farms from just across the river. With organic dark northern rye from Camas Country Mill and organic oats from Lonesome Whistle Farm we created an earthy spring saison with our own farm's Willamette hops and a classic yeast from the Schelde river valley in Belgium. Fruity and spicy aromas tingle your nose, preparing the palate for equally bright flavors. Light in color and silky on the tongue, this frothy saison is perfect for those sunny spring days sniffing the freshly blooming flowers. This saison begins the process of coalescence between our farm and other local farms in pursuit of growing local beer and bringing community together.
  • Base Camp Ripstop Rye Pils
  • Snipes Mountain NW Crossing
    A Red Rye IPA brewed completely with HBC experimental hop varieties. Dry hopped with Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic and Equinox. A collaboration brew with Black Diamond Brewing Company
  • Alameda American Rye Double IPA
    Just the right amount of Caramel and Rye malts give this beer a perfect amber color, mouth feel and spiciness. But what really sends it to the top are 3 different additions of Northwest hops. Each addition highlights different aspects of the hops. The floral and citrus notes from the hops and the spicy character from the Rye malt makes this beer a Springtime favorite.
  • Alameda Easy Ryeder Mosaic ISA
    A sessionable IPA for the warm weather. This beer starts out with big hop aroma. The Mosaic hops bring on a huge tropical, almost pineapple aroma. Light bodied and low in alcohol make this easy to go down. The addition of Rye and Crystal Rye malt add some depth to both the body of the beer as well as the malt complexity. Huge tropical hop flavor in the finish with a balanced bitterness will have you ordering another.
Those predisposed towards cocktails, are encouraged to enjoy some of the rye-inspired cocktails, featured during the festival. Also, the kitchen will be featuring rye-inspired food. Starting at 9pm, in the downstairs taproom, DJ Rhienna will entertain goers. Then at 10pm, Unsafe Dartz will continue the celebration with music upstairs.

Admission is free to the public. But you still have to pay for your drinks and food. 

To keep up with the latest news regarding the Rye Beer Fest check out www.ryebeerfest.com.

About Dawn To Dusk

Dawn to Dusk is an endurance paddling event where paddlers do laps for 12 hours around Ross Island in downtown Portland to raise money for the Children's Cancer Association. Last year Bridge City Paddling Club raised more than $43,000 for this great organization. Bridge City Paddling Club is a non-profit organization, dedicated to both community service and competition.