Industry News: OR: Portland: Leftbank Annex hosts "Brews for New Avenues(BFNA)" rare beer auction, September 12th

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PORTLAND, OREGON ... –The world’s rarest beers are making their way to Portland for the annual Brews for New Avenues(BFNA). The nonprofit rare-beer festival boasts the city’s only live auction of unique craft beers and this year features bottles brewed exclusively for the event.

Uniting under the slogan “Great beer for a great cause,” breweries throughout Europe, the U.S., and Oregon continue to support BFNA and the festival’s mission of helping foster and homeless youth realize their potential. Last year’s event attracted 600 attendees and raised over $36,000 for services for youth. Now in its fourth year, New Avenues for Youth’s ambassador board hopes to expand the festival’s reputation as a must-attend event for beer enthusiasts.

This year’s top auction item is a bottle of Grote Dorst 2008 Oude Geuze Magnum. The famous lambic café –Grote Dorst –bottled theblend after their 2008 event,“The Night of the Great Thirst,” and only 15 Magnums were ever released.The live auction also features rare bottles from Cantillon, Toppling Goliath, and de Garde. View BFNA’s current slate of auction items as we continue to update the list:!2015-event/crer

Brews for New Avenues attendees will also be able to enjoy more than 30 keg tappings of incredible craft beers from Cantillon, De Molen, and De Struise alongside domestic favorites including Victory, Block 15, Reverend Nat’s, The Commons and more. Other highlights include the “Wall of Beer”(pay $10, select a mystery bottle), chocolate stout beer floats,food from Pulehu Pizza and Koi Fusion,and live music from Talking Heads tribute band –Life During Wartime.

What: 4th Annual Brews for New Avenues
When: Saturday, September 12,5pm to 10:30pm
Where: Leftbank Annex, 101 N Weidler St.
Entry: $10, 21+
All proceeds benefit New Avenues for Youth

About New Avenues for Youth
New Avenues for Youth takes a complete approach to addressing youth homelessness and its root causes, delivering support and resources that enable foster, at-risk, and homeless youth aged 14-24 to overcome their barriers and realize their potential. For more information about New Avenues for Youth, visit or call (503) 517-3909.About the New Avenues for Youth Ambassador Board The New Avenues for Youth Ambassador Board is a group of young professionals dedicated to raising awareness about New Avenues in the community, assisting in fundraising for the organization, and fostering the development of future community leaders.
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