(Portland, OR) – FredFest is a celebration of Fred Eckhardt’s life and his role in Beer culture as we know it today. This years event is May, 15th at Hair of the Dog Brewery and Tasting Room. Tickets are $65 and include a commemorative glass, endless beer food buffet, and over 25 Beers from a special selection of Brewers.
100% of ticket sales go to our charities so come and enjoy the diverse world of Beers that exists today.
This year we are splitting our donations between our house charity and something that was very close to Fred’s heart.
In the late ’70s, Fred was the Aquatics instructor at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center in southwest Portland. He was instrumental in growing the swim team and left a legacy that still exists today. Fred was an orphan and had a tough childhood, helping kids to learn how to handle life was a true passion for him. The money will be used for summer swimming scholarships at the MJCC.
Our house charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind is more than an industry-leading guide dog school; they are a passionate community that serves the visually impaired. With exceptional client services and a robust network of trainers, puppy raisers, donors and volunteers, they prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision. All of their services are provided free of charge and they receive no government funding.
This year’s breweries include:
Hair of the Dog
Shelton Brothers (importers)