Festival News: Portland Beer Week: Celebrate PDX Beer Week on the Rooftop of the Ecotrust Building Thursday, June 9th, from 6-10pm

Press Release
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Portland Beer Week (June 9-19, 2016) kicks off it's sixth year with a Rooftop Kickoff Party at the Ecotrust Building in NW Portland this Thursday June 9th from 6-10pm. This all-ages event is FREE with no cover but we are offering a VIP Pass and Swag Bag for only $25. Our kickoff event will feature amazing beers from Double Mountain Brewery, Deschutes Brewery, Breakside Brewery, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Hop Valley Brewing and the official 2016 Portland Beer Week beer from Portland Brewing - Subcontinental IPA. Beer tickets are $2.50, each good for an 8oz pour, a cup is $1 and 2 beer tickets get you a full 16oz pint. All beer week profits from the 2016 Kickoff Party will go to benefit non-profit New Avenues for Youth

In addition to the phenomenal beers there will be tasty bites from Salt & Straw Ice Cream who will feature their beer week collaboration Garam Masala & Hops ice cream. HOTLIPS Pizza will sling their pies, including their official beer week pizza called Bratlips. Blue Star Donuts will also provide 200 FREE donuts of their official beer week flavor.

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Special featured vendors include 33 Books Co. with their new bike tasting booklet setup and Quercus Alba oak bottle openers showcasing their oak barrel-salvaged openers. 

Purchase a VIP Swag Bag now for only $25 here.
Our VIP swag bags are limited to only 40 and all profits will benefit charity New Avenues for Youth. The vip swag package is a Portland Brewing branded gift bag stuffed with:

  • A 22oz bottle of the Official 2016 beer week beer Portland Brewing/Double Mountain Subcontinental IPA
  • A cup and drink ticket for the Kickoff Party.
  • A Quercus Alba oak barrel bottle opener.
  • A 33 Bottles of Beer Professional Edition tasting notebook.
  • A copy of the 2016 Willamette Week Beer Guide.
  • A coupon for a Free slice of HOTLIPS Pizza (not redeemable at this event.
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The Kickoff Party is also one of the only places to get an official 2016 Beer Week T-shirt, which will be on sale for a limited time for only $20. Less than a hundred shirts were made this year.

Look out for these special and rare collaborations at the kickoff party and select locations around beer week:

Portland Brewing & Double Mountain's official beer of the 2016 Portland Beer Week - Subcontinental IPA
A well-traveled NW IPA brewed with pepper, cardamom, clove, cumin and saffron. These spices hightlight the beer's biscuity malt base and big tropical fruit hop notes, making for a worldly drinking experience.

Salt & Straw Ice Cream's Garam Masala & Hops 
a combination of Indian spices, cream and floral, spicy and citrus hop character.

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Blue Star Donuts S'more Beer 
chocolate beer mousse filled donut with toasted marshmallow topping.

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HOT LIPS Pizza's Bratlips 
pizza with bratwurst simmered in Subcontinental IPA with Tillamook extra-sharp cheddar and onions.

Portland Beer Week 2016 Rooftop Kickoff Party!
Thursday June 9th 6-10pm All-Ages No Cover (cash only)
Ecotrust Building
721 NW 9th Ave. Portland, OR 97209