PORTLAND, Ore. – Kells Brewery has announced it will host the inaugural Irish Beer Festival, a new event scheduled for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The Irish Beer Festival, which will feature specialty Irish style beers and cider from a dozen area breweries, will take place March 17 to March 19 in the tented and heated parking lot of Kells Brew Pub at 210 NW 21st Ave.
Participating breweries include 54°40′ Brewing, Burnside Brewing, Cascade Brewing, Cider Riot!, Culmination Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Grixsen Brewing, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Kells Brewery, Lompoc Brewing, Lucky Lab Brewpub and Mt. Hood Brewing. Many of the beers are being brewed specifically for the event.
Event hours are 11am to 1am on March 17 and March 18, and 10am to 6pm on March 19. Early admission before 4pm daily is $10, which includes a souvenir logo pint glass and seven taster tokens. After 4pm, admission is $20, which includes the glass, tokens and the cover charge into the adjoining Kells Irish Festival.
In addition to beer tasting, there will be Irish dancers, bagpipers, live music and Irish food specials all three days. Minors are welcome daily until 4pm. Attendees are encouraged to travel between the Irish Beer Festival and the Kells Irish Festival next door.
For more information, including beer descriptions and the entertainment schedule, visit KellsBrewPub.com or follow @IrishBeerFestPDX on Facebook and Instagram and @IrishFestPDX on Twitter.