PORTLAND, Ore. (April 6, 2016)
— Mark your calendars! Portland Beer Week
, presented by Portland Brewing Co., is ready to take over your schedule in mid-June for 11 straight days of all things beer. Beer enthusiast, self-described geek, or a professional? With festivals focused on solo-styles of beer, to beer and food pairings, educational seminars and screenings — there’s something for everyone. That includes a special celebration of Portland’s unique love for collaboration with limited releases of Salt & Straw ice cream, Blue Star Donuts, Hot Lips Pizza and Bunk Sandwiches — yes, ALL made with beer! They’re just a few examples of how Portland Beer Week keeps true to keeping things weird.
Presented by Portland Brewing, PDX Beer Week kicks off June 9th and runs through June 19th, highlighting the Rose City as a leader and innovative force in the beer world. Tickets to the most anticipated events are now on sale! Here’s what you can expect:
Portland Fruit Beer Festival
: The 6th annual event celebrates the increasing popularity of fruit beers, featuring 35 breweries and cideries.
PRICE: $25 advanced tickets
WHEN: June 10
– 9:00pm June 11
– 9:00pm June 12
WHERE: North Park Blocks, Downtown Portland
Rye Beer Fest
: Back for its 5th year with expanded hours, rye beers, beer cocktails, live music and entertainment.
WHEN: June 10
, 1800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
New Oregon Breweries Showcase (presented by The New School)
: Welcome 11 of the newest breweries from across Oregon, meet their brewers and owners and taste their brews.
WHEN: June 13
WHERE: Bailey’s Taproom
, 213 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
Sour & Wild Ale Seminar (presented by Oregon State University): Learn about sour beer production from the masters and try rare beers. Featuring Chad Yakobsen (Crooked Stave), Christian de Benedetti (Wolves & People), Alex Ganum (Upright brewing), Matt van Wyk (Alesong Brewing & Blending and formerly Oakshire) and Ben Edmunds (Breakside Brewery). Try 2-3 beers from each brewer during this 2 hour seminar.
Barrel-Aged Beer Seminar (presented by Oregon State University): Learn from the masters of non-sour, barrel-aged beer and taste rare beers. Featuring Steve Anderson (Ballast Point Brewing’s Senior Brewer/Barrel Aging Coordinator), Matt Lincecum (Brewmaster and co-Owner of Fremont Brewing), John Harris (Brewmaster and owner of Ecliptic Brewing) and Ben Edmunds (Brewmaster at Breakside Brewery). Try 2-3 beers from each brewer during this 2 hour seminar.
Branding for Breweries Seminar (presented by Oregon State University): Learn how branding affects products and the perception of a brewery. A panel of masters will talk about how to brand a brewery and its products, from beer labels to logos and merchandise. Moderated by Paul Evers (co-founder of TBD Advertising and Crux Fermentation Project), with Rob Reger (Art Director for Gigantic Brewing and creator of Emily the Strange), Nick Yarger (Ninkasi Brewing’s Creative Director with stints at Quiksilver, Billabong, and Rip Curl among others), Sherry Jennings (Director of Sales and Marketing at Diamond Knot Brewing) and Sean McMahon (Brewery Outfitters). Ticket price includes your first beer and tip at the bar.
Down Under Smackdown
: New Zealand vs. Australian Hop Beer. Local breweries are creating beers utilizing hops from both countries. You be the judge of which down under hop varieties have the best taste profiles. Let’s keep this fight clean.
WHEN: June 16
WHERE: Big Legrowlski
, 812 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97201
The Love for Beer: 5 Year Anniversary Party + Women & Beer Meet-up: Women are fighting their way to become some of the most influential people in the craft beer world. Based in the Pacific NW, The Love of Beer follows these inspirational women. The evening includes a showing of the documentary a post q & a. Special guests Tonya Cornett (10 Barrel’s R & D Brewmaster), Teri Fahrendorf (founder of the Pink Boots Society), Lisa Morrison (aka the Beer Goddess), Sarah Pederson (owner/founder of Saraveza), Lisa Allen (Head Brewer at Heater Allen Brewing), Natalie Baldwin (Brewer at Burnside Brewing), Sonia Marie-Leikam (co-owner of Leikam Brewing), Jen Kent (McMenamins Brewer) and Alison Grayson (Director of “The Love of Beer” documentary).
Special beers on tap from each of the guest brewers.
WHEN: June 17 — 5:00pm – 11:00pm
WHERE: Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
Portland Beer and Cheese Festival
: The 5th annual event unfolds at the most anticipated new Portland brewery of the year — Wayfinder Beer. Master Cheesemonger Steve Jones (Cheese Bar
, Cheese Annex, Chizu) pairs 10 beers from 10 breweries with 10 amazing cheeses.
PRICE: $35 advanced tickets or $45 for VIP session
WHEN: June 18
WHERE: Wayfinder Beer
, 304 Southeast 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97214
The Evergreen ballroom above Loyal Legion
: The official Portland Beer Week closing party brings together 10 brewers and 10 chefs to create their greatest beer and snack pairings! Guests choose their favorites and the winners are awarded the SNACKDOWN Belt!
PRICE: $49 advanced tickets
WHEN: June 19
WHERE: The Evergreen
, 618 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214
Save the date for these additional events:
June 12 _ PDX Brew City documentary Premiere @ McMenamins Mission Theatre
June 12 — Understanding the Three-Tier System @ Belmont Station
June 15 — Weird Beer Bonanza @ Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom
June 16 — Brewers and Their Bands @ Ecliptic Brewing
June 17 — Ecliptic & Worthy Brewing Collaboration Beer Release & Tap Takeover @ Beer
June 18 — Sour Solstice Fest @ Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom
Portland Beer Week visitors can enjoy a 10% discount at Society Hotel
— the historic 1881 sailors’ hotel in the heart of Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown. To redeem the discount, you must call in to book your reservation at (503) 445-0444
and mention Portland Beer Week.
Travelers and Portlanders alike can enjoy a 20% discount on any beers sold at Whole Foods locations in Oregon (except Bend & Eugene) on Fri., June 17.