Sponsor PDX Beer Week

What is Portland Beer Week?

Portland Beer Week is eleven days of fun, educational, eye and palate opening eating and drinking events in the greatest beer city on earth. This isn’t just a beer festival, it’s a celebration of creativity, craft and culture. Portland Beer Week celebrates everything that makes craft beer great from beer films, history, and design to tasting and pairing all the way to the economics, science and business of craft beer. It’s not just fun, it’s educational and palate opening for thousands of people nationwide, drawing not just from the local community but beer fans across the country.

Portland’s Beer Week is to bring the best and brightest of craft beer from across the world to Portland, both industry and consumer in a showcase of the greatest beer city and best craft culture on earth. This is a grassroots organization founded in 2011 with less than a hundred bucks in our pockets, Portland Beer Week has grown to one of the largest in the country with over 100 events and sponsors big and small from the local convenience store and pub to Google and Whole Foods. We are not corporate, we are craft.

Watch our video for a taste!

Getting Involved

Portland Beer Week makes room to participate even at small levels from the neighborhood pub or nano brewery to large beer distributors and grocery stores. The minimum level of investment is only $100 which gets your events on our official calendar and website. If you are looking to showcase your brand or products there are many more opportunities to co-brand or participate in events with thousands of attendees.

In 2018 Portland Beer Week aims to go back to the basics with world-class events, seminars, festivals, tasting and educational events with local partners while bringing breweries in from across the country. Organizers will continue to improve the mobile friendly website and work on natural growths of our organization with partners and advertisers. Portland Beer Week has a history of partnering with media sponsors Willamette Week and radio station 94/7 KNRK. New in 2018 we bring our kickoff party to it’s largest platform yet by partnering with the Oregon Zoo. Portland Beer Week beers and presented brands are often featured on local and national tv, print press, blogs and radio with an amazing amount of play on social media. Portland Beer Week has achieved a #1 search ranking on Google for “beer week” and experienced over a million hits over the course of a beer week to our website.

Previous years web advertising performed extremely well especially on mobile which received a .47% Click Through Rate on wweek.com.

Through Portland Mercury we had 172,669 impressions and 359 clicks with a 0.21% click through rate.

Portland Beer Week and our top sponsors have been featured in Draft Magazine, The Oregonian, Portland Mercury, Willamette Week, Eater PDX, Portland Tribune, Portland Monthly Magazine, AskMen.com, The Hop Review, 94.7 KNRK, KPAM 860, Kink FM, Good Morning Oregon, Live @ 7 and Forbes magazine. Portland Beer Week has also partnered with Travel Portland to reach national audiences and bring in journalists from across the country to experience and write about Portland Beer Week.

Take a look at our sponsorship options below or contact us for custom proposals and arrangements at info@pdxbeerweek.com!

Kickoff Party at the Oregon Zoo (open to presenting & title sponsors)

The official PDX Beer Week kickoff party has been held at consistently larger venues each year since first kicking off at the legendary Horse Brass Pub. In 2018 the Kickoff Party moves to it’s largest (and hopefully long-term) location yet – the Oregon Zoo. With this exciting partnership Portland Beer Week and the Oregon Zoo will reach new fans and customers with a package that includes a day pass to the entire zoo grounds and access to the beer week beer gardens with more than a dozen craft brewery sponsors selected to participate as well as other sponsor venues, food vendors and activities. This opportunity will allow thousands of new fans to experience a taste of craft beer and beer week in a unique environment with an expected sell-out crowd of 4,000 for the party to be held on Thursday, June 7th 2018.

(the 2017 Branding for Beer Seminar held at Baerlic Brewing)

Seminar Series ($1,500 presenting sponsor)

PDX Beer Week is not just about drinking and partying, organizers also produce a series of educational but fun beer seminars. Topics range from our long running Sour & Wild Ales and Barrel-Aging discussions/tastings to recent hits like Branding for Beer. Past years have seen the Portland Beer Week seminar series sponsored by Oregon State University and held at a variety of venues from breweries like Baerlic Brewing and Upright to F.H. Steinbart homebrew supply store and Widmer Brothers offices.

The 2018 Seminar Series is looking for a new presenting sponsor at $1,500 investment. This opportunity puts your brand in front of all marketing for the seminar series including flyers and press releases, but also to have representatives at all seminars to introduce your brand and distribute any marketing materials.

(some 2016 Portland Beer Week collaboration projects)

Co-Branding and Sponsored Beer Week Products

Each year Portland Beer Week teams with not only brewers but ice cream makers, sandwich shops, pizza pie slingers, artisan donut bakers and more to create official beer week products made with beer and available only during our 11 days. In the past we have collaborated with Lardo and Bunk Sandwiches on beer braised sandwiches. Nationally famous Salt & Straw Ice Cream has been partnering with us for six years creating a dozen exclusive ice cream flavors for beer week. Local artisan fresh baked donut maker Blue Star Donuts has teamed with beer week since 2014 on an official beer week donut. HOTLIPS pizza joined us in 2016 and 2017 to create an official pie using our official beer and offered at all of their locations. Our top beer sponsor of the year collaborates on an official beer that is released in bottles and on draft at participating beer week locations and often used in many of the beer week products. Contact us if interested in being a featured collaborator.

2018 Portland Beer Week Sponsorship Levels
Download or print the 2018 Sponsorship Form

Presenting Sponsor (limited to 3) $5,000

  • Your company/brand featured on equal placement with the Portland Beer Week logo in marketing materials including our posters, t-shirts and advertisements.
  • Top billing on pdxbeerweek.com
  • Your company/brand will be listed as a top presenting sponsor in all official press releases.
  • Opportunity to attend and have optional table/booth space at our kickoff party and other select marquee events.
  • One complimentary “Featured Event Promo” that highlights your event above others.
  • Added custom promo for your events in our newsletters, ads or social media.
  • You may sponsor and host as many beer week related events as you wish during the 11 day period.
  • Free passes to some events (requests must be made by May 28th 2018)
  • Customized sponsorship options available based on request.

Co-Presenting Sponsors (limited to 6) $2,500

  • Your company/brand logo will be featured on the front page of our website.
  • Your company/brand will be mentioned in all of our official press releases.
  • Opportunity to attend and have optional table/booth space at our kickoff party
  • You may sponsor and host as many beer week related events as you wish during the 11 day period.
  • Your logo will be printed on the official Poster/Flyer for the 2018 Portland Beer Week.
  • Added custom promo for your events in our newsletters, ads or social media.
  • Free passes to some events.

Title Sponsor (limited to 8) $1,500

  • Your company/brand logo will be featured on the front page of our website.
  • Your logo featured on the bottom of beer week t-shirts and posters.
  • Opportunity to attend and have optional table/booth space at our kickoff party.
  • You may sponsor and host as many beer week related events as you wish during the 11 day period.
  • Added custom promo for your events in our newsletters, ads or social media.

Lodging Sponsor $2,000 (or $2,500 in kind hotel lodging)

  • Your company will be listed as the sole lodging sponsor in all official press releases.
  • Your company/brand logo will be featured on the front page of our website.
  • Your company will be the lodging of choice for guests of Portland Beer Week and for those traveling to attend events. Will be recommended and featured on our website and to all customers.
  • Your logo featured on the bottom of beer week t-shirts and posters.
  • You may sponsor and host as many beer week related events as you wish during the 11 day period.

Seminar Series Presenting Sponsor ($1,500)

  • Your logo featured in Seminar Series promotional material.
  • Listed as a co-presenting sponsor in all marketing materials including press releases.
  • Opportunity to attend, distribute marketing materials and speak at seminars.
  • Your brand/company featured frequently during Seminar Series – one of our most popular and enduring annual events.

Featured Event Promo $500 (Only 3 events per day may be featured, first come first serve)

  • Bump your event up to a featured daily event to be highlighted on our website and our calendar by breaking out of the pack of daily events.
  • Added social media and newsletter promotion for select event through Portland Beer Week.

Event Listing/Sponsor ($100)

  • Host your own official Portland Beer Week events with placement and links on our website and calendar. This year you may host unlimited events for the one time sponsorship fee!
  • Access to draft and/or bottles of limited edition official 2017 Portland Beer Week beer.

Once again, thank you for your support of Portland Beer Week. We look forward to delivering the best event yet. Please contact me directly with any questions you may have.

Download or print the 2018 Sponsorship Form

Best regards,
Ezra Johnson-Greenough, Founder of Portland Beer Week
portlandbeerweek@gmail.com
503-757-6936

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