Tuesday, May 19, 2015

5th annual Portland Beer Week Preliminary Schedule Announced

The shedule for the first half of Portland Beer Week has been announced and there are tons of great beer events going on, and this is only the first half!  Portladn Beer week goes from June 11-21st, 2015 with events going on all over the city.

The 5th annual Portland Beer Week is presented by Whole Foods Market, Columbia Distributing, Curb and Portland Mercury with this years 11 day celebration taking place June 11-21st, 2015 with events city-wide. Highlights include an official beer by Breakside Brewery & Fremont Brewing and extends outside of beer to a sandwich special from Bunk Sandwiches, beer ice cream from Salt & Straw. Attendees also get a free coupon credit for $15 towards your Curb taxi app rides during Portland Beer Week.

Returning this year are classics like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Rye Beer Fest, Sour and Barrel-Aged Beer Seminars and the Portland Beer and Cheese Fest. Some of the new events worth looking forward to are the Whole Foods Pearl Block Partyon Saturday June 20th and the combined Fruit Beer Fest and Beer Week Kickoff Party & Pig Roast on June 11th!


Official Beer of Portland Beer Week

Introducing the 2015 Portland Beer Week collaboration beer "Back to the Future IPA" a multi-city beer week and brewery project between Seattle's Fremont Brewing Co. and Portland's Breakside Brewery. Check the calendar for bottle release parties and tappings of this highly limited edition beer.

Description:
This IPA is a cross-border collaboration with Seattle's Fremont Brewing. We planned the beer together and each brewed a batch of it for our cities' respective Beer Weeks. When we set out to do this beer together, we knew that we wanted to make a big IPA and showcase some fun hop varietals that don't get much attention...yet.

We specifically chose new varietals that we think have a lot of promise, and it's named after the futuristic hops used in each version: Jarrylo and Equinox in Fremont's, and Azacca and Ella in ours. These beers very might well introduce you to new hop varietals that will be front and center in many IPAs to come.
ABV: 7% IBU: 68 Malts: Two Row, Light Crystal Hops: Chinook, Ella, Azacca


Beer Week Sandwich
Bunk Sandwiches has honored us with an official Portland Beer Week Sandwich available at Bunk Bar SE Water and a special Queso available only at Bunk Bar Wonder, both for the entirety of the beer week June 11-21, 2015.

  • Beer Braised Brisket & Gravy Po Boy with Bitter Green Slaw and Herb Salad (Made with Good Life Pass Stout) - $11 (Available at Bunk Bar Water and Wonder)
  • Deluxe Queso Dip with Beer Braised Brisket (Made with Good Life Pass Stout) - $8.50 (Available only at Bunk Bar Wonder)



Beer Ice Cream
Salt & Straw Ice Cream, our long time collaborators and partners once again grace us with a brand new Beer Ice Cream flavor this year made with an all-Citra hopped new IPA from Breakside Brewery and specked with actual Citra hop flakes. Available at special Portland Beer Week parties only.


Curb Transportation Special
Presenting Transportation Sponsor Curb is offering a $15 discount on rides for Portland Beer Week attendees. Request your Curb ride in seconds and watch your trained driver arrive in minutes. Curb drivers are always available and ready to pick you up. Curb works only with professional taxi and for-hire drivers. Every time you ride with Curb you’ll ride with a fully licensed, insured driver. No exceptions. Curb offers vehicle and payment choices to fit your needs. Easily book a taxi or for-hire car* and pay seamlessly with a credit card in the app or with cash in the car. *In select markets
Code: PDXBEER
Exp: 8/4/15
*only valid when booking and paying through the Curb app


Patio Drinking
Bar Vivant/Pix Patisserie opens their brand new Beer & Cider Garden just in time for early summer drinking and is our featured outdoor drinking spot. Throughout the week Pix & Bar Vivant will be offering free beers to Fruit Beer Fest attendees, featured brewer, beer and cider tappings, a pFriem tap takeover and week-long pFriem Beer Floats!

Mississippi & Williams Pub Crawl
Saturday June 20th Noon-8pm $5

Back for it’s 2nd year the popular N. Mississippi and Williams Pub Crawl promises a day full of day and evening drinking with guaranteed discounts, special drinks, rare beer tappings and food at 9 locations along Mississippi and Williams with more venues and specials still being added.

Pick up a wristband for $5 at any participating location beginning May 7th or order in advance to be mailed to you (minimum 2 wristbands for mail order). Guaranteed $1 off drinks at every location from Noon to 8pm on Saturday June 20th.

Ecliptic Brewing 825 N Cook St, Portland, OR 97227
$3.75 pints, your choice
$7.00 Sweet and Spicy Drumsticks
Stormbreaker Brewing, 832 N Beech St, Portland, OR 97227
$1 off beers, more TBA
Bridgetown Beerhouse, 915 N Shaver St, Portland, OR 97227
$1 off pints
Beer City Bottle Shop, 4214 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217
$1 off beers, special tappings
Interurban, 4057 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
$1 off beers
Prost! 4237 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217
$1 off beers
Lardo North, 4090 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
$1 off beers, sandwich special TBA
Lompoc 5th Quadrant & SideBar, 3901 N Williams Ave Portland, OR
$1 off beers, special rare beer tappings
Tin Bucket, 3520 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97227
$1 off beers

Portland Beer and Cheese Fest
Sunday June 21st Noon-5pm $35

The 4th annual Portland Beer and Cheese Festival returns to The Commons Brewery and their wonderful new space on 7th and East Belmont. Sample 10 lovingly paired craft beers and cheeses by Steve Jones of Cheese Bar and 10 different breweries. Enjoy complimentary free charcuterie from Olympia Provisions. And new this year we will have complimentary chocolate from local makers Woodblock Chocolate.

Tickets are on sale now for this great 21+ Father’s Day event. Each ticket gets you a punch card for all 10 beer and cheese pairings, a 4oz pour of each beer and 1-2oz slice of each cheese, also a collectible branded glass and complimentary charcuterie and chocolate while it lasts. Warning, this event usually sells out in advance so get your tickets now here. Check back in June for the full beer and brewery list.

First Half of Beer Week Events

6/11 Kickoff Party & Pre-Fruit Beer Festival Pig Roast @ The EastBurn
6/12 Official Portland Beer Week Breakside/Fremont "Back to the Future IPA" bottle release @ Whole Foods Pearl
6/12 Rye Beer Fest @ The EastBurn
6/12 Southern Washington Staycation @ Saraveza
6/12-6/14 Portland Fruit Beer Festival
6/13-6/14 Washington Beer Invasion @ Civic Taproom
6/13 Breakside/Fremont Tap Takeover & Draft Beer Release @ Belmont Station
6/14 The Rural Brewer @ Hawthorne Hophouse
6/14 Battle of the Belgians @ Bazi
6/15 New School's New Breweries Showcase @ Bailey's Taproom
6/15-6/20 All Day Happy Hour Specials @ Portland Brewing



And many, many, many more events are being added to the calendar at http://pdxbeerweek.com/event/kickoff-party/

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2 comments:

  1. Ha, I'm most excited about the Salt & Straw/Breakside ice cream collab and the Pig Roast. Gawd help me! ;-)

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