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Jun 03 2013

PDX Beer Week Starts Thursday!

Wild & Sour Barrel-Aged Beer Seminar

Monday June 10th 5:30pm @ Hopworks (Powell) Banquet Room

Portland Beer Week’s annual barrel-aged beer seminar has been so popular we have split it in two for 2013. The Wild/Sour barrel-aged seminar focuses on beers fermented and soured with wild yeasts and bacteria. An expert panel of brewers will guide a discussion on techniques and processes of producing excellent sour and wild ales in barrels with the panel moderated by Breakside Brewery’s Ben Edmunds. Throughout the seminar guests will be treated with samples of some of the finest and rarest sour/wild beers from all the panelists. Don’t miss this opportunity to try incredible beers and learn something about the process all at once. Tickets here.
Special Guests: Jeffers Richardson (Firestone Walker Barrelworks), Chuck Porter (Logsdon Farmhouse Ales), Chad Yakobsen (Crooked Stave Brewing), Ben Edmunds (Breakside Brewery) and Peter Bouckaert (New Belgium)
Beers You Will Be Tasting:

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project
Surette Reserva – Sour Saison Aged in Chardonnay Barrels
Nightmare on Brett (Cognac) – Dark Sour aged in French Cognac barrel
Surette Provision Saison – Barrel-aged Provision Saison

New Belgium Brewing
Love Felix
La Folie

Firestone Walker
Little Opal
SloLambic

Breakside Brewery
New World Bruin
India Wild Ale

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Far West Vlaming
Oak Aged Bretta

Tickets available here

Portland Beer Week has returned for it’s 3rd year and festivities kick off this Thursday June 6th and run through the following weekend June 16th with nearly 50 events city-wide. Beer Week organizers are excited to announce the release of an official 2013 beer, a dry hopped Northwest “India Wild Ale”conditioned with Brettanomyces, it’s a collaboration between Breakside Brewery and Gigantic Brewing. Very limited quantities of this beer will be released on draft and in bottles to Portland Beer Week sponsor bars and retailers.

Revving things up on June 6 is our Kickoff Party at Lucky Lab Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby with beers from 20 different breweries, raffle prizes to benefit the Pear mentor project, live music from Elysian Brewing’s Dave Buhler and delicious Beer Ice Creams from Salt & Straw. $10 gets you a pint glass and 5 drink tickets each worth one 4oz sample of beer.

Don’t miss the official Portland Beer Week bottle release party at Belmont Station on Friday June 7th from 5-8pm, meet-the-brewers at Gigantic Brewing and Breakside Brewery with special beers on tap including the exclusive “India Wild Ale” on draft and in bottles.

Portland Beer Week presents no less than four different festivals during it’s 11 days:  Rye Beer Festival on Friday, June 7, the Portland Fruit Beer Festival on June 8-9, the George Jones Tribute Beer Fest at Old Town Pizza in Northeast on Saturday June 15th and closing beer week festivities the Portland Beer and Cheese Fest on Sunday June 16th.

Beer & Food pairings are an important part of Portland Beer Week and a handful of dinners at the cities finest restaurants are in order including aStone Brewers Dinner at Raven & Rose on 6/6, a Hopworks & Laurelwood Collaboration dinner with Vitaley Paley at the Portland Penny on 6/7,  Crooked Stave Artisan Beer dinner at Wildwood on 6/8, a Summer BBQ with Fal Allen of Anderson Valley at Saraveza on 6/9, a Hood River centric dinner at Ned Ludd with Double Mountain and Priem Brewery on 6/10, a New Belgium Brewmasters Dinner at Ned Ludd on 6/11, a Sierra Nevada cellared 30th Anniversary beer dinner at Wildwood on 6/14 and a Widmer Brothers Dinner at Oba on 6/15.

Special guests traveling for this years festivities include: Steve Wagner (President of Stone Brewing Co.), Chad Yakobsen (owner/brewer at Crooked Stave Brewing), Peter Bouckaert (Brewmaster at New Belgium Brewing), Jeffers Richardson (Firestone Walker Barrelworks Director), Wayne Wambles (Brewmaster at Cigar City Brewery), Adam Robbings (Reuben’s Brews), Don Webb (Naked City Brewing) and Fal Allen (Anderson Valley Brewing) to name but a few.

Keep tabs on all of the nearly 50 events at pdxbeerweek.com/calendar

In its third year, Portland Beer Week is designed to educate and celebrate beer and Portland’s incredible beer community.

Portland Beer Week is Presented by:

Columbia Distributing is one of the nation’s largest malt beverage, wine and non-alcoholic distributors. Our success is based on the fact that we never lose sight of delivering what are really important—quality products, timely service, and a genuine concern for our customers’ needs.
Hopworks Urban Brewery Proudly brewing world-class beer as sustainably as possible in Portland, Oregon since 2007. Hopworks Urban Brewery and Hopworks BikeBar are Portland’s first Eco-Brewpubs. We offer handcrafted organic beers and fresh, local ingredients, all served in sustainably-built and operated buildings with a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.
Portland State University (PSU) is starting the nation’s first comprehensive online Business of Craft Brewing program where you will actually learn from local brewers and distillers, as well as PSU School of Business faculty and finance and accounting experts who specialize in the craft beverage business. The curriculum provides a thorough overview of the processes that go into making and selling craft beverages, including basic business principles, how to develop your brand, marketing and distribution strategies as well as the financing, legal and accounting issues faced by craft beverage businesses.
Belmont Station Since its founding in 1997, Belmont Station has become Portland’s premier beer destination. The bottleshop features 1,200+ beers that have been thoughtfully selected, meticulously rotated, and properly stored under UV-filtered light to maintain the freshest selection of beer in the region. The adjacent Biercafé features 16 rotating taps and a cask “beer engine” pouring world-class brew on the cleanest draft system in Portland. Join us, and find out why we’re the most award winning beer spot in the northwest!
Horse Brass Pub is a traditional English-style pub in beautiful SE Portland proudly serving proper 20 oz. Imperial pints and traditional English and American pub grub since 1976. First time at the Pub? Let us know! Our well versed staff know their way around our taps, beer styles, Portland, and the state of Oregon. You can ask our staff anything!
Portland Mercury is Portland’s Most Awesome Weekly Newspaper. Covering Portland news, politics, music, film, and arts; plus movie times, club calendars, restaurant listings and more.

3rd annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival

Saturday & Sunday June 8th & 9th All-Ages A one of a kind festival featuring over 40 rare and exotic fruit beers from light and refreshing, to hoppy and spicy and dark and rich, this festival has something for everyone. More information and advanced tickets at PortlandFruitBeerFest.com

Portland Beer and Cheese Fest

Sunday June 16th 1-5pm Returning for the 2nd year the Portland Beer and Cheese Festival pairs 10 beers from 10 local breweries each with an artisan cheese selcted by World Champion Cheesemonger – Steve Jones of Cheese Bar. A ticket includes a collectible glass and a slice of each cheese and taste of each beer plus one extra. Also on hand CHOP butchery will provide FREE Charcuterie with the price of your ticket. Dont miss this ultimate beer and cheese experience. More info and tickets at PortlandBeerandCheese.com/

About the author

Kevin N

Beer lover, home-brewer, Happy Hour lover, food lover, techie, photo guy, husband, dad, brother, uncle. Portland Native.

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