The 13th annual Portland Fresh Hops Fest, a celebration of the annual hop harvest, will take place at Oaks Amusement Park on Friday, Sept. 30 from 5pm to 9pm and Saturday, Oct. 1 from Noon to 8pm. Minors are not allowed on Friday, but are permitted on Saturday until 5pm (Oaks Amusement Park rides will be open from 12pm to 7pm that day). Well-behaved dogs on leashes are also welcome.
The festival features more than 60 Oregon craft beers made with hops that are freshly picked off the vine and used within hours of harvesting. The list of participants can be viewed at http://oregoncraftbeer.org/freshhopsfest/. Beers may run out; for the greatest selection, arrive on Friday or before 3pm on Saturday.
Admission to the event is free; in order to drink, it costs $20 for a souvenir glass and eight drink tickets. Tckets are on sale at http://www.merctickets.com/events/36688850/portland-fresh-hops-beer-fest; additional tasting tickets are available onsite for $2 each, or four for $5. Event parking is free.
Food will be available from Monk’s Deli and the Urban German Grill. Vendors include the Oregon Hop Growers Association, Illustrated Playing Cards and Bottle Tap. For more information, visit www.oregoncraftbeer.org or see below. Cheers!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/179373655804790/
Event Hashtag: #freshhops