Monday, May 4, 2015

5th Annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival

May 4, 2015 Portland, OR -
Advanced tickets are now on sale for the 5th annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival (June 12-14 2015) with an estimated 40% increase in size to accommodate crowds and the largest fruit beer list yet. The first festival dedicated to fruit beers popularity has demanded more space so organizers are happy to announce the addition of an extra lot west of Burnside Brewing allowing the festival to flow from the brewery parking lot, closing off 7th street and into the adjacent lot. This new addition allows much more space for attendees and spreads out the beer lines so there will be less of a wait. In addition to more space the festival is also opening up Friday evening 4-9pm for general admission early birds with all the beers pouring but space limited to Burnside Brewing's lot. Beginning Saturday June 13th the Fruit Beer Festival takes over the street and both lots with food vendors like Bunk Sandwiches as well as non-alcoholic drinks for designated drivers or kids. As usual the Portland Fruit Beer Festival will feature the most extensive list of fresh, juicy and exotic fruit beers in the world made in a variety of beer styles.

Some of the participating breweries and cideries in 2015: Alameda Brewing, Baerlic Brewing, Breakside Brewery, Burnside Brewing, The Commons Brewery, Deschutes Brewery, Ecliptic Brewing, Ex Novo Brewing, Fat Head's Brewing, Fort George Brewery, Gigantic Brewing, Hi-Wheel Wine & Mead Co., Hopworks Urban Brewery, Kell's Brewing, Laurelwood Brewing, Lompoc Brewing, Lucky Labrador Brew Pub, Oakshire Brewing, Upright Brewing, Widmer Brothers Brewing, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Cider Riot. More TBA.

Homebrew Competition
The Portland Fruit Beer Festival is pleased to be teaming with the Oregon Brew Crew for another year and another Fruit Beer Homebrew Competition with winners in five categories including Light Colored (12 SRM and lower), Dark Colored (greater than 12 SRM), Sour / Wild Fermentation, Spice/Herb and Cider / Perry with an overall winner chosen amongst the winners of each. Homebrewers also have a chance to have their beers featured at our annual preview dinner at the EastBurn. More info on the Homebrew Contest here.
Now seeking OLCC certified volunteers! If you are an Oregon Liquor Control Comission certified server or are interested in obtaining a permit (which you can now do online) we could use your help in exchange for free entry, glass, tickets and merchandise! Contact for more info.

Regular Festival Hours:
Saturday June 13th 11am – 9pm
Sunday June 14th 11am – 6pm
Friday Evening Session
Friday June 12th 4pm – 9pm
Advanced General Admission

Follow the Portland Fruit Beer Festival at on Twitter @FruitBeerFest and on Facebook

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