Courtesy of the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA)
Winners of the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA), renowned
for showcasing brewing excellence in Australia and around the world,
announced 2017 brewing award winners in Melbourne, Australia.
Australian International Beer Awards are one of the world’s largest
annual beer competitions with over 2,000 international entries and 80
judges that span the globe! No-Li
Brewhouse was awarded a Silver Medal for Big Juicy IPA and a Bronze
Medal for Born & Raised IPA in the American Style (Best IPA)
Brewhouse is Born & Raised in Spokane, USA and loves to serve craft
beer enthusiasts with local beers that compete for the customer,” says
Tony Gonzalez of No-Li Brewhouse.
Courtesy No-Li Brewhouse
About No-Li Brewhouse
& Raised in Spokane, Washington, No-Li Brewhouse is locally-owned
and community-minded crafting Spokane-Style beers with No Boundaries:
innovative beers brewed with locally-sourced ingredients. No-Li
Brewhouse was awarded 2016 Washington Brewery of the Year, NBWA 2015
National Brewer Partner of the Year, No-Li has won twenty-three
For more information about the beers, brewery and the pub, visit www.nolibrewhouse.com, or follow them on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @nolibrewhouse.
PORTLAND, Ore. – May 19, 2017 –
BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon’s original craft brewery, announced today that two of its beers won awards at this year’s 25th annual
Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA).
A fan favorite, Kingpin Double Red IPA, won Bronze in the Other
Amber/Dark Ale category and a new brew this year, Fallen Friar, won
Silver in the
Blonde (Best Belgian / French Style Ale) category.
Courtesy of Bridgeport Brewing Co
is the fourth AIBA medal for Kingpin Double Red Ale (2011, 2012, 2013,
2017); and these two wins for Kingpin and Fallen Friar mark eighteen
AIBA medals total for BridgePort
Brewing since 2006.
really love the AIBA awards. It’s great to see the competition grow
each year and to have Kingpin Double Red Ale continue to be awarded,”
says Jeff Edgerton, BridgePort’s brewmaster.
“However, this year, we’re really excited about Fallen Friar – glad to
see one of our brand-new beers in 2017 receive such esteemed
Courtesy of Bridgeport Brewing Co
Double Red Ale is available year-round in 6 and 12-packs, as well on
draft. BridgePort’s seasonal, Fallen Friar, is available in 22oz. and on
draft. For more information,
About BridgePort Brewing Company
original craft brewery continues to evolve from a microbrewery to a
regional leader committed to producing high quality hand crafted beers.
Lead by Brewmaster Jeff Edgerton,
the team of BridgePort brewers prides itself on using local hops and
clear glacial water from Mount Hood. The BridgePort family of locally
inspired beers includes Multi Ball Double IPA, Tiny Horse Pilsner,
BridgePort IPA, Cream Ale, Kingpin, the STUMPTOWN
series, and a variety of seasonal and limited releases. BridgePort
Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall. For more information, call 503-241-7179 or visit
Vancouver, Washington - Loowit
Brewing Company announces upcoming expansion for 2017. The company has
secured funding to increase production and also build out a kitchen to
begin offering food service.
current Loowit tasting room will transform into a full-fledged public
house with a kitchen, patio with outdoor seating, additional indoor
seating and an expanded lineup of beer taps. “We are essentially
doubling our retail footprint in our existing location,” said Devon
Bray, co-owner of Loowit Brewing. “The addition of a pub to our space
will give us a great platform to share our love of local beer and engage
the community even more, all while we continue to produce the excellent
beer people know and expect from the Loowit brand.” Joining the Loowit
team to oversee the new kitchen and help develop the menu will be Ryan
Dekarske. Dekarske brings a wealth of experience in all things culinary,
having worked in some of the best and busiest kitchens in the Vancouver
area. Food service is projected to begin at Loowit’s downtown Vancouver
location late summer.
Courtesy of Loowit Brewing Co
addition to the new pub, Loowit’s expansion also builds upon the
company’s production facilities. “Our production capacity will see a 60%
increase with the addition of more fermentation and cellar space,” Bray
said. “We brewed just over 2,000 barrels, equivalent to about 62,000
gallons or nearly 500,000 pints, of beer in 2016 and are projecting 2017
production to increase, approaching near the 3,000 barrel mark.”
ABOUT LOOWIT BREWING COMPANY:
in 2010 by longtime friends and Vancouver residents Devon Bray and
Thomas Poffenroth, Loowit Brewing Company now underpins a revitalized
downtown Vancouver, Washington and has become a significant force in the
Southwest Washington beer scene. Loowit began brewing commercially and
opened it’s doors in 2012 and has since been recognized for excellence
with many awards for it’s beers. In 2016, Loowit Brewing won a Silver
Award at the prestigious World Beer Cup for their Grimlock Rye Porter.
This crisp, refreshing beer is a true slice of summer
Hood River, Oregon – May 17, 2017 – Because there’s no such thing as “beermelon,” Full Sail Brewing Co. has invented the next best thing – new
Session Watermelon Wheat Ale.
For years, watermelons have been slammed with sledgehammers, launched
from catapults, and worn as helmets. We’re
giving watermelons the respect they deserve. Session Watermelon Wheat
is brewed with watermelon for a crisp, refreshing beer that smells and
tastes like a slice of summer. Respect at last!
A refreshing wheat beer with an aroma of fresh
watermelon, Session Watermelon Wheat offers a medium malt body with
subtly sweet watermelon flavor and a crisp wheat finish. “Spring is
here, with summer soon to follow,” says Full Sail Brewmaster
Jim Kelter. “While the availability of beer knows no season, watermelon
of course is another thing. Beer and watermelon, two quintessential
summer pleasures, are paired here in Session Watermelon Wheat.”
Session Watermelon Wheat pours a deep gold with a
white lacy head and a slightly floral aroma. Brewed with 2-row Northwest
Pale, Malted Wheat, and Unmalted Wheat, Hallertauer and Crystal hops,
and a hint of fresh watermelon flavor, Watermelon
Wheat is a refreshing brew for the blue-sky days of spring and summer
When Full Sail launched the Session brand 12 years ago, it
quickly became the hottest new craft-beer brand on the market, which
has since brought home more than 100 medals, including 40 golds.
Session’s not a micro, a macro, or an import, but
in a way it’s a little bit of each. You see, virtually everyone who
likes beer likes Session. It’s a brand that’s accessible without being
ordinary. Totally drinkable, but never at the expense of character. And
now in time for summer, there’s Session Watermelon
Wheat Ale. Available
in the Session Series, May through August, in 12-packs and on draft.
Open a bottle of fine vine, and get your Sesh on. 5.4% ABV, 23 IBUs.
Courtesy of Full Sail Brewing Co
About Full Sail Brewing Company
Perched on a bluff in Hood River, Oregon,
overlooking the mighty Columbia River’s epic wind and kite surfing and
the snow-capped volcanic peaks of Mt. Hood, Full Sail is a true
craft-brewing pioneer. Since 1987, Full Sail has been pouring
pure Mt. Hood water, local ingredients and responsible processes into
each and every pint. Full Sail’s brews and
sustainable practices have garnered more than 300 national and international
awards, including 150 gold medals and
Beverage World’s “Craft Brewer of the Year” distinction. From
Full Sail Amber and IPA to Session Lager and bourbon barrel-aged beers,
Full Sail consistently strives to brew complex, balanced and
ridiculously tasty beers. Learn more at
PORTLAND, Ore. – May 16, 2017 –Lompoc Brewing,
a Portland mainstay for 20 years, has announced a new branding campaign
titled, “Welcome to Lompoc, Oregon.” The campaign includes a tourism
video created by the Lompoc Oregon Scenic Tourism (LOST) Division,
established in 1997; the video can be viewed at LompocOregon.com.
constantly get asked why we're named after a city in California, and
why we pronounce it lom-pock when it should be lom-poke,” explained
Lompoc owner Jerry Fechter. “This campaign brings the focus to our brand
and emphasizes the idea that Lompoc, Oregon is a state of mind; you
won’t find it on any map, but if you’re here, then you're already
there. Lompoc, Oregon is a gathering place for neighbors and locals to
relax over a few pints, enjoy delicious food, socialize and make new
Fechter, "Lompoc, Oregon can be whatever and wherever you want it to
be. Take a six-pack of Proletariat Red cans camping, and you’re
in Lompoc, Oregon. Bring a growler of C-Note to a BBQ, and you’re in
Lompoc, Oregon. Or watch a Timbers match at Sidebar with a pint of LSD;
you’re in Lompoc, Oregon.
campaign, which includes posters, T-shirts, and stickers, also
introduces a Pint Club loyalty program. Pub visitors can request a card,
in which every purchased pint receives a punch; every 50 punches are
redeemable for rewards, and raise the cardholder to the next level. The
status levels reflect the people who make up Lompoc, Oregon: Local,
Townie, Proletariat, Diplomat and Royalty.
a Portland agency that crafts media and messages to locate, engage and
motivate customers, designed the whimsical graphics that bring Lompoc,
Oregon to life.
campaign was unveiled at a press conference at the brewery’s Sidebar
pub earlier this evening. Special guests included Sir Pamplemousse, who
stands for fun and tomfoolery; and Proletariat Red, who embodies the
working class of beer drinkers. Both characters represent two of Lompoc
Brewing’s most popular beers.
event ended with a celebratory group toast with glasses of Lömpocker
Hoppy Kölsch – the official beer of Lompoc, Oregon – that literally
means “of or relating to Lompoc;” and a welcome address to everyone in the room, the official first citizens of Lompoc, Oregon.
About Lompoc Brewing
Brewing creates eight flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous
number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc Beers in 12-ounce, 22-ounce
bottles, cans (coming this week) and on draft at locations in Oregon and
Washington, and at its five Portland neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant
and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast,
and the Lompoc Tavern in Northwest. Lompoc Beer means Local Beer.
WHAT: Homebrewers from across the country will come together in Minneapolis for
Homebrew Con 2017, also known as the 39th annual National Homebrewers Conference.
Hosted by the American Homebrewers Association,
the event—a three-day
celebration dedicated to enhancing homebrewing culture and
camaraderie—features interactive sessions, workshops and demonstrations
that cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level.
The conference is also home to the final round of judging in this year’s
National Homebrew Competition,
the world’s largest beer competition, which recognizes the most
outstanding homebrewed beer, mead and cider produced by amateur brewers
WHO: An estimated 3,000 attendees will have the opportunity hear from over 80 presenters, including keynote speaker
Omar Ansari, founder of the Surly Brewing Company, which is based
in Minneapolis and one of the fastest growing and most innovative craft
breweries in the country. Presenters include other pioneering and
veteran homebrewers, beer industry professionals,
mead makers and more.
American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the
homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more
than 46,000 homebrewers and beer enthusiasts. This
fun, educational gathering pays tribute to the craft of homebrewing and
unites all levels of homebrewing aficionados to expand their brewing
skills and knowledge, while embracing the community’s camaraderie and
SPONSORS: Homebrew Con is made possible by the generous support of its
MEDIA: A limited number of press passes are available. Media wishing to attend and cover Homebrew Con must
apply for credentials.
About the American Homebrewers Association:
American Homebrewers Association has worked on behalf of the
homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more
than 46,000 homebrewers. The
American Homebrewers Association (AHA) organizes events including
Homebrew Con and the
National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also
publishes Zymurgy magazine and offers
the Brew Guru™ mobile app. The AHA is part of the Brewers
Association, whose Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher
of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.
The Brewers Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or
marital/familial status. The BA complies with provisions
of Executive Order 11246 and the rules, regulations, and relevant
orders of the Secretary of Labor.
The Saison D’Heretique from Australian Brewery is a delicate yet complex farmhouse ale, with its character taken from a blend of French and Belgian yeast, making it a classic, yet approachable brew. With some smooth but lively floral esters balanced with a refreshing finish, the Saison D’Heretique is an ode to the Australian craft beer movement.
The hops profile is a unique amalgam of Australian, European and American heritage blends. There are some delicate grapefruit, lychee, apricot and melon notes accompanied by some undertones of white pepper and a hint of spice, which results in a subtle, smooth citrusy flavor. It also features moderate hop bitterness and laid-back malts including pilsner, rolled barley and rolled wheat.
Brewed slowly, the Saison D’Heretique should be enjoyed in the same manner. Perfect for a sunny afternoon after a weekend adventure, washing down some slow cooked barbecue, the Saison D’Heretique is a laid back beer that suits a laid back drinker.
Courtesy of Australian Brewery
The Australian Brewery has become a hero of the Australian craft beer movement and is renownedfor producing tasty, crisp and refreshing brews to please all palates, without the use of additives or preservatives.
Having just entered the American Craft Beer market, there has never been a better time for an iconically Aussie beer to make a splash abroad. Multi-award winning Australian Brewery beers are bringing a taste of Australian culture and flavors to American beer drinkers.
Ask for a six pack of Australian Brewery’s Saison D’Heretique, Pale Ale and New World Pilsner at craft liquor stores, or a fresh pint on tap at craft beer establishments across the US.
SouthNorte Combines the Best of San Diego Craft Beer
and Mexican Imports in a Dynamic New Brewery
SAN DIEGO, CALIF – MAY 16, 2017 – The San Diego craft brewing scene is about to be infused with some Mexican flavor. The formation and launch of
SouthNorte Beer Co., an American brewery that blends the rustic flair of Mexico with the art of San Diego craft brewing, was announced today.
celebrates the intersection of two cultures and believes that life’s
richest possibilities are found at the crossroads. The brand identifies
with the areas of Southern
California and Northern Mexico, and was born from the border culture
and mutual influences each region has on the other. The brewery will
launch this summer with an emphasis on creating refreshing beers that
lend themselves to social drinking.
recent years there has been an increased demand for both craft beers
and Mexican imports. According to the Brewers Association, craft beer
sales are at an all time high; craft
share in dollars has risen to 22 percent in the U.S. Additionally, the
2017 Beer Report from The Nielson Company found that among all beer
segments, imported beers performed the best, and Mexican imports
outpaced the segment by posting growth of 10.9 percent
in volume and 13.8 percent in dollar sales in 2016. SouthNorte combines
these two trends to give consumers exactly what they want.
more time I spent in Mexico with my family the more inspired by and
attached to the Mexican culture I became,” said Ryan Brooks, Cofounder
& Brewmaster, SouthNorte. “With SouthNorte,
I want share my love of that culture and transport the U.S. craft beer
drinker by letting them experience the vibrant and unique flavors of
Mexico wherever they are.”
creation of SouthNorte stemmed from Brooks’s dream to own his own
brewery. With the assistance of several key players, including Rick and
Ron Chapman of Coronado Brewing Company
fame, he was able to fulfill his dream. SouthNorte will initially brew
at Coronado Brewing Company’s facilities until a future site for the new
brewery can be secured. Distribution for SouthNorte will initially
focus on the San Diego market, with plans for
organic growth into other relevant key markets.
PORTLAND, Ore. –The Pearl District Business Association (PDBA)
has announced the second annual Pints in the Pearl, a one-day craft beer
festival that showcases some of the best beers that Pearl District breweries
have to offer, while also celebrating many of the neighborhood’s superb
restaurants and distinctive businesses. The event will take place on Saturday,
June 3rd, from noon to 9 pm along NW 13th Avenue between Davis and
Hoyt streets. These blocks will be
closed to vehicles.
“We’re so thrilled to bring this festival to the
Pearl District again,” says Carolyn “CC” Ciolkosz, executive director of the
Pearl District Business Association. “Fans of beer come from all over the world
to experience our neighborhood’s acclaimed — and award-winning — craft
breweries. This is truly a community-wide event, and we’re especially excited
this year to have collaborated with Portland Northwest College of Art (PNCA) on
developing the design of our Pints in the Pearl poster and logo.” PNCA students
submitted design ideas for the poster, and the student with the winning design
received a $1,000 scholarship.
Pre-sale Pint Packages are $25, which includes a
limited-edition souvenir stainless-steel pint and two tokens, valued at $5
each. Each token is good for one 16 oz. beer – food sales are separate. Additional
tokens may be purchased onsite. Pint Packages go on sale May 11 atPintsInThePearl.com, and you can
also purchase them for $35 at the door. (Note: only credit and debit cards
are accepted onsite.)
Pints in the Pearl is presented by the Pearl
District Business Association, a nonprofit
organization with the mission to promote the Pearl District as
the region’s premier destination for shopping, dining, art, and
living. Its goal is to enhance the vitality of businesses by providing
value to its members and to the community.
The event is being produced by Stori, a Portland-based strategy studio with a 20 year track record of
helping some of the world's most successful companies make their brands matter
to the right audience.
North America (May 15, 2017) – As Iron Maiden suits up for the North American leg of its The Book of Souls World Tour, Artisanal Imports announces a new draft initiative for the band's beloved beer TROOPER, supported by a stunning new 3D tap handle featuring mascot “Eddie”, broader U.S. distribution and a fan photo contest.
will soon be pouring all over the country, including many states where
it has never been sold before, to meet a dramatic increase in demand.
Most tour venues, hundreds of surrounding bars and designated TROOPER
Bar Alliance locations will carry TROOPER to ensure fans don’t go
thirsty. The golden elixir will pour from a special limited-release 3D
tap handle featuring Maiden’s renowned mascot Eddie, a legend in his own
new tap handle looks amazing; it's that simple," says Lanny Hoff,
Artisanal Imports SVP-Brands Manager. Combined with a fresh shipment of
kegs, the new tap handle should make it easier than ever for fans to
find Trooper during and after the tour.”
stunning 3D handle is not available for sale, but fans have a unique
opportunity to win one by entering the “Win An Eddie Tap Handle Photo
Contest” located on the TROOPER Facebook page.
a lifelong fan of real ale, realizing TROOPER has been a dream come
true," says Bruce Dickinson, vocalist for Iron Maiden and co-creator of
TROOPER. “It’s great to see TROOPER on draft beginning to roll out to
States where it's never been available before. The fans wanted it and we
are happy to deliver the goods.”
Iron Maiden's American voyage kicks off in Bristow, VA on June 3, and culminates in a July 22nd appearance in Brooklyn. For more info on the band, their tour and beer, head to http://ironmaiden.com.
TROOPER is an award-winning premium British Extra Special / Strong
Bitter (ESB) styled beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at
Robinsons Brewery located in Stockport, United Kingdom. Malt flavors and
citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops
dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon, which has
helped this ale sell millions of pints around the world since its 2013
Robinsons Brewery has been based in the heart of Stockport for almost
two centuries. With 300 tenanted and managed pubs, inns and hotels
across the North West, it is one of oldest and most respected names in
in becoming a TROOPER Bar Alliance member and / or selling Iron
Maiden’s TROOPER at your restaurant, bar or retail store? Interested in
carrying the new 3D Eddie tap handle? Questions about the “Win An Eddie
Tap Handle Photo Contest”? Please contact Lanny Hoff by email at email@example.com.
About Iron Maiden:
With over 90 million albums sold worldwide, Iron Maiden is considered
one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, having played
over 2000 live shows internationally throughout a career spanning over
four decades. Iron Maiden’s famous mascot, "Eddie", has been a steadfast
figurehead over the band’s 16 studio albums, the most recent of which
is their first ever double and topped the chart in over 40 countries.
For more information on the band, their tour and beer, head to http://ironmaiden.com/.
About Robinsons Brewery:
A proud family of independent brewers, Robinsons is one of the most
advanced and sophisticated breweries in the UK, with a worldwide
reputation for real ale. Robinsons applies decades of experience to
create exciting new varieties and choices of flavor that encourage
original recipe heritage brews such as Old Tom (first brewed in 1899)
and Unicorn (legendary since 1896) with innovative young ales such as
Dizzy Blonde, Wizard and TROOPER (created with Iron Maiden) is what
differentiates Robinsons… forward-thinking with the very best
traditions. It’s an award-winning formula which has earned Robinsons
real ale recognition for almost 180 years. Learn more at www.robinsonsbrewery.com.
May 15, 2017 – Bend, Oregon – Deschutes Brewery announced
today it will introduce its beers to the entire state of North Carolina
next month through a network of seven distributors. The Oregon-based
brewery will partner with Caffey Distributing Company; Carolina Premium
Beverage; Coastal Beverage Company; Healy Wholesale Company, Inc.; Long
Beverage, Inc.; Skyland Distributing Company, Inc. and United Beverages
of North Carolina, LLC.
Stacy Denbow, Frontier Region Director for Deschutes Brewery,
said, “With the recent announcement of our second brewing facility and
downtown tasting room in Roanoke, Virginia, it seemed logical to expand
our consumer base to the craft-savvy state of North Carolina. We have
been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to expand there for years.”
The seven distributors Deschutes Brewery has partnered with in
North Carolina represent more than 300 years of combined beer-community
building in the state. Most are family owned and operated, and all
adhere to high standards of quality, customer service and employee
relationships that align with the brewery’s own values.
Fans in North Carolina will be able to enjoy the brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA, Black Butte Porter, Pacific Wonderland Lager and Hop Slice Summer Ale on
draft starting next month. Shortly after the beer arrives, the brewery
and its new distributors partners are planning several launch and
community oriented events around the state. In August, six-packs will
begin to hit shelves including all of the above beers, plus the
brewery’s popular variety 12-pack.
Last year, the brewery announced it will build an east coast
facility just one state away in Roanoke, Virginia. Starting in the early
2020s, this new facility will increase the brewery’s capacity by about
150,000 barrels to start. At its Oregon headquarters, the brewery
recently expanded with six new fermentation vessels, a brand-new racking
line, pilot brew system, office space and a new warehouse.
About Deschutes Brewery
Family and employee owned since 1988, Deschutes Brewery –
Bend’s original brewpub – has become the cornerstone of Central Oregon’s
flourishing craft brew culture. Known for its generous use of whole
hops in its defining beers such as Black Butte Porter, Mirror Pond Pale Ale, and Fresh Squeezed IPA,
the brewery also keeps fans on the edge of their bar stools with the
release of small batch experimental beers each season. Now available in
29 states and Washington D.C., Deschutes’ flagship brewpub has been
joined by a main brewing facility overlooking the Deschutes River in
Bend, a pub in Portland, and coming in 2021, a new east coast brewery in
Roanoke, Virginia. www.deschutesbrewery.com
Event will continue as scheduled June 23-25 at Overlook Park
PORTLAND, ORE – The Organic Craft BrewFest has been rebranded as the first annual BrewFest in the Park. The event will take place as previously scheduled, June 23 through June 25, at Portland’s Overlook Park, 1599 N Fremont St. Event hours are Noon to 9pm Friday and Saturday and Noon to 5pm Sunday.
The festival was rebranded to eliminate confusion with the previously held NAOBF/Organic Beer Fest, which opted to not put on its event this year.
BrewFest in the Park will serve more than 60 organically brewed craft beverages, including beer, cider and mead. There will also be food carts, vendors, the Crater Lake Soda Garden for minors and designated drivers, games for adults, and a children’s area with face painting and activities – all taking place in a beautiful park setting.
BrewFest in the Park coincides with the Sunday Parkways North Portland route on June 25 from 11am to 4pm; the family is welcome to stop by after the ride, park the bikes in the Hopworks Urban Brewery Bike Corral and enjoy some refreshing craft beverages, including handcrafted soda. Picnic blankets, chairs, non-alcoholic beverages and outside food are allowed at the event.
The organically brewed styles at the event range from ciders to cream ales, ambers to lagers, and fruit beers to IPAs. All the products have been brewed using a minimum of 70% organic ingredients, per USDA guidelines. Some are certified organic, while most are one-off products made with organic ingredients. A list of participants, their products, and their organic status can be viewed on the website at http://BrewfestinthePark.com/participating-breweries.
Tickets for the event are on sale now, and early purchasers receive an additional five tasting tickets. Advance packages cost $25 per individual and include the festival mug, 15 drink tickets, a wristband, and free re-entry all weekend (with wristband & mug). Packages at the door cost $25 per individual and include the festival mug, 10 drink tickets, a wristband, and free re-entry all weekend (with wristband & mug). Advance packages are on sale now through Bold Type Tickets at http://merctickets.com/events/43891630/brew-fest-in-the-park.
Designated drivers may purchase a ticket for $5 at the door, which includes handcrafted Crater Lake Soda and a bottle of water; designated drivers are not allowed to consume any alcohol. Minors under the age of 21 receive free admission, but must be accompanied by a parent. Leashed dogs accompanied by responsible owners are welcome.
Most products cost one ticket for a taste and four tickets for a full mug. Select products, including some beers and most meads and ciders, will cost extra tickets. Additional drink tickets are available at the festival for $1 apiece.
The festival encourages responsible drinking and urges patrons to take advantage of the MAX Light Rail; the Yellow Line Overlook Park Station is adjacent to the festival. Attendees can also take advantage of the Hopworks Urban Brewery Bike Corral, where volunteers watch over bikes for free. Patrons receive an extra ticket with a validated Tri-Met ticket or a ticket from the Hopworks Bike Corral (only one extra ticket per person).
This festival benefits the Timbers Army 107IST (Independent Supporters Trust), whose mission is to support soccer in and around Portland, Oregon, from the grassroots to the highest professional level. The 107IST is a member-based non-profit organization open to anyone who loves soccer, the Timbers/Thorns, and Portland.