2011 Pacific Northwest Brewcup

It’s that time again.  The last weekend of September belongs to the 10th Annual Pacific Northwest Brewcup Beer Festival in Astoria, Oregon.  Brought to you by the Fort George Brewery and our friends at the Baked Alaska restaurant, the fest returns to the Astoria riverfront next to the famous Maritime Museum September 23rd through the 25th.  Astoria is the perfect backdrop for some beer tasting.  Over three-dozen breweries will pour their beer on the waterfront along with live music, food, and vendors throughout the weekend.  The festival is a family friendly event with games and root-beer tasting for the kids.

Back by popular demand, Sunday is Growler Day, an opportunity to bring home your favorite beers from the fest.  That is to say if your favorite is still pouring!  Be sure to vote for the “People’s Choice” award, and drink up for the “Thar She Blows” award, a clean sweep for Fort George last year.

Another feature of this year’s Brewcup is the Home Brew Competition.  Sponsored by Hondo’s Brew and Cork, The Home Brew Cup will be judged on Monday, September 26th.  Pre-registration must be filed by September 8th.  Registration forms can be obtained from Hondo’s Brew and Cork, Fort George Brewery.  For more information, check out the Hondo’s Brew Cup Facebook page.

Stay tuned to the Pacific Northwest Brewcup Facebook page as we release beer and band information.

Update:  9/7/2011
PARKING
Visitors to the Brew Cup should park at the East end of the Maritime Museum Parking lot. Walk to the water, take a right. We’ll be there.

HOURS
Friday: 12:00noon-10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm

MUSIC LINEUP
Friday, September 23rd:
4:00-5:30 North Coast Blues Band
6:00-7:30 Bruce Smith and the Boda Boyz
8:00-10pm Minty Rosa

Saturday, September 24th
11:00am – 12:00 Troll Radio Review
4:00-5:30 Big Fish Blues Band
6:00-7:30 The Distractions
8:00-10:00 Broken Soviet

Sunday, September 25th
All Day – Barney Perrine

MARITIME OPEN HOUSE
The Maritime Museum who is hosting parking for the Brew Cup will open their doors to the public on Saturday, September 24th from 1:00-4:00. If you haven’t checked out the Maritime Museum, here is your chance to take the tour for free. It is most definitely worth it!

HOMEBREW CONTEST
Hondo’s Brew and Cork will be sponsoring the HomeBrew Cup on Monday September 26th. Pre-Registration ends September 8th for entrants. This event is open to the public, so come out and support your local brewers. (Hondo’s also has a great tap selection and tons of great canned/bottled craft beer for sale.) 

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