As if every week in Portland isn’t a beer week, some of our beer drinking friends made it official. There are a ton of events packed into this one week. For official PDX Beer Week events, visit the website. Here is what we will be up to-
Spirit of 77
Come kick off PDX Beer Week with two events at Spirit of 77 in Southeast Portland.
Thursday 6/7 – The Brewer’s Bracket!
A Pop-a-Shot tournament to land a Fort George beer for the Summer. Come out and cheer on Fort George with a Vortex in hand as we out-shoot the other breweries… with a Vortex in hand! Attendees will receive a FREE PDX Beer Week pint glass.
Friday 6/8 – Rye Beer Fest
A celebration of Rye Beer, and all things Rye! With one our favorite occasional beers, Quiet Rye-it will be one of the many rye beverages on tap for this innagural fest. A benefit for the We Love Clean Rivers Inc, the Rye Beer Fest is put on by our friends at Taplister. Check out more here.
Lumberyard Launch Party! Saturday 6/9
Come hang out with Fort George and our bicycling friends for the official launch party for the first indoor bike park on the West Coast! Fort George beer will be on tap as well as raffle prizes!
Fruit Beer Fest 6/8-6/10
Fruit is one of our favorite things to brew with. It gets a bad name from some macho beer drinkers, but can be done right. This fest is an awesome example of that. In its second year, it is now back and bigger than ever. Hosted at the Burnside Brewery, there couldn’t be a better location for a Portland Beer Week event. Fort George is representing with a return of South. South is an extra special Pinot Noir barrel aged beer that is also conditioned on raspberries. Check out more here at the Fruit Beer Fest website.
Brewer’s Social Happy Hour 6/13 at the Bridgetown Beer House
Come drink with the pros of the brewing industry. This is the coolest craft brew happy hour ever!
(From the PDX Beer Week site). Don’t let the name fool you, though this is the Brewers Social Hour the public is invited to come mingle with Stone Brewing Co.’s Brewmaster Mitch Steele, the legendary John Harris, Charles Porter of Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Jack Harris the founder/owner of Fort George Brewing and Elysian Founder/Brewer Dave Buhler. Each brewer will have one special beer on tap at Bridgetown Beerhouse off of Missippi ave. from 3-6pm.
Bridge City Guild: Spruce Budd for Charity at Beer Mongers 6/13
Come join the Bridge City Guild at the Beer Mongers for the first Portland appearance of our seasonal Spruce Budd Ale for 2012. From 6-9pm all of the proceeds from this Spruce Budd keg will go to Bridge City Guild charities.