Portland Beer Week Kickoff Party / Mikkeller Brewing Pop-Up Opening
Saturday, June 8th 4-9pm
Portland Beer Week kicks off it's 9th year with the debut of Mikkeller Brewing Pop-Up taproom at 7th and E. Burnside Street on Saturday, June 8th from 4-9pm. Get a first look at the Danish brewery's new Portland location, their original beers and inspired food menu. The indoor/outdoor party will feature 10 local breweries pouring 20 beers outside, in addition to the Mikkeller beers pouring at the bar. Showing our collaborative spirit, Portland Beer Week has also teamed with the NW Cider Association and Bauman's Cider to offer hard ciders and House Spirits who will be doing free tastings including their new beer friendly Westward Whiskey. The kickoff party will feature multiple food options, two axe throwing lanes and local vendors like Craft Brew Bouquet and artisan s'mores from Nineteen27 S'mores.
Tickets are only $15 and include two drink tickets, each worth half a beer and additional drink tickets are $3. A special VIP option is available that includes a swag bag with items like a Salt & Straw Ice Cream Karma Card, and bottle of the official 2019 beer week beer from Stormbreaker Brewing, a Double Dry-Hopped Sour IPA in limited edition packaging.
Bean to Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival - Sunday, 6/9 @ Iron Fireman Collective (Ruse Brewing)
Beer and chocolate were born to be together. With compatible flavor profiles and a similar production process, artisan chocolatiers and brewers come together in a harmonious showcase on Sunday, June 9th from 1-5pm at the Bean to Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival. The inaugural Bean to Bar festival showcases ten Oregon chocolatiers and what makes their product so unique, each will be paired with a northwest brewery pouring beers complimentary to the chocolates. All festival attendees will be able to sample the chocolates, use tickets for beers and purchase bars to-go directly from the chocolatiers!
All entries come with a $7 coupon good for purchasing chocolate to-go at the festival. General Admission includes free sampling, a collectible Bean to Bar branded glass and three drink tickets. VIP tickets get attendees an hour early entrance to sample before the crowds, as well as a 33 Chocolates tasting notebook.
SNACKDOWN!!!! Brewer/Chef Pairing Throwdown - Sunday 6/16/2019
SNACKDOWN! Is the official closing event of Portland Beer Week.
PDX Beer Week & Gigantic Brewing Company present SNACKDOWN!!!! 4.0 on Sunday June 16th at The Evergreen event space above Loyal Legion. SNACKDOWN! is a fun and entertaining food and beer pairing event where 10 of Portland's best Chefs and 10 Oregon Brewers are paired into 10 Brewer/Chef teams to make their greatest snack and beer pairing. Guests will choose their favorite pairing and the winners will be awarded the SNACKDOWN Belt!
This event is designed to be more fun and loose than you're standard beer dinner. Imagine a WWF style Smackdown with brewers and chefs hyping their pairing on the mic - possibly while sporting wrestling themed costume. DJ Rev Shines will be on the decks keeping the party live. $49 includes all 10 small plates and TEN 5oz beer pours + a collectible glass. All proceeds after expenses go to P:EAR. This year we are offering a special VIP ticket for $49 that gets you an hour early entry and a special gift, avoid the lines and benefit a good cause!
Brewers burger brawl - Wed. 6/12 @ Wayfinder beer
Portland Beer Week, Wayfinder Beer and Nicky Farms present the 2019 Brewers Burger Brawl on Wednesday, June 12th with reserved seatings at 11:30am and 1:30pm. This returning event (last held at The Hop & Vine in 2015) pits four brewers (Stormbreaker Brewing, Von Ebert Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers and Wayfinder Beer) against each other in a juicy head-to-head competition for the best burger / beer pairing. It's a no holds barred cage match (if Wayfinder's enormous enclosed patio counts as a cage) where the public is the winner and helps decide this year’s annual champion.
Tickets are $35 (includes gratuity) for four slider-sized but stuffed burgers plus 5oz pours of each brewers’ beers, with complimentary Wayfinder fries and Salt & Straw ice cream as well. Additional beers will be available for purchase at the bar. Everyone gets a vote for People’s Choice of each session, and three judges will determine their own Grand Champion!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Growing Gardens, a local nonprofit (www.growing-gardens.org), Growing Gardens will also be selling raffle tickets for Nicky Farms sampler packs and tickets to Wild About Game in September. Nicky Farms will also have their fine products for sale to-go (www.nickyusa.com/nicky-farms).
BREWERS AND THEIR BANDS - FRI. 6/14 @ ECLIPTIC BREWING
Beer + music = A rockin' Friday night. A PDX Beer Week event, Ecliptic Brewing is hosting some of Portland's favorite brewers from Double Mountain, Breakside, Ruse and Cider Riot, in a series of live music performances outside on their patio. Headlining is Ecliptic's owner, John Harris, and his band, Buds of May Revival. This is a free, family-friendly event, and a selection of beers from each brewery will be available to purchase.
Breakside Woodlawn Block Party - Sat. 6/15 12-8pm
We love Woodlawn.
It’s been a wild 9 years since our little brewery planted roots in the Woodlawn neighborhood and we couldn’t be more grateful. All these years later, it’s once again our turn to give back during PDX Beer Week.
As in years past, we're throwing a public block party, complete with live music, games, vendors & LOTS OF BEER, including hard to find varieties.
Live music to keep the block moving, plus a giant bounce house obstacle course for the kids. Bring your friends, family & neighbors. All are welcome and highly encouraged to help us rock the Woodlawn block. Seek & Enjoy. Breakside Brewery (820 N.E. Dekum St., Portland, OR)
Portland Beer Week is ten days of fun, educational, eye and palate opening eating and drinking events in the greatest beer city on earth. This isn’t just a beer festival, it’s a celebration of creativity, craft and culture. Portland Beer Week celebrates everything that makes craft beer great from beer films, history, and design to tasting and pairing all the way to the economics, science and business of craft beer. It’s not just fun, it’s educational and palate opening for thousands of people nationwide, drawing not just from the local community but beer fans across the country.