Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2013 Portland Beer Week releases Events Calendar

 Portland Beer Week has released the first round of events in this year's events calendar, revving things up on June 6 with a Kickoff Party at Lucky Lab Beer Hall, 1945 NW Quimby, and ending with the Beer & Cheese Festival at The Commons Brewery , 1810 SE 10th, on June 16.

Portland Beer Week organizers are excited to announce the release of an official 2013 beer, a dry hopped Northwest India amber ale conditioned with Brettanomyces a collaboration between Breakside Brewery and Gigantic Brewing. Very limited quantities of this beer will be released on draft and in bottles to Portland Beer Week sponsor bars and retailers.

Other events include the Rye Beer Festival on Friday, June 7, the Portland Fruit Beer Festival on June 8-9, Colorado Beer Night and Washington Beer Night at Belmont Station and more.

Beer & Food pairings are an important part of Portland Beer Week and a handful of dinners at the cities finest restaurants are in order with Chef Vitaley Paley, Ned Ludd, Wildwood, Raven & Rose and roving beer dinner/pairings with Cheese Bar and more.

Special guests traveling for this years festivities include: Steve Wagner (President of Stone Brewing Co.), Chad Yakobsen (owner/brewer at Crooked Stave Brewing), Peter Bouckaert (Brewmaster at New Belgium Brewing), Jeffers Richardson (Firestone Walker Barrelworks Director), Wayne Wambles (Brewmaster at Cigar City Brewery), Adam Robbings (Reuben's Brews), Don Webb (Naked City Brewing) and Fal Allen (Anderson Valley Brewing) to name but a few.

Additional events will be added as plans firm up, organizers promised. Keep tabs on all the festivities at pdxbeerweek.com/calendar

In its third year, Portland Beer Week is designed to educate and celebrate beer and Portland's incredible beer community.

Portland Beer Week is Presented by:

Columbia Distributing is one of the nation’s largest malt beverage, wine and non-alcoholic distributors. Our success is based on the fact that we never lose sight of delivering what are really important—quality products, timely service, and a genuine concern for our customers' needs.

Hopworks Urban Brewery Proudly brewing world-class beer as sustainably as possible in Portland, Oregon since 2007. Hopworks Urban Brewery and Hopworks BikeBar are Portland’s first Eco-Brewpubs. We offer handcrafted organic beers and fresh, local ingredients, all served in sustainably-built and operated buildings with a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere.

Portland State University (PSU) is starting the nation’s first comprehensive online Business of Craft Brewing program where you will actually learn from local brewers and distillers, as well as PSU School of Business faculty and finance and accounting experts who specialize in the craft beverage business. The curriculum provides a thorough overview of the processes that go into making and selling craft beverages, including basic business principles, how to develop your brand, marketing and distribution strategies as well as the financing, legal and accounting issues faced by craft beverage businesses.

Belmont Station Since its founding in 1997, Belmont Station has become Portland's premier beer destination. The bottleshop features 1,200+ beers that have been thoughtfully selected, meticulously rotated, and properly stored under UV-filtered light to maintain the freshest selection of beer in the region. The adjacent Biercaf√© features 16 rotating taps and a cask "beer engine" pouring world-class brew on the cleanest draft system in Portland. Join us, and find out why we're the most award winning beer spot in the northwest!

Horse Brass Pub is a traditional English-style pub in beautiful SE Portland proudly serving proper 20 oz. Imperial pints and traditional English and American pub grub since 1976. First time at the Pub? Let us know! Our well versed staff know their way around our taps, beer styles, Portland, and the state of Oregon. You can ask our staff anything!

Portland Mercury is Portland's Most Awesome Weekly Newspaper. Covering Portland news, politics, music, film, and arts; plus movie times, club calendars, restaurant listings and more.

Friday, February 22, 2013

The 2013 Portland Beer Week is Coming!

The new expanded Portland Beer Week board is in the planning stages of the 3rd annual Portland Beer Week taking place this June 6-16th at locations all around our great beer city. Currently we are soliciting suggestions, sponsors, venues, brewers, media and anyone who would like to take part in the 2013 Portland Beer Week! Send us an email at info@pdxbeerweek.com or sign up for our mailing list in the top right corner for updates!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fresh Hops Workshop

It's Hop Harvest season and time to go back-to-school with Portland Beer Week for the Fresh Hops Workshop on Saturday September 22nd at Saraveza's Bad Habit Room. Everyone loves hoppy beer and the Pacific Northwest is the central hops growing region in the entire world. But, how much do you really know about hops? September is harvest month for most of the country, the one time in the year when hops are picked and can be used to make unique fresh or wet hopped beer with the undried cones which makes it the perfect time to explore the art and science of hops.

Portland Beer Week in the spirit of fresh hop harvest season and educating craft beer lovers worldwide has put together a one-of-a-kind Fresh Hop Workshop with the wonderful team at Saraveza. This casual event features 4 of the first fresh hop beers of the season - Total Crystalation from Ninkasi Brewing, Killer Green from Double Mountain Brewing, IPX - The Freshmaker from Hopworks Urban Brewery and Wet Hop Simcoe Pale Ale from Breakside Brewery. Each of the breweries respective owners/brewers will be in attendance to talk about their beer and brewing with fresh hops.

Interactive aspects of the workshop include a Randall stuffed with fresh hops, hop infused olive oils with bread for dipping and tasting each's properties, hop oils that can be used to dose a beer for flavor/aroma as well as a control batch of macro lager dosed and undosed and even the opportunity to hand French Press your beer with fresh hops. Later in the evening organizers will lead a discussion on brewing with fresh hops, growing and packaging hops and new regulations on Organic Hops. To discuss these subjects and more is a lineup of experts on the cutting edge of the industry.

Special Guests:

Jamie Floyd, Founder/Brewer at Ninkasi Brewing

Gayle Goschie, hop farmer and owner of Goschie Farms

Charlie Devereux, co-owner at Double Mountain Brewing

Jim Solberg, co-owner at Indie Hops

Ben Edmunds, Brewmaster at Breakside Brewery

Tom Bleigh, Brewmaster at Hopworks Urban Brewery

Only 50 tickets for sale at $10.50, beers individually priced. Purchase your ticket now as they will likely sell out in advance. Tickets at: www.pdxbeerweek.com

About Portland Beer Week
In addition to having more breweries than any other city in the world, Portland enjoys one of the most advanced beer cultures -- and a thirst for fun and educational craft beer events. Portland Beer Week aims to celebrate and expand that culture, not just by promoting Portland brewers and breweries, but tap houses, restaurants, food, and underexplored beer styles. Craft beer culture is not just about the beer itself but about the people, food, camaraderie, and education that comes along with this art form. The 2013 Portland Beer Week will take place June 6 through 16th.

About Saraveza's Bad Habit Room
Bad Habit Room is a private and public event space that shares the love of beer with its craft beer neighbor, Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern. Both venues focus on the celebration of craft beer, eating well & the enjoyment friends & community. http://saraveza.com/