Portland Beer Week Releases Events Calendar

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Beer Week 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 Biercafé 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!
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