Portland, OR – The Portland Fruit Beer Festival, scheduled for June 11th and 12th, has announced the primary 15 beers and breweries that will occupy the outdoor beer garden.
The event, which takes place at 7th and E. Burnside, will feature fruit beers that represent some of the best U.S. craft brewers have to offer. A majority of the beers highlight the talents of local brewers Hopworks Urban Brewery and Upright Brewing as well as neighboring Northwest brewers Ninkasi and Oakshire (both from neighboring Eugene, OR).
The festival also welcomes two out-of-state breweries in Dogfish Head and New Belgium. Dogfish Head will be serving up their mouth puckering Festina Peche, a Berliner-Weisse made with real Peaches. New Belgium will be debuting ‘Oh La La,’ a raspberry beer.
The beer list represents a creative mix of styles, techniques and fruits and even a few hop-forward offerings. Alameda Brewing’s Huckleberry Hound (a version of their Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA with added Huckleberries and Breakside Brewery’s Mango IPA are also featured on the list.
More exotic offerings include Block 15’s ‘Psidium,’ a farmhouse ale made with Guava fruit, Laurelwood’s ‘Pale Ale’ made with Southeastern Asian fruits and spices and Widmer’s ‘Himbeere Gose mit dem Eibisch’ brewed with raspberries and hibiscus.
The festival is an all-ages event with no admission fee. Also for sale at the event will be a selection of natural juices and beer-infused ice creams as well as food from Tastebud and Burnside Brewing’s outdoor BBQ.
Outdoor Beer Garden Tap List:
Alameda Brewing: Huckleberry Hound
Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA aged and “dry-hopped” with huckleberries.
ABV: 8.2% IBU’s : 103
Beetje Brewing: Zure Krenten
A blend of fresh farmhouse ale, and a pale ale stored in a Pinot Noir barrel with champagne currants and dosed with lambic blend. Brewed with Pilsner, 2-row, wheat, crystal malts, and light touch of noble hops. ABV: 6%
Block 15 Brewing: Psidium
Rustic farmhouse ale matured with guava fruit. Brewed with Belgian Pilsner, French Pale & Wheat malts; Saaz & Citra hops; French farmhouse yeast. 6% ABV
Breakside Brewing: Mango IPA
Our flagship IPA brewed with a twist: we tweaked the recipe on our best selling beer to suit it to the flavors of fresh mango. Mango additions in the mash, kettle, hopback, and conditioning tank allow this otherwise-mellow fruit to complement and enhance the Citra, Cascade, and Ahtanum hop profile of this IPA. OG: 1.063 FG: 1.010 ABV: 6.8% IBU: approx. 55
Burnside Brewing: Gooseberry Berliner-Weisse
A slightly tart wheat beer with a mild fruitiness. This brew is lowly hoped and fermented with a lactic bacteria in addition to the German ale yeast resulting in the slightly sour finish. A percentage of this beer was put into french oak barrels and aged with 50 pounds of Washington grown Gooseberries. ABV: 3.35% IBU’S: 2.1
Dogfish Head: Festina Peche
A refreshing neo-BerlinerWeisse fermented with honest-to-goodness peaches to (get this!) 4.5% ABV! Because extreme beers don’t have to be extremely boozy!
Fort George Brewing: Badda BOOM! Cherry Stout
Coming in at 6.9% ABV, rich and dark as a moonless night in the orchard, Badda BOOM! has 40 pounds of raspberries and Cherries mingling famously with the Belgian yeast esters and black barley bitters.
Hopworks Urban Brewing: Red Delicious Belgian Applebiere
An Abbey Ale crossed with a Cider and fermented with Chimay yeast.
51% Organic Wheat 49% fresh pressed Organic Apple Cider 6% ABV
Pale Ale brewed with Southeast Asian Fruit and Spices
Lompoc Brewing: Cherry Wheat
A golden ale fermented with sour cherries.
New Belgium: Ooh La La
Ale brewed with Raspberries 8.5% ABV
Ninkasi Brewing: Pinot Barrel-Aged Oatis with Cherries
Oatis Oatmeal stout with cherries aged in Pinot Noir Casks. 7.2 % and 50 IBU’s
Oakshire Brewing: Blind Date
An Oat Brown Ale made with Organic Dates.
Blind Date is a medium bodied Belgian Brown Ale with a balanced bitterness from Calypso Hops. It is crafted with juicy Organic Dates. It has hints of fruit, a touch of roast and a smooth silky texture from the oats. The beer finishes with a mild sweetness from the dates. 6% ABV.
Upright Brewing: Barrel-Aged Pure Wit with Orange
A single cask version of our seasonal Belgian-style wit with a pound of dried sweet orange peel added to the barrel. This tart and hazy wheat beer has a tremendous nose but remains light and snappy on the palate. 4.5%
Widmer Brothers Brewing: Himbeere Gose mit dem Eibisch
Gose with raspberries and hibiscus ABV: 5.3% OG: 11.7P AE: 2.3P