The Portland International Beerfest returns to the North Park Blocks in the Pearl District for its 11th year on July 20-22nd. The event is described as a "slightly extreme festival specializing in hard-to-find, rare, & exotic styles of beer from breweries near & far." Last year there were some amazing rare beers to be found, including a vintage bourbon barrel-aged Stone Russian Imperial Stout (the full beer list is on the website right now). More info from the festival:
There’s rib-stickin’ eats from KOi Fusion, Potato Champion, East Burn, and others, along with a plenty of free games such as darts, chess, and backgammon. 21 & over only, pet-friendly. Come find out why our motto is: “Taste the greatest beers you’ve never heard of!”
PIB has the most eclectic beer list of any festival in the Pacific Northwest that range from smoked beers from Iceland, Trappist ales and sour Lambics from Belgium, Cognac barrel-aged beers from Denmark, Scotch barrel-aged beers from the Netherlands, Lagers and Hefe's from Germany and even locally made cascading classics like Imperial IPA's.
160 beer samples is a lot of work. Tired of tasting you way around the world & just want to sit
down with full pint? Swing by the Grande Beer Garden. FULL PINTS of premium beer are just $3!
SKIP THE LINES & DRINK LIKE A ROCK STAR!
GET THE PIB $40 VIP EXPRESS PASS
What you get:
- 30 beer tickets (our best deal)
- Early entry w/ "behind the scenes" beer drinking
- No waiting in line to get in.
- VERY limited availability
- Details on our FAQ page
$25 ONLINE SPECIAL (BUY HERE)
- Faster entry line for advance purchasers
$30 AT GATE
- Entry includes official PIB glass & 10 beer tickets
- More tickets available for $1 each
- Beers are 4oz. servings
- Beers cost 1 to 7 tickets, depending on how much it costs us.
- Prices are NOT based on rarity.
- There are dozens of 1 ticket beers. Usually over 50.
Location: Pearl District North Park Blocks (NW Davis & NW 8th)
Hours: Fri: 4-10p, Sat 12-10p, Sun 12-7p
Admission: $30 gate/$25 advance - Includes 10 beer tickets & glass. Extra tickets $1 each
FREE RE-ENTRY ALL 3 DAYS (must have official glass & wristband)
Deals: Discounts available online advance purchase. VIP packages are THE best deal.