For connoisseurs of art, especially beer, Widmer Brothers Brewing has teamed up with DRAFT magazine for a series of events called Explore Your Craft. The first of 7 collaborative efforts is this Friday, July 13th, kicking off in Portland before moving on to other cities across the country. Explore Your Craft combines food, beer, charcuterie, visual artists, and musicians.
Centered around the Widmer Brothers Brewing portfolio, the Portland event will offer a selection of small plates from Chef Brian Stafford of Portland’s Pearl District Whole Foods paired with specific beers, along with a charcuterie station from Olympic Provisions. The celebration will also feature the work of local artists and musicians, and attendees will be given the opportunity to participate in the creation of a unique work of art.
Featured beers at the Portland event will include Widmer Brothers’ summer seasonal Citra Blonde Summer Brew, the newly released Shaddock IPA from the brewery’s Rotator IPA Series, Kill Devil Brown Ale from the brewery’s Brothers’ Reserve line and many more, including Widmer Brothers favorites such as Drop Top Amber Ale, Drifter Pale Ale, Widmer Hefeweizen and Pitch Black IPA.
· Kurt and Rob Widmer, founders of Widmer Brothers Brewing
· Samuel Robinette, a local artist exploring photography, painting, film, illustration, typography and other abstract art forms
· Sami Rouissi, a Pacific Northwest musician
Friday, July 13, from 7 to 10 p.m.
EcoTrust Building, 721 Northwest 9th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Admission is $45 per person. Purchase tickets online at exploreyourcraft.com.
Other events in the 2012 series will be held in Minneapolis; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; San Diego; Seattle; and Boston.