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Portland Fruit Beer Festival Announces Beer and Cider List

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The 7th annual Portland Fruit Beer Festival, the world’s premiere showcase of fruit beers, is excited to announce the beer, cider and brewery list for the upcoming festival June 9th-11th, 2017. This year’s selection is the most diverse yet, featuring over thirty different beers brewed exclusively for the Fruit Beer Festival, from breweries and cideries all the way from Brooklyn, NYC, and San Diego alongside many from the Pacific Northwest. Brewers have selected a wide range of fruits and styles to please every palate, from tropical pineapple, mango, passionfruit and guava to berries like boysenberry, blackberry, strawberry, and even elderberry. Guests will also enjoy a variety of American wheat beers and sours, juicy tropical IPAs, dark and light lagers, barleywines, and Belgian pales. Fruit Beer Fest is a part of the larger eleven day Portland Beer Week (June 8-18th.)

More from the press release:

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival, centrally located at 7th and E. Burnside in front of Burnside Brewing Company, is an all-ages, partially tented outdoor event featuring music from various DJ’s. In addition to the greatest selection of fruit beers and ciders the world has ever seen, the fest features local food vendors Hotlips PizzaUrban German Grill and Fifty Licks Ice Cream. Not drinking, underage or DD? Grab a bite or a bottle of non-alcoholic Oregon fruit soda from Hotlips or pop into Burnside Brewing Company’s pub for a full food and drink menu.

The Portland Fruit Beer Festival is now seeking OLCC certified volunteers! For a few hours of your time volunteering to pour you receive free drink tickets, food, afterparty and fun! Please visit the website here to fill out a volunteer form.

 

Main Festival Brewery/Beer List:

 

Baerlic Brewing: Fancy Umbrella Drink
Pink Guava Kettle Sour Gose partially fermented in a gin barrel.

Breakside Brewery: Mango Sticky Rice

Buoy Beer: Foraged for Thought – North Coast Gruit
Brewed in absence of hops, and inspired by the terroir of our region. Brewed with freshly foraged Spruce Tips, Douglas Fir Tips, and Woodsorrel (or sour grass) along with local Knappa honey.  Conditioned atop Cranberries from Starvation Alley Cranberry farms along with Rose hips, fresh citrus zest and un-cracked Coriander. 5.2% // 0 BU

Burnside Brewing: Wheatberry Wine
Black Current, Boysenberry, Blackberry Wheat Wine

The Commons Brewery: Biere Royale
American Sour Ale brewed with black currants and Greek yogurt.

Culmination Brewing: Portland Beer Week “Hop Berry IPA”
A Pale IPA stuffed with fruity and tropical hops and balanced flavor, color and tartness from Oregon grown Marionberries.

Deschutes Brewery: Passionfruit IPA

54-50 Brewing: Chocolate Raspberry Schwarzbier

Fort George Brewery: There Will Be Blood
7% ABV – Hazy IPA with blood oranges

Gigantic Brewing: Marionberry Tart
Made with Oregon grown Marionberries and kettle soured for a subtle tartness. 5.5%

Hopworks Urban Brewery: Inflorescence
Barrel aged mixed-culture golden ale with foraged elderberry and fresh elderflower.

Laurelwood Brewing: Thin Red Lime
Sour wheat ale with raspberries and lime zest added. Roger Ebert gives it 3 of 4 stars. After 16 years, Laurelwood Brewing Co is forced back in to battle when the outside forces encroach on the “Island” of “Little Beirut”. A small force of 7 was lionized in the beer press and became an icon of what the Fruit Beer Festival movement was about!

Lompoc Brewing: Benny Appleseed
This apple, cinnamon sour mash was a collaboration with Ben Flerchinger. 120 pounds of Granny Smith apples and a pound of cinnamon were added to the kettle of this crimson colored ale. Fruity and dry with a slight tart twinge. 7.0% ABV

Modern Times: Fruitlands with Blood Orange & Hibiscus
Gose

pFriem Family Brewers: Kumquat Farmhouse Ale
4.9% 24 IBUs

Portland Brewing: Clown Pie Banana Cream Ale

Reuben’s Brews: Cherry Pils

Ruse Brewing: Patchwork
This tart ale is kettle soured then conditioned with a touch of basil and a massive amount of local strawberries. 4.8%abv

Sixpoint Brewery: Blueish Hue
Belgian Pale Ale with Brett & Plums

Stormbreaker: Boysenroggenbierry
Dark rye German-style roggenbier with boysenberries.

Sunriver Brewing: Tiki Club
This version of the Tiki Club is based around a moderately hopped India Wheat Ale.  We combined a unique blend of real fruit (Mango, Pineapple and Lime) along with fruity Denali and Citra hops.  The overall impression is tropical, juicy and hoppy, with just a hint of tartness. 7% ABV, 40 IBU.

10 Barrel Brewing: Key Lime 
A new conceptual beer that fuses cream ale with American sour and tropical fruit into a fruity milkshake of a beer, both creamy and refreshingly tart. Key Lime cream sour is a collaboration with The New School’s Ezra Johnson-Greenough.

Upright Brewing: Kiwi Cocktail
Saison Vert is a year round wheat based beer that uses sun dried black limes in the kettle. This special version is a blend of one vermouth cask and one Old Tom gin cask that had kiwi puree added post fermentation. 5.2%

 

Main Festival Cidery/Hard Cider List:

 

Cider Riot: Grapefruit Cider

Finnriver Farm & Cidery: Honey Berry Sour
soured cider, made with cranberries and Honey

Hi-Wheel Fizzy Wines: Blueberry Lemonade
Refreshing blueberry lemon fizzy wine, lightly carbonated at 6.8% ABV.

Portland Cider Co.: P.O.G. Cider
Hard cider brewed with passionfruit, orange and guava!

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider: Whiskey barrel-aged POGPache
Tepache (native Mexican beverage made from only Pineapples, no apples) with Passion Orange and Guava added. A mere 3.5% and a perfect blender with wheat beer.

2 Towns Ciderhouse: Prickle Me Pink^2
Brewed with Prickly Pear (Nopal Cactus Fruit) and watermelon!

 

Addition Special Beer and Guest Brewery Tappings TBA!

 

 

FAQ

WHAT: Portland Fruit Beer Festival

DATES/HOURS: Fri. June 9th 4pm – 9pm, Sat. June 10th 11am – 9pm, Sun. June 11th 11am – 6pm

COST: $20 – $25 at http://www.merctickets.com/events/42316696/portland-fruit-beer-festival

LOCATION: 7th & E. Burnside, Portland, OR 97214 – outside Burnside Brewing Company and surrounding street and lots

SOCIAL MEDIA: @FruitBeerFest on Twitter and Instagram, search Portland Fruit Beer Festival on Facebook

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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