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Prost! Portland Hosts KÖLSCH FEST

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This Saturday, June 17, Prost! Portland helps celebrate Portland Beer Week with its own celebration of the ultimate German summer beer style—Kölsch—by replacing all the taps with different German Kölsch beers.

Further tipping a hat to this ancient beer from Cologne, the beers will be served exclusively in Stange (or pole) glasses, the traditional beer glass for Kölsch in Cologne that hold up to .2 liters of beer. The small-sized glasses are intentional, urging Kölsch drinkers to imbibe quickly so as not to let the beer warm and lose its light effervescence. Additionally, guests can also order a Kranz (or wreath) of Kölsch, a traditional carousel-style beer carrier that fits up to 11 stanges. Prost! will also feature food specials inspired by the annual Carnival in Köln, cooked up by Chef Graham Chaney of Stammtisch including a Schweinebraten (roast pork) sandwich.

Featured breweries include: Früh, Reissdorf, Sünner, Braufactum and a special release of Gaffel for the first time on draft!

Kölsch Fest takes place from 11 AM to 9PM and is open to the public. Prices vary. Prost! Portland 4237 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217

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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