Willamette Week ProAm Beer & Cider Festival

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Willamette Week presents their 5th annual Pro/Am beer festival this Saturday, October 14th from 1 – 6pm. The Pro/Am means professional and amateur collaborations, with 24 breweries and an expanded 8 cideries working with homebrewers on new beers. A ticket to the fest gets you a chance to try every one of these collaborations, which is a feat in itself to do in only 5 hours, which is why you might want to consider purchasing a VIP ticket that includes an hour early entry.


This year the fest moves to a new venue called District East, which is just off of Division street in southeast Portland, near The Beermongers at 2305 SE 9th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97214. Tickets are $28 for General Admission and $55 for VIP which also includes a shirt and a meal in addition to the limited hour early entrance. Proceeds from tickets benefit Oregon Tradeswomen dedicated to promoting success for women in trades through education, leadership and mentorship.


The Line-Up

1. Baerlic Brewing’s Ben Parsons + Am Steven Brainerd
2. Breakside Brewery’s Natalie Baldwin + Am Jim Thompson
3. Culmination Brewing’s Conrad Andras + Am Bill Schneller
4. Drinking Horse Beer’s Timothy Schaaf + Am Shannon Houfek
5. Great Notion’s James Dugan + Am Dan Schlegel
6. Montavilla Brew Work’s Michael Kora + Am Warren Johnson
7. Pints Alan Taylor + Am Matsuki Okubo
8. Rogue’s Danny Connors + Am Dylan VanDetta
9. Three Mugs Brewing’s Jay & Josh Jennings + Am Jim Sullins
10. Unicorn Brewing’s Jason Webb + Am Joseph Seeley
11. Widmer’sThomas Bleigh + Am Keith Belshaw
12. Zoiglhaus Brewing Company’s Alan Taylor + Am George Dimeo
13. Gigantic Brewing’s Ben Love + Am Dean Ehnes
14. McMenamins Edgefield’s Matt Bergfield + Am Mike Marsh
15. Ancestry Brewing’s Jeremy Turner + Am’s John Moore & Jarrett Creason
16. Upright Brewing’s Alex Ganum + Am’s Parker & John Hall
17. Block 15 Brewing’s Nick Arzner + Am Chad Graham
18. Hair of the Dog’s Pro Alan Sprints + Am Charles Macaluso
19. Ex Novo’s Ryan Buxton + Am Corrie Heath
20. Bridgeport Brewing’s Jeff Edgerton + Am Erik Nelson
21. Fort George’s Dave Coyne + Am Lisa Morrison
22. Burnside’s Kory Linsenmeyer + Am Aniss Benelmouffole
23. Ross Island Brewing’s Carston Haney + Am’s Jeremie Landers & Jenn McPoland
24. Fat Head’s Eric Van Tassel + Am Ritch Marvin
1. Swift Cider’s Aidan Currie + Am Miranda Karson
2. 5 Cider’s Shannon Mosley + Am’s Charlie Johnson & Chris Sears
3. Reverend Nat’s Hard Ciders Brad Von Hoene + Am Bit House Saloon’s Team Riff Raff
4. Carlton Cyder Work’s Keenan Bailey + Am Coyan Corder
5. New West Cider’s Alex Beard + Am Keegan Fennel
6. Cider Riot’s Angie Watkins + Am Chelsea Stowers
7. Oregon Mead and Cider Pro Patrick + Am Lee Bobbi
8. Portland Cider’s Helen Lewis + Am Waz wu



VIP Entry from noon-1pm
VIP ticket includes commemorative pint glass and T-shirt,
tastes of every beer and cider, free meal ticket and one hour early entry.
GA Entry 1-6pm – ticket includes commemorative pint glass and tastes of every beer and cider



2305 SE 9th Avenue Portland, Oregon 97214 // 21+
Music by DJ Short Change, food carts, games from Pips & Bounce and the Recreation Department.

Tickets available:
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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: [email protected]

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