Yesterday tickets went on sale for the kickoff party for the 2nd annual Portland Beer Week. The big draw might be the release of the official 2012 PDX Beer Week beer, a collaboration between two of Oregon’s finest, Deschutes and Hopworks.It’s a tweak/merger of classic styles: India Red Lager. Also sure to make the party a good time, there will be a brewers Pop-A-Shot tourney on Spirit of 77’s custom made hoops.
India Red Lager was brewed at Deschutes’ Portland Pub for limited draft and at Hopworks for very limited bottles. The beer has a classic NW hop profil,e with Amarillo, Cascade, and Simcoe hops plus an additional dry-hopping, this beer should please hopheads everywhere.
|Spirit of 77 pop-a-shot (photo by The Everywhereist)|
The winner of the Brewers Pop-A-Shot tourney at the kickoff party gets a tap handle at the upscale Spirit of 77 sports bar for a year. The public can fill out their own bracket, NCAA-style, and win prizes. The whole competition will be MC’d by the Beer Goddess, Lisa Morrison.
There are two options for entrance into the kickoff party, which will feature beers from Deschutes, Hopworks, Double Mountain, Laurelwood, Firestone Walker, and Widmer. One is topurchase a Portland Beer Week pint glass good for discounts at participating beer week sponsors for $5 at the door or advance purchase. Or, even better…