The Portland Craft Beer Festival debuts in July and is one of two major new festivals in Portland, Oregon that are starting this year. Founded by Joseph Sundberg the theme of the Portland Craft Beer Festival is to showcase beers from every brewery within the Portland city limits and none outside of it.
Also making this new festival unique is the addition of local Portland-crafted wines and ciders alongside the beers. Already planned as an annual event to kick off Oregon Craft Beer Month, the Portland Craft Beer Festival begs the question of just how obsessed we are with local beer. No doubt statistically we are enormously proud of and drink more of our own locally made beer then anywhere else in the country, but do we expect the same in our festivals?
CaskAide, Inc. and its partner charities are the non-profit beneficiaries of the PCBF. CaskAide, Inc. was formed to partner with the Portland Craft Beer Festival with the intent of supporting Portland neighborhood interests through the promotion of local breweries.
The first annual Portland Craft Beer Festival will be held the first weekend in July and will unofficially kick off the Oregon Craft Beer Month.
The Portland Craft Beer Festival is expect to have approximately 100 different beers from as many as 55 breweries, once again, all brewed within the city limits of Portland, Oregon.
Individual participation cost is $20 for a keepsake mug and 10 beer tickets. 1 ticket will yield one 4 oz pour and 4 tickets will buy a full pour. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at $1.00 apiece.
Tickets will be available for advance purchase through www.PortlandCraftBeerFestival.com or directly through www.BrownPaperTickets.org after January 15, 2015.