There are two beer fests this Friday as part of PDX Beer Week. Luckily they are only about 10 blocks apart, so you can hit both the Rye Beer Fest and the Portland Fruit Beer Festival in the same evening. Both are even located on the same street, though Rye Beer Fest is just Friday and the Fruit Beer Fest runs all weekend. As per usual, the Rye Beer Fest features perhaps the largest ever selection of beers with rye in them in a variety of styles, and you can feel good about it because it’s a charity event to support Dawn to Dusk Paddle Fund for the Children’s Cancer Association.
The Rye Beer Fest, a celebration of the revival of rye beers, will be held at EastBurn (1800 E. Burnside St., Portland, Oregon) during Portland Beer Week. The fest will take place on Friday, June 12th, from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. and will feature over 20 rye beers. Profits from this year’s fest will support Dawn to Dusk Paddle Fund for the Children’s Cancer Association.
Each year the festival organizer, Kerry Finsand, likes to assist with brewing one of the beers for the fest. This year Kerry had the privilege of brewing with Lompoc Brewing’s Spencer Gotter. The collaboration beer is called Lemon Rye-zome. They used Soracha Ace hops and Lemongrass in this summer inspired brew.
Speaking of beer, see our entire tap list with descriptions here: tapd.it/1dSN8rd
||Shepard in the Rye
||India Rye Red Ale (IRRA)
||Oola Gin Barrel Aged Rye Saison
||Modern Love Rye
|Ex Novo Brewing
||The Devil Went Down to Oregon
||Rye Pale Lager
|Hopworks Urban Brewery
||Fight for your Rye’t
|Short Snout Brewing
|Firestone Walker Brewing
||Rye’d It Out
|Thunder Island Brewing
|Sierra Nevada Brewing
|Green Flash Brewing
||Tea Time IPA
|Fat Head’s Brewery
||Barrel Aged: Deputation Imperial Red Ale
||Deputation Imperial Red Ale
This year’s admission fee of $10 dollars includes a commemorative rye beer fest pint glass and eight beer tickets. Additional tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each. One ticket entitles you to a 4-ounce sample, while 4 tickets will get you a full pint.
In addition to rye beers, there will be rye cocktails, rye-themed food, and live music will start at 8pm from Weekend Assembly, a five piece, cross-genre, cross-generational musical project. Weekend Assembly blends roots rock with blues, country, folk and indie music. Kids are welcome upstairs until 9pm and there will not be an entry fee for non-beer drinkers.
We have also teamed up with Curb to get you home safely. Each entry into the fest includes $15 off your first Curb ride by entering the promo code PDXBEER in your Curb app!*
Curb (formerly Taxi Magic) connects you to safe, reliable rides from licensed, fully insured taxis in the Portland area. Simply tap the app and the closest available driver will be on the way to pick you up in minutes!
*Credits can only be redeemed on rides booked and paid for through the Curb app using a valid credit card. Valid for new Curb riders only. Expires 8/4/15.
Follow the latest news regarding the Rye Beer Fest on www.ryebeerfest.com or on the Rye Beer Fest Facebook page.
About Dawn to Dusk:
Dawn to Dusk is an endurance-paddling event where paddlers do laps for 12 hours around Ross Island in downtown Portland to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Association. Since 2011, Bridge City Paddling Club raised more than $127,000 for this vital organization. Bridge City Paddling Club is a non-profit organization, dedicated to both community service and competition.
Taplister (www.taplister.com) is a beer discovery platform. It helps consumers discover craft beers and enables bars and restaurants to promote their beers. Bars and restaurants simply manage what beers are on tap from a web browser and the information is updated in real-time on Digital Beer Boards, Twitter, Facebook, mobile phones, the business’ website and Taplister.com. The company is located in Portland, Oregon.