Win Vegan Beer & Food Festival Tickets + Taplist Reveal!


Portland’s first ever Vegan Beer & Food Festival takes place this Saturday, September 26, at Zidell Yards on the South Waterfront, and the organizers have given us a first look at the beer list, as well as two tickets ($90 value!) to give away to New School readers! To Win: Tweet this article & tag @NewSchoolBeer or share it on Facebook and tag our page @The New School and we will choose a winner!

The Vegan Beer and Food Fest is far more than a standard beer fest, this is a showcase for the area’s best vegan food and restaurants and expands even further with a Vegan “Pop-Up” Marketplace with craft goods like clothing and vinyl records. You can chill out with a beer and fresh food while playing cornhole or giant jenga and watching such A-List bands as Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Hell, there is even something for the non-drinkers in a Kombucha Garden with more than 6 different providers.


The Vegan Beer and Food Festival has also managed to stand out in its beer selection; somehow the fest is getting away with UNLIMITED 4oz pours with a tasting glass, i.e. no individual tickets. I haven’t seen this done before in Oregon because our liquor control commission doesn’t like the unchecked nature of it. ALSO, there will be some awesome California breweries that are not even available in Oregon, like Golden Road Brewing and Modern Times. Those interesting touches alongside great Oregon and regional breweries–plus great cider, too–makes the fest extra worthy of your attention.

 Beer & Cider Taplist as it stands:

Culmination TBA
Cismontane TBA
Woodland Empire TBA
Anchor Anchor Steam
/ Anchor Big Leaf Maple
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
/ Grunion Pale Ale
Deschutes Jubilale
/ Pine Drops IPA
Elysian Brewing Company Dragonstooth Stout
/ Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
Gilgamesh Brewing Mamba (specialty Ale)
/ Fresh Prince of Ales (Fresh Hopped IPA)
Hilliard’s Beer Chrome Satan
/ Boom Box IPA
New Belgium Pumpkick
/ Trippel
Reverend Nat’s Revival Hard Apple Cider
/ Hallelujah Hopricot
Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale
/ 7 Hop
Lagunitas Lagunitas IPA
/ Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’
/ Imperial Pils
Atlas Cider Blackberry
/ Apricot
Basecamp Ripstop Rye Pils
/ Celestial CDL
Coalition Space Fruit Citrus Infused West Coast IPA
7 ABV 50 IBUs
/ King Kitty NW Red Ale
5.7 ABV 60 IBUs
Natian KnockBack Organic Amber Lager
/ Everyday Organic IPA
21st Amendment Down to Earth Session IPA
/ Back in Black Black IPA
Commons Urban Farmhouse Ale
Ecliptic Spica Pilsner
/ Orbiter IPA
Eel River
Golden Road Almond Milk Stout
/ Heal the Bay IPA
/ Citra Bend (VIP)
Iron Horse Brewery Irish Death
Modern Times Disruptor
/ Irish Death
Ninkasi Oktoberfest
/ Dawn of the Red
Portland Cider Company Kinda Dry
/ Hop’Rageous
Ground Breaker Ollalie Ale
/ IPA No. 5
Fort George Optimist IPA
/ Scotch Ale
Bison Chocolate Stout
Upright “Six” – dark rye saison
/ “Seven” – modern saison
Wild Ride Brewing Float On Saison
/ Quencher: Session Ale with Lime and Ginger
Finn River Farm Ciders Finnriver Fresh Hopped Cider
/ Finnriver Pear Cider
Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream Session IPA
/ Guden Hoppy Pilsner
Baerlic Invincible IPA
/ Cavalier Classic Cream Ale
Chetco Brewing Willa Nelson IPA
/ Unite Pink Ale
/ Summer Ale
Leikam Brewing Janis Hoplin IPA
/ Funkytown Apricot Ale

Tickets available for VIP, General Admission ,and Designated Drivers at and check the fest out on Facebook at and follow them on Twitter at @VeganBeerFest

The Vegan Beer & Food Festival is right off of the new MAX Orange Line and the new Tilikum Crossing bridge at 3121 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR, 97239


Samurai Artist
Samurai Artist

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:


  • Kate
    Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:10 PM

    Very cool to see some ciders on the list! Looks like a cool event, but I’m in Seattle unfortunately. Thanks for sharing.

    • Stella
      Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:51 PM