3rd Annual NW Coffee Beer Invitational

2016 NW Coffee Beer Invitational Fest

Dave Fleming, Jean Fleming and the Goose Hollow Inn’s annual NW Coffee Beer Invitational festival has become one of my favorite little-known events of the year and is returning Saturday, January 30th. This small beer fest features a dozen or so breweries chosen by Dave to brew a coffee beer for the fest, and, refreshingly, many of this year’s offerings are not the typical coffee stouts and porters.

Sixteen talented brewers were asked to create freshly-brewed beer made with locally-roasted coffee. With the emphasis on flavors, and an ABV of 7% or less, this event promises to surprise us with both provocative and inspired combinations. Past styles have included IPA, Vienna Lager, Breakfast Stout, Baltic Porter, and even a Berliner Weisse!

Held in the tented parking lot around Goose Hollow Inn in close-in Southwest Portland, this year’s NW Coffee Beer Invitational is sponsored by Ristretto Roasters, Willamette Valley Hops, and the Goose Hollow Inn. Entrance fee is $15 for a custom branded glass and 8 taster tickets.

Participating breweries:
10 Barrel Brewing • 54˚40′ Brewing • Buoy Beer Company • Burnside Brewing Co • Cascade Brewing • The Commons Brewery• Deschutes Brewing • Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom • Everybody’s Brewing • Feckin Irish Brewing Co.• Fire on the Mountain Brewing • Gigantic Brewing Company • Lompoc Beer • Lucky Labrador Brew Pub • Pints Brewing • Widmer Brothers Brewing

Live music:

The Austin Stewart Quartet
Logger’s Daughter

NW Coffee Beer Invitational
Saturday, January 30, 2016 • 12–7 pm
Goose Hollow Inn, 1927 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR

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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com