5th Annual Brews for New Avenues & Rare Beer Charity Auction Announced

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Brews for New Avenues–the geekiest of beer geek events and also is the largest beer-related charity event in perhaps the world–is returning to Portland on Saturday, August 27th, 2016. This event features a fest-like setup, but also a rare beer auction, silent auctions, live music, and much more, all of which goes to benefit homeless and at-risk youth.

Brews is a signature event of the Ambassador Board of New Avenues for Youth, with 100% of proceeds supporting programs that help youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Last year’s event brought some of the world’s rarest bottles to Portland (the highest bid of the night was $3,000 for a single bottle of Grote Dorst, Oude Geuze!), as well as over 30 special-release and rare kegs—not to mention a “Wall of Beer” with over 200+ bottles.

Limited to 150 people, our VIP event offers a unique experience in a laid-back atmosphere, where you can enjoy world-class beers and amazing local food and bid on rare bottles—all for the benefit of New Avenues for Youth.

Ticket purchase includes:

  • Hosted beverages (during VIP & General Admission events) with several special keg tappings from the likes of Cantillon, Tilquin, Upright, de Garde, and many more
  • Hors d’oeuvres (during the VIP event) from Cheese Bar, Olympia Provisions, and Lardo
  • Gueuze and Oyster hour (with oysters compliments of Foster’s Craft Cooking)
  • Access to the silent craft beer auction
  • Commemorative Brews for New Avenues glass
  • T-shirt designed and printed by New Avenues INK

Ticket purchase includes:

  • One beer token (two if you purchase online before August 1)
  • Commemorative Brews for New Avenues mug
  • Access to Portland’s only live auction of rare beers
  • Special craft-beer keg tappings
  • Chocolate stout beer float
  • “Wall of Beer” (Walk away with a special bottle to take home!)
  • Live music, with The Student Loan String Band and Dirty Revival
  • Food carts including Pulehu Pizza and Koi Fusion
  • Raffles for beer-centric items from all over Portland

Free root beer floats for designated drivers!

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Coming soon!


2016 BFNA Beer Dinner – Thursday, August 25th
Gueuze and Oyster Social – Friday, August 26th

Save the dates! Details coming soon.

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