Portland Beer Week Rooftop Kickoff Party this Thursday!


Portland Beer Week (June 9-19, 2016) kicks off its sixth year with a Rooftop Kickoff Party at the Ecotrust Building in NW Portland this Thursday, June 9th, from 6-10pm. This all-ages event is FREE with no cover, but we are offering a VIP Pass and Swag Bag for only $25. Our kickoff event will feature amazing beers from Double Mountain Brewery, Deschutes Brewery, Breakside Brewery, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Hop Valley Brewing, and the official 2016 Portland Beer Week beer from Portland Brewing – Subcontinental IPA. Beer tickets are $2.50 each, good for an 8oz pour; a cup is $1 and 2 beer tickets get you a full 16oz pint. All beer week profits from the 2016 Kickoff Party will go to benefit non-profit New Avenues for Youth.
In addition to the phenomenal beers, there will be tasty bites from Salt & Straw Ice Cream, which will feature the beer week collaboration Garam Masala & Hops ice cream. HOTLIPS Pizza will sling pies, including the official beer week pizza called Bratlips. Blue Star Donuts will also provide 200 FREE donuts of the official beer week flavor.

Special featured vendors include 33 Books Co. with a new bike tasting booklet setup and Quercus Alba oak bottle openers, showcasing barrel-salvaged oak openers.
Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at Wed May18  9.50.47 AM
Purchase a VIP Swag Bag now for only $25 here.

Our VIP swag bags are limited to only 40 and all profits will benefit charity New Avenues for Youth. The vip swag package is a Portland Brewing branded gift bag stuffed with:

  • A 22oz bottle of the Official 2016 beer week beer Portland Brewing/Double Mountain Subcontinental IPA
  • A cup and drink ticket for the Kickoff Party.
  • A Quercus Alba oak barrel bottle opener.
  • A 33 Bottles of Beer Professional Edition tasting notebook.
  • A copy of the 2016 Willamette Week Beer Guide.
  • A coupon for a Free slice of HOTLIPS Pizza (not redeemable at this event)


The Kickoff Party is also one of the only places to get an official 2016 Beer Week T-shirt, which will be on sale for a limited time for only $20. Less than a hundred shirts were made this year.

Look out for these special and rare collaborations at the kickoff party and select locations around beer week.

Portland Brewing & Double Mountain’s official beer of the 2016 Portland Beer Week – Subcontinental IPA

A well-traveled NW IPA brewed with pepper, cardamom, clove, cumin and saffron. These spices hightlight the beer’s biscuity malt base and big tropical fruit hop notes, making for a worldly drinking experience.

Salt & Straw Ice Cream’s Garam Masala & Hops 
a combination of Indian spices, cream and floral, spicy and citrus hop character.
Blue Star Donuts S’more Beer 
chocolate beer mousse filled donut with toasted marshmallow topping.
HOT LIPS Pizza’s Bratlips 

pizza with bratwurst simmered in Subcontinental IPA with Tillamook extra-sharp cheddar and onions.

Portland Beer Week 2016 Rooftop Kickoff Party!
Thursday June 9th 6-10pm All-Ages No Cover (cash only)
Ecotrust Building
721 NW 9th Ave. Portland, OR 97209

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