VIDEO: Ben Love & John Harris Talk Smack!

Ben Love and John Harris are at it again, smack talking each other before they face off against each other and another eight different brewers and chefs (10 brewer/chef teams) this Sunday at the first annual SNACKDOWN!

Portland Beer Week & Gigantic Brewing present SNACKDOWN! on Sunday June 19th at The Evergreen event space above Loyal Legion. SNACKDOWN! is a fun and entertaining food and beer pairing event where 10 of Portland’s best chefs and 10 Oregon brewers are paired into 10 brewer/chef teams to make their greatest snack and beer pairing. Guests will choose their favorite pairing and the winners will be awarded the SNACKDOWN Belt!


This event is designed to be more fun and loose than your standard beer dinner. Imagine a WWF-style Smackdown with brewers and chefs hyping their pairing on the mic – possibly while sporting wrestling themed costume. DJ Rev Shines will be on the decks keeping the party live. $49 includes all 10 small plates and TEN 5oz beer pours + a collectible glass.

Join us for great beer, great food and a real party!

SNACKDOWN! Is the official closing event of Portland Beer Week.

Teams (Restaurant/Brewery):

Nomad / Gigantic Brewing
Bollywood Theater / The Commons Brewery
Lardo / Heater Allen Brewing
The Bent Brick / Block 15 Brewing
Old Salt Marketplace / Ex Novo Brewing
Toro Bravo / Hopworks Urban Brewery
Kim Jong Grillin / Breakside Brewery
P.R.E.A.M. / Ecliptic Brewing
Biwa / Buoy Beer
Loyal Legion / Portland Brewing/Double Mountain

TICKETS are All Inclusive for $49 Advanced: includes all 10 small plates and TEN 5oz beer pours + a collectible glass.

WHEN: Sunday, June 19th, Noon – 4pm
WHERE: The Evergreen Ballroom (above Loyal Legion), 618 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214
PRICE: $49 advanced tickets at
WEBSITE: More info at

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: