6th Annual BenFest at Roscoe’s


This Sunday marks the return of BenFest! In its 6th year, the event marks an unofficial end to Oregon Craft Beer Month. This year’s BenFest will be held at Roscoe’s from 2pm to 6pm, with all seven local brewers named Ben in attendance. If you don’t get BenFest, we can only explain that it’s a semi-legit event that brings together seven local head brewers all coincidentally named Ben. They each often make special beers for the event, and are always in attendance.

The list of participants are: Ben Dobler of Mt Tabor Brewing, Ben Edmunds of Breakside Brewing, Ben Engler of Occidental Brewing, Ben Kehs of Deschutes Brewery, Ben Love, Ben Flerschinger and Ben L’Etoile of Gigantic, and Ben Parsons of Baerlic Brewing.

The six special beers this year are:

Ben Dobler – Mt Tabor
A lime peel and raspberry lager.
15 ibu

Ben Edmunds – Breakside
Definitely, Ben
Collaboration with Wayfinder: an extremely hoppy wheat beer that looks like an Oregon-brewed hefeweizen and tastes and smells like a new world IPA. We’re not sure exactly how to classify this beer, but we know for sure that it is Definitely Not an IPA.
45 ibu

Ben Engler – Occidental
Team Ben
The hoppy wheat beer you always wanted from Occidental, but were too shy to ask for.
50 ibu

Ben Kehs – Deschutes
Ben’s Swan Song
A refreshing blend of Bavarian hefeweizen and lemonade.
9 ibu

Ben Love, Ben Flerschinger, Ben L’Etoile – Gigantic
The trio of Ben’s from Gigantic took a keg of VIVID New Zealand hopped Imperial IPA and tripel supercharged it with passion fruit, habanero and a secret third ingredient.
100+3 ibu

Ben Parsons – Baerlic
Twos Company Ben-ish Pale Ale
Brewed in celebration of our 2 Year Anniversary!! Punchy aromas of melon, tropical citrus and spice courtesy of experimental Idaho 7 hops and a brettanomyces-like yeast with a dry yet chewy finish.
35 ibu

6th annual BenFest

Sunday July 31st 2-6pm
8105 SE Stark 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