Inaugural Portland Farmhouse Weekend and 5th Annual Farmhouse & Wild Ale Festival

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This March 31st – April 2nd Portland celebrates farmhouse ales like never before with the inaugural Portland Farmhouse Weekend, organized around the 5th annual Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival at Saraveza and co-presented by Point Blank Distributing. Oregon’s farmhouse brewers will come together to promote and celebrate the unique culture around American farmhouse brewing that has taken off in Oregon and other regions across the country with events all weekend long, including Upright Brewing’s 8th Anniversary on Saturday, April 1st, and a weekend brewer meet-and-greet and tap takeover at The Commons on 3/31. Watch the website calendar for more event announcements and visiting brewers and special tappings.

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Returning larger than ever for its 5th year, the Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival will increase its footprint both in outdoor tented space as well as a new Friday evening VIP session from 4-9pm. One of the annual festival exclusives, this year’s official fest beer is a single barrel spontaneously-fermented wild ale from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales. Bottles will be available at the festival each day in limited amounts at opening.

Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival and the inaugural Farmhouse Weekend celebrate the rustic, working-class, yeast-driven beers that originated in France and Belgium but have had a new renaissance in the United States. Oregon being home to many great farmhouse brewers like Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, The Ale Apothecary, Alesong Brewing & Blending, The Commons Brewery, Upright Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, Agrarian Ales, De Garde, Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery, Ruse Brewing, Great Notion Brewing, Culmination Brewing, Yachats Brewing, Reach Break Brewing, all who will be participating in this years festivities.

The beer and brewery lineup is not simply limited to local beers, though. Expect beers and brewer appearances from: Perennial Artisan Ales (St. Louis, MO) Wander Brewing (Bellingham, WA), Engine House No. 9 (Tacoma, WA), Urban Family Brewing (Seattle, WA), Three Magnets Brewing (Olympia, WA), Matchless Brewing (Olympia, WA), Propolis Brewing (Port Townsend, WA), Almanac (SF, CA), Crooked Stave Artisan (Denver, CO), The Buery (Placentia, CA), Blackberry Farms (Walland, TN), Against the Grain Brewing (Louisville, KY), Stillwater Artisan Ales,  and many more to be announced.

Tickets are on sale now for Festival General Admission Sat. April 1st 11am – 9pm and Sun. April 2nd 11am – 6pm and the Friday, March 31st VIP Session 4pm – 9pm at http://www.merctickets.com/events/40844884/portland-farmhouse-and-wild-ale-festival

The Portland Farmhouse and Wild Ale Festival is looking for volunteers to pour beers, work operations and security over the three days.  Volunteers receive festival entry, a meal and a Saraveza gift certificate.  Any interested parties, please contact: info@saraveza.com

For more info follow the Festival on Facebook at @PortlandFarmhouseandWildAleFestival or the new website at http://portlandfarmhousefest.com

About Saraveza:
Derived from the owner’s name and the Spanish word for beer, Saraveza is a place to celebrate craft beer, eat well and enjoy friends and strangers alike.  We’re a North Portland watering hole and craft beer convenience store w/ 250+ bottles and 9 rotating taps.  www.Saraveza.com

WHEN: Sat. April 1st 11am – 9pm and Sun. April 2nd 11am – 6pm, VIP Session Friday, March 31st VIP Session 4pm – 9pm

WHERE: Saraveza, The Bad Habit Room and along N. Michigan street at 1004 N. Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97217

COST: $25 General Admission ticket for a branded glass and 10 drink tickets, additional tickets $1, 4oz pours 1-4 tickets. VIP Session $35 for same glass and ticket combo.

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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

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