Advanced Tickets for Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers on Sale

Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers festival is coming up on June 2nd and 3rd, with advanced tickets on-sale now. This year’s fest features up to 70 Belgian-style beers brewed by Oregon craft brewers using the same single yeast strain. The 11th annual event will take place again at The North Warehouse at 723 N. Tillamook St. Hours are 1pm to 9pm on Friday and 12pm to 8pm on Saturday.

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Drink packages at the door costs $20 for a souvenir glass and eight drink tickets. Discount tickets are on sale now at MercPerks, with two tasting glasses and 16 drink tickets for $28 ($40 value), while supplies last. The event is for ages 21 and over.
This year’s featured yeast strain is Imperial Yeast B45 Gnome, a yeast that creates crystal clear Belgian ales in a short amount of time. Gnome produces peach and apricot esters with a Belgian phenolic character that can be manipulated through temperature. It pairs well with hops, while also complementing malt and caramel characters.
To ensure the diversity of the yeast strain, as well as show off the creativity of Oregon craft brewers, the color and strength of each brewery’s beer is determined by a dart throw. More than 80 breweries took part in this year’s dart throw, held on Jan. 16 at The Evergreen, the private event space at the Loyal Legion. Depending on where the dart landed on the board, a brewer was directed to brew a Belgian-style beer that will be either light or dark in color, with amber as the midpoint; and either lower or higher in alcohol, with six percent being the baseline. Four breweries hit a bullseye, meaning they get to choose their color and strength.

Dart Throw Results:

BREWERY Proxy Light/Dark (Amber is midpoint for color) Low (less than 6%)/High (more than 6%)
13 Virtues Brewing Co. y Dark High
Agrarian Ales y Nate Tilley Light High
Alameda Brewing n Charlie Brown Light Low
Ambacht Brewing n Brandy Dark High
Back Pedal Brewing n Greg Light High
Baerlic Brewing y Jim Dark High
Base Camp Brewing Co. n Stephen Dark High
Bent Shovel Brewing n Rick Strauss Light Low
Breakside Brewery n Ben Edmunds Light High
Buoy Beer n Kevin Shaw Light High
Burnside Brewing Co. y Light High
Cascade Brewing n Mike Mathis Light Low
Coalition Brewing y Phil Boyle Dark High
Craft Kitchen & Brewery y Dark High
Crux Fermentation Project n Jake Harper Light Low
Culmination Brewing n Sonny Thomas Dark High
Deluxe Brewing Co y Light High
Deschutes Brewery – Bend Pub n Jake Harper Light High
Deschutes Brewery – Portland Pib n Jake Harper Light High
Double Mountain Brewery n David Alan Dark High
Drinking Horse Brewing n Emerson Light High
Ecliptic Brewing y Dwayne Bartender Dark High
Ex Novo Brewing n Ryan Buxton Dark High
Falling Sky Brewing y Light High
Fat Heads Brewery n Mike Hunsaker Light High
Fort George Brewery n Tim Ensign Light Low
Gigantic Brewing Co. n Ben Love Dark High
Golden Valley Brewery n Piper Gladwill Dark High
Green Dragon Brew Crew n Warren Johnson Dark High
Grixsen Brewing Co. n DJ Moxley Dark Low
Hair of the Dog Brewing n Alan Sprints Light Low
Hopworks Urban Brewery n Trever Bass Dark High
Immersion Brewing Co. y Bullseye Bullseye
Labrewatory n Joe Light High
Laurelwood Brewing n Ben Dobler Dark High
Leikam Brewing n Shay Dark Low
Little Beast Brewing n Charles Porter Dark Low
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales n John Plutshack Dark High
Lompoc Brewing y Dark Low
Lucky Labrador Brewing n Casey lyons Light Low
Max’s Fanno Creek Brewery n Chris Haslett Dark Low
Mazama Brewing y Bullseye Bullseye
McMenamins Concordia Brewery n Dave Dark High
McMenamins Crystal Brewery n Jeff Cooley Light High
Migration Brewing n Colin Rath Light High
Montavilla Brew Works n Alex Graham Dark High
Mt. Tabor Brewing y Dark High
Oakshire Brewing y Dark High
Occidental Brewing n Dan Engler Bullseye Bullseye
Old Market Pub and Brewery y Dark High
Old Town Brewing Co. n Adam Milne Light High
Ordnance Brewing n Logan Mayfield Light High
pFriem Family Brewers n Kevin Konstad Light High
PINTS Brewing n Alan Taylor Light High
Plank Town Brewing y Dark Low
Portland Brewing n Brian McGovern Light Low
Rock Bottom Brewery n Todd Britt Dark High
Rogue Ales n Danny Connors Dark High
Ross Island Brewing n Carston Haney Light High
Royale Brewing n Ramil Ladislow Light High
Sasquatch Brewery y Light High
Scout Beer n Jose Amador Dark High
Sedition Brewing y Dark High
Solera Brewery y Plutschack Dark High
Stickmen Brewing Company n Cobi Brothers Dark High
StormBreaker Brewing y Bullseye Bullseye
Sunriver Brewing Company y Dark High
The Commons Brewery n Sam Pecoraro Dark High
The Horn Brewery n Chris Jennings Dark Low
The Ram Restaurant & Brewery y Dark High
Three Mugs Brewing Company n Jay Jennings Dark High
Thunder Island Brewing Company n Brian Perkey Dark High
Unicorn Brewing y Light High
Upright Brewing y Light High
Uptown Brewing y Dark High
Vagabond Brewing y Dark Low
Widmer Brothers Brewing n Corey Blodgett Dark High
Wild Ride Brewing y Dark High
Wolf Tree Brewery y Dark High
Worthy Brewing Company n Branden Andersen Dark Low
Yachats Brewing n Charlie Van Meter Dark High
Zoiglhaus Brewing n Alan Taylor Light High
Big Horse Light Low
Portland’s Cheers to Belgian Beers takes place inside The North Warehouse as well as outside in the tented parking lot. Food is available from Urban German Grill. Street parking is available, but limited. Attendees are encouraged to take public transportation — the TriMet Bus Line 35 stops one block away and the Yellow Max Line stops two blocks away — or ride their bike, with complimentary bike parking available.
The festival is seeking volunteers, who receive a glass, 8 drink tickets, a t-shirt and free admission after their shift. An OLCC servers permit is not required to participate as a volunteer server at this event. To sign up, visit  https://www.events-connect.com/ctbb/volunteer.
Cheers to Belgian Beers is produced by the Oregon Brewers Guild and sponsored by Boelter, Imperial Yeast and the Portland Mercury. Follow @OregonCraftBeer on social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, #ctbb17.
About the Oregon Brewers Guild
The Oregon Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the state’s craft brewing industry and the common interests of its members. Founded in 1992, the Oregon Brewers Guild is one of the nation’s oldest craft brewers associations. The Guild comprises 159 brewing companies, 118 associate/supplier members and more than 3,950 enthusiast members known as S.N.O.B.s (Supporters of Native Oregon Beer). To learn more, visit OregonCraftBeer.org.
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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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