Portland hospitality group Chefstable is teaming with Culmination Brewing founder Tomas Sluiter to open a new brewery and taproom called Craft Beer Collective (CBC) in the former Burnside Brewing and Mikkeller space at 701 E Burnside St.
The craft beer industry has a diversity problem, which should be obvious to anyone who has ever seen the overwhelming amount of burly bearded white dudes (full disclosure: I am one of those dudes) roaming tap rooms or spraying down tanks in the brewery.
Portland Beer Week returns for a 7th round this June 8-18th in an eleven day city-wide celebration of beer in the greatest beer city on earth. A few of the favorite marquee events, like the Portland Beer and Cheese Fest, Rye Beer Fest, and Snackdown! are on the calendar with tickets already on sale. This year the adventure is presented by General Distributors Inc. and co-presented by Whole Foods Market, Hotlips Pizza and Culmination Brewing. Portland Beer Week kicks off on Thursday, June 8th, and will run through Sunday, June 18th, with 100+ events taking place city-wide and into Portland’s suburbs.
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Portland Beer Week also raises money for non-profits and in 2016 our events donated over $10,000 to local charities.
Look out for collaborations with local food and beverage artisans such as an official pizza from Hotlips Pizza and beer ice cream from Salt & Straw. An official 2017 beer week beer will be announced shortly, available in limited edition bottles and draft from Culmination Brewing and available at Whole Foods Markets and select independent retailers through General Distributors.
After the beer week kickoff on June 8th, the weekend leads into the three day Portland Fruit Beer Festival(June 9-11). This 7th annual event is the world’s premiere showcase for fruit beers and appeals to an all-ages crowd in an outdoor atmosphere featuring local vendors, food, DJs, and non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets are now on sale.
Returning in 2017 is the Portland Beer Week Seminar Series presented by Oregon State University and the HR Group. Up to five different seminars (tba) will be held in multiple locations across the city exploring subjects like branding for the beer industry, starting and building a brewery from nano to production, sustainability in brewing, barrel-aging beers, and sour and wild ales.
Masters of IPA, an invitational event showcases America’s best brewers of IPAs and hoppy beers and will move to a larger venue with a curated selection, glassware, and meet the brewers hours on Friday, June 16th at Ecliptic Brewing from 1-9pm. Breweries, beers, and tickets will be announced soon.
The 6th annual Portland Beer and Cheese Fest returns on Saturday June 17th to this year’s venue, The Bindery Annex building, home to Culmination Brewing and Oregon Mead and Cider. This year’s beer and pairing themed event focuses on a Cascadia theme with even more creameries, artisan chocolate, charcuterie, and more hand-crafted snacks that pair beautifully with beer. Tickets are on sale now for the general and limited VIP session.
The 6th annual Rye Beer Fest will return with a new date and venue, relocating to the Happy Valley Station indoor/outdoor food cart pod and taproom on Saturday, June 17th. Featuring 20+ rye beers, 18 food carts, all-ages and free entry. Tickets on sale now here.
SNACKDOWN! the official closing event of Portland Beer Week returns for its 2nd year on Sunday, June 18th from Noon to 4pm. Presented by Gigantic Brewing and taking place in The Evergreen ballroom above Loyal Legion, this event takes brewer and chef pairings to a new and entertaining level. Only 250 tickets will be sold to this premier beer and food pairing experience featuring ten brewers paired with ten chefs under a WWF wrestling theme and tunes from DJ Rev. Shines. Get your tickets now.
These are just a few of the events of marquee events of the 2017 Portland Beer Week and we are currently planning much more. If your interested in getting involved, hosting, planning, sponsoring an event or showcasing a product whether it be food, drink, beer or cocktail get ahold of us at email@example.com
Watch our website and calendar at pdxbeerweek.com, follow us at @portlandbeerweek on instagram, @pdxbeerweek on twitter and PDX Beer Week on facebook for updates and specials.
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.