Brews for New Avenues, World’s Largest Charity Beer Event, Returns

Don’t be one of those people begging friends, brewers, and fellow beer geeks for tickets to the always sold-out VIP session of Brews for New Avenues. The 6th annual Brews for New Avenues has just been announced, and if you are not familiar, this is the world’s largest rare beer auction benefiting programs aimed at ending youth homelessness. The gala event has general admission and VIP sessions, and you don’t have to have a ton of money to bid on bottles. You can just show up and enjoy the amazing selection, and the VIP session is worth every penny, and the fact that it benefits a great charity is gravy.

From the recent announcement:

The Ambassador Board of New Avenues for Youth presents the sixth annual Brews for New Avenues– a series of events celebrating rare beer and showcasing the social consciousness of the beer community. Over the past five years, Brews for New Avenues has raised nearly $300,000 for New Avenues for Youth’s programs aimed at ending youth homelessness.

More than 800 beer enthusiasts, many who travel from around the globe, are expected to attend Brews for New Avenues’ line up of events.  The VIP event on Saturday, August 19 includes access to bid on hundreds of rare beer silent auction packages and the opportunity to purchase special one-off bottle releases from breweries like Breakside, de Garde, Upright, Royale, Little Beast, Great Notion, and Huisstekerij h.ertie (Uli Kremer blend). Later in the day, the General Admission portion of the event includes additional silent auction items and the “main event” live auction featuring our most exclusive bottles. All attendees will also enjoy artisan food, live music, and craft beer from over 40 different local, national and international breweries, and can purchase mystery bottles from the famous Wall of Beer featuring over 1,000 bottles of craft beer.

Additional events leading up to Brews for New Avenues include the Annual Brewers Dinner on August 17 featuring Pierre Tilquin from Gueuzerie Tilquin of Belgium and Portland-based Breakside Brewery,  and the Oysters and Geuze Social, an event featuring special bottle pours of exclusive beers from Brasserie Cantillon, an exclusive bottle auction, a selection of draft lambic, and plenty of freshly shucked oysters on the half shell.

What:                   6th Annual Brews for New Avenues

When:                  Thursday, August 17 – Saturday, August 19th

Where:                Portland, Oregon (various locations)


For information on all Brews for New Avenues events visit:

August 17            Brewers Dinner, Tickets on Sale June 1st– Limited Availability – $150

August 18            Oysters and Geuze Social, Tickets on Sale June 1st– Limited Availability – $50 

August 19            VIP Event, 2:00 – 5:00, Tickets on sale June 1st – Limited Availability $85

August 19            GA Event 5:00 – 10:00, Tickets on sale June 15th – $10 through June 21st, $15 thereafter


Go to for tickets and more information.


About New Avenues for Youth

New Avenues for Youth takes a complete approach to addressing youth homelessness and its root causes, delivering support and resources that enable foster, at-risk, and homeless youth aged 14-24 to overcome their barriers and realize their potential. For more information about New Avenues for Youth, visit or call (503)224-4339.


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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: