Brews for New Avenues – Premier Rare Beer Charity Event in Portland

This Saturday, August 19th, is the 6th Annual Brews for New Avenues, a gala charity event that features the world’s largest rare beer auction as well as a mini festival of treats that all goes to benefit at-risk and homeless youth. This can’t miss event takes place at the Leftbank Annex near the Rose Garden and Upright Brewing. There will be more than forty different breweries represented, with rare and quaffable beers on tap, food trucks, auctions, and mystery bottle bags.

New Avenues has been posting many of the rare beers to be featured and auctioned on the fest’s instagram page (, where you’ll find everything from rare Cantillon and other imports to exclusively brewed beers from local breweries like De Garde and Breakside.

Tickets are only $15 for a nights worth of entertainment benefiting a great cause.

General Admission $15 ticket purchase includes:

  • 4 beer tokens:  2 tokens = one full beer or two 1/2 pours
  • Commemorative Brews for New Avenues mug
  • Access to silent auction and Portland’s only live auction of rare beers
  • Special craft-beer keg tappings
  • Special Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Station!
  • “Wall of Beer” (Walk away with a special bottle to take home!)
  • Live music!
  • Food carts including Pulehu Pizza and Koi Fusion
  • Free root beer floats for designated drivers! 


Ancestry KEG TBD
Barley Brown’s Beer KEG TBD
Base Camp Rauch Bock
Boneyard Beer Pulp Blood Orange Extra Pale Ale
Bouy Brewing (Maletis) Czech Pils
Breaskside (Maletis) Pilsner
Burning Sky KEG TBD
Burnside Brewing Saga
Cascade Brewing KEG TBD
Cloudwater Bretted Cream Ale
Coalition Brewing Co. KEG TBD
Commons Brewery Brett Berliner
Commons Brewery Pilsner
Culmination Brewing Kriek
De Garde Brewing Boysen Mer
De Garde Brewing Kriek Premier
Del la Senne (BE) Brussels Calling
Deschutes Brewery Inverson IPA
Dieu du Ciel Equinoxe du Printemps
Double Mountain Brewery Dark and Moody
Ecliptic Brewing Carina Peach Sour Ale
Falling Sky Dantes Hells
Fantome Saison
Firestone Walker Brewing Company Leo vs. Ursus Double IPA
Freigeist (DE) Salzpeicher Sauer Porter Rasberry
Fremont Brewing Company Lush
Great Notion Brewing Super Duper Ripe
Heater Allen Brewing Pils
Hopworks Bee Here Now
Jester King Colonel Toby
Laurelwood Public House and Brewery Of the Wood Lager
Left Hand Black Jack Porter
Little Beast Bes
Logsdon Family Brewing Oak Aged Bretta
New Belgium French Oak Saison
North Coast Brewing Company KEG TBD
Oakshire Brewing Overcast Espresso Stout
Occidental (Maletis) Bohemian-Style Pilsner
Oedipus (NL) KEG TBD
Old Town (Maletis) Old Town Pilsner
Oproer (NL) Imperials Oatmeal Stout
Ordnance Bloops Blueberry Wheat Ale
Oskar Blues (Maletis) Mama’s Little Yella Pils
pFriem Family Brewers Flanders Blonde
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Sacriledge Sour Cherry
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Revival Hard Apple
Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Hallelujah Hopricot
Royale Pilsner
Ruse Brewing Translator
Sixpoint Brewery Fuzzy Pits
Solera Brewery Peche 2016
The Lost Abbey Ex-Cathedra
TO øl Mosaic Madness
Toccalmato Re-Hop
Upright Brewing Engelberg
Wayfinder Brewing Luna Muerta
Wolves and People KEG TBD

Learn more about the rare beers, the sponsors, the charity and more at

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: