NBA Blazer Terry Porter at New Seasons Market for 6-Pack Beer Release

Portland Trailblazers great and University of Portland Head Basketball Coach Terry Porter will be at New Seasons Market in St. Johns this Sunday, October 22nd for the return of Gilgamesh Brewing’s “The Terry Porter” tribute beer in 6-packs. Terry Porter is returning for his 2nd season with University of Portland and it’s the third season for the beer, a balanced light and chocolaty Porter now available in 12oz bottles, joining the 22oz bombers we’ve seen it in before.

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Since its launch in January 2015, sales of The Terry Porter have helped raise $70,000 for The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation and completion of the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) Gary and Christine Rood Family Pavilion. With the fundraising goal met for this project, this season’s fundraising will support the OHSU Cystic Fibrosis Center, the only nationally approved CF program serving Oregon and Southwest Washington, and OHSU Doernbecher’s care of kids with CF.

Together again, Gilgamesh Brewing and Columbia Distributing will donate $1 for every 6-pack and 22oz bottle sold, $25 for each 1/2bbl keg sold, and $9 for each 1/6bbl keg. There are also multiple custom-made NBA Jam Terry Porter edition arcade games traveling around Oregon collecting quarters for the cause. At the Gilgamesh Brewing restaurant each Terry Porter pint ordered adds $1 to the OHSU Doernbecher glass tank.

This season’s release party will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, October 22nd in New Season’s University Park on Lombard Street in North Portland. Terry will be on hand signing purchased bottles of his namesake brew. Jerseys, growlers, posters, and pint glasses will also be available for purchase.

Both 6-packs and 22oz bottles are now available at all 18 New Seasons in Oregon.

About Gilgamesh Brewing:

Once located in the woods of Turner, Oregon, Gilgamesh Brewing has expanded and moved into a new facility in South Salem on Madrona Avenue. The three Radtke brothers, and their father, Lee, spent the summer of 2012 recreating a former grass seed warehouse into a full-scale brewery. They also transformed the warehouse office building into a handcrafted restaurant featuring custom woodwork and metal fabrication. Pringle Creek runs along the covered back patio, which opens up into the property’s large back yard creating a nice ambiance. The Gilgamesh motto is “a beer for everyone” and the range of selection provides the delicious proof.

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About Columbia Distributing:

Columbia Distributing is one of the nation’s finest beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverage distributors. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company has been delivering the best-known brands in the beverage business since 1935. Today Columbia Distributing and its 3,000+ employees service over 20,000 retail customers covering more than 135,000 square miles in Oregon, Washington, and California. The company’s success is based on the deep-rooted tradition of delivering quality products, timely service, and a genuine concern for customers’ needs.

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