Masters of IPA Invitational Returns for Portland Beer Week

The Masters of IPA Invitational, hosted by Ecliptic Brewing as part of Portland Beer Week, will return on Friday, June 15, from 4-9pm in Ecliptic Brewing’s outdoor lot. This year’s event returns bigger, badder, danker and juicier than ever as the ultimate showdown of the best India Pale Ale. Tickets are available now; act fast, this event could sell out.

“I’m excited to welcome back the fourth year of the Masters of IPA Invitational. This is a real showcase for some of the best IPA brewers in the country.” said co-organizer of the event, Erin Grey Kemplin.

22 breweries will be pouring over 40 beers outside of Ecliptic Brewing. Most breweries will have their brewmasters in attendance, so come hang out with your heroes! Event attendees will get a custom piece of glassware, a full guide to all beers being poured, and 5 tasting tickets with their $10 entry fee. Additional drink tickets can be purchased for $2 at the event.

Participating breweries include Reuben’s Brews, Pizza Port Brewing Company, Cloudburst Brewing, Sunriver Brewing Company, Block 15 Brewing Company, Grains of Wrath Brewing, Georgetown Brewing, Fort George Brewery, Barley Brown’s Beer, Boneyard Beer, Great Notion Brewing, Cellarmaker Brewing Company, Three Magnets Brewing Company, Noble Ale Works, Matchless Brewing, Comrade Brewing Company, Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Breakside Brewery, Modern Times Beer, Ecliptic Brewing, Revision Brewing Company, and Beachwood Brewing.

Masters of IPA Invitational:

         When: June 15th, 4-9pm

Where: Ecliptic Brewing, 825 N. Cook Street.

What: A beer festival devoted to IPA’s!

For up to date details on the event, visit the Facebook page here.

About Ecliptic Brewing

Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon beer icon whose background is steeped in the state’s rich craft brewing history. The name Ecliptic unites Harris’ two passions: brewing and astronomy, and as such, the brewery celebrates the Earth’s yearly journey around the sun through both its beer and restaurant menus. Executive chef Michael Molitor rotates his seasonally inspired menu every six weeks in accordance with the old-world calendar. Harris’ signature beers include Starburst IPA, Orbiter IPA, Carina Peach Sour Ale, and Capella Porter. For more information,

Ecliptic beers are available at the brewery (825 North Cook St), in bottle and on-tap throughout the area, and distributed by: Maletis Beverage (Portland, Salem, Vancouver WA), Bigfoot Beverage (Eugene, Bend, Coast), Fort George Distributing (Northern Oregon Coast), Summit Distribution (Southern Oregon), Click Distributing (Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Northern Idaho), Dickerson Distributing (Bellingham), Crooked Stave Artisans (Colorado), Freedom Distributors (North Carolina), and Graybeal (Eastern Oregon).


About Portland Beer Week

Portland Beer Week is eleven days of fun, educational, eye and palate opening eating and drinking events in the greatest beer city on earth. More than just a beer festival, Portland Beer Week is a celebration of craft beer culture and all of its tangents from food pairings to beer ice cream, artwork and design, film and science. Though our namesake is for the city of Portland, Oregon, we are not exclusive to only local brands and companies, we wish to bring the best of the beer world to Portland. Our goals are to showcase the world of beer in the greatest beer city on earth from brewer’s dinners, to tastings, seminars, festivals and games. Our grass roots organization was founded by beer journalists, taproom and bottle shop owners, craft beer entrepreneurs and brewery marketing experts in an effort to expand beer education and promote our city.

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