Homebrewers and Probrewers Unite for Willamette Week’s Beer & Cider Pro/Am


Tickets are now on sale for Willamette Week​’s 6th annual Beer & Cider Pro/Am that takes place on Sunday, October 14 from Noon to 6:00 p.m. at the Leftbank Annex (101 N Weidler Street). A ProAm is a collaboration between homebrewer and probrewer wherein a homebrewing recipe is scaled up and brewed with a professional brewer, there is a category and whole booth for these beers at the Great American Beer Festival but Willamette Week curates their own for this unique local festival that benefits Oregon Wild. This year there are 30 teams of homebrewers with probrewers and also cidermakers and I am happy to report that yours truly is teamed with Baerlic Brewing on a collaboration.

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Entry allows samples of all beer and cider in the competition, no tokens, no tickets, no huge lines. Guests can also vote for their favorite in the People’s Choice competition, and see which beer and cider the esteemed judges (including Jeff Alworth, Ryan Spencer, Kat Martin and others TBA) decide are best. Music by ​DJ Lemix​. Food by ​Tamale Boy​ and ​PDX Sliders​, Tickets include commemorative, reusable, recyclable pint glass, made possible by ​Gnome Grown Gardens​.

General admission tickets ($30) allow entry from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. VIP tickets ($40) allow entry one hour early for an exclusive, line-free tasting opportunity and the chance to win a special beer experience giveaway to be announced soon. A non-drinker / designated driver ticket ($10) is available. 21+ only allowed at this event.

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2018 Beer & Cider Teams

Erik Nelson with ​54-40 Brewing Co
Kristen Walters with ​Alameda Brewing Co.

Jason Jaimie with Ascendant/​PINTS Brewing Company
Ezra Johnson-Greenough & Heather Egizio with ​Baerlic Brewing Co. Andrew Bisbee with Bianary Brewing
Ritch Marvin with ​Breakside Brewery
Jarret Creason & John Moore with ​Coalition Brewing
Bill Schneller with ​Culmination Brewing Company
Felicia Reninger with ​Dirty Pretty
Dean Ehnes with ​Ecliptic Brewing
Coyan Corder with ​Evasion Brewing
Chad Graham with ​Ex Novo Brewing
Dwayne Smallwood with ​Fort George Brewery
Will Minderhout with ​Funhouse Brews
George Dimeo with ​Gigantic Brewing Company
Stephen Smith with ​Great Notion Brewing
Dan Schlegel with ​The Green Dragon Brew Pub
Barry Webb with ​Leikam Brewing Company
Jack Hall & Gordon Penner with ​Level Beer
Dan Trimarco with ​Lompoc Brewing
Mike Marsh with ​McMenamins Edgefield
Brandon Kilpatrick with ​Sasquatch Brewing Company
Margaret Havlik with ​Second Profession Brewing Company
Jeff Roth with ​Three Mugs Brewing Company
Parker & John Hall with ​Upright Brewing
Ashley Rose Salviti with ​Widmer Brothers Brewing
Craig Vanaken with ​Zoiglhaus Brewing Company

Corrie Heath with ​AVID Cider Company
Nathan Mock with ​Bauman’s Cider
John Drake with ​New West Cider
Roxanne Kilpatrick with ​Portland Cider Co.
Jenn & Jeremie McPolanders with ​Schilling Cider Miranda Karson with ​Swift Cider

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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com