2019 Nano Beer Fest returns to John’s Marketplace

Portland’s Nano Beer Fest returns this April 26-28th, 2019 for it’s 10th year at John’s Marketplace in SW Portland’s Multnomah Village neighborhood. The Nano Beer Fest was first held at Max’s Fanno Creek in Tigard but has always retained it’s purpose – to celebrate smaller breweries from the region and organizer Brandon Mikel does a great job of spotlighting new ones every year that even I had not heard of. 

More from a press release:

With strong community support from home brewing clubs and supply companies like F.H. Steinbart, PDX Brewers Club and The Oregon Brew Crew, the Nano Beer Fest will continue to welcome new breweries every year. This year we have several new breweries joining the event and the NBF will again feature 50+ beers, ciders and mead made by some of the newest members of the local craft industry! Most of the brews will be poured by the brewers themselves. We will have knowledgeable floater volunteers to fill in any gaps.

As part of the celebration of Nano brewers and their successes, in 2017 the NBF added an annual alumni invitee to the fest. The 2019 alumni brewer will be Shattered Oak. Shattered Oak has a firm footing in Oregon City with their Hive tap house and brewery.

Once again, the event will be held at John’s Marketplace, one of Portland’s finest beer stores and there will be food available from Urban German and John’s Marketplace.

Individual participation cost is $20 for a keepsake logo glass and 10 beer tickets PLUS a special ticket to try a 3-way collaboration beer from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from the 2018 NBF judging.  1 ticket will yield one 2oz pour, 2 tickets a 4oz pour and 3 tickets will get a full pour (7oz).  Additional tickets will be available for purchase at $1.00 each. Friday and Saturday are 21+ and Sunday is all ages Family Day with fun activities for kids!

Advance ticket packages are available through www.nanobeerfest.com that will get attendees more for their money: $20 for glass, and 15 tickets + the bonus 3-way collab beer. Join us to celebrate these rising stars!

April 26th, 27th and 28th 2019

Friday, April 26th  2pm – 10pm

Saturday, April 27th 12pm – 10pm

FAMILY DAY (All ages) Sunday, April 28th 12pm –5pm

John’s Marketplace

3535 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97219

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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: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com