The 2nd annual Sip of Spring beer festival is a rare example of a craft beer event serving the outer eastside of Portland. The 2019 Sip of Spring takes place on Saturday, May 18th at Rossi Farms, an urban farm with a barn and verdant views, at 3839 NE 122nd Ave. in Portland. Event hours are 11am to 9pm.
The festival will showcase 13 small Oregon craft breweries, each pouring two beers apiece, plus one Oregon cidery. Attendees can taste spring sippers from Breakside, Crux, Culmination, Gateway, Gigantic, Ecliptic, Level, Little Beast, Migration, Montavilla, pFriem StormBreaker, Upright and Bauman’s Cider. A complete list is available at SipofSpring.com.
“Spring beers are in bloom all over the city,” explained Preston Weesner, event general manager. “This festival provides a venue to gather with friends and enjoy a beer––or a cider––outside on a working farm in the city limits, with a view that is unparalleled.”
Advance general admission for one person cost $20 for a tasting cup and 10 tasting tickets; advance general admission for two people costs $40 for two tasting cups, 20 tasting tickets, and for a limited time, an additional four tasting tickets. Tickets are available at www.SipofSpring.com.
Beers and the cider cost one ticket for a four-ounce taste, or two tickets for an eight-ounce pour. Urban German will sell food on-site. The event is for ages 21 and over.
For more information, visit SipofSpring.com and follow the event on social media at @SipofSpring, #SipofSpring.
About Sip of Spring Sip of Spring is a Fest on a Farm that celebrates the bloom of Spring beers and ciders. Managed by the same team that produces the Holiday Ale Festival, Sip of Spring is held at the historic Rossi Farms in NE Portland, just a short distance from downtown, in a picturesque barn on a working farm in the city limits, offering an ideal venue to gather with friends and sample spring beers and ciders made by small, independent Oregon companies, while enjoying the fresh air and the verdant view.
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.