The craft beer industry has a diversity problem, which should be obvious to anyone who has ever seen the overwhelming amount of burly bearded white dudes (full disclosure: I am one of those dudes) roaming tap rooms or spraying down tanks in the brewery.
This Sunday, May 12th marks the return of the Cherry Festivus, Portland’s all cherry beer and cider festival previously held at Bazi will this year take over Saraveza. The beer and cider list, curated by myself and Saraveza manager Ryan Geise is insane! Not only does this event feature more than 20 cherry beers and ciders, it’s only $10 to get in, or a special $15 advanced deal also gets you a Woodblock Chocolate Bar and extra drink tickets. It’s almost like you cant afford not to go to this event.
2019 Cherry Festivus Taplist:
Alesong Brewing & Blending: Kriek
Backwoods Brewing: Flanders Red
Block 15 Brewing: Kriek
Cascade Brewing: Primordial Noir
Brouwerij Verhaeghe: Duchesse Cherry
Dwinell Country Ales: Lookie Loo
Everybody’s Brewing: Cherry Sour
Great Divide Brewing: Chocolate Cherry Yeti
Matchless Brewing: Cherry Master Blend
Oakshire Brewing: Lambert Cherry
pFriem Family Brewers: Kriek
Baird & Dewar: Sour Cherry Kriek Cider
Three Magnets Brewing: The Cherry
Urban Family Brewing: Cardinal Horizon
Culmination Brewing: Kriek Mythology
De Garde Brewing: Kriek
Ecliptic Brewing: 2016 Rastaban
Ex Novo Brewing: The Cherry Tree
Freehand Brewery: Kriek
Little Beast Brewing: Dutchy
Logsdon Farmhoue Ales: Kriek Vier
Oregon City Brewing: Coming to Fruition: Cherry
Upright Brewing: Heart’s Beat
Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery: Cherry Sebastian
Saraveza’s awesome kitchen has put together some tasty sounding food specials for Cherry Festivus.
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.