This Sunday, a new event debuts to tempt your palate: the inaugural Bean to Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival will be held June 9th from 1-5pm at the Iron Fireman Collective building, where Ruse Brewing is located. This event merges tasting with marketplace and features 11 local chocolatiers sampling and selling, with 9 brewers and one cidery paired up. Tickets are $25 and include a $7 coupon for purchasing chocolate to-go, a collectible branded glass, and 3 drink tickets.
Beer and chocolate were born to be together. With compatible flavor profiles and a similar production process, artisan chocolatiers and brewers come together in a harmonious showcase at the Bean to Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival. Chocolatiers will be paired with a Northwest brewery pouring beers complimentary to the chocolates. All festival attendees will be able to sample the chocolates, use tickets for beers and purchase bars to-go directly from the chocolatiers.
In addition to the beer, cider, and chocolate, The Barreled Bee will be sampling and selling barrel-aged honey; Marshall’s Haute Sauce will be doing the same with their food friendly flavors; and House Spirits will sample their liquors including Westward single malt whiskey.
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.