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Snackdown 4D! Trailer and Brewer/Chef Pairings

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Snackdown is one of Portland Beer Week’s most popular events and the official closing party of the week. Snackdown 4D, the 2019 version of this ultimate brewer/chef pairing throwdown is this Sunday, June 16th from 1-4pm with an early 12pm VIP session. The final and full menu of beer and small plate pairings has been shared below, and the new trailer is posted above.

This high end/elevated beer and food pairing showcase is held with a WWE wrestling theme that has many of the teams dressing up and humorously talking smack about each other. The idea is to showcase some of the greatest food and beer pairings you may ever have but do so in an unpretentious way.

2019 MENU

Pono + Lardo

Beer: Mexican Lager Gose

Snack: Luchador Tacos – Smoked Brisket, Creamy Mexican Corn, Morita Chili Salsa, Pickled Onions

Gigantic + KEX Iceland

Beer: Corpse Reviver #2

Snack: Cheesed Potato Waffle with Icelandic Dung Smoked Trout, Fatty Creme Fraiche and loads of Horseradish

pFreim + Ned Ludd

Beer: Nelson Single Hop Pale

Snack: Citrus Glazed Pulled Pork Sandwich – with Smoked Pork Loin, Roasted Jalapeno Aioli, Bread and Butter Pickles on Pressed Ciabatta.

Grains of Wrath + Shalom Y’all

Beer: Gose made with Jacobsen’s Pinot Noir infused sea salt

Snack: Smoked Lamb Bourekas with Sesame Seeds and Urfa Chili

Von Ebert + Bar Casa Vale

Beer: Swirling Winds Farmhouse

Snack: Sardine Escabeche Montadito with Fried Garlic and Aioli

Reubens + Afuri

Beer: Gose

Snack: Spicy Cold Noodle with Torched Glazed Salmon, Cucumber, Egg, Chili and Soy Cured Salmon Eggs

Rosenstadt + Olympia Provisions

Beer: Rosenstadt Rauchbier

Snack: “Bamberger Zwiebel” Bratwurst- Stuffed Spring Onion, Bacon, Smoked Lager Gravy, Rye Croutons

Fort George + Southpark

Beer: Silver Fern Kolsch

Snack: Fried Oyster & Pork Belly Ssam, Pickled Ramps, Butter Lettuce, Mint, Ssamjang

Great Notion + Woodblock

Beer: Blue Berry Muffin

Snack: Hop Infused Chocolate & Brined Roasted Cocoa Beans

Stormbreaker + Loyal Legion

Beer: Everyday Is Portland Beer Week. Double Dry Hopped Sour IPA

Snack: Pierogis – Potato, Cheese, Sauerkraut, Lardons with Horseradish Cream and Chives

SNACKDOWN is Sunday, June 16th 1-4pm at the Evergreen Ballroom above Loyal Legion in southeast Portland.

Entry includes a pass to all 10 brewer/chef pairings with music by DJ Rev. Shines, vintage WWF wrestling projected over the crowd and lots of smack talk by the participants. Tickets on sale in advance only at https://www.merctickets.com/events/95183068/snackdown-brewerchef-pairing-throwdown

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

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