Ecliptic Brewing founder John Harris created the world’s best-selling Black Butte Porter when he was at Deschutes Brewery in the 80’s, his modern updated take Capella Porter has also racked up the accolades.
On Saturday, January 25th the 7th annual NW Coffee Beer Invitational Fest returns to Goose Hollow Inn in southwest Portland. The late winter fest is curated by veteran Oregon brewer Dave Fleming with a brewery list that showcases more brewing veterans with some new.
Each of the participating breweries has been tasked with getting creative with their beer and using a locally-roasted coffee. The lineup includes 11 Great American Beer Festival winners and the upcoming Gorges Beer Co.
More from a press release:
The beverages are in competition and a best of show winner and runner-up will be announced at the festival. Fred Bowman (one of the founders of Portland Brewing) and John Foyston (long-time Oregon beer writer) will bring their expert palates to our judging table.
The cozy tent at the Goose Hollow Inn is our venue again, so join us for unique beverages in a “stimulating” atmosphere. Great food from the Goose will be available throughout the event and we will have live music from The How Long Jug Band (12:00-3:00pm) and Lynn Conover with Gravel (3:30-6:30pm).
$25 admission includes a festival glass and 10 taster tickets. Family friendly! No pets please. Tickets at the door only.
Participating in this year’s festival:
54040’ Brewing Company
Away Days Brewing Company
Bend Brewing Company
Bent Shovel Brewing
Coin Toss Brewing
Fortside Brewing Company
Georgetown Brewing Company
Gorges Beer Company
Loowit Brewing Company
Migration Brewing Company
Modern Times Beer
Pono Brewing Company
Public Coast Brewing Company
Three Creeks Brewing Company
Von Ebert Brewing
Zoiglhaus Brewing Company
Event sponsors: Goose Hollow Inn, Willamette Valley Hops and Practical Fusion
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.