The 9th annual Portland Beer Week is a curated 10-days of events at locations across the city, celebrating craft beer in the greatest beer city on earth.
Portland Beer Week has announced the 2019 event lineup June 7-16th, which includes a new kickoff party with Mikkeller Brewing, the debut of Bean to Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival and resurrecting past hits like the Brewers Burger Brawl and Mussels from Brussels. Portland Beer Week is presented by Loyal Legion, home base for Portland Beer Week events. Co-presenting sponsors Stormbreaker Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers, Breakside Brewery and The Caputo Group helped make 2019 possible.
Check out pdxbeerweek.com for a full calendar of events, but here are some of the highlights of the first six days…
Kickoff Party and Mikkeller Brewing Portland Pop-Up Opening
Saturday, June 8th 4-9pm $15 Mikkeller Bar Pop-Up Portland 701 East Burnside Street, Portland
Portland Beer Week kicks off it’s 9th year with the debut of Mikkeller Brewing Pop-Up taproom at 7th and E. Burnside Street on Saturday, June 8th from 4-9pm. Get a first look at the Danish brewery’s new Portland location, their original beers and inspired food menu. The indoor/outdoor party will feature 10 local breweries pouring 20 beers outside, in addition to the Mikkeller beers pouring at the bar. Showing our collaborative spirit, Portland Beer Week has also teamed with the NW Cider Association and Bauman’s Cider to offer hard ciders and House Spirits who will be doing free tastings including their new beer friendly Westward Whiskey. The kickoff party will feature multiple food options, two axe throwing lanes and local vendors like Craft Brew Bouquet and artisan s’mores from Nineteen27 S’mores.
Tickets are only $15 and include two drink tickets, each worth half a beer and additional drink tickets are $3. A special VIP option is available that includes a swag bag with items like a Salt & Straw Ice Cream Karma Card, and bottle of the official 2019 beer week beer from Stormbreaker Brewing, a Double Dry-Hopped Sour IPA in limited edition packaging.
Sunday, June 9th 1-5pm $25 Iron Fireman Collective Building (where Ruse Brewing is located)
Portland Beer Week, Xocolatl de David and Ruse Brewing present the Bean to Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival.
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 on Sunday, June 9th from 1-5pm at the Bean to Bar: Chocolate and Beer Festival. The inaugural Bean to Bar festival showcases ten Oregon chocolatiers and what makes their product so unique, each 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!
All entries come with a $7 coupon good for purchasing chocolate to-go at the festival. General Admission includes free sampling, a collectible Bean to Bar branded glass and three drink tickets. VIP tickets get attendees an hour early entrance to sample before the crowds, as well as a 33 Chocolates tasting notebook.
Wednesday, June 12th 1130am-1pm and 130-3pm Wayfinder Beer 304 SE 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Portland Beer Week, Wayfinder Beer and Nicky Farms present the 2019 Brewers Burger Brawl on Wednesday, June 12th with reserved seatings at 11:30am and 1:30pm. This returning event (last held at The Hop & Vine in 2015) pits four brewers (Stormbreaker Brewing, Von Ebert Brewing, pFriem Family Brewers and Wayfinder Beer) against each other in a juicy head-to-head competition for the best burger / beer pairing. It’s a no holds barred cage match (if Wayfinder’s enormous enclosed patio counts as a cage) where the public is the winner and helps decide this year’s annual champion.
Tickets are $35 (includes gratuity) for four slider-sized but stuffed burgers plus 5oz pours of each brewers’ beers, with complimentary Wayfinder fries and Salt & Straw ice cream as well. Additional beers will be available for purchase at the bar. Everyone gets a vote for People’s Choice of each session, and three judges will determine their own Grand Champion!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Growing Gardens, a local nonprofit (www.growing-gardens.org), Growing Gardens will also be selling raffle tickets for Nicky Farms sampler packs and tickets to Wild About Game in September. Nicky Farms will also have their fine products for sale to-go (www.nickyusa.com/nicky-farms).
This event is 21+, everyone must purchase a ticket. Grab your tickets now, they won’t last long!
Nordic + Northwest: An Icelandic-inspired 4 Course Beer Pairing Dinner with Breakside and KEX
Wednesday, June 12th at 7 pm. St. Jack 1610 NW 23rd Portland, OR 97210 Chef Aaron Barnett is honored to host, long-time friend, Icelandic chef Ólafur “Óli” Áugústsson from Dill and Systir (and the upcoming culinary director for KEX, a design-focused social hotel opening in Portland’s Central Eastside in the fall of 2019), for an exclusive, one-night only four-course pre-fixe dinner. The meal will be paired with a special selection of aged and sour beers from the Breakside Brewing cellar. Also joining us in the kitchen will be Matt Wickstrom from Fimbul. Head brewer Ben Edmunds will be on hand to talk guests through this incredible, rare set of Breakside beers. Food menu will focus on the bounty of the season in Oregon, with a focus on the best produce our valley has to offer, and delicious seafood from the Oregon and Washington coast. Communal seating and space is limited.
Loyal Legion is Home Base for Portland Beer Week Daily Specials, Flights, Pairings and Mini-Fests
Every Day of Portland Beer Week June 7-16th
Loyal Legion 710 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Loyal Legion is the physical home base for PDX Beer Week this year. Loyal Legion will not only have several great events of its own and be home for the PDX Beer Week official beer, but will let you know what’s going on at other locations in the area and will help you come up with a game plan either for the day, or for the whole 10 days.
A different $4 beer each day
Taster tray discounts all week long ($1 off each taster)
Cellared beer discounts all week long (25% off)
Growler fill discounts all week long ($2 off both 32oz and 64oz, free growler)
Loyal Legion Beer Week Events:
Friday 6/7 – Sunday 6/16 Whiskey/Beer, And Beer/Whiskey Pairing,
Whiskey/Beer, And Beer/Whiskey Pairing,
flight of whiskeys that are distilled from beer, paired with the beer, and exclusive barrel aged beers all together in mix and match flights. Examples include: Hopworks Pilsner and the whiskey made from the same grain, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and Dead Guy Whiskey. Pono exclusive barrel aged beer. Special flight pricing.
Friday 6/7 – Sunday 6/9 Northbank Invasive Species Special Showcase
How do you kick off PDX Beer Week? You host several great Breweries from the North for three days, of course…
All beers from just across the gorge will be on tap from Monday on, but each day Loyal Legion will have a different few of the breweries in from 5 pm – 8 pm to drink and talk their beers with you.
Specials on taster flights and a different $4 Washington glass pour each day.
Saturday 6/8 World Gin Day Gin BA beer/gin event and pairing
Gin mini-fest featuring gin barrel-aged beers and barrel-aged gins. One of our most popular PDX beer Week events last year, so we have expanded to even more exclusive Gin barrel aged beers. It just so happens that Saturday, June 8th is World Gin Day too.
Monday 6/10 – Wednesday 6/12 Wayfinder And Friends Beers Across America Showcase
Wayfinder makes great beer. Wayfinder loves great beer. Wayfinder loves and respects other breweries that make and love great beer, and they want to have a showcase of breweries from around the nation that they feel you should get to know. Loyal legion will have 6+ breweries here and on tap for you to talk and drink. Specials on full pours and taster flights.
Thursday 6/13 – Sunday 6/16 Small/Self Distro Brewery Showcase With Little Beast Headlining(new)
With so many great beers being made in Oregon, some of the smaller breweries end up flying under the radar, of getting lost in the shuffle, and that’s a shame. So we’ve decided to have a showcase of some of the breweries we feel you shouldn’t miss. Some new, some well established, but all worth coming in and getting to know.
Meet a few different breweries each day, specials on taster flights,
8 – 12 breweries with a couple of beers on draft each.
Sunday 6/16 SNACKDOWN 4, REVENGE!
This time, it’s personal…
Portland Beer Week & Gigantic Brewing present SNACKDOWN! on Sunday, June 16th at The Evergreen event space above Loyal Legion. SNACKDOWN! is a fun and entertaining food and beer pairing event where 10 of Portland’s best Chefs and 10 Oregon Brewers are paired into 10 Brewer/Chef teams to make their greatest snack and beer pairing. Guests will choose their favorite pairing and the winners will be awarded the SNACKDOWN Belt!
This event is designed to be more fun and looser than your standard beer dinner. Imagine a WWF style Smackdown with brewers and chefs hyping their pairing on the mic – possibly while sporting wrestling themed costume. DJ Rev Shines will be on the decks keeping the party live. $49 includes all 10 small plates and TEN 5oz beer pours + a collectible glass.
Join us for great beer, great food, and a real party!