PDX Beer Week Happenings

Posted on June 1, 2016

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PDX Beer Week is one of the most exciting moments of the year for the local brewing community. With dozens of unique events happening around the city brewers are given the opportunity to do some heavy experimenting in the brewhouse. Hopworks is participating in some of the week’s most talked-about festivals and we have a couple of our own surprises. We are also tapping a new beer in both brewpubs every day during the festivities. Learn more below.

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Daily Tappings at Hopworks

The following limited beers will be tapped at both Hopworks brewpubs and are expected to disappear quickly!

• June 09 – Puckering Peach – a barrel aged, tart peach ale
• June 10 – Chop Chop – Cherrywood-smoked doppelbock with cherries
• June 11 – Boh Knows Pils – A refreshing Bohemian Lager
• June 12 – Tequila oak aged Xocalatl – Belgian Quad inspired by Mexican drinking chocolate aged on wood
• June 13 – POG IPA – IPA fermented with Passionfruit, Orange, and Guava fruit
• June 14 – Totally Invasive – Collaboration with The Commons using Dandelion and Scotch Broom
• June 15 – Holden Caulfield – Modeled after an English Sparkling Ale. Rye beer with notes of alienation and cynicism
• June 16 – Radlerita – A brewery favorite! Radler with lime juice, salt, aged on tequila-infused oak
• June 17 – IPX Azacca – Our newest single hop IPA featuring Azacca hops
• June 18 – TBA
• June 19 – Massive Peach IPA – A big IPA with loads of peach

Hopworks Urban Brewery – 2944 SE Powell Blvd. Portland
Hopworks BikeBar – 3947 N. Williams Ave. Portland

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Fruit Beer Festival

JUNE 10 – 12
• June 10th 11:30am – 9pm
• June 11th 11am – 9pm
• June 12th 11am – 6pm
Location: North Park Blocks, entrance on NW Davis between 8th Avenue and Park Avenue
Tickets and info here

35 breweries and cideries redefine people’s perceptions of fruit beer. Our offering is a POG IPA (Pineapple, Orange, Guava) – the unofficial drink of Hawaii. We are also serving Chop Chop, a cherrywood smoked Doppelbock with an addition of cherries in the fermenter.


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Rye Beer Fest

When: June 10, 4pm – 2am
Location: East Burn – 1800 E. Burnside St. Portland
More Info

The Rye Beer Fest, a celebration of the revival of rye beers and will be held at EastBurn (1800 E. Burnside St., Portland, Oregon) on June 10. The fest will take place on Friday June 10th, from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. and will feature 20 rye beers. The cost of the fest is $10 and includes a glass and four tickets good for 1 beer or 4 (4 ounce) samples. This year we have added a focus on rye whiskey. For $10 get a whiskey back variety card which includes 3 (1/2 once) shots. From 7-9pm don’t miss out on mixologist Jacob Grier creating his the official rye beer fest beer cocktail. Then starting at 10 am live music starts. It is sure to be a good time for a good cause, The Children’s Cancer Association.

Our beer is Holden Caulfield. Modeled after an English Sparkling Ale, this peppery sipper has notes of alienation and cynicism, with a subconscious desire to belong. Our warehouse guy, Jordan, wrote the recipe for this beer incorporating malted and flaked rye, along with some German Vienna malt. He is heavy handed when it comes to the use of Palisade hops and this beer reflects that.

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Totally Invasive – HUB & The Commons Collaboration Release Party

When: Tues. June 14, 6-9pm
Location: Hopworks Urban Brewery – 2944 SE Powell Blvd.
More Info

We all love getting outside into the majestic landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Sometimes, though, pesky invasive plant species follow us there. So we decided to pull these plants up and put them to good use. On June 14, join us during PDX Beer Week for a few pints of Totally Invasive – a limited offering brewed in collaboration with The Commons Brewery.

Totally Invasive is a golden straw colored ale brewed with minimal hops in order to accentuate the delicate flavors and aromas of two invasive plant species. We added dandelion greens from our head brewer’s garden and Scotch Broom from the eastern side of Mt. Hood. Totally Invasive is also the first beer in our new Pub Series, which features limited run bottles of rare beers and is only available in bottles at our brewpubs.

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BikeBar 5 Year Anniversary

When: Wed. June 15, 6pm
Location: Hopworks BikeBar – 3947 N. Williams Ave. Portland

It feels like it was only yesterday when we were holding our little baby in our arms. Now BikeBar is all grown up and like’s to run around on the patio and outdoor playground. We’re throwing a party for BikeBar on June 15. We’ll have a special sparkling rye beer on tap and a cake for our guests.

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Masters of IPA

When: June 18, 3-9pm
Location: Produce Row, 204 SE Oak St, Portland
More info

Taste the best, most prestigious IPAs in this exclusive tasting event at Produce Row Cafe! Meet the brewers and kick back on the Produce Row patio in this IPA tasting festival to celebrate all things beer for Portland Beer Week! We are serving our award-winning Ace of Spades Imperial IPA and Massive Peach IPA, a beer where we treat peaches the same way we treat our hops.

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Portland Beer and Cheese Fest

When: Sat. June 18, 5pm
Where: Wayfinder Brewery, 304 SE 2nd Ave. Portland
Tickets and Info

As in previous years, master Cheesemonger Steve Jones (Cheese Bar, Cheese Annex, Chizu) has paired 10 different beers from 10 different breweries with 10 amazing cheeses. Your ticket price includes a sample of each plus complimentary samples of Xocolatl de David artisian chocolates and charcuterie and meats from Wayfinder chef Rodney Muirhead.

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When: Sun. June 19, 12-4pm
Where: The Evergreen, above Loyal Legion, 618 SE Alder St. Portland
Tickets and Info

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! The list of pairings:

Loyal Legion / Portland Brewing/Double Mountain